In this project we worked on Spanish commands, as well as the different names for foods. When we were all ready, we searched for a recipe that was a Spanish dish. Each of us took the opportunity to translate the recipe into Spanish, which allowed us to widen our understanding of Spanish commands and names of food. When we all turned in our recipes we got into groups of two where we chose one of our recipes and had to create a video that had an introduction, the process of creating the recipe, then a conclusion.
For my recipe I wanted to look back to my osprey week, when I focused on cooking food. During that week we made Tamales. Making Tamales was a very challenging dish, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out when I would video tape it. I found through writing my recipe, commands were easier for me. I enjoyed the process of writing the ingredients and the step by step process.
When I went into a group, I joined Delaney Kehm. We decided that creating Tamales through a short three minute video was not going to be easy, and with both of our schedules making a more simple dish was going to be best. Delaney's recipe was Horchata, when we got together we documented our process of making the Horchata. We were then able to input voice overs and create the video you see below. This was a very fun process, and I could see me taking the time at home to challenge myself by transferring a recipe into Spanish.
Projecto Mi Frida
The Frida Project started off by learning about Frida Kahlo. We read a book about her life and studied her art helping us understand the hardships as well as the successes that Frida experienced in her life. Not only were we able to learn more about Frida Kahlo's life but we were also able to learn new conjugations and words in Spanish. Once we all had a strong grasp of our Spanish concepts and what Frida's life is like we started our projects learning about someone we look up to or value. We had two tasks in this project: we had to create an art piece based off of a Frida Kahlo painting that demonstrated our person. We also had to write a bibliography about our person with our best Spanish. In the end, we presented it at All School Exhibition in a professional set up on the wall.
For my project, I studied Ruby Bridges. When I was in third grade we were asked to learn about a historical figure. I learned all about Ruby Bridges and had to present a monologue on her. From this day I have always been amazed at how strong she was through being able to go to a white school with all the hate around her. For this project, I then decided that I was going to study more about her and write about her in Spanish. For my painting, I chose to paint Ruby Bridges when she was little because my write-up was based more towards her childhood. Ruby Bridges is still around today, and I hope soon I will be able to paint her as an adult. For this project I love being able to bring my artistic side into my writing, I also loved learning more about an artist like Frida Kahlo. Overall this project was really enjoyable!
Calaveras Literarias are funny poems that make fun of people dying. The poems can be about anyone. Each poem comes with an image. These images tend to be drawings of skeletons (calaveras). These poems are normally done near Dios De Los Muertos, because it is a form of celebration, during that time. These poems are also done to point out that no matter how rich, talented, or energetic you are at some point you will die.
I wrote about an artist, because it is a great passion of mine. I chose not to do a specific person, because I wouldn't want to offend anyone, and addressing an artist in general will mean I am not picking on anyone. I started off by explaining the artist technique when painting, and in the end the artist died from paint poisoning. For my image, I thought of having globs of paint on the page with the artist as a reflection. I added a finger print to show he had tasted the paint. For next time, I would probably add a little more art, to show that the paint globs aren't floating in mid air. I would also make my art and poem on different pages, since I had a few grammatical mistakes.