Eighteen countries were represented at Sprague School’s annual Family Traditions Fair last week. Countries represented included Canada, Ireland, Japan, Egypt, Serbia, India, China, Greece, and more.
In District 103 there are 45 native languages spoken in the homes of our students who live in Lincolnshire, Prairie View, as well as portions of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Lake Forest, and Riverwoods. The top most frequently spoken languages include Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Marathi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, and Telegu.
Throughout the week, teachers instructed students on understanding diversity through activities that asked them to consider how they are similar and different from their classmates. Thanks to the fair organizers Multilingual Learner Teachers Jackie Bever and Anna Ahne.