Before break, students in Karen Lee's 3rd grade Dual Language classroom at Roy DeShane took on a lesson that blended the spirit of the season with art, robotics, and language skills for a unique, relevant and engaging educational experience.
Students commanded Sphero robots dipped in wet paint across a canvas containing notecards of English words and their Spanish translations. The goal was to move the robot from word to word to create a coherent sentence, with the resulting paint trail serving as both an artistic expression and practical tracker of the sentence's word order.
Here's a list of sentences the students created followed by images of the action!
English: Exhausted Santa quietly took delicious cookies off the plate.
Español: El Santa agotado quitó calladamente galletas deliciosas del plato.
English: The generous Grinch unexpectedly surprised everyone with delicious hot chocolate.
Español: El Grinch generoso sorprendió a todos inesperadamente con delicioso chocolate caliente.
English: The hungry children sneakily ate cake before dinner.
Español: Los niños hambrientos traviesamente comieron pastel antes de la cena.