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Saturday, June 16, 2018

P.S. 112 students celebrated Da Vinci’s birthday | Brooklyn Reporter

Bravissimo!, as Brooklyn Reporter reports. 

Students from P.S. 112’s dual language English-Italian program mounted an exhibit in honor of Leonardo da Vinci at the Italian Consulate.
Photo: courtesy of P.S. 112

P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst, which in 2015 became the first in the city to have a dual language English-Italian program, celebrated Italian culture as students from the program mounted an art display at the Italian Consulate to mark iconic artist and designer Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday on April 15.  
The dual language program had previously caught the attention of the consulate, representatives of which, during a visit to the school, had seen that students in classes from pre-kindergarten through first grade were recreating some of Da Vinci’s most notable achievements.

The art pieces included model helicopters, as well as tissue paper replicas and mosaics of the Mona Lisa. All of the dual language classes worked together to construct a robot using Da Vinci’s sketches of a mechanical knight from 1495 as a guide...

Even subjects in the program such as math, social studies and science are instructed in English with extension activities in Italian in order to build number sense, reasoning and practice in both languages.  
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Source: Brooklyn Reporter