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Hello, parents and guardians!

In May, the 7th graders continue their study of foods in collaboration with the topic of health. This involves conjugating the irregular verb “ser” (to be). They are also learning to use all forms of adjectives to describe foods. This unit will continue through most of May.  Cultural topics in this unit include open-air Latin American markets, the Spanish festival of La Tomatina, El chocolate, and El Mate (the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay). At the end of May and going into June, students will begin the unit “¿Adónde vas?” (Where are you going?) which is about the community. Students will learn to express where, when, how, and with whom they go to places.

For 8th graders, their current unit of study, “Vamos al restaurante!” (Let’s go to a restaurant!), will wind up in early June. As performance assessments, students are performing restaurant-themed skits, reading and ordering from menus, and writing a review of a local restaurant. Cultural topics in this unit include menú del día, tapas in Spain, dining etiquette in some Spanish-speaking countries, ordering coffee, and paying the bill.

Many students on 8 Blue, 8 Green, and 8 Gold will be traveling to New York City to participate in the Cultural Field Study on May 16th.

Special Notes:

  • Students should be dropped off/picked up at the gym entrance.  
  • Please bring water, nut-free breakfast & snacks
  • Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the theater & museum.

As always, we thank you for your support of language learning and we appreciate it when you encourage your child to practice and to use the language whenever possible. 

Sra. Anderson
Sra. Pierce
Sra. Sullivan-Jacques
Sra. Tomlinson