Last week in Spanish, we began to practice basic conversation in Spanish. We also learned vocabulary words for classroom objects. This week, we will continue to practice that vocabulary. We will also begin learning the names for class subjects. Almost all the names for class subjects are cognates (words in Spanish that look like words in English), so they are super easy to learn. We will play a Battleship game on my website to help practice these words. We will also learn how to tell time in Spanish. Once we learn to tell time, we will combine it with the names of our classes to talk about our schedule. By the end of this week we will be able to construct sentences like: On Monday, I have Spanish class at 2:00. Pretty cool, huh?
Our country of the month is Mexico. Just this past week, Mexico experienced the most powerful earthquake it has received in the past 100 years. There were many casualties- especially in the very poor state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. At the same time, Mexico is also getting hit by Hurricane Katia. Fortunately, this is not as strong of a storm as Hurricane Irma which is hitting Florida, but it still is a double whammy for the nation of Mexico. Other Spanish speaking countries have gotten hit hard by Hurricanes Irma and Jose; Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico all experienced devastating effects from these storms. Texas and Florida also will have a long recovery ahead of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people who have been affected by these natural disasters.
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