We are learning so much in Spanish class! Parents, we are using Class Dojo for positive behaviors. Once your student earns 10 points, they can trade those in for a prize. If you would like to have access, please e-mail me.
Kindergarten and 1st Grades started the year by learning how to introduce themselves using Me llamo. They drew a picture of themselves and two things they like. When finished, they took turns sharing with the rest of class, preparing for a successful future in public speaking. They’ve also learned how to properly greet others, based on the time of day using: Buenos días, Buenas tardes and Buenas noches. We have practiced the Sign of the Cross in Spanish, too. In October, we’ll start to learn about our countries of study this year. Kinder will learn about Mexico and 1st Grade will learn about Costa Rica. They will learn how to ask and tell where different things are located on a map. We will describe the country’s flag using colors.
2nd Grade has been working hard with the Our Father prayer in Spanish. We’ve dissected the prayer into parts, what the words mean, and talked about why it is so important to our faith. We’re wrapping up this week, then will move into using numbers 0-31 and the alphabet. By the end of October, they should know how to spell their names in Spanish!
3rd Grade was introduced to Cuba. We’ve been working on reading and pronunciation in Spanish, which isn’t always the most fun thing to practice, but so necessary. This is a great group, so very excited to learn and share! This week we will start to learn the geography of Cuba, where the capital is and how to say all of that in the target language.
4th Grade is studying Spain this year. They’re also a really engaging group to teach with such amazing questions! We did a broad overview of Spanish culture: bullfighting, the largest food fight (La Tomatina), the Euro, castellano language, flamenco, olives, and soccer. This week we will start talking about the other countries and bodies of water surrounding Spain, locating Madrid, how to say ___ is here in the target language, and how to identify the flag and share what we’ve learned so far.
5th Grade is doing an intro to Spanish grammar. They’re such a fun group to work with too. They’re always great sports about participating in group activities. We’re learning the alphabet, how to spell different words, and asking/telling names in Spanish. Even our heritage Spanish speakers are learning something new this year! We’ll be starting an alphabet project next week and we might even try a spelling bee!
I’m so excited to get to see how you have grown and changed over the summer! I can’t wait to catch up with you and hear about what you’ve been up to. We have lots of new students to welcome to our Holy Family as well. Parents, please click here to access my welcome back letter. In it you’ll find:
- A little about me
- Expectations, supply lists
- Learning Topics by grade level
- Google Classroom Codes, tips and tricks (grades 3-5)