Some fun and interesting collaborations and celebrations of learning have taken place at many of our immersion schools this spring. Content, culture, connections and communication are front and center in the World Language classroom, especially immersion, as students at the elementary level study math and science in the L2. In middle and high school, our immersion students continue to explore other content areas through the L2. Students are clearly having fun as they learn about content and how to communicate in another language.
Second grade French immersion students at MES collaborated with the French and English speaking teachers to research an animal of their choice. They were asked to create a visual representation, write an informational paragraph in English and in French, and they even wrote a poem about their animal.
Upper level French students from LHS visited the 5th grade French immersion class at MES to practice their conversation skills. The big kids were just as impressed as the little ones!
GHS Spanish students collaborated all year with GPS Spanish immersion kindergartners. Featured here are the big books they wrote, illustrated and shared with their kindergarten buddies.
Third grade Spanish immersion students researched an animal habitat and food chain of their choice, then created a diorama, and presented their research paper to the class. I was impressed that they all wanted to present for me, and by how they took their research even further than required.
PHMS immersion classes celebrated sports and crafts from the cultures they have been studying this year. Soccer (or fútbol), Picasso, the art of the flamenco fan, and the Ojo de Dios/God's Eye are some products and practices that were created and enjoyed by students, parents and teachers.
DES German immersion second graders read to their butterflies before releasing them. They will be the smartest bilingual butterflies!
GES third graders create models of the landforms they were learning about to show their understanding.
Tapping into students' interests is clearly a strategy we are mastering in LexOne. I am so proud of all of our immersion teachers and schools! All of our WL teachers have finished strong this year! Thank you all and enjoy your summer!
World Language Teacher Support Specialist (and Language Enthusiast)