Recently, the Elementary students have been learning about various languages and the history of language. On Wednesday, Preston’s mom ,Yin Cheung, returned to the class and shared with the students about Chinese writing, including its history. The students then had an opportunity to try their hand at various Chinese characters. They used calligraphy pens and markers to write with.
The students have also learned about Braille, including the story of Louis Braille and his incredible invention, which did not become widespread until after his death. An example of the Braille alphabet was shared to everyone, and some of the students worked on charts with various words, including their names, in Braille.
The Upper Elementary students have learned about the history of the English language, including ancient Runes. One pair of students wrote a list of animals in the Amazon River Basin completely in Runes. What a fun exploration of an ancient language!