I really enjoyed our first Spanish classes of the school year last week! Here’s what we are working on this week:
Pre-Kindergarten: Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), and if time allows, introducing numbers 1-10, using song.
Kindergarten: Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), review of numbers 1-10 and colors, using songs.
First through Fourth Grade: We will work on our new calendar and weather routine, have conversation, and review numbers. In first grade, students learn the numbers through 20, in second grade, through 31, and third and fourth graders work on numbers through 50.
Fifth Grade: We will work on Lesson 1 vocabulary this week, along with the introduction of Lesson 2 regarding common Spanish expressions.
Sixth through Eighth Grade: We will spend the first few weeks reviewing material covered in the previous year(s).
We have had a great first week in fourth grade!! Here are some pictures from our fabulous first week!
On Monday, we learned a lot about listening and following directions by trying to create matching lego creations!
Braden is giving Jake careful directions!
Delaney is giving Allison detailed instructions!
They match perfectly!
Evan is giving Peter careful instructions!
A perfect match!
Logan is giving Maggie directions to build his creation!
We finally got it!
We also learned to work together to create a tower of cups, using only a rubber band and pieces of ribbon!
Stretch that rubber band!
We did it!
Placing the last cup!
Our teamwork paid off!
Teamwork pays off!
On Wednesday, we explored the Scientific Method by trying to save Fred, a brave sailor (gummi worm) whose boat (a cup) capsized, trapping his life preserver (a gummi life saver) underneath! Our task was to get Fred inside his life preserver and on top of his capsized boat!
Trying to stretch Fred’s life preserver!
Fred has fallen into the water!
Stretching Fred’s life saver takes teamwork!
We are trying to get Fred into his life preserver!
Trying to get our paperclips out of the lifesaver!
We saved Fred!!
We saved Fred!!
Both of the groups did a great job saving Fred!!
Our first week has been full of lots of fun and learning! We look forward to a whole year of learning and growing together!
Just a reminder…
At registration, you received your student directory, which usually also holds the Parent Student Handbook. This year, the handbook is posted on our website, with changes highlighted in red.
We hope this will make it easier for everyone, and save some paper along the way!
A copy of the handbook acknowledgement form will go home in tomorrow’s Wednesday folder for you to sign once you’ve reviewed it.
Welcome Back to School! I had the pleasure of meeting with Pre-K -4th grade during Art today. I will be sending home in the Wednesday folder a brief letter with classroom expectations for Art, Music and Technology classes Pre-K thru 8th grade. I am excited for this new school year!
Welcome back to Spanish class! Here’s what we will be covering this week:
Pre-Kindergarten: Introduction to Spanish class routine. We will learn how to say hello, goodbye, and answer the question “how are you?”
Kindergarten: Introduction/Review of Spanish class routine, as well as greetings and leave-takings, and basic conversation.
First through Fourth Grade: Introduction/Review of Spanish class routine, as well as greetings and leave-takings, and basic conversation. We are also going to be practicing our numbers, days of the week, months of the year, and weather expressions weekly through the use of a new calendar/weather board.
Fifth Grade: Introduction to Middle School Spanish. Students will receive textbooks and workbooks, and we will begin with and introduction to vocabulary practice.
Sixth through Eighth Grade: These classes will not meet on Monday due to Middle School Orientation. With only one-class period this week, we will review class expectations, distribute textbooks and workbooks, and complete a pre-test to see what students remember from last year.
I’m looking forward to a great year! Please let me know if you have any questions!