Students Enjoy Cinco de Mayo Activities Led by Our Spanish Teachers


Senora McDonald and Senora Elsa organized a wonderful Mexican celebration to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Middle school students helped with the activities while prekindergarten through fifth grade students participated in them.

Our Spanish teachers talked about the Cinco de Mayo battle and why and how the day is celebrated around the world. The students played traditional Mexican games like “Loteria” and “Cola al Burro”, and they also got creative by making mustaches and paper flowers, took funny pictures and danced “la Macarena”.

Senora Elsa says, “It was really fun!” 

By the looks of these pictures, we definitely agree!

“El Restaurante” Gives Students Hands-On Practice with Spanish Vocabulary


 

Elementary students put their Spanish restaurant vocabulary skills to the test by playing multiple roles in a mock “El Restaurante” during Spanish class.

Students spent six weeks learning the Spanish vocabulary for a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as how to set the table and even how to cook vegetable soup – all in Spanish.

The kids finished the third quarter with an engaging and exciting round of “El Restaurante.” Senora Elsa said the kids had a great time pretending to be chefs, waiters, waitresses, customers, managers, and supervisors while practicing their Spanish vocabulary words.

Below are pictures of Mr. B’s fifth grade class putting their new vocabulary skills to use during a Spanish class all about “El Restaurante.”

 

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“Poner la mesa” – Let’s Learn How to Set the Table!


Elementary students have been learning how to set the table during Spanish class with Ms. Elsa.

Students learned about “Poner la mesa”, which means “set the table”. The kids enjoyed practicing and playing with setting the table while learning the Spanish vocabulary words for setting the table.

Below, Ms. Culbertson’s kindergarten class had a lot of fun learning and playing!

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Students Learn About “El Cumpleanos” in Spanish Class


It’s all about birthdays for kindergarten through fifth grade students as they are learning about “El Cumpleanos” in Spanish class.

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Elementary Spanish teacher Senora Elsa and our students wrote all of the students’ “cumpleanos” (birthdays) on posters. Senora Elsa says it was fun to see which months have more birthdays and how many kids have the same birthday!

Spanish Class Cumpleanos

Students made notes to our school’s monitor, Ms. B, for her birthday. These pictures are of Ms. Kotel’s first grade students.

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Ms. B was happy to receive this big birthday card with notes from all of the Spanish classes on it on her birthday.

Feliz Cumpleanos, Ms. B!

IMG957224What a fun lesson learning about birthday vocabulary in Spanish.

We’re Playing a Famous Game Show – in Spanish!


It’s time for “arriesgado” – Jeopardy – for many children at TCDS!

Fourth and fifth grade students spending time in Ms. Elsa’s Spanish class recently played a version of the fun and famous game show as a way to review the Spanish skills they learned during the first quarter.

The pictures below show Ms. Annie’s fifth grade class demonstrating these skills during a friendly round of “arriesgado”.

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