Level 2 students have been learning their reflexive verbs in Italiano. Reflexive verbs are pretty similar to the present tense in italiano, but need a reflexive verb added to it. So it wasn’t a completely new concept but just an addition to what we already knew. The hardest part about reflexives is knowing the difference … More Italian 2 – Daily Routines
In level 1, we used the app Chatter Pix for the first time. Our monthly vocabulary is Il Corpo – the body. So students created a monster that they then brought to life with the app and their own voices. So once the students designed their monster, either digitally or on paper, they then used … More Chatter Pix
In level 2, I like to spend the few days before Thanksgiving break unwinding after the mad dash to get content out to students has come to an end. For the past few years we have used this time to watch Cars in Italian. This is always a fun activity, because it shows students about … More Vroom vroom…learning about Cars
Grades are in, parent-teacher conferences are done, and we are preparing for Thanksgiving! This year has started off on a great note. I want to just give a summary of what my classes have been up to in the first few months of school. Level 1: We are gotten a great start to our Italian … More Term 1 Summary
About a month ago, I received a letter from the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science telling me that I had been selected for their Teacher Appreciation Luncheon which took place this past week. I was beyond thrilled to find out that my former student, Kelly, had named me as a teacher that had helped … More Feeling appreciated!
Level 1 just completed their first big project in Italian 1. To learn all 20 regions and capitals of Italy, students had to recreate a map of Italy, label it correctly and then fill the map with an aspect of Italian culture. The maps were so creative and a great way to decorate the classroom. … More Level 1 Maps of Italy
In level 4, we have been making our way through our review before we tackle the new material that will wrap up their Italian studies at Nipmuc. To make sure students are prepared for college Italian courses (a girl can hope), traveling or studying abroad in Italia (there I go again with my hopes and … More Level 4 is looking for love…in Italiano!
In level 1, we have been learning our numbers, how to pronounce them and how to use them. To practice them, and pull together different aspects of what we have been learning, students produced a video of objects around nipmuc. In this activity, students had to find the correct italian word (which are some of … More Nipmuc by numbers
In level 1, we are starting to learn how to express ourselves in Italian. We learned different greetings this week, so we did a few different speaking projects to practice introducing ourselves and asking each other questions. It is so exciting to hear these new Italian students expressing themselves and using the language as much … More Introducing ourselves in Italian
This year in level 4, I am trying something new to get my students comfortable speaking Italian. It is always a struggle to get students speaking, and to make sure I use Italian as much as possible. So this year I decided to make a day during the cycle (day 4) that we just talk … More Caffè Signorina is now APERTO!!