PHOTOS: Richfield Students Celebrate Latin American Culture

Richfield Dual Language School students perform songs and dance numbers representing Latin American heritage.

students and teachers performed songs and dances for families and friends during its annual Celebrations Around Latin American Culture event Friday morning at .

Amy Cook December 19, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Our family has a 3rd grader and a 2nd grader at RDLS. We LOVE the school! Not only are our two previously English-only speaking children now speaking Spanish fluently, but they are also a part of an amazing school community. We feel so blessed to have such a unique program right in our own city's public schools.
Caitlin Burgess December 19, 2011 at 07:07 PM
Thanks for sharing Amy. I was impressed the the district was able to offer this as a public option. Many times immersion or dual language schools are private and cost lots of dough! What are your kids' favorite classes?
Amy Cook December 19, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Thank you, Caitlin, for helping to get the word out about a great community asset! Our 3rd grade son loves math and gym, while our 2nd grade daughter is a fan of reading and music. (Yes, our kids have totally gender-stereotyped interests!) Reading and math are taught in Spanish and music and gym are in English. One of their favorite things about school though, is that they can now converse with each other in Spanish at home - a language neither my husband nor I understand. They think they are very, very clever. :)
Caitlin Burgess December 19, 2011 at 10:35 PM
I was definitely just like your daughter in school. And I never even thought about them talking to each other at home! They're sneaky and resourceful! No need to make up a secret language. Very cool to hear about your experiences. Anyone have anything else to add? Positive or negative?


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