First through 3rd grades have been learning certain actions such as ‘esta cansado’- is tired, ‘esta enfermo’- is sick, and ‘duerme’ – is sick. They’ve also learned some foods: ‘pollo’- chicken, ‘manzana’- apple, and ‘pan’- bread. They’ve been able to read stories and create dramas using these words. Here is a picture of them acting out a story using these vocabulary words. They had a blast and did such a good job! In addition,we just finished learning ‘los dias de la semana’- the days of the week, and they learned to sing a fun song to help them remember them!
Here is a picture of a second grader wearing the Spanish cumpleaños sombrero. When it is someone’s birthday, they write it on our ‘calendario’- calender, and we always sing “Feliz cumpleaños”in Spanish. The students really like this tradition we’ve created.
Fourth through sixth grades have continued to build their high frequency vocabulary words through PQ&A (personalized questioning and answering) all in Spanish along with dramatizing mini-cuentos (small stories). Our newest words we’ve been learning are ‘queria comprar’- wanted to buy, ‘queria vivir’- wanted to live, and ‘le gustaba’- liked. The students are also learning how to read fairly long stories using the high frequency words. Here are pictures of them reading using a technique called volleyball reading, where they read back and forth with a partner translating from Spanish to English, then from English to Spanish.