An unforgettable year…

2019-2020

It started like any other year, and we quickly adjusted to the routines in our comprehensible Spanish class. We got comfortable with each other, learned each other’s names, talked about other classes, our families, favorite activities outside of school and discussed many of our preferences. In December we went to Epcot and explored other cultures and tasted some great food. At the beginning of our second semester, we began planning our annual spring event Culture Knight without knowing what we would all be experiencing very soon.

And then suddenly everything changed! Not just at our school, but all over the country and all over the world. When we attempt to describe what we all have been experiencing, it almost sounds like a crazy story we could have made up in Spanish class. Hay un virus y las escuelas tienen que cerrar y todas las personas se quedan en casa por el resto del año, y las personas llevan máscaras y no hay papel para el baño en las tiendas. Ay no!  [There is a virus and schools have to close and everyone stays home for the rest of the year, and people walk around wearing masks and the stores run out of toilet paper. Oh no! ]

But, it wasn’t a crazy story made up in Spanish class! All of this and much more actually happened this year. So, after our scheduled Spring Break, we began learning and working from home…

I work from home.

And we rose to the challenge and pressed on with some of our familiar classroom routines like: the song of the week, discussing likes and dislikes and preferences, playing games like Gimkit or Quizlet.live, practicing vocabulary and most of all listening and reading comprehensible stories in Spanish. Although, none of the stories were as far fetched as the real life story we were all experiencing. And our story isn’t over yet, but our school year has come to an end and so we can say…

Mission Accomplished

We’re all looking forward to a restful summer and a “normal” school year in the fall.