Wednesday, May 25, 2016

3rd Grade Daily Routine Videos

¡Buenas tardes!  3rd grade students just finished up their Daily Routine unit by making their own video.  Each child was asked to describe two activities they do in the morning, afternoon and evening.  They also described where they completed the activity and what time.  For example, "Por la mañana, me despierto a las 7 en mi dormitorio"  (In the morning, I wake up at 7:00 in my room).  As you can see, they not only learned how to describe activities but also how to tell time in Spanish!  It was an exciting way to bring back our house unit vocabulary as well.  Click on the link below to access your child's folder.  In their folder, click on the file that says their first name and "daily routine."  I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Monday, May 16, 2016

4th/5th grade Ecuador visit

It was an exciting day in the Spanish classroom for 4th and 5th graders.  To culminate their "visit" to Ecuador, students had a chance to learn about "mercados" (outside markets) that can be found around the country.  Not only did students talk about popular items sold at mercados (clothing, jewelry, fruit etc), they also got a chance to learn about the wonderful world of bartering.  I've never seen their faces light up so much as when they learned the price on the tag was negotiable.  Here are some pictures of 5th graders taking part in an interactive mercado where they got to barter for a few of their favorite things.  Don't worry,  I made them promise the next time they were at Target they would not try to barter with the clerk!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

4th/5th Cinco de Mayo

The 4th and 5th graders also got to join in the fun of celebrating Cinco de Mayo.  The students had a great time learning all about mariachi music.  We talked about how it is popular not only on Cinco de Mayo but all year round (as it is an important part of Mexican culture).  4th and 5th graders got to make their very own mariachi man to take home with them.  You can see them in the picture below. They turned out really cute!  They even got to listen to mariachi music while they were making their project.  ¡Olé!

Friday, May 6, 2016

3rd Grade Cinco de Mayo

¡Buenas Tardes y Feliz Cinco de Mayo!  3rd graders had so much fun celebrating the 5th of May in class this week.  Yesterday, we spent time talking about the importance of the holiday and playing an interactive computer game.  It was amazing how many of them remembered it is not the Mexican Independence Day but rather a time we celebrate the Mexican victory during The Battle of Puebla. Although the Mexican army was smaller than the French, they were perseverant and were able to use various strategies to outsmart France.  Ask your child to tell you all about it!  Today in class the students made maracas to celebrate!  It was a blast!