This week we are learning about the letter "U" and we're learning about subject pronouns and verb conjugation. The letter "U" is pronounced "Oo." This is the last of the Spanish vowels. Ask your students about the "vowel roller coaster" they rode on today! We are also learning about Uruguay and Bob Unanue. We are learning about conjugation again this week and how it is important to make our verbs match their subjects. This time, we are learning about more regular verbs then the very irregular verb "ser" we talked about a few weeks ago. There are three types of verbs in Spanish (-ar, -er, -ir) and we are learning the regular endings for each type. We are also talking about the difference between "tú" and "Usted." In Spanish, there is a very important cultural distinction between the informal way to say "you" ("tú") and the formal way to say "you" ("Usted"). We are talking about what types of people we should call "tú" and which people we should call "Usted." In some countries, this is not as important, but in some countries it could be very offensive to get these pronouns incorrect. Ask your students to tell you about these politeness rules. Also ask about Uruguay and Bob Unanue. What cool sculpture is on the beach in Uruguay? What company did Bob Unanue's grandfather start?
On the website, students can watch the letter "U" video and play the "Verbos" game. We are almost to the end of the alphabet now, so students can keep reviewing everything they have learned so far!
Coming up next week... V is for "Vehículos" (Transportation).