Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bringing Holiday Lessons and Cheer

by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
Third and fourth graders in Señora Jaime-Allwood’s Spanish class recently took a special trip to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. For the fourth year, students delivered stacks of cards that they made - in both English and Spanish - for pediatric hospital patients. Third graders made Spanish flashcards about animals, fruits and vegetables for patients to increase their vocabulary skills. Fourth graders made holiday greeting cards with positive messages.

Dr. Prem Fort, a Shorecrest parent, JHACH physician, and native Spanish speaker, helped connect the classes with the hospital. Dr. Fort and staff from the All Children’s Hospital Foundation were there to greet the Shorecrest students and accept the gifts on behalf of the patients. 

“When you emotionally feel better, your illness gets better. What you guys have brought will bring a lot of smiles to a lot of kids - and they're going to practice their Spanish too!” said Dr. Fort. “You’ve helped make their holidays happy while they are here in the hospital.”

The visit was a culmination of a long-term project that involved Spanish vocabulary, reading, art, and community service.

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