El Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead
On November 1st and 2nd The Day of the Dead – El Dia de los Muertos – is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. During Spanish students have been learning about the traditional holiday where family and friends pray for and remember those close to them who have passed away. Students have participated in various activities to commemorate this special cultural event. It is a colourful and joyful occasion celebrated by more and more people around the world.
Señora Opazo has been playing some “juegos de numeros” (number games) with the Year 3/4’s. It has been lots of excitement and fun!! Fantastico!!
Jayne and Sue organised a Mexican experience in the tuckshop this week. Well done! Señoritas!! We are so lucky to have all this culturally diverse food at Holy Family. Aribba!!!
Señora Opazo has been working with the Receptions, Year1’s and Year 2’s to learn more about Spain and it’s culture. Look at the wonderful flags that the children have created and shared during their time in Spanish.
The Year 5, 6, and 7’s have been focusing on oral language with an emphasis on implementing as many useful Spanish phrases into the classroom as possible. I began by introducing classroom phrases and requests into our Spanish classes and encouraged other teachers to incorporate them across the school.
I immersed my students in an environment where classroom directions were given in Spanish. Students were required to respond to directions or express themselves in Spanish. As time has progressed students co-created many new requests that they wanted to incorporate into the classroom phrases. Here are some examples of their presentations.
The Receptions and Year 1’s have been learning the “Colores” in Spanish. Señora Opazo has been teaching them a song about “Los Colores”. The students were “fantastico”. Por favor enjoy watching them singing en Español!
Students played an interactive language game with Señora Opazo using the Classroom Phrases. They had lots of fun! ¡Qué divertido! Please enjoy watching the students playing “Loteria”.
The Year 2’s have been learning their colours in Spanish. They played a language game with Señora Opazo using “Los Colores”. Look at how much fun they had playing together. Ask your child to teach you Los Colores!