Tuesday, February 21, 2017

5th Grade Animal Projects

To culminate their unit on animals, students in fifth grade completed an assignment called "Mi Mascota Nueva." (My New Pet).  The students were asked to design their own pet and describe it (such as where it lives, how it moves, the name, what type of animal it is etc).  They were then encouraged to continue their descriptions using as much Spanish as they could.  We had discussions regarding writing organization and the benefits of adding details to their sentences.  After their descriptions were written, we also took time in class to have conversations about their pet...all in Spanish of course!  The results were incredible!  This is the first class of students who have had Spanish since 1st grade.  It was so much fun to read about their pets and see how much language they have acquired.   Click on the links below to see your child's work.  Prepare to be amazed!

Monday, February 6, 2017

5th Grade Update

5th grade:  5th graders had a very busy few days last week!  They are currently learning about Barcelona, Spain.  Students found it very interesting to learn about Antoní Gaudí, a famous architect who is a large part of the architecture in Barcelona.  We discussed the Park Guell which was designed by Gaudí.  Students saw pictures of the mosaic sculptures and buildings within the park.  The fifth graders then had the opportunity to try their hands at "Mosaicos" (Mosaics) just like Gaudí.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

4th/5th Update

4th Grade:  Fourth graders have been having a great time exploring their second country of the year, Argentina.  One of their favorite parts of the country so far has been exploring the district of "La Boca."  Students learned that the houses, stores and buildings in this area are colorful with various textures.  They were ecstatic when they found out they were going to make their own version of a neighborhood in "La Boca."  They spent a couple of days working very hard at their projects.  Take a look!

5th grade:  Students in 5th grade are deep in their unit on animals and descriptions.  Last week, they played their own version of the popular game "Hedbanz."  One student had to put an animal on their forehead (without knowing which animal it was).  This student then asked his/her group members questions about the animal until they were able to guess the correct animal.  They were asking questions such as, "¿Cómo es?" (What is the animal like?) "¿Cómo se mueve?" (How does the animal move?) and "¿Dónde vive?" (Where does the animal live?)  Here are some pictures of Mrs. White's class playing "Cintas" (Hedbanz).