Last week Spanish classes wrapped up their semester portfolios, prepared for this week's semester speaking tests, and discussed holiday vocabulary and culture in Latin America and Spain. In the last week of classes, Spanish classes instead use the time to create piñatas, and sharing in some cultural fun. As students are crafting away, others complete their speaking tests/interviews, allowing for some privacy while speaking.
Now, you may think that students are stressing over the speaking test, but instead they seem to be worrying about their piñata plans and working on these each day till our holiday break. Some years I think many students plan Macy parade floats rather than piñatas, but they come through each and every year. We choose to create these as a way to celebrate any party in Mexico and northern Latin American countries They are started via paper mache and later covered with tissue paper. Lots and lots of tissue paper. This year's piñatas will be on display in the HS library for the month of January. They can also be visited here as more final photos are added.