Christo & Jeanne-Claude did the Reichstag. We opted for a slightly smaller, more natural subject matter. How many trees have had the privilege of being wrapped in a cozy pink coat? This tree has been standing there fr at least 5 winters without ever being noticed. On the 26th of March there was a drastic change in its life. (2 11/12 Grade GISB Students)
The water fountains look the same every single day, but they are some of the things in our school that are in use very often. so, why don't we change this boring every day life? The pink fabric gives the water fountains a new touch of appearance and much more attention. They turned into a practical piece of artwork. (Art Class 11/12 Grade)
The Kindergarten & Grades 3/4 took part in an Easter cross-grade cooperative learning project. They dyed easter eggs, read seasonal stories, sang songs and then they all moved down to the kitchen to bake Easter nests made out of Hefezopf dough. There they all practiced measuring, stirring, kneading and forming, all the while working on hand-eye coordination, on listening to directions, and on counting skills.
This was certainly an instance in which both groups of learners brought something different with them to the project and went away with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for others - and a wonderful treat to enjoy that evening!
The Vorschule Classes performed "The Mitten" for their parents & classmates.
The Kindergarten students decorated Gingerbread Houses. Christmas is coming soon! What a sweet treat!
The Kindergarten, Vorschule and Elementary students participated in Adventssingen. They gather together during the weeks of Advent and sing Christmas and Winter songs.
On November 16th, the ninth German national read-aloud day took place. People read to one another in more than 12,000 events in Germany. The GISB also participated in this reading festival. The Kindergarten was visited by parent readers. The Vorschule, Elementary and Grades 5 & 6 all had the chance to listen to stories read by the 7-12th graders. For an overview of the events, please visit www.vorlesetag.de.
In honor of St. Martin's Day the Kindergarten & Vorschule craft their own colorful lanterns and parade through the school singing seasonal songs. To remember the St. Martin Story, the Vorschule students act out the tale. Two students play St. Martin & the beggar, while the other students make sound effects that follow along. In addition, GISB Parents & staff also pitched in to make a surprise edible treat for everyone on this special day.
The Hannover Girl's Choir performed at our school. They are one of Germany's leading girl choirs and the performance was magical. The age range is from 11 to 20 and they sang a broad repertoire for our school community, including beautifully sung pieces by Haydn, Schütz and Rossini. "Brüderchen, komm tanz mit mir" from the Humperdinck opera Hänsel und Gretel as well as the "Katzenduett" were special treats for our students.
Founded in 1952, the Hannover Girl's Choir is one of the most widely-reknowned youth choirs in Germany. The ensemble has garnered worldwide acclaim in winning numerous competitions, such as the Deutscher Chorwettbewerb (the German Choir Competition), "Let the People Sing" (Competition of the European Broadcasting Union), the International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf and choral competitions in cities like Arrezzo, Tolosa, Varna, and many more.
deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum & Honey Pot Hill Orchard