Trimester 2 Update:
Students in grades K-3 are working on Calico Spanish for kids.
Grade 3 has just finished Level A and is beginning Level B.
All students are currently practicing how to order in a restaurant. Basic food vocabulary is being taught. (The FLFK method ‘Foreign Languages for Kids’ is being used for this purpose, as well as others.).
LINK TO VOCABULARY (FOOD UNIT):
Hello again parents,
Grades K-3 are making excellent progress in greetings, introductions, vocabulary.
After a basic review (see introductory letter below), we practiced spoken greetings basic on Calico Spanish level A. We’ve also done some written work (grades 1-3) in this area.
(GREETINGS) Target language =
Hello. My name is. What is your name? How old are you? How are you?
(DAYS OF THE WEEK AND SCHEDULES).
Today is Monday. It isn’t Tuesday.
In addition, we are using a new state-of-the-art online Spanish program which St. Giles recently purchased called ‘Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids’. Students are exposed to language in an immersion-like setting and practice language that’s relevant to real-life situations and utilizing target language/phrases (such as at the breakfast table, saying please and thank you, expressing likes/dislikes, learning how to introduce a friend).
In honor of October being Hispanic Heritage Month, students will be learning cultural expression (dance/music) in upcoming weeks.
Most work is completed during class, so there is no homework at this stage.
Please let me know if you have questions! I hope to see you at PTCs.
Hola padres / Hello parents,
Grades K-3 have been learning lots and lots of Spanish!
All grades are reviewing basic vocabulary such as the colors, the days of the week, the months of the year, and body parts (through song).
We are working on greetings. How to: introduce oneself (Me llamo), ask another person’s name (Como te llamas?, say ‘nice to meet you’ (mucho gusto), hello (hola) and goodbye (adios).
This year, K-3 will be using Calico Spanish as follows: K-1st grade – Calico Level A / 2nd grade – Calico Levels A & B / 3rd Grade – Calico Levels A-C. Other supplementary materials (such as songs, books, etc.) will also be part of the curriculum.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have questions.
Thank you! Gracias!