Spanish Newsletter


November / December / January

Español Noticias  -  Señora Bertani

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Niveles 1 y 2

      In octubre y noviembre, students learned about Día de los Muertos, a special holiday celebrated in Mexico during All Saints Day and All Souls Day.          They also continued to listen to stories and legends in Spanish while Señora Bertani illustrated them under the document camera so that students can see them projected on the big screen.  They heard The Legend of the Drum from Africa; a yoga story called The Cat and the Dog; The Eight Suns, a Laotian legend; The Gingerbread Boy; The Dragon of Wawel, a Polish legend; The Legend of the Múcaro from Puerto Rico.  
       In Spanish Music class, students learned songs about a turkey and being thankful and in diciembre, they sang about chocolate and tasted hot chocolate as prepared in Colombia and Puerto Rico, with some yummy cheese in the bottom!
       In enero, January, students began listening to a chapter book in Spanish called Edi el Elefante by Emily Ibrahim.

Niveles 3 y 4

       In octubre y noviembre, students learned about Día de los Muertos, a special holiday celebrated in Mexico during All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  They listened to Sra. Bertani do a “Movie Talk” all in Spanish about an animated short film on the holiday, afterward, they got to see the clip.
       Students also created imaginary characters along with their classes in Spanish.  Once the characters were created, each group chose a character to write a story about.  With Sra. Bertani’s guidance, the class made creative contributions to a story featuring the character.  Students did numerous activities with these stories.
       At Christmas time, La Navidad, everyone enjoyed hot chocolate as prepared in Colombia and Puerto Rico, with some yummy cheese in the bottom!
       In enero, January, students began a chapter book unit on the book Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro by Carol Gaab.

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Nivel 5

      In octubre y noviembre, students learned about Día de los Muertos, a special holiday celebrated in Mexico during All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  They also learned about several important Hispanic Americans as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approaching, students discussed food, their favorites, and what other people eat around the world.
       At Christmas time, La Navidad, everyone enjoyed hot chocolate as prepared in Colombia and Puerto Rico, with some yummy cheese in the bottom!
       In enero, January, students began a chapter book unit on the book El Capibara con Botas by Mira Canion.  They learned a lot of information about Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

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Niveles 6 y 7

      In octubre y noviembre, students learned about Día de los Muertos, a special holiday celebrated in Mexico during All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  They watched the movie Coco and learned a lot about the Mexican culture that was included in the movie.  They presented their projects for the holiday as well.  They also learned about several important Hispanic Americans as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
       In diciembre, Srta. Flores taught students about Mexican hot chocolate and they compared and contrasted the ingredients, taste, and other aspects of Mexican hot chocolate and Colombian/Puerto Rican hot chocolate with cheese in the bottom.
       In enero, January, students began a chapter book unit on the book El Silbón de Venezuela by Craig Klein Dexemple.  They learned a lot of facts about Venezuela.

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