written by BHS Spanish Teacher Mrs. DiCroce This month, Keys To Literacy has focused on continuing to implement Bloom’s Taxonomy. In the World Language Department, Bloom’s continues to offer opportunities for students to explore their understanding of texts in more meaningful ways. The six levels of Bloom’s questions are: Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, Create. … More Creating questions using Bloom’s Taxonomy may help language students develop deeper understanding.
Yesterday, BHS Italian teacher, Signora Hoerle, and her Italian Club students surprised Lahey Clinic nurses and staff with some holiday treats. Students brought in cookies, brownies, and other delicious baked goodies and delivered them to Burlington’s Lahey Clinic after school. Their small, yet very kind gesture was to thank the community employees for all they … More BHS Italian Club surprises Lahey Clinic with baked goods this holiday season!
The first part of the Italian V unit on Beauty and Aesthetics examines the architectural style of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). The topic gives students a chance to review concepts they learned the previous year about the Italian Renaissance, before delving into modern art. Andrea Palladio’s interpretation of classical models was so unique … More Mrs. Hoerle’s Italian V Honors–Project on Andrea Palladio
We are officially halfway done with our fourth iteration of the Spanish Exchange Program between Burlington High School and I.E.S. Lázaro Cárdenas. During the first two weeks of November, thirty high school students joined us and stayed with thirty different Burlington families. Our two weeks were jam packed with “typical american” experiences. While in Burlington, … More Spanish Exchange Program is underway at BHS
¿Quién habla español? Our BHS English language learners and AP Spanish students participated in a “Spanish speaking lunch only” on Tuesday in the cafeteria. During that time, the World Language department hosted a Spanish only lunch where students, various faculty members, and administration were invited to speak only in español while enjoying their lunch together. Our … More
As part of the Spanish II unit on Beauty and Aesthetics, Mrs. Hoerle’s Spanish II Honors class investigated Frida Kahlo’s artwork. Since much of Frida Kahlo’s paintings are biographical, the class began by discussing Frida Kahlo’s tragic youth, her fight to recover from polio as a small child, and the severe bus accident in which … More Spanish II Honors- Frida Kahlo project
Mr. Maguire and 40 of his French sophomores, juniors and seniors, along with chaperones Mr. Regan and Mrs. DiCroce, went to visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on November 19th. They stopped off for a quick brunch at Prêt-à-Manger, and then walked down to the Gardner. The tour guides focused on French artists and France’s … More Monsieur Maguire and his French students explore the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum