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Mercado De Pulgas – A Spanish Flea Market

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Vivienne Harutyunyan

Recently, the Spanish 3-4 class learned new vocabulary related to bartering. It included words and phrases such as ¡Qué caro! (How expensive!) or Regateamos el precio de (We negotiated/bargained the price of), and other useful phrases when negotiating. After a week of the class being hard at work, learning vocabulary words and phrases, creating skits, and practicing online, the spanish teacher, Señora Rivera, wanted to do a fun final project, instead of a unit test. So, she decided to hold a flea market in her Spanish class, where students would sell things with fake money, and negotiate prices in Spanish.

Some parents came and helped out with the preparations, and with a lot of teamwork, everyone got the job done! Although the preparations for the Flea Market were intricate and extensive, the result was amazing. The set-ups were beautiful, there was a wide range of items, mostly food, and everyone was selling and negotiating different item prices. Guest teachers

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including Mrs. Park, and Mr. Andreas, enjoyed the Flea Market just as much as the students did, if not more. Ms. Park commented, “There are wonderful goods for sale, it is delicious, creative, and clever. I love it!” Many of the students agreed that the idea of the Mercado de Pulgas was “Muy bien”, and that the food is delicious, and that they enjoyed the experience. Overall, the Mercado de Pulgas was ultimately a great experience, and students hope that Señora Rivera continues this Flea Market tradition for many years to come.

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Vivienne Harutyunyan, Arts & Culture Writer
Vivienne is a new 8th grader who moved here from New York. She went to a Spanish elementary school in Glendale for three years, and she can still speak conversational Spanish. She started playing tennis during COVID-19 as a hobby since she had a tennis court near her house, and it quickly became one of her favorite sports. Once she moved to New York during COVID, she and a few friends started a newspaper for her middle school. Over the summer she learned how to make clothes, using a sewing machine. After a few years of living in New York, her family decided to move back to California, where she started attending Rosemont Middle School. She likes to write, draw, and go shopping.    
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