Students this week have been working on reading Good Night, Moon in Spanish and related activities to develop reading comprehension and descriptive sentence writing. Students also continue to work on vocabulary from the song Guapo. Students are working on answering questions about themselves and new vocabulary. I anticipate an assessment on the unit the week of February 10th or early the following week.
What a cold month this has been!
Students have been working on verbs to talk about their likes and dislikes. Last week they took the vocabulary assessment and they will complete an oral assessment on Wednesday or Thursday this week. They will need to talk about what they like to do in a scenario as if they were meeting a new student. The dialogue should be memorized. Last week we began a new unit. By the end of it, students should be able to describe themselves with a selection of adjectives, as well as describe their hair and eyes. They should also be able to ask questions like: What's your name? What are you like? What is your hair like? What color are your eyes. They should also be able to respond to those questions, as well as similar questions in 3rd person like: What is his/her name? What is he/she like? The song Guapo by Sr. Wooly is the source of most of the vocabulary for this unit and students have access to the website and the music video, as well as a game to help them learn the vocabulary. Quizlet also has two sets of vocabulary and I should have the vocabulary in Zondle by the end
Students have begun a new unit this week. The objectives are for them to communicate about likes and dislikes. Students have been working on the 21 key verbs for the unit and yesterday and today continued their work with the vocabulary and being able to ask about someone's likes. Please encourage your child to practice their vocabulary through the various resources they have available. They have a text and visual vocabulary sheet to use, as well as Quizlet and Zondle. Quizlet has basic Spanish to English cards and the cards labeled as (avanzado) give them the Spanish to Spanish cards that are the basis of the vocabulary tests. Many students are enjoying Zondle. The class code is 1913-5709 if your child needs it. The dash must be included.
On January 2nd or 3rd I have arranged for a presenter to talk about the holidays in Mexico. Please send $1 with your child as soon as possible to cover the cost of the hot chocolate and the rosca de reyes (Three Kings bread) that they will be trying that day. Thank you!
I am anticipating that the next test will be on the 21 verbs in this unit and 10th and 13th
Students this week learned about Mexican holiday traditions from special presenters Tony, Gaby, and Antonio. Tony also talked about the value of knowing a second language for job purposes, travel and being able to meet and interact with new people and learn about new places. Students also were able to try out Mexican hot chocolate and rosca de reyes, a traditional bread eaten on January 6th. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us!