Students at EC Fredonia took advantage of the community resources this week at the Darwin R. Barker Public Library. While studying a unit on English idioms, students took ownership of their learning by creating a bulletin board to highlight their work! Teacher Sandra Maggio led the students through unpacking English colloquialisms. Students investigated the reasons behind the sayings and discussed idioms from their own countries. Our wonderful EC teachers are always finding ways to draw students in and engage them through personal experiences. The unit on idioms culminated with a trip to the local library to put their hard work on display. Each student brought an idiom to put on the brightly colored bulletin board for the community to enjoy. Kudos to Sandra for involving our students in the community!
Also this week, students discussed the purpose of Memorial Day and discussed why the United States has so many military holidays. Students were surprised to learn we will observe a day off school on Memorial Day! We learned about patriotism and how that can be expressed in many different ways. Many of our English learners shared stories about family members or friends in the service forging cultural connections between countries. We are so proud of all soldiers here and abroad!