As you venture down the hallways of Long Hill School, you may wonder why you hear a kindergarten class playing Simon Says in Portuguese. It may surprise you to see a first grade class creating paper lanterns to celebrate Diwali.
These exciting activities are not being taught by our teachers — they are being taught by parents and grandparents in our classrooms. These experiences are thanks to a new initiative that our TESOL teacher, Mrs. Marr, has started in our school.
The “Culture in the Classroom” program is encouraging our families to come into our learning communities and share their cultures and traditions.