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“Spanish Review Week DOS” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

¡El Segundo Semana de Ejercitacion en Espanol fue muy buena! – i.e. –  The second week of Spanish Review was very good!  The students picked up right where they left off at the end of “Spanish Review Week Uno” as they spent the entire week practicing and reviewing the vocabulary they learned  throughout the second part of the 2016-2017 school year.  Whether it was during share time, morning work or morning stations, the students  clearly had Spanish Review on their minds!

On Monday, the students revisited the Spanish unit – Mi Cuerpo (My Body) but this time they focused more on “Mi Cara”(My Face).  This was by far the silliest craft of all of the Spanish Review Week activities.  The students created and assembled “Una Cara Divertida” or a Funny Face!  The students painted some glue onto the top of their paper face then added different colored glitter to create shiny, silly pelo (hair).  Using photographs of their own faces, the students selected a pair of colorful ojos (eyes), a funny nariz (nose), and a boca con dientes (mouth with teeth).  The Caras Divertidas sure were funny!  See for yourself below!



The Spanish Review unit of focus on Tuesday was Los Animales (animals).  Similar to last week, the students crafted a special project to help review the vocabulary.  In order to do so, the students started their day with a reading of Eric Carle’s Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿Qué Ves Ahí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) and then transformed a brown paper bag into a cute and cuddly oso (bear) puppet!  Take a look below to see them in action!



In the afternoons throughout each day of “Spanish Review Week DOS” the students participated in technology presentations where they reviewed their vocabulary but also had the opportunity to witness some of their favorite classroom storybooks come to life – en Español – in Spanish!  Do you recognize this story?

The fun continued on Wednesday as the students revisited the Spanish unit – La Ropa (Clothing).  The students spent the morning designing their very own wearable gorro (hat).  Even though the gorros required a little bit of a balancing act to stay in place, the students loved their new accessory and did not seem to mind!



On Thursday, the students crafted the final Spanish Review project from La Transportación (Transportation) Unit.  The students used assorted craft materials to create un carro (car).



Friday was a VERY SPECIAL day at PPA!  The students spent the morning getting a jump start on their SuPeR SpEcIaL SuRpRiSe Father’s Day projects in preparation for next week’s Father’s Day Celebration!  While we cannot show you a photo of the project, we can certainly tell you that a lot of love will be going into these gifts!  Later in the day, the students were visited by some very important guests!  The PPA students and teachers welcomed the police officers warmly but one student in particular rushed over to give one of the visitors a big hug!  That is because the PPA student photographed below saw her uncle, Captain Nick Flora of the Jersey City Police Department!  Captain Flora and his Police Officers informed the students that they had heard PPA had a lot of fantastic children and they wanted to come and join the fun!

Captain Flora introduced the students to Officer Petersen who spoke about the important job police officers do to keep everyone in the community safe.  Officer Petersen informed the students that he had someone very special he wanted them to meet.  After a quick trip to his police car, Officer Petersen returned with Ali, the Police K-9 (Dog).  The students were so excited to meet Officer Shultz!  Officer Petersen explained that Officer Shultz is an official Police Officer in the Jersey City Police force.  A PowerPoint presentation led by the officers helped better explain what Officer Shultz does during his job as a police officer.  The students also learned how Officer Shultz became an officer.  Did you know that Police Dogs go to school?!?  For being such great listeners during the presentation, the students received special coloring books, crayons and pencils as a reward!  The students said a special PPA “Thank You” to the officers for spending the afternoon with them and teaching them so much about the important job police officers do each day.  What an INCREDIBLE day it was! 🙂



What an amazing year of Spanish learning it was!  Well, that is all for “Spanish Review Week DOS”!  As always, thank you for reading and we will see you next week!  Have a safe and fun weekend!



Next Upcoming Event:

PPA Father’s Day Celebration

Friday, June 16th

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

No aftercare available



Monday, June 19th for three day students

Tuesday, June 20th for two and five day students


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