Happy Sunday! I am waking up slowly with a lot of coffee as a result of chaperoning the Homecoming Dance last night. It is fun to see all of the students dressed up, though. I wrote a new set of news articles. I am hoping to complete this on the off weeks of Martina’s El Mundo en Tus Manos. I HIGHLY suggest that you buy her subscription for all of the other weeks. This week, I included:
- Updates on Mexico and Puerto Rico
- An article on a Bolivian biologist who is working on biodiversity in Gran Chaco
- Information on Michoacan cuisine
- A large archeology excavation in Colombia of muisca artifacts
- Costa Rica’s tie with Honduras to qualify for the World Cup
I would encourage you to have your students look up various aspects to share based on their interests. Here is the menu that I shared in the article. You can also visit the website for Gran Chaco in Argentina that has a lot of pictures of the forest and animals. This website has information on the Muisca culture. While the text may be too difficult, you could look at the pictures of artifacts with novices. Also- you can watch the video of the Costa Rican goal here.
Here is the whole newsletter:
Also, there are two ideas that I have done this week that are quickly becoming some of my favorite activities. I LOVE this idea that Arianne explained from Cynthia about using play-doh to recreate scenes from novels or stories before a gallery walk. I used this while reading Frida and also after two stories from my Spanish I class.
My other favorite new website is Photos for class. I found this from the website Ditch that Textbook. It sorts through all of Flickr pictures AND puts the correct citation on it, so you can attribute them correctly. It is so easy- dare I say even easier than Google Images?! Hope these ideas help you in the upcoming week!