World Language Week

By Brendan O'Brien | Events

In an effort to bring the school community together, while also highlighting one of the most comprehensive World Language programs in Southeastern Wisconsin, Prairie’s World Language Department will held its 5th Annual World Language Week beginning April 17th – 21st.

The school celebrated all of the languages taught here at Prairie — as well as those spoken by our families — through a variety of different activities.

The celebration unofficially began Thursday, April 13th, with the opening of our Free Rice activity – a global game where players answer questions to fill their rice bowls. The rice is then donated to countries in need through the generosity of the site sponsors.


Here are some of the exciting activities that happened during World Language Week:

  • Latin dancing during P.E. class in grades 1-4 with parent Ana Berger
  • French, Mandarin, and Spanish demonstrations during MS morning meetings
  • Grade 4 students attended a MS morning meeting to present a Spanish song
  • Grade 5 students learned about their world language choices (French, Mandarin, Spanish) for 6th grade
  • Students visited the Taste of Prairie Multicultural Fair in the SRC
  • Dress-up day: PS students dressed in traditional culture or wore a t-shirt of their country
  • A foreign short-film festival for students in grades 4 and up
  • US students read stories in French, Mandarin, and Spanish to PS students during their library time