Today Cecilia's seventh grade students had their first Skype session with students from México. Every Friday Cecilia's Spanish class will have the chance to practice their Spanish with native Spanish-speaking middle schoolers and to learn more about Hispanic culture.
The sessions will alternate between one week in Spanish and one week in English so both sets of students can take advantage of this opportunity. The English teacher in México and Cecilia will be preparing and sharing lesson plans so the students can know ahead of time what will be the topic they will be talking about.
“Come as you are and we will learn from one another.”
While The Philadelphia School takes a nonpartisan stance when it comes to electoral politics, the school stands firm in its commitment to its long-held values of social justice, diversity, and respectful civil discourse and activism.
Reactions to Tuesday’s election results have been passionate across the nation, and they have been no different here at The Philadelphia School.
Students had the opportunity to share their feelings on Wednesday at their morning meetings. Their reaction was varied, but it is clear that many children are fearful of the rhetoric about people of color, Muslims, immigrants, and women that has prevailed throughout the campaign.