Elementary students in Grapevine can’t actually go to China or France this summer, but they’re learning about the customs and cultures in those countries, along with a sampling of their languages.
Teacher Chichein Lu’s students learned about Chinese holidays and celebrations. On the last day of the enrichment camp, they staged a fashion show, made a party decoration depicting the Chinese word for spring and reviewed their conversational Mandarin.
“This is an ice-breaking program,” Lu said as the 10- and 11-year-old campers played with Chinese yo-yos at Cross Timbers Middle School. “Chinese is easy to learn, and children this age will take a risk and try out something new.”