12) SPANISH NEWS

 

7th grade students in Mrs. Fiorelli's Spanish class learned about Cinco de Mayo with a special lesson about this important event in Mexican history. They celebrated by making Mexican paper flowers.

  

  

 

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7th grade students in Mrs. Fiorelli's class performed skits in Spanish for the Health and Wellness I.B. Unit. They played the roles of a doctor and a patient.

      

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Mrs.Calvelli with chaperones Mrs. Snyder, Ms. Lakestream and Ms. Cherashore led a group of twenty-three, upper level Spanish students on a nine-day tour of Spain during the Winter Recess.  After many years of study, students got the chance to practice their Spanish in an authentic setting and build on their knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture by participating in guided tours of museums and historical sites of several cities. Students toured Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada and Nerja. The study trip was designed to be interdisciplinary. Students learned about art, architecture, history, dance and culinary traditions. Throughout the trip, students chronicled their experiences which they intend to share with their classmates. The trip was not “all work and no play” as the students participated in a tapas scavenger hunt while in Madrid, flamenco lessons in Seville and shopping in Gibraltar, just to name a few. It was an unforgettable cultural experience.  

 

   

 A synagogue in Toledo

  

 Plaza de España in Seville

  

 Flamenco lessons at the Flamenco museum in Seville

 

 Reina Sofia in Madrid

  

Some monkey business

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On Friday, November 18th the AP Spanish students attended a performance of “La casa de Bernarda Alba” at the Spanish Repertory Theater in NYC.  The students had read the play in class and were excited to see it performed live.  After the play the students enjoyed lunch at Mexico Lindo, an authentic Mexican restaurant.  

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating el Día de los Muertos

 

   

An ofrenda is a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar during the annual Día de los Muertos celebration.

 

     

An ofrenda, which may be quite large and elaborate, is usually created for an individual person who has died and is intended to welcome him/her to the altar setting.

 

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¡HOLA!

Mrs. Fiorelli 7th grade students performed skits that helped review how to introduce themselves and greet someone in Spanish.

      

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month

 

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. 

 

Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.

 

Additional Info and Web Links:

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/

http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/html/about/latino_heritage.shtml

http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/index.html

http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/hispanic-heritage-month-1

 

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Teacher Study Abroad Scholarship Winners!!

 
National Spanish Examinations is pleased to announce that it has awarded the SIX (6) Study Abroad Scholarships for Teachers to study abroad through MLSA (Modern Language Studies Abroad)  Each scholarship covers the cost of a four-week study abroad program in either Spain or Costa Rica during the summer of 2016.

 
SPAIN
 
Valerie Lakestream, Pelham Middle School – Pelham, NY
3 years experience, 3 years giving the NSE

 

http://nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/about-us/scholarships-for-teachers/204

 

 

Mike Bogdan, Boiling Springs High School – Boiling Springs, PA
11 years experience, 7 years giving the NSE
 
Anne Karakash, Franklin Academy High School – Wake Forest, NC
17 years experience, 9 years giving the NSE
  
Cathy Sparks, Valparaiso High School – Valparaiso, IN
18 years experience, 3 years giving the NSE
 
 
Each teacher records his/her experience and posts photographs and videos on the NSE website.  If you wish to see any of these blogs, they are posted at: http://nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/about-us/scholarships-for-teachers/204