Focus on teaching American English in schools

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Focus on teaching American English in schools

Mexican workers came to Walla Walla with the dream of providing their children with an opportunity to go as far as their God-given abilities can take them. The most valuable tool for their children is maximum proficiency in the American English language. However, beginning students were separated and taught in dual languages. The Bilingual Recommendation Committee states the following in … Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine's Day

FEEL AS YOURSELF TODAY IS THE VALENTINE’S DAY Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century … Read More

Language is Culture (Today we are focusing on Nunavut Culture)

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  Nunavut Arts and Culture 84 percent Inuit population 110 carvers and printmakers in Cape Dorset 20 million dollars of arts and crafts produced annually Nunavut is an Arctic territory whose predominantly Inuit population makes it rich with aboriginal art and culture. On a warm summer day in most communities carvers sit outside unleashing polar bears and dancing walruses from … Read More