We are doing great with learning new verbs like "ser" and "tener." The students are starting to figure out how to conjugate with the help of a Jason Mraz song and a rap song! They are catchy and really help to get the conjugations stuck in your head! The older students challenged themselves this week by trying to order Spanish words correctly to form sentences while some of the younger students slapped verb forms with flyswatters! We will continue talking about the verbs "ir" (to go), "estar" (to be), and regular verbs that end with -ar this week. We will continue to practice these verbs throughout the year, so this is just our first taste!
With a new month comes a new country to study about: Ecuador. This is a fascinating country of extremes- from the nearly two mile height of its capital Quito, to the breathtakingly unique Galapagos Islands. During October, we will be learning more about the history, culture, and people of this country on the Equator. We will also be learning vocabulary associated with families and homes this month. I have a very special member of my own family who is from Ecuador. Be sure to ask your student about him!
I hope to see many of you at the outdoor movie this Wednesday night! It is an incredible film about a group of amazing musicians from another country that is near and dear to my heart: Paraguay. You won't want to miss it!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!