We are jumping into Spanish this week and starting with the letter "A", of course! We are learning to pronounce the letter "A" (ah), and we are learning about Argentina and Antonio Banderas. We are learning the most basic, but by far the most important important, elements of Spanish conversation this week. We are learning to answer questions like "¿Cómo te llamas?" (What's your name- literally "How do you call yourself") and "¿Cuál es tu nombre/ apellido?" (What's your name/ last name?) We are getting to know each other and all of the puppets in the Spanish classroom. We are also learning how to greet each other with a handshake and a "Mucho gusto." (Nice to meet you.) Older students are also learning to answer the question, "¿Cuántos años tienes?" (How old are you?) Try asking your students these questions at home and see what they tell you. Also be sure to ask about Argentina and Antonio Banderas. What is on the flag of Argentina? Who does Antonio Banderas lend his voice to?
This week, we are also talking about not being afraid to speak to Spanish speakers in the community. It's ok to say "Hola!" and make a new friend! Encourage your students to listen for Spanish being spoken around them. Also look for Spanish on household products, advertisements, etc. If you see something written in Spanish, bring it into school! I want the students to understand that Spanish is vitally important to learn because it is all around them all the time.
Coming up next week... B for "Buenos Dias, etc." (Good Morning, etc.)
Lesson plans for this week:
PreK/ K (click here)
1st/ 2nd grade (click here)
3rd-5th grade (click here)