Week 9: September 18-22
Hello Families. We are at week 9 of the school year and Fall Break is nearly here! 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 reviewed Lessons 1-6, Stories 1-6 and practiced signing The National Anthem. Tomorrow we will have a rehearsal during school to practice our respective roles in the Electives Showcase. Upon return from break, students will complete Lesson 7 and continue practice for the Showcase.
ASL 2: This week in class students completed Lesson 38 in ASL University and practiced signing A Million Dreams for the upcoming Electives Showcase. Tomorrow we will have a rehearsal to practice our respective roles in the Electives Showcase. Upon return from break, students will complete Lesson 39, Country Sentences and practice their song for the Showcase.
Spanish 1: This week in class students learned how to use the gustar verb to talk about their likes and dislikes. They took notes on the concept, completed two worksheets in class and completed a Quizizz on the gustar verb today to demonstrate their understanding. Students also Salsa danced this week with Mrs. McCollum and completed some Duolingo and Quizlet practice. Tomorrow students will be practicing for the Showcase in the green gym during school. Upon return from break, students will be learning about Alebrijes and their history and will be coming up with their own unique designs for an Alebrije of their own. The students will then create their Alebrije whiich will be displayed in the photo booth at the Showcase. They will also continue to practice Salsa Dancing and learn the Mexican Hat Dance.
Spanish 2: This week in class students practiced their song for the Electives Showcase called Un Año by Sebastian Yatra. It is a song in Spanish about how love endures over time and distance. Some of the stanzas are very quick and challenging so students are working toward memorization of the words. Students also worked on some of the activities in the textbook and on a worksheet to help them in giving directions to others in Spanish and using prepositional phrases in Spanish. Tomorrow students will be practicing for the Showcase in the green gym during school. Upon return from break students will learn about the tradition of sugar skulls and Día de los Muertos and will be planning their own unique design for a skull. After planning, they will be painting their own ceramic skulls out for display in the photo booth for the Showcase.
Have a great Fall Break!