It's been a great start in our Spanish class this year. A lot of energetic little learners ready to start progressing in their knowledge of our target language. I love the motivation of my kindergarten students, the lively spirit of my first graders, and the inquiring minds of my second graders. It's all about integrating content, discovering culture, and encouraging students to learn a new language all while having fun in the classroom.
This year, after having spent the very first weeks of school discussing community agreements, we reviewed common greetings and commands as well as our calendar awareness.
Find below what it is going on in every grade level that is taking Spanish:
Kindergarten: We finished our unit on Greetings &Commands in early October, and we have been working on numbers 1-10 since then. We will soon move to our unit on The Calendar: Months & Days.
First Grade students reviewed basic greetings, vocabulary related to the calendar, and worked on their Spanish counting 0-30 in September and October. In early November we focused on a cultural Mexican Holiday, The Day of the Dead. Our students had a great time coloring their own masks. We are now starting our short unit on La Familia.
Second Grade students went over essential expressions related to the calendar in September. Then they worked really hard on learning how to describe feelings, and they also focused on The Day of the Dead. Students had fun creating their own mask designs, coloring some and reviewing vocabulary about the Face. Now we are focusing our attention on Body and Health.