Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014

Week #5: Oktoberfest, USA vs Ecuador and Haunted House

Hey everyone!
So today I decided to finally write a normal weekly post again, as this week was a Little bit more exciting! :)

On´Monday, some Consultants (People who help Family to find the "perfect" School for their children) came to visit Miss Hall's and I had the Chance to observe a Panel, which was pretty interesting. But besides of that, it was just a regular Monday with lots of homework. Oh, and I got a letter from one of my friends from Germany (THANK YOU!!! <3)!

Just a regular Tuesday... :)

Although the Oktoberfest was already over, it was a Special "Oktoberfest"-Dinner today! Unfortunately it didn't taste that good; but at least it felt a Little bit like home to see everything in blue-white and German! :)

So this week was probably the most interesting Thursday so far!
In the first period, I had my first Latin Test (pretty easy :)) and then we went to Horizons!!! I had lot of fun playing with all the young Kids (some of them even remembered me!).
And after that, I had the Chance to join a dinner with some international Consultants - even one from Germany - and participate in a Panel discussion!

On Friday, after classes, I went to the Soccer game USA vs Ecuador, which was in Hartford, CT!
It was Landon Donovans last game and so there were 36,000 People there, which was a new record for this Stadium! It was a great game - including seeing a fan running to the goalie and taking a selfie with him during the game :D - and it was lots of fun! (final score: 1-1)



Saturday was a really lazy day. :D
But then, in the evening, I went to a Haunted Walk! It was divided in three parts: You started in a house - the theme was School -, where lots of People like teachers´, a librarian or other scary People scared you. Then you went up a mountain in a chair lift - in the dark - and at the top there was a part outside! We went through the Woods (in the dark with People jumping at you), were chased by a Clown with a chainsaw and finally arrived safetely at the lift again, where we went down again (including scaring the People who just came up :D) to go to the third part. This part was inside again and was really scary again! The whole Event was so much fun!

So today will probably be a normal, a little lazy sunday and later I will go to Ben and Jerry's (although it's really cold outside... :D) and have a Pizza Party! :D


Donnerstag, 9. Oktober 2014

USA vs. Germany: Classes

Hey everyone,

so finally here is a new post! And as most of the time is just normal and the weekly Posts therefore would be boring, I decided to start a new Topic: USA vs. Germany. For this Topic, I will compare these two countries in different things like Food, honor code etc.

Today, I will talk about classes.

So here at MHS, I'm taking five classes of the size from 4 (Latin) to 15 (Us History). We have all the classes four times a week.While the class has a classroom and the teacher are changing classrooms in Germany, here in America, the teacher have their classrooms and so you Change classrooms after each period. As the classes are that small, you speak in class a lot more! We get homework every day and we get grades on all of our homework nearly every day. But while the grades in Germany are more based on right/wrong, here at MHS, your effort often Counts more. For example in Math, our teacher only Looks over it to see if you tried to solve very Problem and bases our grade on this.

In Addition to These homework grades and participation grades we - of course - also have tests and quizzes. Quizzes are short and they do not have to be announced before, while tests are about more Topics and have to be announced. Some teacher make quizzes after each chapter in the textbook, so that we already had three tests, other teachers didn't make any tests at all so far.

I personally prefer the system here at MHS, as I personally don't like the "quizzing" of only one Person, as I know it from Germany. Additionally, all teachers teach with such big enthusiasm here!