Our students are wonderful, creative, enthusiastic bilingual preschoolers and kindergartners in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. Like all young children, they love to play, build, create, and have exciting adventures. And like all kindergartners, they need interesting experiences around which to build oral language.
We teach in dual-language classrooms in a small school rooted in teaching the fine and performing arts.
92% of our students qualify for free lunch. All of our students are learning two languages side by side. In order to cultivate long-term biliteracy and bilingualism, our students need to have stories to tell, and a breadth of experiences about which to talk.
Our youngest students love to sing and dance, and they love to learn through music. In our classrooms, we use music to help our children count, learn letter sounds, build vocabulary, and develop cross-cultural understanding in Spanish and English.
This field trip will give our students the opportunity to learn about Latin America while singing and dancing along to high-energy children's music in Spanish and English.
1, 2, 3 Andres is a bilingual performer who uses music to build cultural and geographical awareness. The Old Town School is a warm, intimate venue, where all our students will be able to see, hear, and engage with the performance. It also gives our students the opportunity to step outside the classroom and the neighborhood, and take advantage of some of the wonderful experiences Chicago has to offer.
Your support will make it possible for us to pay admission fees and transportation to attend this concert.
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