Opening Game and Photo Booth
Frau Alli treated us to a game of bingo this morning! Campers were asked to ask each other to perform tasks and share information from our time together at camp; if the camper was able to perform the task, the square was able to be counted as “filled in.” Once they had “Bingo,” the reward was a piece of candy! Campers also spent time together in our Singspiel Photo booth!
Today we had some time to work on our scripts with Frau Henrich. We practiced saying our lines into a ‘Microphone’ and asked questions about how to pronounce things. We also got to play some Theater games to practice different vocal sounds.
Today we had soft pretzels, ham and cheese cubes, and grapes for lunch. Simple, but delicious! Dessert was served after the sharing session and consisted of our Apfelstrüdel and our Lebkuchenmenschen!
We spent one last half hour with Herr Beck and Tanner playing Fußball. We got to put all of the skills we practiced this week to use in a scrimmage.
Sometimes, the heat, the soccer, the fun . . . it all gets to be too much and you just have to take a moment for yourself!
Singspielers reviewed the three German-speaking cities that we visited this week: Berlin, München, and Berlin. Then, we reviewed some of the history of the Berlin Wall and the historical sites such as the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. After that we reviewed the German pronunciation of the Edelweiß song. Singspielers learned so much this year. We are so proud of their progress!
Music and Movement
The campers had a chance to finish up some class work where they finished composing short pieces of music to act as “B sections” for our rhyme “Simple Simon”. They then added instruments of their choice in small groups and performed for their group-mates. Additionally, the song “We’re Going on a Trip” turned into the game show, “Was ist das?!” Such fun! Campers chose pieces of clothing from a suitcase and drummed the words using their new German vocabulary. It has been a wonderful 4 days of music and movement and we are so glad that your kids chose to spend their time with us!
Singspielers all received T-Shirts today. We signed the backs of these shirts with fabric markers. Iron the backs of the shirts to set the ink, other wise it will all wash out!
This afternoon we had a fantastic opportunity to share a lot of what we learned with our families!
To the many. many people who volunteered their time, and efforts to help make our Sommer Singspiel Camp a success, we are exceedingly grateful!
Singspiel Camp is underwritten by the Lancaster Liederkranz Cultural Grant Fund. Special thanks to Judy Zodet, Grand Fund Chairperson, for her vision and tireless support of this program!
We are proud of the all the participants, our teachers, and our wonderful Lancaster Liederkranz! If you aren’t a member yet, we invite you to consider joining the Liederkranz!
To all of our Singspielers, have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you again next summer!
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Save the Date- Singspiel 2019
Sommer Singspiel Camp will be held Monday, August 5-8, 2019. Put it on your calendars now!