Saturday, November 7, 2009

Uge 10...Week 10

Ved du hvor du er i uge 10, 2010? (og ved du hvornår er uge 10 ?!) Jeg rejser til London i uge 10 med 28 af mine elever hvor vi bliver hele uge. Men hvorfor!?

Do you know where you will be during week 1o in 2010? (and do you even know when week 10 is?! LOL) I will be traveling to London during week 10 with 28 of my students where we will stay for the entire week. But why?!

I det danske gymnasium tager alle elever en "studierejsetur" i deres andet år. Den er en vigtig del af deres uddannelse og hvor de rejser er afhængig af hvilke studieretning de følger...fx: matematik, sproglig, samfundsfag, biologi eller musik. I Amerikas højskoler vælger elever ikke deres studieretning men i Danmark tager elever alle klasser i deres studieretning....så de er klasser som de faktisk VÆLGER!

In the Danish gymnasium every student goes on a study trip during during second year. It is an important part of their education, and where they travel is dependent upon which study line they follow....such as: mathematics, languages, social sciences, biology, or music. In American high schools students do not get to select a study line for themselves, but in Denmark, all students take classes within their individual study lines....so they are in classes they they actually CHOOSE!

Klassen som jeg tager til London er en "samfundsfag/engelsk" klass så deres studierejser skal være i en engelsktalende lande og aktiviteter som jeg planlægger at vig gør sammen skal have en samfundsfag fokus.

The class that I am taking to London is a "social science/ English" group so their trip must be in an English speaking country and all the lessons I plan for us to do prior and during the trip must have a social science focus.

Jeg er meget spændt om vores tur og om lektioner som jeg har allerede planlagt. Jeg tror at en studierejsetur er en alle tiders måde at vise elever "ægte verden" forbindelser til deres uddannelse! Vi rejser til London med færgen fra Esberg så vi er på et skib mange timer til London og tilbage til Danmark..... en ny oplevelse til mig! Og jeg har kun EN KLAGE om turen.... dagen vi rejser tilbage er 12 marts og vi er på skibet 18 timer....så jeg bliver 40 år gammel PÅ SKIBET med 28 gymnasium elever!

I am really excited about our trip and the lessons that I have already planned. I believe that a study trip is a really great way to show students the real world connections to their education! We will be traveling to London by ferry from Esberg (harbor town in southern Denmark) so we be on a ship many hours as we go to London and back.... quite a new experience for me! And I have only ONE COMPLAINT about the trip... the day we leave London to travel back is March 12...and since we are on the ship 18 hours, I will turn FORTY on A SHIP with 28 gymnasium students!

11 comments:

Strictly said...

Rats - I was getting all excited mentally trying to work out week 10 because I am in London March 13-14...but that's the day after you leave. I was hoping I could suggest a meet for a few minutes but I guess not!

Mom said...

I love it! What a better way to feel "young" than to be with your students on your 40th birthday. You won't have time to be depressed. ha!

journeyinfinite said...

That trip sounds wonderful for the kids! The whole idea of students having a part in choosing the direction of their high school education based on interests -- fantastic!

What a landmark and fascinating way to reflect while celebrating a b-day!

Amy said...

Oh man they are sooooo going to celebrate your day!!! You're going to have a lot of fun!! I envy your work and love to hear your enthusiasm for what you do!!

nettielouise said...

You know though, sometimes those things make the day even MORE memorable. When I turned 21, I was at a Methodist church convention...but I was surrounded by all my friends (even if I couldn't participate in the ceremonial first legal drink). They all worked out this elaborate scheme and surprised me at midnight with a cake and everything. It was actually quite cool.

LadyFi said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! And I'm sure the students will make your 40th memorable!

Jesper said...

I love that part of Danish Gymnasium...you will have a wonderful time and I am sure that your birthday will be spectacular - 28 students and then Mads waiting at home to celebrate you...sounds like a winner to me :-)

HOLMES said...

Is there a particular reason you are going on the ferry instead of flying?

The week that you guys will be in London, WE'LL be giving benchmark exams. :-(

Khawaga said...

Oh Lord Kelli. That birthday on a ship with students .. Oh well. Be strong! You'll just reschedule it, won't you?

PiNG aka Patti said...

The trip actually sounds like a blast - and I'm sure you will be the perfect teacher for all those young minds!!

The bday thing - we'll have to deal with that somehow!

Garkbit said...

Sounds like fun. Those 2.g.'ers really know how to partaaaaaaaaaaaay and what else is there to do on the Esbjerg ferry but drink yourselves legless ?