LEESBURG — Guten morgen, dobre rano, buenos dias, bonjour and good morning in American Sign Language are all ways Treleen Cox’s second grade students greet each other in the morning.
These multi-cultural greetings began after several students expressed a curiosity about how to communicate in various languages. Due to the diverse backgrounds of students in Cox’s class, students observed different salutations given in sign language, Czech, Spanish and more.
In addition, Cox shared German and French greetings with students. Student interest in languages continued to grow, prompting the class to begin learning the days of the week and how to count to 10 in each of these languages as well.
As the second semester begins, students can continue to explore their curiosities to garner new language skills.