monster project
  • Spanish class students participate in Halloween-themed project

    By Brit Milazzo
    bmilazzo@basd.net
    Public relations, BASD

    The Monster project students in the high school Spanish department are involved in is one that Spanish teacher Emily Zimdahl-McManus says reviews vocabulary in the language and encourages creativity.

    Each year during Halloween time, students are required to participate in the project, which acts as an authentic assessment for project learning about human body parts, with increasing difficulty depending on the level of the class they’re enrolled in.

    Students in Zimdahl-McManus and Victoria Butch’s Spanish classes created a body of their own design and labeled body parts in the Spanish language. It’s a project Zimdahl-McManus brought to the district about six years ago.

    Class winners:
    First period, Spanish 4 Honors: Natalie Book
    Second period, Spanish 5: Victoria Abbott
    Third period, Spanish 2: Melina Weaver
    Fourth and fifth periods, AP Spanish: Marley Lambert   
    Ninth period, Spanish 2: Brynn Albright
    Tenth period, Spanish 4 Honors: Jessica Shearer

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    During this time of year, the students also celebrate Day of the Dead from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Also known as  Día de Muertos, the holiday encourages families and friends of the dead to gather and celebrate their spiritual journey to the afterlife.