El Mercado

Class # 6   Grades: 2- 3

Class Overview

Imagine going to flea markets of the Spanish-speaking world.   Imagine being surrounded by the art, clothing, music, dances, families, food, folktales, history, games and beautiful buildings of Hispanic culture.  In El Mercado, we will begin to learn to speak, read, write and understand Spanish.  We will break piñatas, dance and visit an authentic Spanish restaurant.  We will sing, visit local markets, play Spanish games, and make crafts for the Open House market.  El Mercado is targeted for the beginning Spanish language-learner, but a more advanced student will also have a rich cultural experience.


Kerry Feirn

Kerry Feirn returns for her ninth year teaching at Summer Academy.  Ms. Feirn has lived and taught English in both Mexico and Spain.  She has a BA in Spanish and Education from the College of St. Benedict. She teaches Spanish at White Bear High School and College in the Schools Spanish through the University of Minnesota.


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