In an effort to highlight one of the most comprehensive World Language programs in Southeastern Wisconsin, Prairie’s World Language Department will hold its 5th Annual World Language Week beginning Monday, April 17th.
We will be celebrating all of the languages taught here at Prairie — as well as those spoken by our families — through a variety of different activities.
The celebration unofficially begins Thursday, April 13th, with the opening of our Free Rice activity – a global game where players answer questions to fill their rice bowls. The rice is then donated to countries in need through the generosity of the site sponsors. Students will receive login information at school to participate.
Here are some of the exciting activities happening during World Language Week:
- Latin dancing during P.E. class in grades 1-4 with parent Ana Berger
- French, Mandarin, and Spanish demonstrations during MS morning meetings
- Grade 4 students will attend a MS morning meeting to present a Spanish song
- Grade 5 students will learn about their world language choices (French, Mandarin, Spanish) for 6th grade
- Students will visit the Taste of Prairie Multicultural Fair in the SRC on Tuesday, April 18th
- Dress-up day on Wednesday, April 19th: PS students are invited to dress in traditional culture or wear a t-shirt of their country (This is a PS non-uniform day)
- MS/US students may wear flag colors from their country of choice (MS students who choose not to participate should wear their blazer uniform)
- Also on Wednesday: There will be a foreign short-film festival in M-20 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. for students in grades 4 and up (parents welcome!)
- US students will read stories in French, Mandarin, and Spanish to PS students during their library time