Día de los muertos-Day of the Dead

Many Spanish speaking countries celebrate Día de los muertos on November 1st and 2nd. It is an opportunity to celebrate and honor those who have gone before. As an IB school,  I wanted to teach learners they do not have to celebrate but can learn about holidays around the world while being open minded and respectful.…

Creando Comunidades-Creating communities

¡Hola a todos! Hi everyone, we have been super busy in Spanish class for the last three weeks. Great things have been happening, and most of all we are starting to create communities that will allow us to practice our Spanish. Here is a summary of the activities: Kindergarten: We are reviewing vowel sounds. I…

Celebremos, Let’s Celebrate

As previously discussed Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept 15-Oct. I felt that it would be a great opportunity to  give learners the opportunity to research Independence Day celebrations from Spanish speaking countries and compare it to how they celebrate . It was very neat to see them get involved and have deep discussions about…

Yo me llamo… My name is…

I finally got to see the kiddos and we had lots of fun. I was very happy that many kindergarteners walked in saying “Hola” with confidence and pride. Here is the breakdown of activities. Kinder-Fifth Grade I welcomed them to class with either an interactive game that would allow us to introduce each other in…

Septiembre-Hispanic Heritage Month

September  15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Americans observe it by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. I will be talking about famous  Hispanic/Latino Americans through out the month and making connections to our IB world. Learners will…

¡Bienvenidos!

Welcome to this new school year and to Spanish at Pinkerton. I am very excited to begin exposing our learners to the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish speaking countries. A little bit about myself:  My name is Narda Holguin (Señora Holguín) and this is my second year at Pinkerton Elementary as the Spanish Teacher/ESL…

5 de mayo

Let me start by telling you how sad I am to be nearing the end of the school year. I have had so much fun watching our learners welcome a foreign language with such excitement. One of the things I love about teaching at an IB school is that learners are global thinkers and are…