Week of September 24

Sep 24

Keep collecting those box tops so the PTO can exchange them for cash!  They’ll be sending in their first batch at the end of October.  For a full list of items with box tops, visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

Kerry McKinney Teacher Sea Pines Montessori Academy

Congratulations to Mrs. Kerry McKinney, Light Green Room Lead, who is our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. McKinney will be honored by the Hilton Head Rotary at a luncheon this Thursday at Sea Pines Country Club.  Please join us in offering our sincere appreciation to her and all of our amazing SPMA teachers and staff!

SPMA’s 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is this Friday!  Volunteer forms went home last week.  If you’re interested in supporting this great event, please email bibiosorio@spma.com.

Be sure to check out what’s happening in Spanish class by viewing your child’s weekly classroom newsletter.  Missed last week’s information?  Here it is:


During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the influence and presence of Hispanic and Latino culture in the United States and celebrate their heritage.

On the week of September 24-28 during Spanish class students will celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Culture learning lessons about the traditional Spanish games kids play in the Spanish countries that are selected for the Fiesta Cultural on Friday, September 28th.  

Games are Fun! No matter where we live and what language we speak , games, play and laughter are unifying and culturally significant!

Traditional Spanish Games Video


Dear Families,

The Hispanic Cultural Fiesta  will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 during recess time. This will be a cultural extended lesson to students about Spanish Traditional Games kids play at recess along with a taste of favorite latino snacks for kids.  

Traditional Hispanic games:

La rayuela ~ hopscotch (colors,  numbers)

La cuerda de saltar ~ jump rope (counting)

El yoyo ~ (counting)

Los conos – cones (colors, numbers)  

Futbol (soccer lingo & team play)  

Favorite Snacks:                                              Ensalada de frutas y galletas surtidas: Fruit salad and assorted mini butter cookies.  Frutas :mangos, manzanas, peras, bananos, piña, sandía, coco.

The Spanish Speaking Countries Song https://youtu.be/1hEUeb24mUU