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
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!
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!!
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!
The star student for B block is Rene Venable. Come ti chiami? Rene Venable Che classe e blocco? B Block – Advanced Independent Study for Italian Quali sono i tuoi passatempi (hobbies)? Making art, Swimming, Playing bass & cello, Listening to music Qual è il tuo cibo preferito? (favorite food): gelato Qual è … More Star Student – B Block
The level 4 students decided to come together and work collaboratively on one project. This project includes recreating a famous monument or piece of artwork and then writing a research paper on that monument or artwork in Italian. This year’s students chose the Statue of Giulietta (Juliet) in Verona. This was picked because some of … More Level 4 World Language Week Project
On Friday, January 27th, Italian students from all levels traveled into Boston to check out the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science and have lunch at the new Eataly store. We had such a great day and the students seemed to really enjoy the experience. At the Boston Museum of Science, … More Italian Boston Field trip
Level 4 has had a busy few weeks learning about the Italian-American heritage and immigration stories throughout history. We learned many different things about how Italian-Americans adapted to their new life and why they abandoned their own country. As we looked at this, we also spoke about our own families and who came to this … More Immigration
Now that this year is underway, the World Language department has been playing around with new apps. Among some of the new ones that we have tried is the app Recap. This app allows students to individually answer questions and has them make a video of themselves recording their answers. The app then creates a … More Using the app Recap
Level 4 students have a few different projects going on this week. First off, they created our lovely video to promote Italian studies at Nipmuc. This counted as their project because it will be a useful tool for years to come and they did such a great job portraying our program and all the great … More World Language Week – Level 4