Donnerstag, 1. April 2010

BLOG 3/30/10 by Peter S.

Getting up at 6 a.m. is hard and knowing that the class mates are on holidays should be even worse. But today this doesn’t matter anything to me. We’re in the USA and this is our first proper schoolday. We “shadow” our hostpartners into every lesson. This includes for example chemistry in English or Orchestra in one of the great rooms that make me want to move to Denver but it also means attending the very funny German lessons with so many funny pronounciation problems. In contrast to Germany pupils here have the same schedule from Monday till Friday. Teachers seem to be much less strict than in Germany. After school my partner takes me to a meeting of the National Honor Society Club, an organisation for good pupils in which they can help in social companies/do charity work for free. We drive to Denver and help “Urban Peaks” a place especially for homeless teens or young adults. We make them sandwiches for dinner. The people are really friendly and polite which is quite impressive. The organization has really cool rooms for brake-dancing and recording rap songs. The people can paint any wall with graffiti which makes the whole house just awesome. Afterwards we go to a Boys Scout Tribute (quite similar to “Pfadfinder”) were the Scouts get thousands of badges for every activity they joined.
Peter Steiglechner

Kommentare:

  1. We may have a few German problems, such as saying things correctly, or using the right words in sentences but to us all that matters is that we try. However, knowing you guys are all German and can speak English very well doesn't make things easier. :) But we are glad you guys can speak well English or else it might of made things even harder.

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  2. Getting up at 530 is really hard! I agree! There are some teachers that are more strict than others but you get used to it. I have been to that graffiti house. It was very fun when I went also. I am glad you are having a great time!

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  3. Ya students here don't have very good German accents haha. Volunteering is a great way to help out the community so that's great!

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  4. I think that school starts way too early. It helps that the classes are pretty fun. I am also glad you are having a great time in Colorado!

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  5. Speaking German is very tough, especially since you guys are so good at it. It think it makes us very nervous because we know we're going to say something totally wrong. :)I'm sure its weird for you to hear so much English and its probably kind of hard to keep up. But i love seeing you guys speak good English its sooooo cool. I wish i had an accent like you guys do. I hope you really like Colorado and Horizon High School!!!

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  6. Yea i agree waking up at 5:30 is too early. I think school should start later. Well I am glad you guys are having fun here!

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  7. Waking up early sucks but you get used to it after a while. It sounds like your trip to the US is turning out to be fun

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  8. waking up that early is never fun, but it is cool because that means we get out of school earlier.

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  9. I also hope your adventures continue here Colorado. I've been amazed on how well you guys have been speaking English. It's been a lot of fun having you guys here. I remember going to a football field and playing American football with the German kids. They scored a couple touchdown.

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  10. yeah waking up early is hard, but since we go to school early we get out earlier and get to do whatever for the rest of the day! :)

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  11. Natalie Osborne5. April 2010 um 16:59

    It is so cool that you guys were able to come here. So now that you have been here for a week what do you think of it?

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  12. Jorge Trejo hat gesagt5. April 2010 um 16:59

    What time do you have to be at school in Germany? I also realize my German is not the best, but then again i also speak spanish. :]

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  13. Haley Fullerton5. April 2010 um 17:00

    Im glad you like it here. Im sure USA is way different but its fun to explore and have fun. Most of you are really good and speaking English hope to see all of you around.

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  14. ya it hard to wake up this early and that's good that's your in the club

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  15. Having first hour off is great. I wake up at 7:00 and get to school by 8:08.

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  16. Getting up at 6 a.m would be hard but i wouldn't know from experience i have first hour off. When do you usually wake up at your school in Germany?

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  17. Waking up is hard, but the good thing about starting school early is we get to get out early and have the rest of the day to do whatever you want. =]

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  18. i just love having 1st hour off!!!

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  19. Yeah it's pretty early to wake up. It's even hard to wake up that early for us here who do it everyday. :) But after a while, you'll get used to it. How early do you guys get up for school?

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  20. that sounds like a usual day for the most of us...but fun:)i like doing community service too!

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