Mixing cultures

Hosting students or teachers from other countries, is a desirable situation in our kindergarten!

Early this year we had the luck to be joined by Shriya, an education student from India.

We love this process cause helps our children to understand the diversity of the world and to spot the differences between humans and civilizations.

As always foreign students do, Shriya presented us her country and her family. She told us about Indian civilization and Indian mythology, participated fully in school life  and played a lot of games with the kids.

The difference in language is always a bit of barrier, but kindergarten kids find a chance to exercise their English and become really enthusiast when manage to understand each other.

Of course, most of fun was the time of bollywood dancing!

So long for our next host. Shriya, thank you so much for being in school, we hope you had as good time in Dorothy Snot kindergarten as we had!

Henry from Taiwan in our kindergarten

These days we have a visitor in our school. His name is Henry and he is a student from Taiwan. Henry will be with us for six weeks and so we have the opportunity to learn many things about his country and culture.

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Few days ago, he prepared a very interesting presentation, in order for our children to get to know Taiwan.

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We saw Taiwan on the map and he told us it looks like a leaf!  We saw its flag and photos of his city.

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After that, we tried together to speak Taiwanese! We translated many words from Greek to Taiwanese and he wrote the name of every children using Chinese ideograms.

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Our kids were excited and many of them proved to be quite talented in Chinese writing.

Henry thank you, you are most welcomed in our school !!

(by Stavroula Gaoutsi, kindergarten teacher in Athens)