Feliz Verano (Happy Summer!)

This last trimester of school has certainly been a wild ride with many unexpected bumps and turns. Nonetheless, we have grown so much and  were still able to find the joy in learning Spanish, even at a distance. Below you will find a lower school and upper school choice board of activities to explore.  There are a variety of different enrichment opportunities to keep your Spanish skills sharp this summer. Feliz verano!

Lower School Enrichment Activities

Upper School Enrichment Activities

Culture Day 2020

Despite the distance, Culture Day 2020 was a huge success!  Students were able to join various live Zoom sessions throughout the day to participate in different cultural activities.

Señora Raven kicked off the day with a traditional game of Lotería.  Similar to Bingo, students used jelly beans, skittles, dried beans, etc. as markers as they tried to be the first person to cover four pictures in a row on their board.

Upper school students Sydney and Emily did an amazing demonstration of two traditional dances. Students learned each step alongside them and then were able to put all of the steps together to create one beautiful dance.

Mrs. Teed had an exciting soccer challenge.  She and a guest demonstrated how to dribble a soccer ball with your feet and then challenged the students to see how many times they could dribble the ball without it touching the ground.

After lunch, students were able to join Mrs. Bradley to create their very own sugar skull drawing. With simple, step-by-step directions, Mrs. Bradley demonstrated how to draw these amazing works of art by hand. They turned out amazing!

Students learned how to make authentic tortillas with Señora Leighninger. Students were able to follow directions and make delicious tortillas in their own kitchens using masa and water. From there some chose to eat them with honey or even made tacos.

We ended our day with a fun Spanish Jazzercise class led by Ms. Amy. It was a great way to get our bodies moving, listen to Spanish music, and burn off those tortilla calories!

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Culture Day


Culture Day may look a little different this year, but we will still be celebrating the Spanish-speaking countries and cultures this Friday, May 8th.  A Culture Day choice board will provide students with a variety of different activities to complete throughout the day.  Additionally, there will be live Zoom experiences with Summit faculty, staff, and upper school students.  Check your email for a schedule of events, but here is a sneak peak at some of the live opportunities:

  • Join Señora Raven for a traditional game of Lotería
  • Summit upper schools students, Sydney and Emily, will teach you an authentic dance
  • Are you up for a soccer challenge with Mrs. Teed?
  • Learn how to draw your very own sugar skull with Mrs. Bradley
  • Get moving with Ms. Amy during a Spanish Jazzercise class
  • Join Señora Leighninger for a live demo on making authentic tortillas.