There is so much to say about the letter "C" we are going to need two weeks to cover it! We are learning to pronounce the letter "C" (say- hard "K" sound when followed by a, o, u and soft "S" sound when followed by e or i), and we are learning about Colombia and Costa Rica. We are learning to describe colors and we are using the flags of Spanish speaking countries to help us do that. We are learning to answer the question "¿Qué color es?" (What color is it?) We are reading some books like "De Qué Está Hecho el Arcoiris" and "Pinta Ratones." Reading children's books helps us to see vocabulary words in context rather than an isolated list of words. It also helps to introduce grammar without having to explicitly teach grammar rules. Point to objects around the house and see if your students can name the colors in Spanish. Also be sure to ask about Colombia and Costa Rica. Which continents are they on? What colors are on their flags?
This week, students are bringing home some coloring pages to continue practicing their colors. Don't forget about the other conversational skills we have been learning about! We are just adding more and more vocabulary every week, but it is important to continue practicing what has already been learned so that the information is retained.
Coming up next week... C for "Cuenta Con el Calendario" (numbers and dates).