Learning Spanish

The great Roman philosopher Cicero once said, “The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter."

When I first saw this week’s Headlines video, I was immediately drawn to the eyes of the children. If you can smile with your eyes, these kindergarten and first grade students had a grin that went ear-to-ear. This video is a short window into our FLES program (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools), and in it you will see children learning vocabulary, gaining understanding of cultures different from their own, and, most importantly, firing those synapses in the brain that allow all different kinds of learning to occur. Tie into that art, technology, and song, and you have the foundation of our amazing world language program.

I hope that after watching this video you too realize both how much these young students are learning, and, of course, how much fun they are having. And as you watch: ¡Miren los ojos de ellos! (Look at their eyes!)


Adam C. Rohdie
Headmaster, The Greenwich Country Day School