Friday, November 22, 2013

Student Project: Technology then and now

Spanish 4 students were asked to compare an aspect of our school today with how it used to be in the past.  One student chose to compare technology from the past to the kind of technology we have now.  Her presentation was great, but I thought I'd share her visual aide.  We decided to hang it outside the computer/business teacher's door because it was so well done.  That, and our business teacher has been around long enough to have used a lot of the kinds of technology on the poster!  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Damos gracias por...

I work with a Power Hour group for 30 minutes each day.  My particular group of Power Hour kids is a selection of Spanish students from all levels (Spanish 1-4.)  It's basically a mixed level Spanish extension time.  This past week, I noticed other Power Hour groups taking some time to do some activities centered on Thanksgiving or being thankful.  So, we took a few days and created this display in the hallway to illustrate what we were thankful for.

First, we brainstormed a list of things together in the classroom.  Then, each student created their own leaf.  Finally, the students created the tree and the title to pull it all together.  Here's how it turned out!  :)

And a close-up of a couple of the individual leaves.