In your child's Spanish special during the week of February 13-17 they used the website Duolingo to help them learn and practice Spanish. Duolingo is the world's largest online language learning platform. It turns language learning into a game to make it more fun and effective. Students can learn languages for free while earning points for correct answers, racing against the clock, and leveling up.
I am challenging students in grades 3, 4, and 5, as well as staff members, to a 6 Week Duolingo Challenge! Starting February 20 and going until March 31, I challenge students to practice their Spanish on Duolingo each day! I will give a prize to the TOP 3 students who have the most XP (what you get after completing a lesson) in EACH class after the challenge is done. This is a great way to encourage students to practice their Spanish speaking skills!
I will give students opportunities to use Duolingo in the classroom, but students should keep up with their Spanish lessons at home. They can download the Duolingo app for phones or tablets or access their account on the Duolingo website (www.duolingo.com).
Also, students should have headphones when doing Duolingo language exercise. IF YOU CHILD DOES NOT ALREADY HAVE HEADPHONES AT SCHOOL, PLEASE SEND THEM IN ASAP!
Thank you very much!If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks! Happy Duolingo-ing :)
It has been too long since I posted an update on what we are doing in class! Apparently having a baby in the house takes up a lot of time! :)
All of the grades just finished up a unit on los numeros. 4th and 5th grades learned their numbers up to 100 (and beyond) while 3rd grade focused on numbers up to 40. We played many games to help us practice our numbers. To finish the unit students took a short quiz in class. Quizzes will be returned home next week.
In the upcoming week students will create an account with the website Duolingo. This is a fantastic platform for helping people of all ages learn any language they desire! I have used it myself to study Portuguese and it is extremely user friendly and teaches the language in a fun and engaging way. Students will be able to go go through the lessons and practice their Spanish at home and in the classroom. I know they will enjoy this!
5th grade: Sports and Famous Hispanic Athletes
4th grade: Describing where I live (North Carolina products, Landforms, Action words)
3rd grade: Parts of the body and adjectives