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Sara Wayne - Spanish Specialist

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The Making of a Ciudad

Tundra and Bayou Spanish students have been creating their imaginary “ciudad” (city) using the vocabulary we have learned in this unit. Groups had some basic requirements they needed to include on their maps. They worked in small groups and were challenged to make creative designs. Each city has an imaginary name. You can see these projects in the hallway and stairwell closest to La Mesa classroom. It’s been a fun.. Read More

El Día de los Muertos at FSM

¡Vamos a celebrar el Día de los Muertos! We are going to celebrate The Day of the Dead at Friends School of Minnesota! El Día de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and many other parts of Central America (including here in the U.S.) on November 1 and 2. It is a day to remember loved ones who have passed and invite their spirits back for a day. People who celebrate.. Read More

South America Comes to Friends School of Minnesota

A giant map of South America filled half of the gym last week! Each year, National Geographic Giant Traveling Maps rents out a floor map of a continent to schools across the nation.  The Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) brings the traveling map to Minnesota schools.  We had such great success with the map of Asia last year that our humanities teacher Melissa Andersen applied for a visit from the map of.. Read More

Creating City Maps in Spanish Class

Friends School of Minnesota students are creating city map drawings in Spanish. Students are using active vocabulary in labeling designs of imaginary cities. We have been looking at marketplaces and cities throughout the Hispanic world through videos and a variety of lessons. This group project is a culmination of our unit on “la ciudad” (the city).