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Language Week and the Friendship Duka

Hello, مرحبا, Hola, Hallo, 您好, Jambo, and Namaste,
No matter how you say it, language week has been a lot of fun. A special thank you goes out to the language week team, and to all of the parents who gave their time and energy to help with Wednesday’s language activities and Friday’s friendship duka. Early Childhood students were wished a happy new year in Mandarin, heard a story in Maori, sang songs in Spanish, and played simon says in Tamili. We also gave each other gifts on Friday at the friendship duka. It was a fun week!

Language Week on PhotoPeach

Sharing Is Caring

Early Childhood’s Who We Are unit focuses on a sense of identity as the basis on which we form strong reciprocal relationships.  Most students quickly develop a sense of ownership and identity within the classroom where they spend most of their time, but what about the other kids and teachers that are always out on the veranda, using the outdoor garden, or doing their own thing in that classroom next door?  How do they fit into an Early Childhood student’s sense of self?  

The understanding that we encourage is that the entire Early Childhood team is a broader community of learners, and all of our classrooms are open to including students from across the grade level to come and learn together in different classrooms.  This concept allows for a larger sense of belonging for our students, and a stronger sense of community across all of our classrooms, giving students the freedom and confidence to explore learning in different environments.

Shared Classrooms on PhotoPeach