Señora Heidi Karod

You may contact me at heidi.karod@fivetowns.net 

WORLD LANGUAGE STANDARDS: To see the standards which your child strives to achieve, see the following link. Click on the pdf under World Languages at the bottom of the page for your child's grade level.

It will really help if you practice your Spanish as much as possible by listening, reading, and  playing games. Even if you go to a store like Home Depot, Lowe's, the grocery store, or the Post Office, there is Spanish everywhere! If you find Spanish somewhere this somewhere, snap a photo or write it down. We can share these in school. Here are some suggestions:

1. Sign up for a free Spanish account at www.duolingo.com. We will also use this next year in some grades. It is a terrific and fun way to learn new words and practice sentences. If you share user names with friends, you can compete with each other! Good for grades 3-8.

2. Students in grades 4-8 will be assigned accounts at senorwooly.com. How many nuggets can you finish? If you forget your password, please email me (heidi.karod@fivetowns.net) and I will reset it.

3. Students k-8 will enjoy the SALSA series by Georgia Public Broadcasting. You will  already be able to understand the first episode which includes "Ricitos de Oro", or Goldilocks. There are games to go along with the series. http://www.gpb.org/salsa/term/episode

4. Watch YouTube videos created by Mexican children about their towns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSbImtgqExc

5. Any of the songs on the right side of this page are great for any age. Also see this site for dozens and dozens of links for super songs and video series for elementary age. Also great for middle school kids to learn vocabulary and review! 

6. Videos in the Calico series on YouTube are fun and instructive for any age. They're a great review for older kids, too!

7. Hand Clapping Games in Spanish:

8. Learn to talk about the weather:
Any of the songs and videos on the Señor Jordan YouTube channel are great!

9. I love this website for kids of any age: http://www.spanishplayground.net/kids-learn-spanish-habla-jorge-videos/
The videos are produced by a native speaker from Spanish. He makes it very easy to understand and learn from context. Fun and super for practicing your listening skills. You will learn a lot on this site. Try it out!

10. The animated stories of Pocoyó are good for listening to the language, although you won't understand all of it. Appropriate for any age. You will learn some new words and it's fun to watch.

11. Dora the Explorer is fun, especially for early primary, but students of any age can learn from it. It is in Spanish and English:

12. Peppa Pig in Spanish is also good for listening to the language and you will learn some words, although it is designed for native speakers. Appropriate for any age:

13. There are dozens and dozens of super songs on this site:

14. Learn the countries of South and Central America and the geography of Mexico by playing different levels of geography games on Sheppherd software: http://sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

15. Go to Google Maps, street view and explore real  tourist destinations and cities in real Spanish speaking countries. Put the names of some of these famous places and look around:
Chichen Itzá, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico
Antigua, Guatemala
Machu Picchu, Peru
Sacsayhuaman, Peru
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina
El Zócalo, Mexico City, Mexico
Puerta del Sol, Madrid, España
Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain
Palenque, Mexico

15. "EL MONO" series on YouTube. This is a great series of very basic stories, each episode building on the last. These are excellent practice at any level. Highly recommended! 


Tan, Tan (a Spanish Christmas carol about the 3 Wise Men) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITXFTTkKWbY

These songs are great for pronunciation. Every vowel only makes 1 sound. It's so easy in Spanish!
Look for other YouTube videos in the same series with other syllables. Letter "T" is also included below.

Sílabos con "t"/syllables with "t" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLa2i5PSJHY

El abecedario con animales/abc's with animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSZA0p45a18

The alphabet is easy to learn  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EmakH0xz9U

A GUARDAR (the clean up song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLKRrYjgzDE

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies/Head, shoulders, knees and toes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xSooJRjV9g

A fun song that asks animals, "What color are you? A good question. I am blue, pink, etc." ¿De qué color eres? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jBDsWOoWz0

THE ELEPHANT SONG/El elefante se balanceaba was popular in grades 3/4 FLEX classes this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qq_acOQdus





The song CHU, CHU, WA, WA, WA is good for learning body parts. Appropriate for any age:

This is a very catchy tune about skeletons leaving their tomb for Day of the Dead. Great for practicing telling time, too!


LIKES/DISLIKES (Me gusta / no me gusta)
Sesame Street song: 


All of the songs on this YouTube channel, Ukelecanta en Español,  are instructional and easy to understand at any level. The teacher slowly explains the words in English and Spanish, then sings slowly in Spanish, then sings and plays the ukulele. 

LITTLE MERMAID SONGS (in Spanish with subtitles)