Collaborative projects, presentations, and field trips are all important elements of The Summit. These components enable an environment that fosters the joy of learning for students and creates a unique experience. Here is what that currently looks like in Spanish class:
First Grade: First grade students have mastered how to say the 4 different seasons in Spanish and are working on various expressions to describe the weather. This week they will become meteorologists as they break into small groups and design their own 5-day forecasts. Stay tuned for some videos of our first grade weather teams as they forecast some crazy weather!
Second Grade: Second graders are now able to identify a wide range of recreational and athletic activities. They can also count all the way to one hundred by tens and to one thousand by hundreds! This week they will write and illustrate about what they like to do in their free time. When finished they will present these paragraphs to the class and we will post them to YouTube.
Third Grade: Third grade students are right in the middle of their food and restaurant unit. They have been learning various fruits, vegetables, and every day foods, and rehearsing how to order and make requests at a restaurant. At the end of the trimester, they will put these skills to the test as we travel to a local Mexican restaurant for lunch.
Fourth Grade: Along with our zoo unit, Fourth grade students began the 2nd trimester learning about the exciting world of irregular verb conjugations! We began with two irregular verbs, ser (to be) and tener (to have). We are incorporating these two new verbs into our zoo project. Students are designing their own zoos and describing what each animal looks like, what they like to do, what they eat, and what characteristics they have….all in Spanish.
Fifth Grade: Fifth grade students have transformed into fashions designers and models this trimester. They are in the process of planning their very own Desfile de Moda (Fashion Show), which will take place in front of a live audience. Stay tuned for a very entertaining video and performance!
Sixth Grade: In Sixth grade, students are exploring the world of shopping in Spanish-speaking countries. They are learning how to bargain, ask for prices, and describe articles of clothing. Additionally, they are learning to describe actions in the past tense. They are combining all of these skills to create a digital Fashion Show which will be presented in front of their peers.
8th/High School: 8th and High School students are discussing the news and current events in Spanish class. Students are learning terminology to discuss real issues and happenings around the world. Students are also exploring a new Spanish mood, the subjunctive, which is used in Spanish to express uncertainty or doubt. They are working in groups to publish their very own Spanish newspapers complete with current event articles, a weather forecast, a comic strip, a crossword puzzle, a sports section, a restaurant review, and horoscopes.