MURSD Spanish Immersion Update
¡Todo lo bueno!
This update will serve as a peek into the K-12 Spanish immersion classrooms in our district, to highlight all of the good, "todo lo bueno," that goes on day to day.
This edition, our first MURSD Spanish Immersion Update, focuses on work that has gone on during our first semester as well as some other important highlights. We will have another update during the second half of our school year.
Kindergarten - Sra. Ibañez
Kindergarten - Sra. Martinez
1st Grade - Sra. Calvo
Students get comfortable while reading a Spanish book of their choice.
The library of books to choose from is extensive and engaging for all interests.
Students practice reading with Raz Kids. The app notes their reading level, and advances them across more levels.
1st Grade - Sra. Moreno
2nd Grade - Sra. Mumbiela
Sra. Mumbiela's second graders are engaged in many different activities during their morning routine. Students respond in Spanish to the question, "What did you do yesterday?". They practice language skills through song, specifically focusing on the prepositions. Together they analyze sentences on the board to build skills with sentence structure. Lastly, they discuss the date, the weather, the day of the week, and the time.
3rd Grade - Sr. Dominguez
4th Grade - Srta. Herrera
5th Grade - Srta. St. John
Sra. St. John's class used Gizmos to learn about circuits.
Students continue the work in small groups.
Further practice with circuits during individual work with Gizmos.
6th grade - Sra. Pike
7th Grade - Sra. Obrador
Students in Sra. Obrador's class created a video to share what they are learning about in their 7th grade Spanish Immersion Elective.
8th Grade - Sra. Fermín
Sra. Fermin's 8th grade Spanish immersion elective students begin the class with interpersonal conversations, using cards with topics to discuss with partners.
The conversations continue as students are socially motivated to work on language skills.
To focus on social-emotional learning, students were asked to interview each other about acts of kindness they have witnessed. They then shared what they heard with the class.
Spanish Immersion at Nipmuc
Marina Brocket-Delgado shares her experience as a Spanish Immersion Senior at Nipmuc:
Advanced Conversational Spanish is a senior class for our Spanish immersion program. The class is conversation based so we can practice talking correctly in Spanish using the skills we’ve learned in AP Spanish. We typically start the class by discussing current events, talking about our weekends or having a class conversation of our choice. We learn about different Spanish-speaking cultures and then have small group conversations with classmates about what we have learned and how to compare it to the United States.
Currently, we are learning about the culture in Spain in preparation for the abroad trip that we will do in April. The Spanish immersion program has prepared us to fully immerse ourselves in a Spanish-speaking location and we excitedly look forward to applying what we have learned to our travel to Spain.