During a recent field trip to the Spanish Market with Señora James, Grade 3 students got to put their language skills to the test! Upon entering Mi Pueblo Market, the students were greeted with the sounds of Spanish music, the sight of colorful piñatas and papel picado lining the ceilings, and the smells of delicious homemade pastries and traditional dishes.
After getting the chance to explore the store and identifying what is similar to where they shop for groceries and what is unique about Mi Pueblo, the students were split into groups and challenged to a scavenger hunt! Each team was given a shopping list with specific food and drink items (listed in Spanish) to look for, as well as a set budget.
Upon receiving their missions, the Grade 3 students excitedly began their search for ensalada de frutas (fruit salad), chips and salsa, as well as three large bottles of Jarritos (soda) and three medium cartons of Jumex (juice). While shopping for their items, the students practiced their Spanish vocabulary and even got to learn new words, as each item at Mi Pueblo Market is labeled in both Spanish and English. The third graders were also careful to weigh and calculate the cost of each item to ensure they came in under their designated budgets.
When they completed the challenge, the students paid for their groceries (in Spanish) and were eager to return to Graland, where they got to enjoy their delicious and well-earned treats from the market. ¡Buen trabajo, estudiantes!
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.