RHYME CELEBRATION

THE UPCOMING CT COLT RHYME CELEBRATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN MAY 2022, DATE TBD!

About the Celebration

The Rhyme Celebration is an annual event open to PreK-6 students whose teachers are members of CT COLT. Its purpose is to promote children’s enthusiasm for studying world languages and cultures. The emphasis is on getting together and celebrating rhymes in many languages, not on competition.

Students work with their teachers to memorize a rhyme from the target culture and then present this rhyme, on stage, at an event with all schools who are participating in attendance.

Rhymes may include nursery rhymes, finger play, songs that rhyme, short rhyming games or tongue twisters. Most rhymes will be culturally traditional. Props, costumes, and body language are encouraged and should be related to the theme.

Any PreK-6 student enrolled in FLES, FLEX, ESOL, ASL, Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, Language Camps and After School Language Programs from Connecticut and beyond, are invited to participate in the CT COLT Rhyme Celebration.

2021: Theme:  “Global Friendship”

Location:  Virtual

Participants:  PreK to 6th

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:00 - 6:30p.m.(YouTube premiere) 

Chair: Kristen Tagg, Farmington Public Schools,  taggk@fpsct.org

Host: Marisa Lewis, South Windsor Public Schools Elementary World Language Program lewism@ctcolt.org

Laura Shahinian Kara

MS. L.Ac., Diplomate NCCAOM

I can’t stop talking about the show. Our children were terrific! What a great message to teach them. Thank you to all who were involved, especially their teachers. You all did an incredible job! I found myself tearing up several times! What a great way to bring all these kids together.