Interrogative words! We are moving rapido!
An interrogative word or question word is a function word used to ask a question, such as what, when, where, who, whom, why, and how. These are essential questions to know in any language!
¿Quién? / ¿Quiénes? who
¿Cuál? / ¿Cuáles? which one? (ones)
¿Cuánto? (a / os / as) how much/many?
¿Por qué? why?
We have learned AR present tense verb conjugation and now we are compounding! We are adding on ER and IR! I am attaching charts here for your review.
Your students also should have brought home their AR test. I also encourage students to reach out to me for study sessions if they were having a hard time. Please feel MORE THAN FREE to reach out to me if your student needs studying tips or a refresh on the material.
As the Kindergarteners file into the room ready to learn we begin class with some repaso (review). We go over colors, shapes, numbers, animals and body parts. Then we move onto ¿Cuál te gusta más? It is a slideshow of various images and we decide which we like more. We use Spanish only as we discuss which we prefer! A sample of the questions would be,
¿Te gustan más los perros o los gatos?
¿Te gusta más una camiseta azul o una camiseta roja?
This portion of class in 100% in Spanish. I do not translate. They must listen to what I am saying and figure out what I am saying. I call this ¨real world application.¨ It is a lot of fun to watch for the ¨light bulb moments!¨ Of course, if they get really stuck I give visual cues and references 🙂
We are back from break and ready to hit the ground running!
1st is moving rapidly into a new unit. Yesterday was a bit of repaso (review). We did a fun worksheet on the calendario. It included vocabulary on the weather, days of the week, months, seasons and even colores!
After the brain warm up, a lot can be forgotten after a week off, we drew ourselves and labeled as many body parts that we could remember. You could see the wheels turning as they sparked their brains trying to remember the extensive words!
Today we dive right into reading comprehension! Since our Spanish brains read different than our English brains it is important to realize the sounds and accents. We are going to be reading beginner level Spanish books together. We begin class by reading together then move into individual placement. This allows me to gain insight into the students reading capacities and find areas for improvement. As we move into the second trimester class focuses on applying all learned vocabulary to real world situations.
I am attaching a playlist from youtube that is helpful for students to read along with beginner level Spanish stories.
2nd grade got to interview their friend in Spanish! We used a wide variety of learned vocabulary to understand the questions and how to respond. The final product will be going home this viernes (Friday) so you can see for yourself!
Here are a few sample questions:
como te llamas?
cual es tu color preferido?
cual es tu comida preferida?
cual es tu deporte preferido?
El indio/El indígeno americano
Dar las gracias
La festividad de la cosecha
Estar agradecido por
Trinchar el pavo
El cuchillo de trinchar
La cuchara de servir
La salsa de carne
El puré de patatas
La mazorca de maíz
Los arándanos rojos
El pastel/la tarta de calabaza
El fútbol americano
Coming off of such a crazy week we dove right into translation! First we read the ever popular book “Where the Wild Things Are” in Spanish! Then we read it in English. We looked for similarities between the two languages! Enjoy the videos below 🙂