As a fun way to end 2016 and head into our holiday break, Spanish classes (and Italian and French, too) designed and described in the target language ugly holiday sweaters and cookies made in the shape of Spain. After creating a protype on paper and using the verb tener and their new adjective vocabulary list, Spanish 1 students traded their paragraphs with a classmate and tried to draw that sweater by reading the description. Lastly, students got to frost their own cookies to look like their original designs and then compare them to both drawings! It was a lot of fun and some really good practice! The Hispanic Civilizarion students are currently investigating the different autonomous communities of Spain and frosted their cookies with something symbolic of each region. They will be creating travel websites using Spark Pages when we get back for their chosen regions, with more indepth information relating to important sites, local and traditional cuisine and lodging possibilities. These students have also been studying the various languages spoken in Spain as well and the Roman and Arabic influences in the Iberian Peninsula.