Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

Spring

¡Bienvenidos a la primavera!

April- May


                 
                                     Look at us! We are the Spanish teachers today!

Our Kindergartens LOVE Spanish! During their choice/free time they practice writing in Spanish.We are very proud of them.

 
    
First graders enjoyed creating and illustrating their own Spanish stories.

Celebrating 5 de mayo


                            


March


First graders are having a blast learning Spanish!  

Every class we practice the days of the week and the weather in Spanish. They are fantastic weather reporters!


video



With the help of Pocoyo, a Spanish-speaking boy, we have been learning about friends (amigos), feelings (feliz/happy, triste/sad, enjojado/angry, frustrado/frustrated)  and high frequency words (puede/can, quiere/wants, tiene/has). Students are able to watch a short clip and make sentences such as: “Pocoyo está triste”(Pocoyo is sad)  “Pocoyo no puede saltar” (Pocoyo can’t jump).




Using TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) as a method for teaching Spanish, students are creating their own stories using vocabulary they have already acquired. TPRS allows students the opportunity to practice, read and retell their stories using Spanish all the time!!!! 

We are having so much fun! Ask your child to tell you his/her story!




Winter


       ¡Bienvenidos al invierno!


¿Qué pasa en la clase de Español?



February


First and second grade students have been learning about "Body parts"

They can point their own body parts responding to:

 ¿Dónde esta la nariz?   aquí está la nariz

 ¿Dónde está la boca? aquí está la boca

 ¿Dónde está la cabeza aquí está la cabeza


 Second grade worked on a monster project describing them

 El monstruo tiene........... pero no tiene...........


        


September - January

 

I can’t believe it has already been three months since we started our school year and now, with the arrival of winter, there is so much going on in Spanish class!  The K-2 students have been learning vocabulary that we are incorporating in our daily routine so they can identify days of the week and describe the weather using simple structures such as:


¿Qué día es?   (What day is today?)

 Hoy es lunes, martes….. (Today is Monday, Tuesday….)


¿Qué tiempo hace hoy? (What is the weather like today?)

Hoy está soleado está nublado, hace frío, hace calor.... (It is sunny, cloudy, cold, hot….)


Our second graders are doing a great job with being able to say the date in Spanish, using the classroom calendar.


Little by little, we will add more and more words that students can use.  When we have a snow day, we will teach the expressions:  está nevando or está lloviendo (it is snowing and it is raining).


Along with learning all of the winter weather conditions, students are learning the parts of the body through an activity we created featuring a snowman lesson appropriately called, “El muñeco de nieve.


Here is a link for a song we are teaching during class. Perhaps you could click the link and ask your child to sing it to you!

Muñeco de nieve canción


Here, also are several body parts songs we have been teaching during class:

¿Dónde está? canción

Baila canción


The kindergarteners are having a blast learning Spanish this year.  With the help of Fritzy, a Spanish-speaking mouse, we have been learning about animals—their names, sounds they make, and what they can do.  It makes me very proud to ask them in Spanish “Que es eso?” (“What is this?”) and “Que dice?” (“What does it say?”) and to have them answer back in Spanish with the correct answers without any help.

 Here are some links for the songs that we have been singing in class:

Los pollitos

El elefante del circo


1st and 2nd graders have a new friend who is called, “Pocoyo.” Pocoyo is a main character in a children’s video. By using these videos to teach Spanish during class, students are learning high frequency Spanish words such as:

Amigos -   friends

Quiere  -   wants

No quiere -  doesn’t want

Juga -   plays

Vuela - flies

Tiene - has


Click here “Pocoyo” if you would like to view it:





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