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Student Spotlight – Kim F.

Her is another “Star Student” from our Spanish 4 Honors class.

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Nombre: Kimberly Frary

Clase: Spanish 4 Honors

How many years have you studied Spanish?: 4


(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Leyendo
  • Mirando Netflix

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Helado

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
Quiero aprender en la clase de espanol a hablar en Espanol.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
Lo que me gusta mas en esta clase es personalidad divertida.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
Hacemos ahora en la clase el pretérito.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“Either move or be moved.”- Ezra Pound


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Student Spotlight – Kayla R.

Here is another “Star Student” from our Spanish 4 Honors class.

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Nombre: Kayla Riordan

Clase: Spanish 4 Honors

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
4 years

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Teaching kids gymnastics
  • Crossfit
  • High Honors Scholar
  • Hiking

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Chicken Alfredo

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:I am hoping to learn how to communicate in Spanish, not just write and read

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
I like that we have to actually speak in Spanish so I can become more comfortable with the language.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We are currently working on our final projects, which is a book about the topic of our choice using 16 tenses/moods.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott”


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Student Spotlight – Sophie M.

Here is another Star Student from our Latin American Experience class!

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Nombre:
Sophie Matellian

Clase: Latin American Experience

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
13 years


(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Student Council
  • DECA
  • Blackstone Valley Youth Leadership Academy
  • Nipmuc Ambassadors
  • Nipmuc Humanities Scholar
  • EMC Star Program
  • Vacation Bible School Volunteer
  • Walk for Hunger
  • Special Olympics
  • Senator T. Moore Advisory Council

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Macaroni and Cheese

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
I’m hoping to learn about Spanish culture and different dialects.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
What I like most about this class is the real world experience of going out into the community and talking to people about their culture.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying: “To each his own.”

 


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Student Spotlight – Dallas O.

Here is another Star Student from our Latin American Experience class!

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Nombre:
Dallas O’Hagan

Clase: Latin American Experience/Spanish Immersion Teaching Assistant

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
13 years

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos: 

  • skiing
  • theater
  • art
  • hiking

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
mashed potatoes

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
This year I really wanted to learn about Spanish and Latino culture.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
I really enjoyed the open atmosphere of this class and how learning was made fun, exciting and innovative .

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
Currently we are learning about our family ancestry and researching and learning more about our family.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“Liars don’t go to heaven” ~ Ana Soto


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Kindness Rocks Project – In Spanish!

Our Latin American Experience class is all about making connections within the Latino community and reaching out to others in kindness and friendship with the goal of promoting tolerance and understanding.  What better way than to create a Kindness Rocks Project in Spanish!

I first learned about The Kindness Rocks Project this past summer while I was hiking with my children, Eamon and Delia.  We came upon this assortment of beautifully-painted rocks and noticed that they had wonderful, positive messages written on them. Uplifting statements like “May all good things happen to you today” and “Focus on the good” adorned these rocks of various sizes and shapes.  My son and daughter were immediately intrigued and we spent quite some time reading the positive messages and talking about what they meant.  We also noticed the hashtag #thekindnessrocksproject written on each rock and were curious what it all meant.  Looking more closely, we also noticed a small wooden sign that welcomed us to take a rock if we needed some positivity in our lives and to share them with others in need.  It also said to take a photo of the rock and to put it on social media with the hashtag #thekindnessrocksproject.  I was amazed at what we found out when we did a little more investigation at home of how this all began.

The Kindness Rocks Project was started by an anonymous woman in Barnstable, MA.  She liked to collect rocks on the beach and would paint inspirational sayings on them and leave them in places for people to find.  One instance, before her trend went viral, this woman simply left a painted rock at a local Whole Foods and a woman, who had been experiencing many recent hardships in her life, picked it up and posted a photo on Facebook.  She explained how that simple message of hope changed her life and helped her to move forward through difficult circumstances.  And thus, The Kindness Rocks Project was born!

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As she continues to pay it forward, she has inspired people, like us,  from around the globe to create their own Kindness Rocks Project!

Students in our Latin American Experience classes collected up some rocks and painted positive messages and inspirational quotes in Spanish on them  Then, they ventured off to set up their “rock garden” in a local Milford park.  If you were a Spanish-speaker and you came across a rock garden with uplifting messages in YOUR language, how cool would that be?

Learn more about The Kindness Rocks Project here!

Check out some of our student-created Spanish kindness rocks below!


Student Spotlight – Jack D.

Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 2.17.56 PMHere is another Star Student from our Spanish 4 Honors class!

Nombre: Jack Dunlap

Clase: Spanish 4 Honors

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
I have studied 12 years of Spanish, 4 of those years were in an Immersion class.

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Sports (basketball, baseball)
  • Nipmuc Ski Club

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Pizza

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
How to conjugate better.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:

The candy (ha ha Jack!)

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:

A Calligram project

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:

“Work or die” – Mrs. Moloney


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Level 4 – Autobiografías

For World Language Week, students in Level 4 Spanish are “becoming” a famous Hispanic artist, athlete, poet, writer, etc. and participating in a face-to-face interview in the target language.  Utilizing all of the grammar components that we have learned thus far, students must be able to answer and discuss the following information:

  1. ¿Cuál es su nombre completo Ud.?
  2. ¿Dónde y cuándo nació Ud.?
  3. ¿Por qué era famoso(a) Ud.?
  4. ¿Cuáles son algunas personas que han influido su vida?
  5. Describa Ud. su educación y/o entrenamiento.
  6. ¿Había viajado mucho por toda su vida Ud.? ¿Dónde?
  7. ¿Cuál es su “dicho” favorito?  Explique.
  8. ¿Por qué le recordará a Ud. el mundo?
  9. Describa Ud. (muéstreme) una creación importante suya.
  10. ¿Se consideraría ser una persona influyente Ud.?  ¿Por qué/no?
  11. Si hubiera nacido en otra época, ¿cómo habría sido diferente su vida?
  12. Para el fin de esta entrevista, ¿qué quiere que yo recuerde de Ud.?
  13. Si estuviera vivo(a), ¿a quién votaría Ud. en las elecciones generales?
  14. ¿Qué tipo de música a Ud. le gusta más?  ¿Por qué?
  15. Si pudiera dar consejos a los jóvenes de hoy, ¿qué diría Ud.? (Use a Vosotros/Uds. command here)

Students are also designing artistic reproductions, acting in dramatic reinterpretations, or creating sculptures of trophies of their respective historical figures.

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Nipmuc Celebrates World Language Week

World Language Week will be celebrated at Nipmuc Regional High School from March 13-17. Come check out the amazing work of our Italian/French/Spanish students!

Our Advanced Grammar and Composition Spanish immersion students are painting portraits of famous Hispanics throughout history and writing biographies on their lives and achievements.

These immersion students, as well the AP Spanish Language students, are competing in a writing contest sponsored by The Spanish Resource Center at UMass Boston.

Every day during the morning, students will enjoy the sounds of international music over the loudspeaker, courtesy of the Hispanic Civilization, Literature, and Culture class. These students are also creating ornate “azulejos”, or Spanish tiles for display.

Level 3 language students will be creating and illustrating children’s books and fairy tales in the target language.

Each level 4 student is researching the life and contribution of a famous Italian/French/Spanish figure.  Students will “become” this famous figure for a day, and be able to answer questions about themselves and their respective works in the target language. These students will also be creating monuments and artistic reproductions of famous works of art or indigenous sculpture and pottery.

Students from the Latin American Experience classes are learning about the Aztecs and writing their names utilizing the Ictapa alphabet.

NEW THIS YEAR! – On Thursday, March 16th from 1:00pm-2:00pm, all level 2 world language students will be “competing” in our first annual “Battle of the International Food Trucks”.  In groups, students are designing fictional “food trucks” and serving up some amazing international fare.  Sharply dressed in their newly-created company “uniforms”, students will be glad to tell you all about their food truck concept/theme as well as some fun facts about their country’s/region’s flag, tourist attractions, and signature dish.  We are so excited to welcome some foodies and restaurateurs from local businesses such as Bertucci’s, Acouge Vale Do Aco, and Rebecca’s3 as well as some community connections, like Major League Cuts, that we have made through our Latin American Experience class, to serve as judges.  Students from the Latin American Experiences classes will serve as hosts and assist our visiting judges with the voting process.

That night at 7:00pm, we will proudly induct over 60 members into our newly-chartered Spanish/French/Italian National Honor Societies.  You are cordially invited to join us in the cafeteria for a celebration of our World Language students’ incredible achievements.

Students in Level 1 language classes will be designing and creating unique international t-shirts. On Friday, March 17th from 1:15pm to 2:00pm we will hold our annual Level 1 International Buffet. Join us in the cafeteria to sample some international fare and to judge our annual international t-shirt contest.

We are really looking forward to this year’s World Language Week and hope that you can join us in celebrating cultural diversity, tolerance, and understanding.


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Student Spotlight – Camille G.

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Here is another “Star Student” from our Spanish I class!

Nombre: Camille Gallagher

Clase: Spanish 1

 

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
2 years

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Peer leadership
  • DECA

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Chick-fil-A chicken

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
I hope to be able to talk Spanish to people in other countries.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
That we speak a lot of Spanish and we can talk to each other in Spanish.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We are learning about Ser and Estar and are doing an emoji poster.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“Any pizza is a personal pizza if you believe in yourself”


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Student Spotlight – Lea P.

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Here is another class update from one of our Spanish 4 Honors seniors!

Nombre: Lea Peterson

Clase: Spanish 4 Honors

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
3 years


(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Field Hockey (varsity and club team)
  • PMC 2 Year Rider
  • Track (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Piano
  • Work (Counselor job over the summer, Red Rock Grill and Bar during the school year, basketball ticket sales)
  • Student Council (government)
  • STEM
  • High Honors Student

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Chipotle

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
Learn how to be comfortable speaking in Spanish.  When I travel, I want to be able to communicate with others around me.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
A laid back atmosphere.  I like playing games and learning Spanish in alternative ways rather than just grammar.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We made a postcard from a foreign destination, speaking in Spanish to significant others at home.  We used the app Touchcast, and got candy when we finished. 🙂

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn