Each student in Kindergarten through 5th grade receives their very own pasaporte or passport to keep in their Spanish folder. We talk about the purpose of a real passport and how we need it to enter and exit countries outside of the United States. It’s also a great way to keep track of all of the countries we visit when we travel.
In the same spirit, we will use our pasaportes in Spanish class to keep track of what we are learning. At the end of each unit, students will get their very own stamp to put in their passports as a reminder as to what we have learned. We will date each sticker and maintain this system all the way through 5th grade. By the end of their 5th grade year, students will have a passport full of stamps and good memories!
Once students at The Summit enter middle school, they have the opportunity to participate in the OHSL (Ozark Hispanic Studies League). This group hosts 3 events a year, allowing students to compete against other schools in the areas of vocabulary, poetry, singing, dancing, and culture bowl. We recently took 10 Summit students to Bolivar High School to compete in the 1st competition of the year. Our students walked away with an impressive performance:
Vocabulary 1: 4th place (Will Sharp)
Vocabulary 2: 1st place (Calla Yearta-Sothern)
Poetry Heritage Speaker: 1st place (Isabella Garcia)
Culture Bowl: 2nd place (McKenzie Blakey, Jacob Tetlow, Chloe Stenger, Luke Sharp)
Singing: 1st place (Darla and Charlotte Bauer)
Stay tuned for results from the 2nd competition coming up in December!