Señora Caldelas

Phone: 201.444.7400 ext. 263
Mis recuerdos de...


Out of all the places that I have visited, Andalucía has always held a special place in my heart. This is where my family is from and where I've built so many wonderful memories as a child.  I've always admired the beautiful white homes on the hills, the long, golden sandy beaches, and the many celebrations of music and dance on the streets at night.


 Federico Garcia Lorca is not only Spain's most universal poet, but he is also a universally recognized symbol of Spain - and especially Andalucia - itself. His poems paint a vivid and intrinsically poetic portrait of this fascinating region, with its stark landscapes of olive groves and fig trees, its moonlit nights among whitewashed walls and Moorish towers.

andalucia architecture

 Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalucia, which was always the heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim- ruled areas of the Iberian Peninsula were known). These buildings make Andalusia visually unique in Europe and have to be classed as its greatest.


 Flamenco has become popular all over the world! Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music, song, and dance from Andalucia. Song, dance and guitar are blended into passionate rhythms which are often improvised and spontaneous. Flamenco will have any imaginable theme, from up to date stories, to politics, to love, to history, to humor, etc. Often however, the tragic lyrics and tone of flamenco reflect the sufferings of the gypsy people from whom it originated.

foods of spain

 Andalucía, like other areas of Spain, has a unique cuisine and "culture" of food. Tapas originated in Andalucía, and they remain one of the region's most popular foods. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese or warm chopitos, which are battered fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.

Enrichment Activities:

There are links on Google Classroom for practice of vocabulary and grammar concepts.
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.