South Boulevard FLAIM Students Take Guests Around the World in One Week
South Boulevard FLAIM students display the culture of Belgium through song and skits.
Visitors to South Boulevard FLAIM (Foreign Language Immersion Magnet) School did not need a passport to “see the world” when they participated in the school’s International Week, April 21-25.
French and Spanish immersion students from kindergarten through fifth grade put up displays depicting the countries that they have been researching. They also spoke to visitors, in French or Spanish, about the geographical, political, and cultural aspects of the country studied.
Superintendent Charlotte Placide was among those who “visited” Belgium, Vietnam, Cameroon, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica by cruising down the halls of the school. The displays featured photographs, student research papers, student-made crafts, foods, clothing and others Items that gave a glimpse into the country’s life and culture.
Students also presented their research to fellow students and parents using Power Point presentations, dance, music and skits. The presentation included narration in the target languages.
On Friday, April 25, students, parents, and visitors at South Blvd. FLAIM School were treated to a trip halfway around the world. The International Program took the virtual travelers on an excursion to Belgium, El Salvador, Vietnam, Cameroon, Belgium and Costa Rica, and Mexico.
A mixture of song, dance, and Power Point presentations from kindergarten through 5th graders educated the audience about the culture and geography of each country. The groups also dance, sang songs, and performed skits in the languages of French or Spanish. Parents, students and guests were fully immersed in the French or Spanish language for the entire program.
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