Kade Evander, Ben Woodrum, Gabe Duncan, and rest of the class listening to Peter Larson in Spanish class.
Peter Larson, the Napavine Spanish teacher, works endlessly for his classes. He currently works with five classes every day, all ranging from Spanish I to Spanish II. Larson is also a leader at the Napavine YoungLife group.
Almost every day, Larson bikes to school. He carries his lunch and work clothes whilst he travels. During his first period, he works on grading homework and tests. He begins his first actual class at 9:30 a.m.
Students experience the culture incorporated into his Spanish teachings. Larson has cooked plantains for his classes many times. During his Spanish III lessons, every quarter, he includes a cooking unit. Students are required to cook a new dish from the culture they are learning about.
Not only does Larson discuss the food from many different cultures, he also talks about their yearly traditions. Currently, his Spanish II students are learning about Christmas, Hanukkah, and other famous holidays in Spanish cultures. To help his students memorize the vocabulary, he plays games with the vocabulary.
Anywhere from charades to four corners, his students learn from his playful attitude.
Larson has also provided his students with coffee and rewards when they win their class games. He often hands out mini chocolates to celebrate their wins. Students tend to love his classes and although, at times the vocabulary or verbs may be hard, Larson has always been helpful.
At the end of the day, Larson rides back home on his bike. He grades his papers and enters them. Peter Larson is part of the great staff at Napavine High School.