- High School
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We're well into the 2nd trimester already & the year going by too quickly for me. Students are learning an assortment of Spanish vocabulary words in class, which is wonderful. For the lower school grades (K-5) Spanish units usually last one month (3-4 lessons). At the middle school level, the length of units varies, but I try to update ClassNotes info about once a week.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Mis Cinco Sentidos/ La Comida
This fun unit kicks off with a lesson on Mis Cinco Sentidos (my 5 senses). This lesson will be team taught in grades K-4 with Wellness. Students will learn about their senses in Spanish & will get the chance to experience learning by just using 1 or 2 of their senses. In 5th grade Spanish, we will use all five senses to learn as we listen to salsa music & smell different traditional foods such as café & canela.
During this unit, each grade level focuses on learning different vocabulary words for common food objects:
Kindergarten- queso, ensalada, pan, papa, jugo, leche, & pollo.
1st grade- queso, ensalada, pan, papa, jugo, leche, pollo, agua, sopa, carne y manzana
Ask your Kinder & 1st grade students to sing for you our “Queso Song” to the tune of “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain”!
2nd grade- queso, ensalada, pan, papa, jugo, leche, fruta, pollo, vegetales, naranja, agua, sopa, carne, sandwich, plátano y manzana + our favaorite song “Bistec- Quiero, quiero un Bistec!”
3rd grade- queso, ensalada, pan, papa, jugo, leche, fruta, pollo, vegetales, naranja, agua, sopa, carne, sandwich, plátano y manzana + the three meals of the days
4th grade- Spanish will be team teaching healthy eating & the new USDA “Mi Plato”- My Plate food guide with Wellness. Students will learn the 5 food categories in Spanish & will create various projects using Mi Plato activities.
5th grade- Spanish will review the USDA “Mi Plato” food guidelines. Students will learn the 5 food categories in Spanish. 5th graders will explore their favorite foods in Spanish, as they create “Mi plato de Comidas Favoritas”. Students will also conduct an in-class research project on a South American Country focusing on the national dish of the country.
Notice how various commonly used words are repeated from year to year. My goal is for these words to be common knowledge for the students after a year or two of learning them.
Students may find these websites helpful throughout the year for study practice.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/alfabetoenespanol.htmlSpanish ABC’s practice
http://www.spanishspanish.com/GREAT Spanish site- useful for studying before quizzes!
http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/beginner/Another GREAT site for studying before quizzes & practicing Spanish grammar
http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htmStudy Spanish.com is a FREE site loaded w/ lessons, games & mini quizzes on ALL grammar topics taught in Spanish I. A great resource for 8thgrade Honors Spanish I students
Students will study various ways to greet and converse with a Spanish speaker. They will focus on learning informal greeting styles and asking questions when they meet someone new. Student’s final assessment will be scripting and performing 2 greeting conversations in Spanish. 8thGrade- Honors Spanish
8thGrade Honors Spanish
We are working with our textbook Paso a Paso. each day in class Each student has been assigned a textbook that they may bring home, as needed, to work with. I’m asking that students please cover their textbooks with a sturdy cover to prevent damaging the book in transport.Our textbook has a FREE web portal that students may access for more practice at home. If you need more help at home check out
Las Vacaciones is our 4thchapter in Honors Spanish. We continue to move at a quick pace in class, with the goal of completing most of the book by June.
By the end of this chapter, in Spanish students will be able:
In order to accomplish these goals, students will revisit
Students will have a quiz on the verbs Ser, Estar, & Ir on March 27.
Their written paragraph about their Spring Break plans is due on March 28.
Our song quiz is scheduled for April 8.
Información sobre el párrafo sobre las Vacación de Primerva
Video clips to study verbos Ser, Estar, & Ir
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F5WNHt0Fso Estar Lesson
2 great websites to practice Ser vs. Estar
I JUST found out that Freshlyground-- the South African band featured in Shakira's Waka Waka video-- which is our warm up song now is playing in Philadelphia TONIGHT at World Cafe Live. I wanted to pass along this information about the show, which is an all ages event just in case any students were interested in attending. There are also a few other Spanish Music shows coming up at WCL in Philly- Philly Bloco on March 30 & Los Amigos Invisibles on April 5. These would be great shows for any 8th grader who loves Spanish music.