Our new After-School Spanish Garden Club is open to children ages 5yrs - 12 yrs. The club will offer three 6-week modules of study in a Spanish immersion environment while laughing, learning, and working in the garden. Please email Sue Ellen Wortzel at email@example.com for registration information.
Club Leader: Language Garden's Garden Master: Kristin Mejia (please see Meet our Team for more information about Kristin)
Days/Hours Our club hours are scheduled to meeting on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 (give or take). We highly encourage students to garden both days, but we realize that they may only have time for one day, and that will be OK!
Costs Tuition covers all supplies, the use of all gardening tools, gloves, and rain gear. Each student will receive a gardening journal/notebook. $100 for one day (6 sessions) $180 for two days (12 sessions)
Dates for 1st 6-week module Tuesday/Thursday- October 16-November 29 (No club during the week of Thanksgiving)
Topics for our upcoming module are... Week 1: October 16 and 18 My Fall Garden - Mi Huerta en Otono
We will learn about what grows in the garden in the fall.
Students will plant kale, radishes and other fall crops.
We will harvest and eat some of the things growing on the farm.
Spanish objectives: This week we will be reinforcing color words, names of the seasons, increasing vocabulary and working on sentence structure.
Week 2: October 23 and 25 Art From Nature - Arte en la Naturaleza
The class will spend time in our forested area.
We’ll learn about how art can be created with found items.
Students will see examples of nature based and related art.
Spanish objectives: Working with adjectives, word order, increasing vocabulary, encouraging students to describe things to increase fluency and confidence in their language ability.
Week 3: October 30 and November 1 Farm to table - De la Huerta a la Mesa
We will study the garden and the changes that are happening.
Students will help with harvesting and basic food preparation.
We will discuss nutrition and ecology on an appropriate level.
Spanish Objectives: Role playing in a restaurant setting, increasing vocabulary related to food, things that are found in the kitchen and on the table. Practice forming complete sentences.
Week 4: November 6 and 8 Insects on the Farm - Los Bichos
Students will learn about beneficial and harmful insects for plants.
We will study the parts of an insect and do an art project.
Our group will visit the compost and see if we find worms and other insects there.
Spanish Objectives: increasing vocabulary, students will be gently encouraged to form questions and make observations to increase fluency and reinforce correct sentence structure.
Week 5: November 13 and 15 The Animal Kingdom - Los Animales
We’ll feed the chickens, learn about what the chickens eat, how they provide fertilizer and eggs.
Students will review animal body part names with a fun project.
We will discuss and read basic text on the difference between birds and mammals.
Spanish Objectives: increase reading and oral comprehension, learn vocabulary related to animals.
Week 6: November 27 and 29 Garden Party - Fiesta
We will have a small fiesta in the garden to celebrate the end of the module.
We will learn some Spanish songs and dances.
We will make a party decoration.
Spanish Objectives: Learn and practice a typical conversation when you meet someone new. Increase vocabulary and fluency. Enjoy speaking Spanish!