¡Hola a todos! Hello everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday break. I spent two weeks in Ecuador with my husband and his family and had a wonderful time!
Next week all of the classes will have a short quiz to wrap up the units we have been learning. Students have been given a study guide to use to help them review for the quiz. Because the topics we studied are basic topics, there are many online resources/games-songs to help them.
Below is useful vocabulary from the units:
Hace buen tiempo = It's good weather.
Hace mal tiempo = It's bad weather.
Hace calor = It's hot.
Hace frio = It's cold.
Hace sol = It's sunny.
Llueve = It's rainy.
El cielo está azul = The sky is blue.
El cielo está nublado = The sky is cloudy.
Review weather phrases using this video.
Numbers (increments of 10):
10 = diez
20 = veinte
30 = treinta
40 = cuarenta
50 = cincuenta
60 = sesenta
70 = setenta
80 = ochenta
90 = noventa
100 = cien
*Part of the quiz will be the students counting as high as they can verbally to me. For students in 3rd grade, a goal would be for them to be able to count to 30. For students in 4th and 5th grade, a goal would be for them to be able to count to 50. Please review the increments of 10 to help them reach these goals! Practice counting to 30 with this video and to 50+ with this video.
ABCs (only 3rd grade): Review letter names using this video.
Feelings (only 4th and 5th grade): Review feelings using this video.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.
¡Gracias! ¡Que tengan un lindo dia!
Hola! Here's an update on what's going on en la clase de Español!
All classes: We continue practicing dias de la semana (days of the week) and el tiempo (the weather) with our calendar time. Students are able to describe the weather in Spanish, which is exciting to do! We use this video to help us remember the weather phrases. We are also working on counting past veinte (20). We will be memorizing the increments of 10 to make counting to 50 or 100 easier in Spanish. This video is a great resource when learning how to count in Spanish.
3rd grade: We have begun a new unit on el alfabeto (the alphabet). The Spanish alphabet has 4 different letters than the English alphabet- ch, ll, ñ, and rr. Ask your child about these new letters and their names. Use this song to help your child learn the Spanish alphabet just like the did for the English alphabet!
3rd grade vocabulario:
La letras del alfabeto = letters of the alphabet. Students should be familiar with their names
Los numeros 0-20 = numbers 0-20. Students should know the number and how to pronounce it.
4th and 5th grade: A lot of what we are focusing on right now is to help with conversations. I want the students to be able to have a conversation with a native Spanish speaker and feel confident in what they are saying. We are learning how to express ourselves with vocabulary that deals with feelings, like happy, sad, angry, tired, etc. We use this video as a resource to practice the vocabulary. Now, we can answer the question ¿Como estas? with more than just bien or mal or mas o menos. We can say estoy cansado/a o estoy feliz. Your child should know what those phrases mean! :) Also, we are learning vocabulary related to manners/etiquette. Por favor, gracias, and de nada are a few examples of having manners and showing respect in Spanish.
por favor = please
gracias = thank you
de nada = you are welcome
salud = bless you
con permiso = excuse me
lo siento = I'm sorry
mucho gusto = nice to meet you
perdon = excuse me/pardon?
cansado/a = tired
asustado/a = scared
enojado/a = angry
frustrado/a = frustrated
sorprendido/a = surprised
feliz = happy
triste = sad
Hola! We have been busy learning new conversational questions and reviewing saludos (greetings) and despedidas (goodbyes) over the past few weeks. For the students in 3rd grade, most of the content is new, but for 4th and 5th graders, much of the information is review from previous years. We have also been review calendar vocabulary, such as the days of the week and months of the year.
Hola = Hello
Adios = Goodbye
Buenos dias = Good morning
Buenas tardes = Good afternoon
Buenas noches = Good night or good evening
Hasta mañana = See you tomorrow
Hasta luego = See you later
Hasta pronto = See you soon
¿Como estas? = How are you?
Estoy __________. = I am ________.
Muy bien, bien, mas o menos, mal, muy mal = Very good, good, okay, not good, very bad
¿Como te llamas? = What is your name? (What do you call yourself?)
Me llamo _________ = My name is ________ (I call myself)
¿Cuantos años tienes? = How old are you?
Tengo ____ años. = I am ____ years old.
¿De donde eres? = Where are you from?
Soy de _________. = I am from __________.