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Spanish November Update

It's hard to believe that the leaves are almost gone and that winter is just around the corner.  Even more quickly, after the end of this week, there are three full weeks and winter break will be here.  Please be encouraged (encourage your student) to finish out the semester strong!  Si se puede! (We can do it!)
November has been a whirlwind of a month.  It started off with Dia de los Muertos.  Spanish 1 listened to directions in Spanish and completed made life-size skeletons out of paper.  Later with the help of Spanish 2 we decorated our hallway and won first prize.  Spanish 2 did a great job sharing about their loved ones who have passed on.  Their posters were displayed on Saturday November 3rd in the cafeteria where we had a school-wide celebration.  Thanks for all who came and enjoyed the festivities.  I loved seeing all the papel picado created by CHS art students and the performances were outstanding.  Our Madrigal choir sang two of my favorite songs "De Colores" and a bilingual rendition of "Remember Me" (from the movie) Coco.  Danza Azteca also performed, which is always enchanting.  My little kids can't get enough of their drumming.  If you didn't make it, please plan to come next year!
Speaking of Coco, at the beginning of the month we watched the movie (in Spanish) and enjoyed either Aztec Hot Chocolate (a little spicy) or palomitas (popcorn, literal translation-little doves).  Some students were also able to use this time to make up missing work and many realized how little they had to do to make significant changes in their grades.  Not all students learn at the same pace, so two weeks of continued practice can be a great aid to tests that we took two weeks ago.  If you are (your student is) struggling, please encourage yourself (him/her) to come in and make a plan as quickly as possible.  I want you (your student) to be successful.  Finals week is too late!