Rivendell Spanish Language

Cuentos y dichos

Older students have enjoyed learning some chistes (jokes) and dichos (sayings) in Spanish. It is a fun way to build their reading and comprehension skills. The story “Waiting for the Biblioburro” helps students understand how fortunate they are to have access to books in our wonderful Rivendell biblioteca (library) In other parts of the world, students have very limited access to books brought by camels, burros, elephants, and boats. Students are learning to appreciate the struggles of immigrants as they experienced new foods, language and culture. Literature such as “Abuelo”, “Abuela”, “Amelia’s Road” allow children to relate to the feelings and emotions of others.