“Neumático desinflado!” A flat tire is a flat tire in any language
January 15, 2021
Learning basic life skills should be a priority in school. We brought this to our Spanish teacher (Mrs. Petro) who wanted to incorporate these lessons into our curriculum that will benefit us in the future. She decided to add a unit in our curriculum to learn terms about directions, driving, basic car parts, vocabulary, and commands. It is a basic for every car owner to know but new drivers, like us, don’t know that.
She wants us to be prepared in case we can’t call for help and we’re in the middle of no where. She went down to our schools auto program and talked to the teacher ( Mr. Reiter), he then used this to his own lesson by having his students teach us to change a tire.
It was a learning experience for us all. Some basic things like this can’t be put into a Math, Science, or English class. A lot of us thought it would be very difficult to do, but it’s simple. We also learned how to do it in Spanish to add to the basic lesson that we took advantage of before we graduate. These are good memories and good teachers that went out of their way to create a unit that helped their students for when we leave the school and go out into the world.
“Although the subject that I teach is Spanish, I think it is important to integrate real life skills into the classroom. No all of
my students have someone at home to teach them some of these things that
they are sure to encounter in life. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to share these moments with them.”- Amy Petro