La Clase de la Sra. Moloney


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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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Student Spotlight – Madi K.

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 9.47.16 AMHere is another Star Student from our Latin American Experience class!

Nombre: Madison Kimball

Clase: Latin American Experience

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
11

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Singing
  • Playing instruments

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
My favorite food is pineapple.

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
I would like to learn more about Spanish culture and how it influences us.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
I like learning about the different kinds of music and how they are influential and where they originated from.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We are currently creating kindness rocks with inspirational  Spanish sayings to put out into the community.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:

“Don’t look back.  You aren’t going that way.”


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Student Spotlight – Abby R.

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 11.45.19 AMHere is another Star Student from our Spanish 4 Honors class!

Nombre: Abby Rapiejko

Clase: Spanish 4-H

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
3

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Equestrian and Equestrian Drill Team Captain (4 years)
  • STEM Scholar
  • Saxophone player in wind ensemble (vice president of wind ensemble)
  • National Honor Society member, treasurer, and bulletin board updater
  • 4-H member in Woodville Trailbusters 4-H Club and the Crafty Cats 4-H Club
  • Treasurer of Woodville Trailbuster 4-H Club (8 years)
  • National 4-H Horsebowl Team 2014
  • National 4-H Communications Team 2016
  • 4-H Ambassador
  • Yearbook committee member

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Ice cream

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
I would like to be able to communicate in Spanish in both speaking and writing.  I would like to be able to listen to someone speaking in Spanish and understand in real time without having to translate.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
I like how this class incorporates unique ways to learn including funny presentations, games, and discussions in Spanish.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
I am making a calligrams book about a farm.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“Where’s the candy Molo?” –  Lizzy


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Student Spotlight – Isabelle T.

Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 7.48.08 AMHere is another Star Student from our Latin American Experience class!

Nombre: Isabelle Todd

Clase: Latin American Experience

How many years have you studied Spanish?:
13

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • going to the beach,
  • relaxing

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
celery

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
More about Spanish culture!

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

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
painting rocks for the Spanish kindness rock garden

 


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Student Spotlight – Sam Carter

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-12-44-57-pmHere is a “Star Student” from our Latin American Experience class!

Nombre: Sam Carter

Clase: Latin American Experience

How many years have you studied Spanish?: 4

 

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing

(Favorite Food) Comida Favorita:
Pizza

(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
I was just hoping to learn more about Latin American and Hispanic culture.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
The freedom to work at our own pace.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
We just finished up a project on Latin American and Hispanic food.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
~ Nelson Mandela


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Student Spotlight – Riley Bryant

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

Nombre: Riley Bryant

Clase: Spanish 1 Honors

 

 


How many years have you studied Spanish?:
In past environments and previous grade, taking the Spanish language was mandatory and a class that everybody took. I was in Spanish-speaking environments like this for years. I also took a full-year class of Spanish in middle school and am taking one now while planning to continue for my next four years and on.

(Hobbies) Pasatiempos:

  • Soccer
  • Student Council
  • COF (Circle of Friends)


(What are you hoping to learn in class?) ¿Qué quieres aprender en la clase de Español?:
In class, I am hoping to learn beyond the standard points and all the criteria that should be met. With that, I also hope to learn about my peers’ past encounters with this language, how they’ve used it, etc. and even how I can use it in not only the future, but the present.

(What I like most in this class) Lo que me gusta más en esta clase:
In this class, I like that it is composed of multiple grades, ages and experiences.  This truly helps me as bouncing ideas off of each other and seeing benefits from each one’s really helps my knowledge in the Spanish language flourish, which definitely would have to be what I like most about and in this class.

(What are we currently doing in class?) ¿Qué hacemos ahora en la clase?:
Currently in class we are learning about times and how they can be expressed differently in the Spanish language.

(Dicho Favorito) Favorite Quote or Saying:
My favorite quote/saying is “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”


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Changes….

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Change is in the air as summer turns to fall.  Now that we have all settled into the day-to-day routine, students have been engaged in creative projects and learning new and exciting things.

The Latin American Experience student groups have nearly all made a connection within the local Latino community and have begun work on their student blogs, Spanish language interviews, and highlight posters.  I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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A new and unique opportunity is being offered this year!  As an Independent Study course, senior Spanish Immersion students can serve as teaching assistants to the elementary schools.   Students create and write detailed lesson plans, engage in group activities with various classes, and differentiate their instruction to best suit student learning.  Our 2 Spanish Immersion Teaching Assistants, Dallas and Taylor, are hard at work creating autumn-themed lesson plans by creating exemplars of acrostic poems.

 

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Their supervising instructor, Sra. Cardamone says:

“Taylor and Dallas did a great job preparing for this lesson. They included a list of necessary and enrichment vocabulary. They also prepared a model of a competed acrostic poem that inspired the students to produce quality final copies of the poems. Talyor and Dallas began the lesson well by engaging all students with questions. They activated prior knowledge by reviewing what a poem was and brainstorming fall vocabulary with the students. When students ran out of ideas, they prompted the class with different themes in which to generate words. During the lesson they circulated among the students answering questions and checking the kids’ progress.”