To break the ice with our new student, who is from Switzerland, I suggested that the kids ask her some questions about her country, her culture, and her life in general. They agreed:
“Would you rather go in a house full of spiders or a house full of bees?”
“Would you rather wear a hat with a wasps’ nest in it, or a hat with a tarantula in it?”
“Would you eat a fat caterpillar or a cup full of ants?”
Not exactly what I had in mind.
Think she will move out by weekend.