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¡Hola a todos! Soy la maestra de español aquí a nuestra escuela. Me gradué de EHS en el año 2002 y estoy muy contento de haber vuelto a Eastland con mi familia a vivir en nuestra ciudad única y enseñar a nuestra escuela maravillosa.
Asistí a Texas A & M University y me gradué en Educación Bilingüe. Enseñé en la escuela primaria durante 6 años antes de descubrir nuevas aventuras en la escuela secundaria. Mi pasión es el español y deseo que todos mis estudiantes a ser exitoso en un segundo idioma.
Tengo un estilo de enseñanza muy especial que incluye un salón de clases lleno de sofás, centros de arte, estaciones de actividades, juegos y representaciones teatrales. ¡Parada en una visita cuando usted está en necesidad de un poco de diversión!
I graduated from EHS in 2002 and I am so happy to have returned to Eastland with my family to live in our unique town and teach at our wonderful school.
I attended Texas A&M University and majored in Bilingual Education. I taught at the elementary level for 6 years before discovering new adventures in high school. My passion is Spanish and I wish for all of my students to become successful in a second language.
I have a very unique teaching style that includes a classroom full of couches, art centers, activity stations, games, and theatrical performances. Stop in for a visit when you are in need of some fun!
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Week of November 5-9, 2012
Here's the run down for this week:
Monday:Telling Time in Spanish
Tuesday: Teamwork Tuesday - Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Skits
Wendesday: Review Game and QUIZ over the 20 adjectives. (Remember the dangerously physical game we played last week? Yep... those are the 20 adjectives!)
Thursday: Theatrical Thursday - Perform Skits
Friday: Binder Check
Dia de los muertos - Upcoming Celebration
At first glance, the Mexican custom of El Día de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — may sound much like the U.S. custom of Halloween. After all, the celebration traditionally starts at midnight the night of Oct. 31, and the festivities are abundant in images related to death.
But the customs have different origins, and their attitudes toward death are different: In the typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. But in el día de los muertos, death — or at least the memories of those who have died — is something to be celebrated.
El día de los muertos, which continues until Nov. 2, has become one of the biggest holidays in Mexico, and celebrations are becoming more common in areas of the United States with a large Hispanic population. Its origins are distinctly Mexican: During the time of the Aztecs, a monthlong summer celebration was overseen by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Lady of the Dead. After the Aztecs were conquered by Spain and Catholicism became the dominant religion, the customs became intertwined with the Christian commemoration of All Saints' Day on Nov. 1.
Specifics of the celebration vary with region, but one of the most common customs is the making of elaborate altars to welcome departed spirits home. Vigils are held, and families often go to cemeteries to fix up the graves of their departed relatives. Festivities also frequently include traditional foods such as pan de muerto (bread of the dead), which can conceal a miniature skeleton.
Taken from www.about.com