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Students visit local restaurant
Fifth grade students from Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts dined at a local Mexican Restaurant following the lesson â€œVamos al Restaurante,â€ (â€œLet us go to the restaurant.â€) Students learned about typical Mexican foods in Spanish class and had the opportunity to sample some of them at the restaurant.
The staff from Las Margaritas, a Mexican restaurant located in Monroe, opened their doors on March 1 and 9 to seventy students and staff to enjoy a typical meal from Mexico.
After learning how to read, speak, and comprehend the basic vocabulary, students were ready for their visit to the restaurant. Students were proud to express their menu choices in Spanish.
Spanish is one of the essential classes taught to students at BHESA. Classes are taught daily for forty minute each week to students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
â€œStudies of bilingualism and cognition reveal that children who begin to study a second language in the early years reap cognitive, academic, and attitudinal benefits.â€ (Robinson, 1998)
Written by: Maria Koonce, Spanish Teacher
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 by Syble Isbister