I think my kids and I are mutually growing on one another. This past week we celebrated Semana de Idiomas, or Language Week at school. We did a cheese tasting, read “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and ate chocolate chip cookies, and watched videos and theater performances.
By far, my favorite activity was Hello, flag! where the kids learned how to say hello and bye-bye in six languages other than their own. They loved Chinese and Japanese salutations and did astonishingly well at memorizing the flags that corresponded. They even asked to draw a flag as seen on the board.
According to Celia and Salva, the biggest hit was Miss Cat’s country’s flag. God Bless America.