How would you describe your favorite animal? Tall? Spotted? Level 1 students were having some fun in class this week using our adjectives to practice describing our new vocabulary words….gli animali!! In class, we used the app Chatterpix to describe the animals and have them come to life with that description. Students had fun finding … More Come sono gli animali?
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
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 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
We find ourselves here again…the night before school!! I hope you are all well rested and recharged for a great year of learning and speaking Italiano! This year is also going to be a great one since we have our ITALY trip coming in April. I am excited to meet my new freshmen and see … More Welcome back studenti!
Welcome to the last week of level 1. We have been working hard to get ready for our final exam which is cumulative of everything we have learned all year. To review, students completed a video on the app Recap, which allows students to answer questions verbally and practice their pronunciation. Once the review was … More Level 1 Final Exam
Italian 1 classes have just finished learning how to express the weather in the target language. As anyone in New England knows, being able to chit-chat about the weather is a very important part of everyday language skills. Just think about how often we talk about it, especially since our weather is always unpredictable. So … More Italian weather reports