Nido created and labeled some delightful paintings of unusually colored animals, inspired by Eric Carle's El Artista que Pintó un Caballo Azul (The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse). This gave us a chance to practice noun-adjective word order as well. Later in the month we learned about the Mexican artist Diego Rivera and his murals of people working, dancing and portraying historical scenes.
Laguna wrote and illustrated original stories about a baby who wants something and goes to different places to find it. The babies wanted everything from chocolate to a new dimension! We also studied family vocabulary in tandem with the class unit, and made books about our families.
Lago friends continue to hone their storytelling and acting skills in practicing high-frequency structures. While I was out with laryngitis, they reviewed classroom object vocabulary and worked on designs of alien classrooms labeled in Spanish. We have started a series of class meetings focusing on Cuba in the context of the 20th Century unit the classes are currently doing.
Cielo continues its storytelling work. We also took time this month to work in teams to prepare presentations for Friends & Family Day. The students worked hard and all found a way to contribute to some very enjoyable presentations!