The Middle School Spanish classes are now settled into their routines in class, which are crucial to help our class flow and stay fun!
- Each student in the class is assigned a job like “cheerleader” “Spanish police” or “librarian,” etc, that helps everyone take responsibility for maintaining our classroom and keeping up our classroom norms.
- Also, each class students work to learn a new, useful phrase in Spanish, which they are asked to remember as the secret password for the next class: “Bummer!” “Seriously?” “Obviously!” “Help!” and so on.
- Additionally, we now have plenty of practice incorporating our weekly “specials” into our class routines: Free reading from our class library of choice books on Mondays and Tuesdays, “musica miercoles” on Wednesdays when we examine a Spanish song, “jaja jueves” or Spanish jokes on Thursdays, and free writing on Fridays in increase our fluency.
We’ve been learning and reviewing some important vocabulary in Spanish as well. Lately, we have been using this vocabulary to talk about Spanish culture, and specifically the Running of the Bulls event that happens annually in Pamplona, Spain. Students found the information very interesting and were able to share their opinions in Spanish as to whether they would ever like to travel to Spain to participate in or watch the event. What do you think?