We're back from Nashville! As I mentioned last week, all the World Language teachers traveled to Nashville to attend the ACTFL (American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages) National Conference
Besides attending several sessions, we were chosen to present our work in Young Scholar and share all the best practices with thousands of professionals from all around the globe. We were honored by this unique appointment. We presented about the following topics:
Challenges and solutions for the use of Authentic Materials in WL class (Roundtable)
Think, pair, share. Mindfulness in the WL class (Session)
The role of personality in differentiation and instruction (Reseach poster)
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please, do not hesitate to contact me
Finally, I would like to say thank you for choosing Young Scholars. I am thankful for all my students and proud of all of them. Hope you have a wonderful break and see you soon!
Amazing things are happening this week! All the language teachers are traveling to Nashville to present at the ACTFL conference! In the meantime, we are giving the finishing touches to all our work for the first marking period of the year
During this week, we are working on the following can do statement: I can describe myself and others. As practice, we will be working with the book Don Quijote de la Mancha and discovering their complex characters.
Feliz Dia de Muertos! During this week we are celebrating The Day of the Dead. A traditional Mexican holiday to honor our ancestors. Every grade will have age appropriate activities including, among others:
Crafts: Creating papel picado and marigold flowers
Videos: With cultural information about this holiday
La Ofreda: Explanation of what the ofrenda is and all its parts
Cultural sensitivity is relevant for all kind of traditional celebrations and we are doing it with respect and care.
During this week, we are working on the following can do statement: I can introduce others and provide personal information.
While working on the aforementioned statement, students are preparing a presentation about a famous or relevant Hispanic person to finish our celebrations for the Hispanic Heritage Month. The project is due next Wednesday November 1st for 6th grade, and Thursday November 2nd for 7th and 8th grade.
Furthermore, 6th grade earned a party! We will be cooking quesadillas this coming Thursday, October 26th. I will bring the tortillas and cheese. Students can bring any other filling that they like.