Tuesday, Oct. 17: Today in Spanish we read about two astronauts who had much in common: both came from humble beginnings, both spoke different languages, and both were of different cultures. Jose Hernandez was of Mexican descent and raised in a family of field workers but grew up in the US and became one of the few Latinos to serve as an astronaut for NASA. The book we read about him was The Boy Who Touched the Stars (El nino que alcanzo las estrellas). John Herrington is the first Native American to become an astronaut on the space shuttle Endeavor to the International Space Station. He is an active member of the Chickasaw Nation. The book we read about him was Mission to Space.
Wednesday, Oct. 18: Today in Latin students learned that nigra feles means “black cat” (feline) in Latin. We reviewed the other Halloween words that have been presented in the last two weeks. The remainder of the time was spent on Freerice in a couple of categories: Latin Vocabulary, English Vocabulary, Ancient History, and French.
Thursday, Oct. 19: Students listened to Maria Had a Little Llama (Maria Tenia Una Llamita) by Angela Dominguez and had a discussion about llamas.