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Hello, parents and guardians!
In April, the seventh graders will continue their study of foods, focusing it through the lens of health. This involves use of the verb “ser” (to be) and adjectives to describe foods. Students also learn to give advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This unit continue through part of May. Cultural topics in this unit include open-air Latin American markets, diets of Hispanic athletes, authentic recipes, as well as many other related topics. Toward the end of May students will begin the final unit of the year “¿Adónde vas?” which is about places in the community. Students will learn to describe where they go, when they go there, with whom they go, and how they get there.
Eighth graders are continuing their study of all things restaurant in the “Vamos al restaurante!” (Let’s go to the restaurant!) chapter. They are practicing ordering food and making small talk. Students are regularly using stem-changing and irregular verbs as well and conversational courtesies. Many students will role play waiter and customer in a restaurant in skits. Students going to New York will have the opportunity to put this new vocabulary skill to use in context at lunch. The cultural themes in this unit include tapas, the types of eateries, meal etiquette, and the differences between mealtimes in Latin America and Europe, and el menú del día. In May we will begin the unit “En el Dormitorio” where students will learn to describe their own personal space: their bedrooms. They will be able to describe the items in it, their positions, and what their ideal space would be.
Please note: Dates for 8th graders
• New York City Field Study Trip 1: Thursday, April 12th, 2018 (8 Green, 8 White, and some 8 Gold)
• New York City Field Study Trip 2: Wednesday, May2nd, 2018 (8 Blue, 8 Red, and some 8 Gold)
As always, we appreciate your support in encouraging your child to practice and to use the language whenever possible.