In order to get our brains thinking in Spanish, we begin each class with some sort of preguntas (questions) activity. Students practice exchanging information about their names, origin, age, birthday, likes and dislikes, favorites, feelings, and even capitals of Spanish-speaking countries. Most students love to chat, so this is a great way to get them talking in Spanish. Check out the 1st graders in action today.
This week in Spanish class students celebrated on of the most popular Mexican holidays, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. While the name of the holiday doesn’t exactly sound happy, students discovered that it is all about celebrating life and remembering our loved ones that have passed on. After learning about the foods, traditions, and activities that are associated with this 2-day holiday, students rotated through centers all themed around Día de los Muertos. They made their own papel picado, decorated skulls, made Catrina dolls, and created a virtual altar.
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