Thanks to your generosity, the South Whidbey Schools Foundation has funded 20 classroom grants, including this Global Cultures Experience.

Students in Mary Bakeman’s seventh-grade class learned about two countries on the other side of the globe this week. Instructors, Maria Ellis, PhD. and Jin Ming from the Northwest Language Academy Cultural Center shared their knowledge and childhood memories of Russia and China.

Shown here are some of Thursday’s activities as students learned to recite a 3,000 year old poem “Ode to the Goose” written by a 7-year-old child prodigy during the Tang Dynasty. It is analogous to our “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” in that almost every Chinese child knows this poem.

Ms. Ming also taught students how to write the Chinese word for ‘love’ using a traditional brush and ink and decode the word’s pictograph characters.

If you support a better understanding of global cultures, we invite you to support the work of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation. Our annual update will be mailed next week and will also be available online. Please take a few moments to learn how the Foundation is enhancing the education of public school students in our community and igniting a love of learning.

Thanks to your generosity, the South Whidbey Schools Foundation has funded 20 classroom grants, including this Global Cultures Experience.Students in Mary Bakeman's seventh-grade class learned about two countries on the other side of the globe this week. Instructors, Maria Ellis, PhD. and Jin Ming from the Northwest Language Academy Cultural Center shared their knowledge and childhood memories of Russia and China. Shown here are some of Thursday's activities as students learned to recite a 3,000 year old poem "Ode to the Goose" written by a 7-year-old child prodigy during the Tang Dynasty. It is analogous to our "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in that almost every Chinese child knows this poem. Ms. Ming also taught students how to write the Chinese word for 'love' using a traditional brush and ink and decode the word's pictograph characters.If you support a better understanding of global cultures, we invite you to support the work of the South Whidbey Schools Foundation. Our annual update will be mailed next week and will also be available online. Please take a few moments to learn how the Foundation is enhancing the education of public school students in our community and igniting a love of learning.

Posted by South Whidbey Schools Foundation on Friday, December 13, 2019