This 2nd trimester the 6th grade class is studying El Salvador, a very small country in Central America.
Here is who we chose to lend our class money to today! Her name is Ana Felipa. Here story is below. Click here if you’d like to add to our loan.
Click here if you’d like to read about all the different people we chose on KIVA.org to maybe lend our money to. That link leads you to each student’s individual blog post.
Currently, Ana does not have the ideal inventory to fulfill the needs of her customers. Thus, she needs another loan to purchase analgesics, stomach relief capsules, ointments, syrups, etc. in order to have enough merchandise to continue fulfilling current and future demand.
She is very satisfied with her recent experience of utilizing her last loan in her business, since this allowed her to have satisfied customers and increased income, allowing her to provide more support for her family.
After reading many of their classmates’ blog posts over the last two days, the 7th grade Spanish class voted today to lend our class money to Adriana. She is pictured below and her story is below as well. Click the link if you’d like to donate as well.
Here is a picture of our class poll.
This is Adriana——————->
Adriana is a young teacher who wants to finish her goal of repairing her home. The loan she is asking for will be used to purchase construction materials such as ceramics and paints in order to finish the necessary repairs to her home.
Francisco is father of 5 children, all of them are going to school. He sells milk to a milk plant and he needs a loan to buy a cow for his business. He works hard and he hopes you can help him, because he is the only support of his family. Besides he is experienced in this business and he is healthy.
One of my main goals as a World Language Teacher is to connect my students to the parts of the world that we are learning about. Ideally we make a real connection with real people in each country we learn about. That does not always occur just because we run out of time and it is difficult to make the connections, but the World Wise School Program through the Peace Corps has made these connections more accessible and even more meaningful to myself and hopefully my students.
Yesterday the 7th graders and I Skyped with Peace Corps volunteer David who just arrived in Nicaragua. He is our correspondence match for the school year, which is prefect because Nicaragua is our country focus this trimester. He was so great to connect with and my students did such a great job chatting with him in Spanish first and then English. Here’s our video below. We will chat with him again and hopefully talk to other teachers and students there to practice our Spanish
The 8th graders have been connecting with Peace Corps volunteer Ryan in Perú. They have done a good job as well chatting with him. He has opened our eyes to the differences in life there in Perú and taught us much about celebrations there. (In particular, the Day of the Dead celebration). We’ve Skyped with him two times now and I’ve posted videos to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
What a great experience! I am so grateful to have these connections and maybe bring a little piece of the lives and cultures of others in my tiny classroom.
We microfinanced a three Kiva loans today in class. The 6th, 7th and 8th graders worked hard researching the person they thought was most deserving of our class money. Our class voted and the end results are below.
If you click on Antonio Roberto, Héctor José and Félix’s names below, you can read their stories and maybe ask your child why they chose him or who they wanted our money to be lent to instead.
The 3rd grade class used iMovie on the iPads to create their own movies about three things they like. Check our videos out below! Leave us a comment to let us know that you were here. We brought our worksheet to life!
The 4th graders have been working hard on writing their very own first original stories. First, we wrote them in their books using any vocabulary we’ve learned together in class. Then we used an awesome app called Toontastic to digitize their stories and bring them to life! Here are a few! There are more to come! We hope you enjoy! Leave us a comment to let us know what you think. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, maybe you can leave a comment and tell what each was about based on our animations?