This month, in which Latin America remembers the “Encounter of Two Worlds”, the students were busy in the classrooms learning, working, researching and presenting their work about our rich Hispanic culture and its people. Below is a glimpse of our activities.

Primary

 

by Yeny Hernandez   [dt_sc_email emailid="yeny.hernandez@gms.org"/]

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Children in Tracy's class learning different aspects of the Hispanic Heritage Month

This has been an active month in Primary in Spanish. The students worked with geometry, recognizing the different geometrical shapes and naming them as they created figures with them.

We also celebrated the Hispanic Heritage Month, talking about different aspects of it: history, geography and art among others.

We look forward to another month of exciting activities!

 

 

Lower Elementary

by Susana D'Ruiz  [dt_sc_email emailid="susana.druiz@gms.org"/] 

In cultural studies, we covered Mes de la Herencia Hispana (National Hispanic Month), songs and cultural content. As an end to cultural month, we read about one of the most renowned Mexican artists, Diego Rivera. In phonetics, the emphasis was on /m/ sound and syllable formation for first level students, and /d/ sounds and syllable formation for second and third levels.

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Albert and Andrew listen attentively about Diego Rivera's life.

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Students working on their phonetics books

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Working on a Diego Rivera painting

Upper Elementary

by Susana D'Ruiz and Sandra O. Lee  

Fourth Level

The fourth level students have transitioned well into Upper El. This past week the lessons focused on noun gender. In vocabulary the emphasis was on useful phrases for the Spanish class.

Fifth Level

This month the students have been busy working on vocabulary and sentence analysis. They compared the Spanish versus the English patterns using the Montessori Grammar Symbols. They continue working on vocabulary and phonetics. 

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David analyzes sentences in Spanish using Montessori grammar symbols.

 

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Middle School

by Sandra O. Lee   [dt_sc_email emailid="sandra@gms.org"/]

Part of October has been marked for the visit of our friends from our sister school in Costa Rica. Our kids had the opportunity to make new friends, practice Spanish and get ready for their trip to Costa Rica in May. But we do not forget about academics during "Mes de la Hispanidad" in which we celebrate the "Encounter of Two Worlds". The students in Middle School researched and presented their work about different people, natural wonders and monuments from Spain and Latin America.

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Sixth year girls work on their schedule in Spanish

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Middle schoolers working with some of our new friends who visited from Costa Rica.