School Herbstmarkt (Autumn market)

Cameron attends the local public school here in Zug.  I am pleased with how good they are with him.  His head teacher is amazing.  She is one of the few people that can actually get him to calm down when he is having one of his meltdowns.

The school have so many different activities.  The best I think is their forest day.  Once a month, they visit the forests of Zugerberg.  Rain, sun, or snow, they are out in the forest building a campfire and hiking.  The Swiss are very outdoorsy and weather does not stop them at all.

Last week was the school “project week.”  All week, the children made arts and crafts to sell at the autumn market.  Every class had their own stand.  Each child was responsible for working at their table.  Cameron had so much fun that he wanted to stay longer than his 15 minute shift.  He really enjoyed counting out the money and giving back the change.

Cameron’s class theme was stars.  They made candle holders and decorated tissue boxes with stars.  Other classes sold baked goods, jewelry, home decor, keychains, and other small items.  Everything was handmade by the children.

We stayed for awhile until Cameron had one of his little episodes.  He did really enjoy it and was quite good other than at the end.  He really enjoyed helping out and it was fun to see him having so much fun.

One Response to “School Herbstmarkt (Autumn market)”
  1. Dimitri says:

    It’s very sweet that Cameron was so into this! I remember that in 2nd grade, we had planted our own veggies outside the school house in order to sell them at the weekly market. An activity like this teaches 1000 times more skills than any classroom work IMO.

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