This week we are learning about the letter "P" and we're learning about "Profesiones" (Professions). The letter "P" is pronounced as "Pay." Most professions in Spanish are English cognates so they are quick and easy to learn. We are reviewing family member, prepositions, and places in the community vocabulary as we talk about professions. We can make sentences like, "Mi padre es doctor. Está en el hospital." (My dad is a doctor. He works in a hospital). We are using costumes and other props to dress up as different professions and "go to work" in different community settings. We are also learning about two more countries that start with "P": Panamá and Perú. (We talked about Paraguay when we talked about the letter Ñ and we'll save Puerto Rico for when we talk about the letter "R"). We're also learning about Pablo Picasso. Ask about the Panamá Canal and all the unexplainable things in Perú like the Nazca lines and Machu Picchu. What style of painting is Pablo Picasso famous for?
On the website, students can watch the letter "P" video and play the "Profesiones" game. It would also be great to go back and review family vocabulary and places in the community. See if your student can describe the different professions in his/ her own family.
Coming up next week... Q for "¿Qué/ Quién es?" (Review Games).