Cedar Ridge Elementary's DLI Students welcome in the Year of the Ox
On February 11th, students and teachers in Cedar Ridge Elementary school's Chinese DLI program bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and welcomed in the Year of the Ox with their annual Chinese New Year Celebration!
According to the lunar calendar, this year the Chinese New Year is on February 12. There are many traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year, such as wearing red to symbolize luck and prosperity. To celebrate, Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students at Cedar Ridge participated in many traditional activities and a class party. Due to the pandemic, teachers made slight changes to the typical annual assembly. DLI classes made an eBook/video presentation in both Chinese and English to be distributed around the school so that everyone could experience a little bit of Chinese culture. Students at Cedar Ridge appreciate the opportunity to not only learn about Chinese culture but to experience it hands-on through interactive and engaging activities and projects. The Chinese New Year celebration is just one example of the cultural experiences that DLI students are having across the district.
Cache County School District’s DLI program provides opportunities for students to learn a new language and experience new cultures. This combination of linguistic and cultural exposure prepares students to be more globally aware and educated. The DLI program is available in Chinese (Cedar Ridge Elementary), French (Providence Elementary), Portuguese (Sunrise Elementary), and Spanish (Heritage Elementary). Students may begin the program in First Grade and continue it through middle school and high school. Upon completion of the program, DLI students will have achieved advanced-level proficiency and have the opportunity to earn 300-level university course credits. For more information about the DLI program, please visit CCSD Dual Language Immersion program