This week we are learning words to describe our "familia" (family). The younger students got to meet the entire puppet family while the older students read through complete paragraphs in Spanish. We are learning the names of family members in Spanish and noticing that masculine words end with the letter "o" and feminine words end with the letter "a." We are also learning adjectives and we see that the adjectives also end with "o" or "a" depending on who we are describing. Now things start to get really exciting! We are using our verbs "ser" (to be) and "tener" (to have) to complete sentences about our family members. We can make sentences like: "Es mi madre. Tiene 42 años. Es muy inteligente y alta. Tiene pelo moreno." (This is my mom. She is 42 years old. She is very intelligent and tall. She has dark hair.) How exciting is that? It is all starting to come together now!
This week we are also talking about "Dia de la Raza" and Hispanic Heritage Month. I have a bulletin board display that highlights the careers of a variety of influential Spanish speakers. We have seen that Hispanics have made significant contributions to the entertainment, scientific, military, sports, and literary fields. We learned about Spanish speaking musicians, actors, magicians, authors, painters, astronauts, military leaders, skateboarders, basketball players, and more! We are excited to learn more about our Hispanic neighbors!
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