Our second week we have practiced the alphabet and listening to syllables as well as learning the following vocabulary using gestures and acting them out.
s/he sits down————-se sienta
s/he turns around———da la vuelta
s/he lifts; raises———–levanta
the hand——————-la mano
the leg———————la pierna
s/he shouts; yells; screams-grita
s/he points at (signals)—-señala
s/he hits; sticks————pega
the head——————–la cabeza
the mouth——————la boca
the eyes——————–los ojos
the table——————–la mesa
the chair——————–la silla
the floor———————el piso
the ceiling——————-el techo
the door———————la puerta
the window—————–la ventana
the fish (plural)————el pez (peces)
two times——————-dos veces
three times——————tres veces
one time———————una vez
s/he hits him/herself——–se pega
s/he laughs——————se ríe
the boy———————–el muchacho
the girl———————–la muchacha
a circle———————–un círculo
a rectangle——————un rectángulo
a triangle——————–un triángulo
the name——————–el nombre
Students have translated some sentences from Spanish to English and found out the meanings to these small words:
from the; of the———del (de+el = del)
There are no apostrophes (‘) in Spanish. You must say “the mouth of the fish” – la boca del pez.
If someone sneezes, we say, “¡Salud, Dinero y Amor!”
Friday we told a story and acted it out. Then students drew the story while it was being told. Afterward, they practiced saying the story to a partner. They need to keep practicing. Those small words, like those above, are new and will take a little time to master. It takes practice to tell the story.
We also practiced the capitals of the Central American countries:
El Salvador—-San Salvador
Panamá——–la Ciudad de Panamá
Guatemala—–la Ciudad de Guatemala
Costa Rica—–San José
This is a lot of vocabulary!!! I showed one method of studying vocabulary, the Fanfold method. You can download a sheet to practice this way under the Primer cuarto (1st quarter) tab.
Click the tab entitled “Primer cuarto” and scroll down to find a link to download it
Sp I Vocab PRACTICE SHEET.doc
§ Only practice 5-6 words at a time.
§ Write the Spanish word in the first column.
§ Write the English word in the second column.
§ Fold the first column back and write the Spanish word as you look at the English word.
§ Continue folding back the next column until you have finished.
§ BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPELLING AS YOU GO!!
On the same page of my blog, Primer cuarto, there is a practice section in black that says, “Learn Spanish Vocabulary for First Days – TPR vocabulario” where students can practice.
There is also a podcast with the vocabulary spoken (a few of the words may not be on that list and others we haven’t had yet). The podcast is at the right of my blog. Click on the orange RSS feed sign SPANISH I – 1ST 9 WEEKS. You can download it and listen to it. While listening, try to do the gestures that we have done with the words in class or practice saying the words.
Also, check out the Quia.com sites further on down that page.
I hope this is helpful!!
Learning a language is not like other classes. Practice is needed daily. 😉 Sra. Rose