¡Bienvenidos a nuestra página de celebraciones!
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra página de celebraciones!
As we approach the end of the school year, one of the things that we always think of is "what's next?" For seniors, this question is very real as they prepare for their next steps in life. For the rest of the students, it's a time to reflect and prepare for the future. Mrs. Ben Yahia's Spanish III-Honors students have been thinking about their future plans and dreams. These kids did an amazing job thinking about, planning and organizing their ideas about their future. I'm very proud of their work. They share these representations of their future with you, enjoy!
celebrating Special, student-initiated read aloud moment in Mrs. Ben's 1st period Spanish III-Honors Class!Read Now
Last Wednesday, while we were talking about our childhoods this young man wondered out of his seat. He walked toward my desk where the Spanish Children's books of our PHS World Language Read Aloud Library were, took a book to his desk and began to read. The selection was ¡Jonrón! By Alex Rodríguez. This young man plays baseball, so this book was of particular interest and relevance to him.
I offered to read the book aloud to the class and all the students were excited about that. During the reading, one student even read parts of the book with me, so it became a shared read aloud. Also, while we read, students were able to make connections with new vocabulary that was specific to baseball by using their background knowledge and deducing their meaning by context.
The reading was a success and all students were actively engaged and reading for meaning! This group is amazing and we have so many teachable moments!
On one final note, I would like to thank Mr. Hearn for making the PHS World Language Read Aloud Library possible for our students. Each semester, we add five titles to our read aloud library in each language taught here at PHS.
We all have memories of our childhood, memories that we cherish and look back on as we grow. In this post, Mrs. Ben's Spanish Three- Honors students reminisce on their childhood and share their learning about childhood memories and what some of the favorite childhood games and activities of children from the target culture were, while comparing them to our own experiences. Spanish III-Honors students created portraits of their childhood and shared them with their classmates. One of the big takeaways of this unit was the similarities in some of our childhood games. We also tried to envision how some of the games that are unique to the target culture would have been if we had experienced them. Here are some examples of our childhood memories. Enjoy!
Pelion High School Spanish students shared Valentine's Day cards with their favorite teachers to celebrate this day. It was a positive message of love and appreciation that was well-received by all! Enjoy!
When you take the perspectives and practices of two different cultures and blend them something amazingly beautiful and magical happens -El Día de los Muertos! PHS Spanish students have been experiencing different aspects of this Mexican holiday and have discovered the cultural significance of this celebration. Here are some of the artwork that students created, enjoy!
This week's celebration comes from Mrs. Castro's Spanish One students who are using their creativity to make personal connections with Spanish. They are describing themselves and others in Spanish as well as, asking questions and incorporating vocabulary through the verses of a rap song that they have composed. They are having fun, they are engaged, and they are learning Spanish. This is an amazing clip of them in action, enjoy!
Our childhood was a special time in which we learned a lot of life-skills and reached many milestones. Mrs. Ben Yahia's Spanish III-Honors students have been learning to talk about their childhood memories in Spanish and have created illustrations of their favorite memories and pastimes. Mrs. Ben Yahia's students share these memories with each other and with you. Enjoy!
I would like to take a moment to celebrate the Panthers in my Spanish 121 Dual Enrollment Class. These students have worked very hard, helped me overcome a learning curve with the digital aspect of this course, adjusted to the rigors of a college-level class taught at an abbreviated timeline, all while keeping up with their tasks, learning a lot of Spanish, and doing a fantastic job on their first course exam. But that's not all, they have helped each other along the way. They have built their own "little family" and a safe learning environment. This inaugural class of Dual Enrollment will be a tough act to follow! They rock! While this post doesn't showcase student work, it shares a story of triumph over all odds. I am so proud of these Pelion Panthers and look forward to their continued success. They are the true heroes!
Mrs. Castro's students share their daily routines with us in Spanish through creative and expressive visuals. It is so inspiring to see their work on display in our hall! They are amazing! Enjoy!
Welcome to the Spanish Celebrations of Student Learning brought to you by Mrs. Castro and Mrs. Ben Yahia ("Mrs. Ben")! We are excited to have you in our classes and have the opportunity to celebrate while we learn about the Hispanic culture! Learning a new language and culture is an advantage both for your personal growth, as well as for increasing your earning potential and making you more competitive in the job market. Spanish is fun and all around us, let's learn it together and celebrate!