Entries by Emily Magnuson

El Dia de los Muertos

For the last few weeks 8th grade Spanish students have been learning about the Day of the Dead in class.  El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd and is similar to Memorial Day, just much more elaborate.  Students had the choice of creating an ofrenda (an altar that is traditionally […]

Spanish Students Rank Nationally

Isaac Tuggle (Honorary Mention), Maggie Stanley (Bronze), Landin Burton (Honorary Mention) A group of CBMS 8th graders recently took the National Spanish Exam.  The NSE is taken by over 150,000 students across the nation.  The level 1 test, that was taken by our 8th graders, was taken by approximately 134,000 students in grades 7-12.  Three […]


In Spanish class this week students made confetti filled eggs (cascarones).  Each student dyed their hollowed out egg, then filled it with confetti, glued a piece of tissue paper over the opening and decorated the egg with sharpies, sequins and feathers.  On Wednesday they broke their cascarones over a classmate’s head, yelling ¡Buena suerte! (Good […]

CBMS Students Raise Money for Puerto Rico

When students in Spanish class learned about the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria on September 20th, they wanted to do something to help.  Six months later with 100,000 Americans in Puerto Rico still without power we began to raise money to see if we could help with the monumental task of rebuilding […]

Spanish Carolers

For the last few weeks CBMS 8th graders have been learning a few familiar Christmas Carols in Spanish.  The students learned to sing “Feliz Navidad”, “Noche de Paz (Silent Night)” and “Cascabel (Jingle Bells)”.  After weeks of practice our Spanish classes dressed up in festive hats and caroled for classes in the building.