Spanish - Ashley Gonzalez

¡Hola! Mi nombre es.....

My name is Ashley Gonzalez and I am the Spanish teacher here at RRE. Thank you all for the warm welcome, I look forward to getting to know you all more soon. When I am not at RRE I am at home relaxing on the couch or balcony listening to true crime podcasts while also making jewelry. I enjoy creating beautiful jewelry out of beads, wire, stones, crystals, clay, and the list goes on. I enjoy walks through downtown CR with my husband, especially when food is involved! I enjoy bird watching, specifically owls because they’re mysterious and beautiful creatures!
In Spanish class this month we are focusing on the Risk-Taker learner profile. We are taking risks by participating and trying our best in our daily routines and activities. As part of our routine, we go over the Spanish alphabet, calendar, days of the week, daily affirmations using our IB learner profile, and vocabulary words. As a classroom community we get a lot done during our Spanish block because all students have an assigned classroom job. In our classroom, students share their personal connections and stories that go with the culture we are investigating. This week students are creating papel picado to celebrate the start of a new school year and learning a new language. As students create these beautiful Mexican banners, they are sharing their personal experiences with them while also learning their significant meaning to Mexican heritage and culture.