Nido followed up on our Mexican Independence study this week by learning more about the Aztec legend behind the Mexican flag design. The kids were very curious to hear this legend when we started looking at the flag last week, so I made sure to follow up on that curiosity in my planning for this week. The colorful character above is Huitzilopochtli, the divine being who told the Aztecs to look for an eagle with a snake on a cactus and to build a great city in that spot. We recreated the story with felt characters and did a yoga pose for each character.
Laguna has been exploring emotions vocabulary such as feliz, triste, enojado, emocionado and curioso. We read picture books together and talked about the characters' emotions at different points, and the kids illustrated each emotion by drawing faces with some very entertaining expressions and labeling them.
Lago has mastered talking about weather terms and played a number of different games this week to reinforce their ability to use these terms in conversation. They continue to seek out obscure vocabulary such as werewolf (hombre lobo) and hashtag (hashtag).
Cielo has wrapped up their introductory units in greetings/introductions (Spanish 1) and activities (Spanish 2). The students put together some highly dramatic skits to show off their knowledge!