Mashup de Animales

In order to make deeper connections with what they are learning in their classroom, 3rd grade students are also taking a closer look at the animals of Missouri in Spanish class.  Students have learned their  Spanish names, characteristics they each have, and adjectives that describe them.  They were then assigned and animal mashup project which required them to take characteristics and features from 2-3 Missouri animals and combine them to form one brand new animal. Students then wrote a paragraph in Spanish about their animal, giving it a new name, explaining its features, describing its habitat and what it likes to do.  There were some pretty creative animals with interesting features, as you can see from the pictures!

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Español Afuera

We have been enjoying this beautiful weather by taking Spanish classes afuera (outside)2nd graders have been learning  various phrases and vocabulary used around the house.  They are in the middle of a new project: la casa de mis sueños (the house of my dreams). Students are planning and designing their dream house, labeling its parts in Spanish, and will eventually write a paragraph about its rooms and features. Fresh air and sunshine really got their creative juices flowing as they made progress on their creations.

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