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Spanish: Guess Who?

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Spanish 1 students are currently studying vocabulary for body parts and colors and are playing Guess Who? to practice their speaking, listening, sentence structure.

Guess who…


has brown hair,



…blue eyes, and a green hat!


Westside Hosts Organic World Language Training

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Westside’s World Languages department hosted a 2-day Organic World Language (OWL) training.  Teachers from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Texas gathered to learn and collaborate on creating an engaging and student-centered classroom that focuses on proficiency.  Major topics included creating proficiency-based assessments, pushing students to their next proficiency level, and using authentic resources to build literacy.  It’s been an informative and fun time for all.

Organic World Language (OWL) training



Kinesthetic teacher training!

Spanish: Flash Mob

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The Spanish 3 classes spearheaded a flashmob at lunch today – a Wii U video to a song in Spanish – ‘Limbo.’  They were joined by Spanish 2 and 4 students, who also love doing this exercise video.  Spanish dance videos are great for learning vocabulary and incorporating movement into the school day.


A lunchtime flash mob!


Breakin’ it down.


YouTube workout, Spanish style.



WCHS Happenings: Spanish

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Spanish 1 classes are presently learning about life in Spanish-speaking countries. In particular, foods, holidays and the general culture. In the past month two guest speakers have visited to talk about living in Spanish-speaking countries and their traditional foods.  The class is also working on conjugating new verbs, with didactic games often getting students up and out of their seat during class.

Below a few captured shots of ball pass hot seat as students test prep.


Once caught, on the spot


Pass prep


A full follow through


The casual ‘wrist flip’


Quiz ball approcaching its final destination