Plaza de España en Sevilla

Plaza de España en Sevilla

Friday, April 27, 2018

Pirinola/Toma Todo Game With 7C

We played a new game today: Pirinola!

Students were divided into groups and received a spinning top, tokens and a plate. They loved the game and were able to practice using their Spanish at the same time!

Koby was our big winner of the day- students asked to play the game again soon :)

Click on this link to learn more about the game:

https://www.spanishplayground.net/toma-todo-game-la-pirinola/

Click on this link to see where I bought my Pirinolas:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/252639690/pirinola-toma-todo-mini-toy-or?ref=shop_home_active_91











Thursday, April 26, 2018

QBalls en la Clase

The Burlington Education Foundation purchased 
3 QBalls for MSMS!


QBalls are soft, throw-able balls with a microphone inside.

We tried them out in 7A and 7C Spanish classes this week - the students enjoyed using them!

We played a review game in order to prepare for an upcoming quiz on Ch. 4 Irregular Verbs.












Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Visitantes de Mexico!



Thanks to Mrs. Abrams and the Burlington Education Foundation, we had special visitors 
at MSMS today! 
Margaritas Restaurant offers this cool Live Craft Demonstration!

Students loved learning about wood carving a painting and life in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Here are some photos of the activity today:











These artists, Efrain and Silvia, will be traveling to Margaritas Restaurants in the area over the next couple of months:


Come check them out! Their artwork will be for sale. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Living on One Dollar Movie

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This week, we watched an important documentary (it's on Netflix if you want to check it out).

After watching, we talked about life in Guatemala vs. life here in Burlington.

I talked a little bit about my experiences traveling to Guatemala.

Then, students wrote their thoughts or "Pensamientos." Here are some of their take-aways:

"It can be hard when you have no money, but when you have friends and family, you have all you need"

"Little things make big impacts"

"Appreciate the things you have"

"People don't realize how difficult other peoples lives are until they've lived it and experienced it"

"It was shocking to see what they go through each day just to survive"

"It is inspiring that the people are so positive even though they don't have much"

"This movie gave me more understanding about what extreme poverty really is"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Authentic Spanish Resources!

One of my students went to Disney over February break and brought back this example of an authentic Spanish resource to share with the class:



Student Visit to Puerto Rico

I feel fortunate to have a student who was able to visit Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes. She and her family were able to bring donations to help out the families who were still living without electricity.

Here is a message from Madison:


In November of 2017, my family and I took a cruise from New York City to San Juan. As Puerto Rico was left devastated after Hurricane Irma, we decided to join a cruise group dedicated to helping the hurricane victims. Some of the group members brought down household supplies and first aid, while others stayed in San Juan to help repair buildings. My family and I chose to bring toys and games for the Toys for Tots foundation and Calvary Chapel located in San Juan. These organizations helped to distribute the toys to children in Puerto Rico.





Thank you to Madison and your family for sharing your experience with us!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Just Before February Vacation...

Students have been working hard on their Spanish Projects for Term 3!

7th graders were all dressed up today for their Valentine's Day Social, I couldn't resist taking these photos while we were working in the Mac Lab: