"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
Spanish News from Ms. Kimberly Jara
The 3-6 year old Spanish classes learned the song "El Burrito Enfermo" (The Sick Little Donkey), and in turn happily shared about their own aches and pains using "me duele." They are also learning several verbs and telling which activities they like to do.
The 1st graders received some fun new Spanish books this month! We read one called "En el Árbol" (In the Tree). In our follow-up activity, students wrote sentences in Spanish and drew pictures about the activities they do at home, school, and other places.
The 2nd graders used the verbs "voy" (I'm going) and "vamos" (we're going) to write sentences about where they plan to go and with whom. They are also working on numbers up to 100.
The 3rd graders are observing how Spanish verbs work by changing their endings, as the second half of our novel ("Las Aventuras de Isabela") increases the diversity of verb forms. We brought "Isabela's" experiences into the classroom as we sampled fruit with chili powder as well as tostadas.
Noticias del Español (Spanish News)!
"Ms Amelia Mendez
¿Cuál es tu deporte favorito? Students learned about sports and sport equipment by playing charades and acting out each of the different sports. The kids had a great time learnig the new vocabulary and interacting.
Also we worked on various common expressions that include verbs. These verbal phrases will facilitate students understanding of the language and will also assist them in communicating their feelings and thoughts clearly in Spanish.
News from Gym and Drama
Gym-Toward the beginning of the year Mrs. Arain discussed the 5 components of physical fitness with the students. Fitness isn't defined by appearance but by Muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body fat composition. Focusing on the first four, the 4th-8th grade students completed a competitive unit of dodgeball!
Mrs. Arain even got in on the action. The classes have begun to slow things down and focus on flexibility with Yoga March Madness. The students are focusing on themselves and their inner peace.
SEL- The Social Emotional Learning of our students is a top priority of the our administration and staff. After putting together a committee to dedicate time into the creation of an SEL curriculum that is tailored to our specific school. For 1st through 8th grade, we have decided to incorporate time management into our morning meetings and throughout the day.
Gym- Mrs. Arain and her 4th-8th grade students have been enjoying the nice weather with competitive games of kickball.
Theatre- The 4th-8th grade theater students have been hard at work memorizing their lines for their year-end skits. They will be performing in the school for their school mates on May 17-19th. We would love for parents to attend if possible. The performance schedule will be sent out shortly.
News From Art