Posted on June 27, 2009 8:10 AM
How are you? I hope you're doing well because in Peninsula Bridge everything is great!
Having been part of the Peninsula Bridge program since I was in third grade (I am a junior now at UC Berkeley), I know there will always be amazing days filled with surprises. Last semester, I studied abroad in the cittá eterna, Roma. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Each summer, I try to incorporate my elective courses with new knowledge I have acquired over the school year. In Italy, I took two intensive Italian language courses and quickly fell in love with the language. I therefore decided to teach my Peninsula Bridge students the language. In my elective course titled Coltura Italiana e Lingua Elementare (Italian Culture and Elementary Language), students learn Italian grammar, vocabulary and basic dialogue. Students have already learned Le Introduzione (Introductions), and Come Ordinare en un Ristorante (how to order in a restaurant). Every day, the course focuses on different Italian cities--cities which I visited in my stay-- and we discuss monuments, foods, culture and fashion; Rome, Venice, Pisa and Florence are among the cities the course focuses on.
Posted on June 27, 2009 8:05 AM
The Peninsula Bridge Summer Program opened it doors to twenty-eight energetic and eager to learn fifth and sixth graders at St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School in San Mateo. The twenty-eight students not knowing what to expect from the program confessed that it has exceeded their expectation. As one of the math TAs I have noticed that the students are engaged in the material that is taught during class. They are mostly fascinated by the teaching style of Mr. Gummerson, who highly promotes the importance of mathematics, but is also aware of the enthusiasm and curiosity that the students have at this age. The students demonstrate strong friendships among each other, as well as respect for each other.
Posted on June 27, 2009 8:01 AM
Greetings from the Menlo School
Bridge Program! We've only just begun but it is already clear that a fun-filled five weeks are ahead of us this summer. The kids are energetic, enthusiastic, and ready to learn. In the past week, the kids in Reading have already been introduced to the structure of a proper paragraph. In Math the kids are learning about fractions and how to
multiply, reduce, and simply them. Just this Friday
, the kids competed in a math competition during lunch (simplify as fast as possible!) and the Spanish class was dancing and eating quesadillas. Not to mention all the fun activities going on in the Art and Health classes. If this week is any indication, Menlo Bridge will be great!