Week 10: October 9-13
Welcome back to school everyone. I hope everyone had a marvelous Fall Break.
Students have been working hard in preparation for the Electives Showcase. Information about the Showcase can be found below.
On Saturday, October 21st we are pleased to announce our Electives Showcase! This is an evening event that is listed in the syllabus for each electives class. Students in the Spanish classes will be singing, dancing and setting up a photo booth. ASL students will be signing some songs. and the students in dance, yoga and choir will also be performing. Miss Tomasek’s students will be displaying their amazing artwork and Mr. Ramos will be leading his advanced culinary and bakery students in providing world class hors d’ oeuvres! This is a marvelous opportunity to witness first hand what your child is learning in the classroom and see the progress that they are making this year. Preparation and learning for the Electives Showcase is tied to the curriculum being taught in class and to the World Language Standards. As this is performance based students are required to attend. Again, think Family Fun Night! The fun will begin at 5:45 pm with hors d’ oeuvres and interactive entertainment (statuettes, photo booth, mariachi music, small groups etc.) and then the program will begin at 6:45 p.m. See the formstack below for purchasing your tickets.
ASL 1: This week in class students are practicing signing the National Anthem for the Electives Showcase. They are also studying Lesson 7. Next week students will complete Lesson 8 and rehearse for the Electives Showcase.
ASL 2: This week in class students are practicing signing A Million Dreams for the Electives Showcase. They are also studying Lesson 39. Next week students will complete Lesson 40 and rehearse for the Electives Showcase.
Spanish 1: This week in class students are learning about the history of Alebrijes. Alebrijes are spirit animals that are part of Mexican culture and help guide people. They are the invention of artisan Pedro Linares who had a dream about them in 1943 and began to recreate them. Since that time, Alebrijes have become so popular that they have become part of the celebration of Día de los Muertos, been in animated movies like Coco and are sold all over the world. There is also an Alebrije Parade in Mexico each year! This week in class students are designing their own Alebrijes on paper first, then using air dry clay. After they are dry, students will be painting their Alebrijes and must meet the elements of a rubric for this assignment. Students have also been practicing the Salsa and The Mexican Hat Dance with Jutem McCollum, our dance instructor extraordinaire.
Spanish 2: This week in class students are learning about the history of sugar skulls which are used in the celebration of Día de los Muertos, a day which celebrates our ancestors and loved ones that have passed. Students are also working on a design for a ceramic skull that will be displayed on the Photo Booth at the Electives Showcase. They have reviewed the rubric for this assignment in class, are completing a rough draft plan on paper and are aware of the expectations for this assignment. In addition to this, they practiced their song Un Año by Sebastian Yatra which will be sung at the Electives Showcase. Many students have already memorized the song!
Have a great week and if you have not yet purchased your tickets for the Electives Showcase, please see the Form Stack above.