It’s just after 7:30 a.m in Andy Slater’s ninth grade science class. Students sit on their chairs in a circle – they play a few quick word games where they ask each other basic questions.
But there’s one catch.
“Come on in English, in Inglés,” Slater says.
Slowly the chatter in Spanish, Swahili and other languages dies down. Then one student standing in the middle of the circle slowly says: “Big wind blows if you like school.”
Students jump up to move to an open seat if they agree with what the standing student says – sort of like musical chairs.