Sunday, June 4, 2017

4th and 5th Update

5th grade: It's hard to believe the Spanish elementary program has been completely rolled out.  Your fifth graders are the first class of students who have gone through Spanish since they were in first grade.  It has been so much fun watching them grow and progress as language speakers.  Their final unit was "celebrities."  Within the unit, students learned how to describe themselves and others both with physical and personality characteristics.   To end the year, some classes were asked to research a celebrity and write about them.  Other classes were asked to "become" a celebrity and create a presentation (of their choice) about "themselves" for the class.  Both projects required students to state their celebrity's name, age, birthday, physical and personality traits, along with three interesting facts.  It was a great culmination of Spanish they have learned throughout the past five years.  The outcome was incredible!  You can see their growth by reading and watching their presentations below. 

4th grade:  One of the last assignments the fourth graders worked on was a culmination of calendar concepts we reviewed throughout the year.  The students were very excited to learn they were going to make their own June calendar in Spanish.  They were asked to include the month, year, season, date, and days of the week.  Then they got to personalize it!  Many included special days and events going on in their lives.  You can see their creativity below!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful summer!  Looking forward to another exciting year of language in the Fall.  =)