Los Adjetivos

Today we are diving into adjectivos! We began by looking at the words and trying to ¨decode.¨ A lot of the English adjectives are similar to Spanish. We took a lot of notes and we look forward to expanding our vocabulario!

I am attaching an image of the vocabulary list below for your review and curiosity 🙂

5 Sentidos

Muy feliz lunes

We have kicked off 1st grade classes this week by learning all about our 5 sentidos, 5 senses. I am attaching an image of a worksheet we did to solidify our learning. We talked about our different body parts and how they help us identify what we see, hear, smell, touch and taste. It was another great expansion on las partes del cuerpo.

In addition I am attaching an image of the poema we did last week about fall. Your student should have read to you this poem since it was ¨tarea.¨

As always, it is a pleasure to teach your students!

dia de los muertos

dia de los muertos : day of the dead

If your student has had me before you know what a HUGE deal dia de los muertos is! It is a day full of face painting, eating, dancing and celebrating life! It has been fun to talk about the many differences between day of the dead and Halloween. This year we are going to have a very LARGE dia de los muertos celebration! On top of face painting, students are invited to bring their favorite foods to class. I am also inviting students to bring in pictures of loved ones who have passed to place on our classroom ofrenda. Permission slips will be sent home next week!

I am attaching more information on dia de los muertos below so you can gain a better understanding of the cultural importance for dia de los muertos.

dia de los muertos:
Nov. 1 & 2

Day of the Dead is a holiday (or festival) when family members who have died are remembered. In Mexico, this festival is considered to be the most important holiday of the year.

It is a period full of life, happiness, color, food, family, and fun.

Outdoor markets sell many symbolic goods, such as special breads, flowers, pottery, baskets, candles, paper puppets, candy skulls, etc. The main symbols of this holiday are skulls and skeletons.

Sugar skulls represent a departed soul and honor the deceased.

Here is an educational video to help you gain a better understanding of the history and cultural significance of dia de los muertos:

AR VERBS

5th grade is moving onto Present tense conjugations of regular –AR verbs.
Below I am attaching the AR Verbs. I am also attaching two videos for personal pronouns and the associated conjugations.

Hablar
Practicar
Estudiar
Trabajar
Cocinar
Mirar
Escuchar
Jugar
Presentar
Comprar

THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Every verb has 2 parts! Stem + ending

Present-tense verbs in Spanish can have several English
equivalents. Each simple expression in Spanish may
convey three different ideas in English:
example: Yo estudio español. I study Spanish. I do study Spanish. I am studying Spanish.

OTTERS

The weeks have been flying by and the vocabulary has been compounding exponentially. I am attaching some vocabulary below so you can review with your students 🙂

cansado. tired.
triste. sad.
feliz. happy.
enfermo. sick.
enojado. angry.
confundido. confused.
enfermo. sick.
soprendido. surprised.

We have continued doing las frutas as well as numeros. We have also begun to learn La Araña Pequeñita, the ittsy bitsy spider. As always, try to bring language into your home!

TEST THIS FRIDAY

This Friday 4th and 5th grade have a LARGE test over the countries, capitals and geographical location of Central and South American countries.

Both 4th and 5th grade have received several practice sheets. If you have not seen these practice sheets, now is the time to ask!

As Hispanic Heritage Month is now over, we reflect on what we have learned. Hispanic people come from all over the world and it is important to understand how culture affects language and interactions. The geographical and cultural importance of this test is timeless.

I am attaching a link to the practice video again. Again, please ask your students about the countries and capitals of Latin America, they should know them all.

I am also attaching a online game resource that will quiz them on all of Central and South American countries.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/South_America_Geography.htm

cuaderno de trabajo

cuaderno de trabajo: workbook

This year in 3rd grade there is an large increase in reading and writing in Spanish! Each student is responsible for taking their own notes. Today we had a ¨note check.¨ We reviewed the information we already covered in class and played a review game of all learned vocabulary.

So far some of the topics we have covered are:
numbers
days of the week
months
seasons
emotions
greetings and introductions
body parts
school classes
capitals and countries of central and south america

Don´t forget, if you want your student to reach their capacity in the language they need MAXIMUM exposure! I posted an article about ways to bring Spanish into your home as well. Utilize your local libraries and online resources!

Sí, se puede

Sí, se puede! Yes, you can!

This is our theme this week and we dive deeper in vocabulary and are further exposed to language and culture!

Today we begun class by listening to a variety of Spanish songs. At first the students seemed overwhelmed, until the chorus´ hit. I was playing popular Disney songs in Spanish! It was amazing to see their faces light up as they realized the connection. After we listened to Spanish songs we used our white boards to spell! Again, they seemed overwhelmed at first but caught on quickly!

Again, it is all about flipping ¨off¨ our English brain and flipping ¨on¨ our Spanish brain! We reviewed the sounds of the Spanish Alphabet and talked about the many differences in the two languages.

As always, it is a pleasure to teach your students.

QUIZ

Hola!

This week we continue to explore the countries and capitals while expanding on our existing knowledge! Today in class we had a pop quiz. It was NOT graded but rather will be used as a learning tool to enhance their learning experience and capacities.

Students will have a graded exam NEXT Friday, October 6th. They will receive a blank map of Central and South America and they will have to label countries and capitals. They will have the entire 30 mn. class period to complete the exam.

As we continue to move forward with the unit of ¨el mundo hispano¨ we continue to expand on other concepts (greetings, personal pronouns, numbers, alphabet, phonics, reading & comprehension).

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out!