Monday, October 26, 2015

Flat Stanley and Food en Español

3rd grade- This week third graders started a Flat Stanley project.  Your child should have brought home a manilla envelope with their very own Esteban el Plano (Flat Stanley).  Each student is responsible for taking Esteban around their community and taking pictures of him in several different spots (stores, restaurants, library etc.)  The letter on the envelope has all the details.  Pictures of Esteban are due on Thursday, November 5th!

4th/5th grade- A new unit on food began today!  Students were told they will create their own "Food Network en Español" program at the end of the unit (this is what they will be working towards over the next couple of months).  They began the unit by playing games to review what food words they already knew.  It was incredible to see what they recalled from their first three years in Spanish.  Most classes came up with 20-30 words on average...before even beginning the unit!  ¡Muy impresionante!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

4th/5th Avatars and Spanish Names!

This week in 4th/5th grade Spanish, students made their own avatars!  Using a given website, students created a cartoon character they thought resembled themselves.  To wrap up the unit, the students described the avatar including information such as name, last name, address, hair/eye color and telephone number.  Our goal for the unit was "I can fill out a form with information about myself."  They met their goal with flying colors!  Avatar projects come home today, so make sure to have your child show you how well they did.  

4th graders also received their Spanish names this week.  The goal is to build confidence in each student by giving them their own Spanish identity.  By the pictures below, you can see how excited they were!  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

3rd Grade Panama

¡Buenos días!

Yesterday, was a very exciting day in third grade Spanish.  Students are currently studying the country of Panama.  In class, they had the opportunity to play three popular games!  The first was "Perigrino."  This is a game similar to hopscotch but students had to kick a rock with one foot and jump to each square with the other.  The second game was "Canicas."  This is a marble game where children try to roll marbles as close as they can to a circle formation.  The last game, was "Moneda." For this activity, students had the chance to toss coins off of a wall to see who could get theirs the farthest.  Make sure to ask your students about their favorite Panamanian game!