Senora Márcase

I interviewed Senora Marcase. Read on to find out more about our school’s Spanish teacher!

By: Jack F.

What is your favorite place in Spain?

Galecia. It’s a region just above Portugal.

Why did you come to Greenacres?

I wanted to teach Spanish at an elementary level, but there were not a lot of school districts where it was taught at that level.

Are you married? Do you have kids? Tell us about them?

I’m married 10 years. I have a daughter named  Brooke. She is seven 7 and I have  Ryan. He is 5. Brooke is in 2nd grade and Ryan is in preschool. They love to help plan lessons. They also give things to me for lessons and ideas about clothing, shoes, etc.

Did you hit any hardships in your life?

Changing careers was hard. I worked in hotel management.

What is your favorite spanish book?

El Alquemista

What do you do outside of school?

I Like to travel.  I am going to Spain this summer. I am also busy with my kids.

Do you like our school?

I love the school.

What got you into teaching Spanish?

I thought I wanted teach, and this is the subject that was most interesting to me.

When did you get interested in Spanish?

I got interested in Spanish as a 3 year old child.

Riddles

One man’s backpack is open and he’s alive. Another man’s backpack is closed and he’s dead. What is in the closed man’s backpack?

 

A parachute

 

A man lives on the 19th floor. When he goes up in the elevator he only goes to level 10 and walks the rest of the way but when he goes down he can take the elevator all the way down. Why?

 

He’s too small to reach the 19th floor button.

 

A man lived in a circle house. His wife died and there were three suspects. They were the butler, the cook and the maid. The butler was greeting the guests, the cook was cooking and the maid was cleaning the corners.  Who was lying? Who did it?

 

The maid (How can a maid clean the corners in a round house?)

 

 

Girls’ Travel Basketball!

Girls Travel Basketball
By: Jackie K. and Juliana C.

During the winter Greenacres has always had Rec basketball games and practices. We have always had Rec basketball but why not travel people wondered. This question was not answered until this winter when a mother with a kid in fourth grade decided to make a travel team this year. Greenacres has formed a fourth grade travel basketball team. We are practicing hard and trying our best. So far we have played lots of games but have lost all of them, but we are still working hard. We have sports games at House Of Sports. There are about 14 girls on our team. There are five teams we can play. Our team will keep trying and keep on having a great time at our basketball games!

4th and 5th Grade Chorus Concert by Abby S.

It was a lot of work, but we’re almost done! On Thursday, Feb 9 the chorus concert will  take place in the morning for the school and for the parents in the evening. If there is a snow day we will have to change the date as snow is in the forecast.  We’ve been working hard to learn all the songs. We will be singing songs together, and one grade at a time.  We will be singing songs  like “A-zing A-za” and “Old Carion  Crow”. I hope you come to watch!

Life Hacks 2.0, Brady S.

Need to study for a test? Do you have a phone or I pod? Make your home screen a picture of your study guide.

Color the top of post-it notes where the sticky part is, then you will always know which side is sticky.

Don’t know if you should use effect of affect, use impact instead.

The Book Of The Month

What will it be this month? This is the question that always goes around! Everyone is wondering what the next Book of the Month will be.

This month it is “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Every month there is a new book that every class at Greenacres reads.  It usually teaches a life lesson.  What do you think it will be in February?

Book Review: Wonder

Wonder is an amazing book, and a favorite to many. From it’s original plot to it’s unbelievable story, Wonder is a very loved book. It is about a disfigured boy who was home schooled his whole life. Then suddenly, his parents send him to a public school, where he is bullied by many because of being disfigured. The boy is named August. He meets friends during his time there, and they stay loyal to him. The book switches to other people’s view of things. First his view, then his sister’s view, his friend’s view, etc. Overall, wonder is a classic and an amazing book.