All Spanish classes integrate culture into lessons as cultures are an important component of foreign language learning. Students celebrated Cinco de mayo by learning about the holiday in which Mexico defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. Today, Cinco de mayo is celebrated in order to celebrate the Hispanic culture in the United States and all Spanish classes participated in the celebration. Some students tried different Cinco de mayo recipes like sopapillas, tres leches cake and dulce de leche cake. Yum!
Spanish 3 and 4 classes participated in class reunions in order to practice and review the future tense in the target language. Students first made predictions for the year 2023 for their classmates and teacher using the future tense. On reunion day, students dressed in what they predicted would be their occupation and life in 10 years and presented themselves to their classmates in the target language. Students shared about their careers, academic achievements and personal lives. Each student then signed their classmates "yearbook" with their 10 year predictions. We had nurses, doctors, teachers, rock stars and even an American Idol winner attend the reunion!
Spanish 2 classes reviewed clothing vocabulary and grammar concepts by putting on a fashion show. Each group was assigned a theme and had to dress the part on fashion show day. Students described their partner's outfit by using the target language with use of grammar and vocabulary addressed in class. Students also chose a song to accompany their theme as they did their strut on the catwalk!
Andrea Mitchel won 1st place ($75.00) in the Cans For College Contest with a weight of 76.1 lbs.Rodney Lucas won the 2nd place ($25.00) random drawing. We collected a total weight of 382.55 lbs.This will help a lot towards our scholarship fund. Thanks for those that participated and our sponsers.
Students in Mr. Stidham's Algebra 102 classes are using learned knowledge of how to find the equation of a line through two points to help them in their putt putt skills. The concept of how to find slope given two points is used to increase their chance of getting a hole-in-one!
Students in Mrs. Dorman's Physical Science classes are learning about the life cycle of stars by researching a constellation and putting it in the night sky... well plastic bag. Students poke holes in a giant plastic bag and use it as a makeshift planetarium to present their constellation to their piers. It is a unique and fun way to study stars during the day and is an activity students look forward to all year.