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We left Tuesday morning at 7:00am for observations in the Swiss pre-K through 8th grade school in Bern. Our host family attends this school and Anja, the mother, teachers at this school. Our first observation was in the 8th grade math classroom. In this classroom, the teacher started out with a whole class discussion about adding and subtracting integers. He wrote four problems on the board and did a "think-pair-share" ...
... classes that they take (math, science) are all related to their field. Students go to school for classes one day, train for a job for one day, and then work in their field for three days. While looking at the physics materials we realized how closely it related to the mathematics classes. Also, in the physics class (gag) they are doing a semester long project that incorporates STEM and the students must come up with their projects on their own. Very ...
I need to mark Basel on the map & would also like to say to anyone reading this that might be planning a trip to the area, we stayed at The Passage hotel - it was EXCELLENT ! and I would highly recommend it; awesome shower, big rooms, comfy bed, mini fridge (if you can afford that sort of thing), a fantastic gym downstairs, and just a hop, skip, and jump away from anything and everything you could possibly want. ...
... no time as the roads were empty we decided to continue driving. Having looked at the forecast and knowing there's a pool at the Luxembourg site. With the boys happy watching videos on the iPads we continued. We found a free site just inside Luxembourg where the fuel is €1.01 about 73p a lt. Leaving us just 39miles to travel tomorrow and saving €10 on pitch ...
... lovely. We are back in a first world country! It is super clean,with about 200,000 people living on the banks of the Rhine River on the juncture of France, Germany and Switzerland. There are even separate exits from the airport for the different countries.
Basel is an old city. The Romans occupied the area as far back as 30 BC. The first university in Switzerland was founded here in ...