The Olympics are a great opportunity to celebrate the world around us. Over 200 countries will compete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, providing an amazing display of culture and diversity. It is an occasion for global communities to unite and celebrate an amazing event. For children, it is an opportunity to experience the global event and foster an appreciation for the atmosphere of cultural diversity. In Spanish, we have been introducing our students in a wide array of cultural experiences.
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!
For Nourish and Flourish Day Señora Opazo and Mr Bartold with the students made “Churros y Chocolate.” Churros are a golden fritter of pastry that’s deep fried and eaten warm. A Spanish favourite, churros make a delcious dessert but are eaten traditionally in Spain for breakfast. Churros are the ultimate treat to have with a mug of hot chocolate or dipped in a little melted chocolate. Señora Opazo and Mr Bartold with the help of Señora Opazo’s daughter Viviana made over 150 churros to share with students and staff. It was an “Fantastico” effort. Well done! The students and staff enjoyed the Spanish taste experience.
Jordan (6/7RV) – It was a good experience. They tasted delicious!
Sweata (6/7RV) – It was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. I would definitely eat them again.
Hayley (6/7IB) – It was a fantastic time and I really enjoyed it.
Amity (6/7IB) – It was a good learning experience.
Please enjoy this You tube site on how to make Churros.