By Walnut Valley Unified
Nearly 200 Dual Language Immersion students in kindergarten through 3rd grades celebrated Lunar New Year by performing for their parents and families at Walnut Elementary.
Mandarin songs, ribbon dances, and even a play explaining how the animals were chosen to be part of the 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac were performed.
The dress rehearsal on Thursday was equally as meaningful as all 560 students sang in Mandarin for the finale.
This Lunar New Year celebration would not be possible without the hard work of the Dual Language Immersion teachers: Carol Cheng, Jeannie Lin, Henry Lin, Krystin Wong, Connie Shiroishi, Amy Wu, Connie Chen, and Vivian Ramirez. In addition, parents assisted in costume and prop preparation.
“Dual Language Immersion is one strand of world language education at Walnut Elementary,” Principal Janet Green said.
The FLES program (Foreign Language in Elementary School) is taught to students in kindergarten through third grades by the Chinese exchange teacher
Students in grades 3-5 are enrolled in the online Middlebury Interactive Language program and may choose among Spanish, French, and Chinese.
Every teacher on campus provides global education through the Units of Study, which reflect Common Core standards.
Walnut Elementary is truly a neighborhood school with a global perspective!