Did you know that nearly 6,000 languages are spoken in the world? February´s Social and Emotional Learning theme in the Elementary School is Celebrating Individual and Linguistic Identity, corresponding with UNESCO´s International Mother Language Day which is recognized each year on February 21st. In addition to engaging in a variety of classroom activities designed around this theme, students in Elementary school will also have the opportunity to complete a special project during Semana Blanca with their families.
To promote awareness and recognition of all of the diverse languages and cultures of our students, we are asking them to write about a celebration that is important in their family. A selection of graphic organizers for planning their writing, as well as a writing template, are attached to this blog post and will also be sent home with your child before Semana Blanca. Students will write about their special celebration in English and in their native language. All entries will be collected on Tuesday, February 25th. We will bind them into a special book which will be on display in the ES library.
If you’re looking for a little linguistic inspiration, check out this Disney adaptation of the song “Let it Go” from Frozen, in 25 different languages!
We are looking forward to learning all about your special celebrations!
Celebrating Individual and Linguistic Identity Instructions Celebrations Graphic Organizer 1 Celebrations Graphic Organizer 2 Celebrations Graphic Organizer 3 Final Writing Template