Cocinando en Español
In this project, we learned about cooking verbs and adjectives in spanish. We learned how to describe food in spanish and created a restaurant based off of a spanish speaking country. We created menus, and made food from that culture. The final part of the project was to make a video, in spanish, as a tutorial. Below is my video!
Casa de mis Suenos
During this project we designed our dream house, and described it in spanish. We learned about double verb sentences and adjectives.
Mi Frida Project
During this project, we learned about the very confusing yet important rules of basic spanish. Including Ser vs. Estar, Gustar, and other complicated ways of explaining where someone is, what they like, or what they are doing. We learned all of that while also learning about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. She lived a very complicated life, but created beautiful artwork that was her own style and expressed the pain and life experiences she went through.
Mi Frida es Emma Watson
Why do you think Frida Kahlo painted so many auto-biographical painting of herself?
I think that she painted those painting of herself because she either wanted to make herself look better because she was upset about how she really does look, or she wants to show the pain that she was in. She made beautiful painting of herself when she was going through at the time.
Did you end up with the image you though you were going to when you made your project outline?
No, I didn't. I was originally going to place Emma Watson's face on top of Frida's, and place her inside of a film studio. Emma Watson loves acting, so I was going to place here inside of a soundstage. However I didn't get to because I didn't have time!
How do you feel that your image came out?
I am very proud of my image! I used photoshop to place Emma Watson's face on top of one of Frida's original paintings. It took a long time, but I was able to put her eyes, eyebrows, mouth and nose on the face of Frida.
How would you do this differently is you were to start over again?
If I were to redo this project, I would spend more time on the paragraphs, and make sure that I really plan out what I want to say before I begin writing it in spanish. It was very hard to try to come up with ideas, while also trying to translate them into spanish at the same time.
Día de Los Muertos Project
During this project we not only how to describe ourselves in spanish, we learned about the spanish culture, and how día de los muertos is an important part of life in Mexico. We learned to describe our personalities, our families, and what we enjoy doing. It was a lot of fun!
What did you learn about Dia de los Muertos?
During this project, I solidified my understanding of how to describe myself in spanish. I learned how to conjugate verbs, and describe the things I like to do. I also learned about the spanish culture, and how Day of the Dead plays a major part in their everyday lives, and during the special time of year when they celebrate life and death.
What are you proud of in this project?
I am very proud of how my project turned out. I put a lot of time and effort into all of the parts in the project. My skeleton is clear in what he is doing, and my profile is not only informative, but fun to look at. It is full of pictures and has a spanish style border wrapping around. I am also very proud of my video, because I didn't just show me reading the spanish. I added pictures of the things I was describing.
How did your skeleton reflect you?
My skeleton is shown riding a steam locomotive. The railroad in Durango plays a major part in my life. I have worked for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for almost four years now, and it is something that I really enjoy doing. My skeleton shows that I am probably going to work for this railroad until I die, and maybe later...
What was difficult about the project?
This project was difficult because of the spanish writing element. You have to be very clear in spanish, and you cannot make any mistakes in your grammar.
What would you do differently the next time?
Next time, I would only change my video. I would find a better camera with a tripod, and maybe film some b-roll footage to go along, instead of just pictures.