The Thompson Education Foundation awarded a grant for a teacher in the district to travel over the summer and bring back resources and information that will enhance the learning of TSD students.
I am very honored to have been awarded that grant to go to Spain in the summer of 2017. I will travel along the Route of the Spanish Language for 24 days as I move north.
The trip starts in Madrid, and will include stops at Alcalá de Henares, Avila, Salamanca, Valladolid, Santo Domingo de Silos, San Millán de la Cogolla, and San Sebastian.
The purpose of this trip is to learn about the development of the Spanish language. I hope to see where and how the first words of Spanish were written, where Cervantes drew inspiration for his novel Don Quijote de La Mancha, and how Spanish developed into a popular world language.
I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I will!
Below are photos of Kim Akeley-Charron awarding the grant in my class at Berthoud High School.