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FLES notes September and October 2019
The Huntington Arts Council loaned my class a Latin American Discovery Chest. This was an enlightening experience to have Latin American artifacts in my classroom for the past few weeks. The students were able to learn about the connection of Christopher Columbus’ voyages and Spanish exploration. These artifacts represented Native American and Spanish culture. Each grade had the advantage of learning about these artifacts and discussing the similarities and differences between Latin American culture and American culture.
6th Grade – Central American countries has been the focus in many ways. Students have identified the countries’ flags and named the colors. They have also located them on a map, and are able to tell a classmate about their directions, as well as, name the capitals. Students created Flipgrid videos describing their favorite artifact in Spanish. Parents will soon receive a QR code to be able to see these amazing, descriptive videos!
5th Grade – Students have been learning about South America. Perhaps you have heard them sing the “Rock the Countries Song”? Students have identified the countries’ flags and named the colors. They have also located them on a map, and are able to tell a classmate about their directions, as well as, name the capitals. Each student then selected a country to conduct research to learn about famous people, interesting facts, and typical cuisine. These facts were drawn on a poster displayed in the classroom. Next, they had conversations with other classmates asking about their research.
4th Grade – Students were able to complete an “IPhone project” where they described themselves in Spanish phrases then created Flipgrid videos. They will be able to share this soon with their families. This was the first Flipgrid project of the year and the students were very excited. Next, we are identifying our town, state, country, continent, and planet. This is all leading to our investigation of Spain and reading a mini book about the differences between a Spanish and American student.
3rd Grade – Introduction of all the Spanish speaking countries of the world was the beginning of our unit. The third grade Social Studies curriculum includes learning about continents. The students are also learning about continents in Spanish, identifying Spanish speaking countries along the way. Student will be creating a continent map in Spanish that upon completion will be displayed outside the classroom.
2nd Grade – It has been a wonderful experience introducing them to Spanish names, numbers, greetings and cultures. This has been introduced through song and cultural books. They have created a “librito de colores” for their color unit and have enjoyed playing the “yo veo” game where they have to identify an item by color. Presently, we are learning about Spanish and American flags and their colors.