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... stations throughout the classroom for a lot of small group work. As with the previous lesson, the class started in a circle as an introduction to the activities. Then the teacher sent each age group out to a station to do group work. The pre-k and kindergarten students were working on building patterns, the first grade students were busy learning the correct Swiss way to write a number one, the second graders were working on addition problems with ...
... running late that was his second trip to the station looking for us. Great service, especially when you consider the way it was raining. When we got to Babs and Michel's place Noemie was busy trying to finish her assignment before the deadline of Monday 6 PM and Valentin was getting organised for his DJ work that evening. The following day I caught up with Beppu (mate I grew up with) over a couple of beers and for dinner Babs ...
... that it is actually the capital! But however, it's really a nice place, with so many flags of the different cantons of switzerland, many shops and eateries. There were fountains along the way and actually we can really drink directly from them! The tap water from Switzerland is said to be from the Swiss Alps. I didn't dared to try the fountain water though.
At the end of the stretch of the street, there stood by a clock tower called Zytglogge. It is ...
... his theory of relativity, and the Zytglogge which is a traditional Swiss clock masterpiece. We were fortunate to be there on a Saturday so there was a lot of local activity including the markets. The street itself is lined with many flags and at virtually every intersection there is a fountain. Bern is known as the "City of Fountains" and I can now see why.
While we were in the old city we had the opportunity to visit the Bern Minster which is a Swiss ...
... adamant insistence. So off we went and man I was surprised at how good a time I had there, Swiss history is so violent with what seemed like never ending wars but it meant the exhibits were cool with lots of knights in armour getting stabbed. The audioguide again was invaluable and I had a really good time in the history section. What was mind blowing though was the Einstein exhibit, as soon as you walked into the entrance hall it was amazing with ...
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