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High School Students Teach Spanish to Elementary Students


During the end of the second semester, Highlands Elementary first and fourth grade students in Mrs. Malcolm's and Mr. Lynch’s Library and Computer classes learned the colors and parts of a flower in Spanish through a Zoom lesson with Highlands High School student volunteers in Senora Proaño’s CHS Spanish IV classes. The focus of the lessons was Spring flowers, with both classes ending their lesson by drawing and labeling a flower in Spanish (see the links below to their Google Slideshows). The first grade students learned Spanish colors, including how to say their favorite color while the fourth grade students learned the parts of a flower in Spanish.


This was the second time during the 2020-21 school year that the schools were able to collaborate for Spanish lessons. "I’m really grateful for these collaborations, as both my students and I learn and grow from these experiences," said Senora Proaño. "And I’m going to take the liberty of quoting Mrs. Malcolm as I couldn’t agree more, 'I especially loved seeing the first graders' curious faces light up!'" Mr. Lynch added, “It is always so enjoyable for us and I know the kids love it!”



Thanks to the energetic HES first and fourth graders and engaging HHS seniors (now graduates) Sydney Altfather, Josh Beck, Austin Burchell, Breona Csizmadia, Tessa Demer, Olivia Duncan, Kiley Karolkoski and Gabe Norris for this collaboration.



1st Grade Spring Flowers and Colors Google Slideshow:


4th Grade Spring Flowers and Parts of the Flower Google Slideshow: