This week we are learning about the letter "N" and we're learning about "Números" (Numbers). The letter "N" is pronounced "En-ay." We are also learning about Nicaragua and Carlos Noriega. We are reviewing numbers we already know and also counting higher than we have before. For PreK/ K that means we are counting to 20. For 1st and 2 graders, we are going up to 100 and for 3rd-5th graders we will count all the way to a thousand and beyond! We're playing the guessing game, "¡Eso es!" (That's it!) where students take turns guessing a number with the clues "más" (more) or "menos" (less). When learning numbers, it is important to practice not saying numbers in order as it is rarely the case that we need to count in Spanish. Instead, look for opportunities to practice numbers when you see prices, ages, bus numbers, phone numbers, house numbers, street numbers, etc. Whenever you see a speed limit sign or an exit number, ask your student to say the number in Spanish. We're also reviewing time and dates as we practice the numbers. Also ask about Nicaragua and Carlos Noriega. Why does Nicaragua have the word "agua" (water) in its name? Where is Carlos Noriega from and where has been that most haven't haven't visited before?
On the website, students can watch the letter "N" video and play the "Números" game. It would also be great to go back and review the months, days, and time.
Coming up next week... "El Día de los Enamorados" (Valentine's Day).
Lesson plans for this week:
PreK/ K (click here)
1st/ 2nd grade (click here)
3rd-5th grade (click here)