Dual Language NB third graders dress up for Mad Hatter party

Third graders at North Buncombe Elementary School’s Dual-Language program enjoyed a 🎩Mad Hatter tea party - Spanish style! Students read three classic tales in Spanish, “The Wind and the Willows🌳,” “Aladdin🧞,” and “Alice in Wonderland♠️” and celebrated by dressing up as their favorite character for a tea party🫖.

“The lesson exposed students to classic children’s stories that use rich language and introduce them to a variety of vocabulary words,” said Dual-Language Immersion teacher Vanessa Villanueva. “Students were enchanted by descriptive paragraphs and memorable characters as they explored interesting themes and discussed character traits. They also reinforced their understanding of the elements of fictional narratives, including dialogue, narration, characters, plot, and setting.”

Not only did students strengthen their Spanish language skills, but they also got to engage with the stories. They learned about points of view, story themes, personification, and other basics of literature. The big reward came when students got to dress up, showing off their unique creativity and style.

To learn more about BCS’ Spanish Immersion/Dual Language programs, visit buncombeschools.org/immersion.