RFHRHS Spanish Game Day an Annual Event

April 15th, 2011

For Immediate Release  April 15, 2011

Students Play TV Game Show Games in Spanish

Imagine Family Feud in Spanish. RFH Spanish language students played television game shows in their classes. Not only did they have to come up with the answers, but they had to utter them in Spanish. Everyone had a great time, and they learned to be comfortable speaking in another language.

Spanish Game Day is a tradition that is a big part of the language experience at RFH. Spanish instructor Nancy Vodhanel says, “Students have looked forward to Spanish Game Day at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School for the last fourteen years.  It is a day of celebration as students showcase their language knowledge and skills.”  It was created by Mrs. Vodhanel and Doreen Barca so that students in all levels could have fun playing games in Spanish.  Each class plays three games. Levels I and II play Bingo, Pictionary and College Bowl, which is much like Jeopardy played by teams. Higher level classes substitute Family Feud for Bingo. All of the game questions have been prepared by the teachers based on their individual curriculum and provide a good review of work learned. The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society) students are the ones who do the work to organize, set up and lead the games. In reviewing old material to instruct the younger students, they realize how much they have learned themselves.  In essence, everyone reviews and learns.

Mrs. Vodhanel says, “All the students who experience Spanish Game Day look forward to it all year.  It is a day full of laughter and smiles and lots of competition. As one student said to another who had never experienced it, ‘I love Spanish Game Day!  It’s the best day of the year!’  When the students win a point for their team they bask in the happiness that comes with demonstrating their skills and knowledge in front of their peers.  Students beam with pride as they contribute their answers.”

 Spanish Game Day has become a part of the school’s tradition. 

For more information:

Sra. Nancy Vodhanel, 732-842-1597, ext. 546, nvodhanel@rfhrhs.org

Mrs. Roberta Van Anda, 732-842-4562, avananda@comcast.net

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