Content Infomation - Snider/Miller
Below we will share specific information about what is happening in each content area.
Over the course of the year we will look back and forward to help provide some context for what your student is doing.
You are encourage to look at their assignment notebook to better understand their homework responsibilities too!
Spanish - updated 1/21/24
5th/6th grade: La comida - Food unit
Before leaving for winter break, students learned vocabulary and about popular dishes in various Spanish Speaking places; Mofongo:Puerto Rico, Tortilla Española: Spain, Chocolate Caliente Mexicano: Mexico.
After break, students learned how to order food in Spanish. We practiced this through skits with peers. To conclude this unit, students are creating paper plate projects that will display a meal of their choice and how to order it in Spanish. Coming up, students will identify foods in French.
This week 6th grade students will be signing up for classes at Shorewood Intermediate School (SIS). The World Language program at SIS (and SHS) offer Spanish and French as options!
¿Qué hemos aprendido? - What have we learned?
Students have been building their spanish vocabulary working on greetings, “buenos días, buenas tardes y buenas noches” (good morning, good afternoon and goodnight) and ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?) Students have also identified borrowed words and cognates from Spanish and French we use in English. This will help prepare students for middle school as they have an option to take Spanish or French at Shorewood Intermediate School (SIS)!
Recently, we have been working with the song “Vivir mi Vida” by Marc Anthony. We have translated the chorus and used vocabulary from the song to build our spanish vocabulary. Specifically the future tense with “Voy a + verb” (I’m going to + verb). In the future, students will learn the cultural aspects of this song and some salsa dance steps! This is a collaborative unit students will work on in Spanish and Music class.
If you have any questions or any cultural experiences you would like to share, please reach out! ¡Hasta luego!