Yesterday was yet another example of the loving and supportive student-community that exists here at Berkshire Country Day School.
The 8th grade French class read-aloud their original short-stories, the final project in their 8th grade French curriculum, which they composed entirely in French, to the TK/Kindergarten class.
It was an adorable show of affection from the oldest students in the school in front of their young peers. The 8th graders came to life in front of the class, animating their stories and sharing the excitement of what was happening in their novellas with the Kindergarten, helping them to understand through intonation and by showing their artwork, to then explain the storyline English after they had completed reading aloud.
Each 8th grader shared the moral of their story, important life lessons like the importance of saying thank you, to never giving up on a dream, to not taking things without asking, to fostering an adventurous spirit.
There were tales of a rabbit and farmer forming a friendship over the creation of a carrot patch, a lonely shark who finally makes a friend at his school under the sea, a frog who couldn’t jump but realized he was really good at running, and an unlikely friendship formed between a mouse and a baker sharing a cherry pie.
I am extremely proud of the effort and care that the 8th graders put into their stories.
Please take the opportunity to see the stories displayed on the board between the two language classrooms in the Ryan building!
*Check out the BCD Flickr page for more pictures of the students reading aloud.