Hopefully, my students are teaching someone else in the family some Spanish!!
This is what we did this past week…
We practiced with syllables. Students listened to a story, acted it out, drew it and said the story from looking at their drawings. We wrote the story as a class. They read the story aloud, working on pronunciation. That story should be in their 3-ring binders, under LECTURA.
In one week they should go back and try to tell the story by looking at the pictures. Then they should read the story on the back of their drawings. A few weeks later they should revisit the story and others again. This is great review and good practice for the 9 weeks test. They will have to tell a story while looking at pictures, read a story and answer questions, write a story using vocabulary we have learned, and listen to a story and answer questions. This is what we do in class all the time.
Students read a new story and translated it to English. There were a few new words that they had to figure out based upon context. (This skill is very important when learning a language!!)
We practiced more vocabulary with gestures, a game, and following my commands. Then I told them another story while students acted it out. Students had their first vocabulary quiz (they are unannounced). They had a chance to try to read, as much as they could, some children’s books in Spanish.
New vocabulary (It should be in their notebooks in the Vocabulario section):
There is; there are —-Hay
bad; mean ————malo/a
s/he is —————-es
every day ————-todos los días
S/he draws ———–dibuja
S/he throws ———-tira
S/he grabs ———–agarra
the ear —————-la oreja
the knee ————–la rodilla
the nose ————–la nariz
the car —————-el carro
the ball —————la pelota
S/he drinks ———–bebe
a drink (refreshment)-un refresco
a wavy line ————una línea chueca
a straight line ———una línea derecha
the ground ————el suelo
S/he sees ————-ve
Students were also given a handout with this vocabulary. We have practiced some of these:
Good morning (day), Mr.——-Buenos días, señor.
Good afternoon, Mrs. ———–Buenas tardes, señora.
Good night, Miss. —————Buenas noches, señorita.
Mr. = Sr. Mrs. = Sra. Miss = Srta.
TO FIND OUT HOW A FRIEND IS, ASK:
How are you? ——————¿Cómo estás? or
How’s it going? —————¿Qué tal?
And you? ———————-¿Y tú? (¿Y usted?)
YOUR FRIEND MIGHT SAY:
I’m well, thanks —————Estoy bien, gracias.
So-so ————————–Más o menos
I’m not well. ——————No estoy bien; Estoy mal.
TO FIND OUT HOW AN OLDER PERSON IS, ASK:
How are you? (formal) ——–¿Cómo está usted?
(This form is used out of respect for someone older or someone you do not know well.)
TO SAY GOODBYE TO SOMEONE, SAY:
Well, I have class. ————Bueno, tengo clase.
See you later. —————–Hasta luego.
See you tomorrow. ———–Hasta mañana.
I have to go. ——————Tengo que irme.
I hope the whole family is learning Spanish!! 😉