This year's theme - The Deep Sea - celebrated marine life around the world. Children were assigned a different sea animal and with the help of their parents, created beautiful floats representing their respective animal. Students paraded the floats outside in front of their classmates followed by informative oral presentations on their research.
Japanese Bento Box meals are an example of careful planning, showcasing food as a sensorial experience and highlighting the tactile and visual aspects of food. In our Montessori classroom, a similar approach is followed - work areas are orderly and accessible, emphasizing color, simplicity, and beauty.
2012 marks the Year of the Dragon for the traditional Lunar New Year. From China to Malaysia to the United States, tonight will be a loud celebration of firecrackers, delicious moon cakes, and colorful dances.
This past week, the US Department of State and the US Department of Education celebrated International Education Week. International Education Week is “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of [US] efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States”.
Foreign language acquisition at an early age is necessary to prepare for the global challenges of the 21st century in Texas, the United States, and the world as well as to develop a global outlook.