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Spanish Students Increase Bilingualism At Local Preschool

Sophomore Kirsten Hocking, and Juniors Johnathan Ludlow, Zachary Taylor, and Alexis Carlson show Spanish labels their Spanish II class created for a local preschool.

Jennifer Edenfield’s Spanish II classes recently completed a project that reached out to help a local preschool, Emmanuel Childcare Center, in Monroe.  This facility is currently working on getting state certified “stars,” which requires accommodations for Spanish-speaking children attending the preschool.

All students in Mrs. Edenfield’s classes made Spanish labels for items that are located in the preschool classrooms. The labels were created for children between the ages of six weeks and twelve years old. Each student chose an age group, researched what that age group would have in its classroom and created a list of those materials. “It made me feel really good to use what I am learning to reach out to the community,” said sophomore Kirsten Hocking.

The students then typed up the labels in Spanish with pictures and printed them out. After printing, students sent the labels to the local preschool for them to place in the classrooms. This activity allowed the students to use their knowledge to reach out to the community and to share their vast Spanish vocabulary. Mrs. Edenfield's classes look forward to continuing promoting globalization and the Spanish language and its culture in the community this year.

Written by: Alexis Carlson, 11th grade student
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Jan 05, 2012 by Regina Snelson

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