Fourth Graders “Piece Together” Their Identities Bilingually

By Lower and Intermediate School Spanish teacher Karen L. Liszka

Fourth grade students recently completed an interdisciplinary unit that combines their knowledge of Spanish vocabulary for personal descriptions and colors with a Social-Emotional Learning unit on identity.

In their homerooms and Spanish classrooms, students were asked to self-reflect, choose words that best match their self-identified characteristics and write about themselves using color to represent their defining characteristics. Students then created puzzle piece artwork to represent how all parts of themselves come together to make the whole.

The students’ writings and artwork are displayed on the bulletin boards in between the 3rd grade atrium and the Intermediate School hallway, or you can click here to see some examples of their work.
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