This week, we are learning how to say "Hello!" and "How are you?" and we're learning several ways to say "Goodbye." We're also learning to introduce ourselves. We met Anna and Charlie- two characters from our new Spanish textbook who will be helping us to learn Spanish this year. Check out their video on the bottom of the "Videos" tab- it is called "Saludos y Despedidos" (Unit 1-1). As we learn new Spanish expressions, the students will have opportunities to act out scenes in Spanish (with costumes and props, of course!) We've also been learning some greeting songs in class. You can check out the videos on the "Videos" tab and sing along at home! For PreK-K , the song is called, "Hola, Hola." For 1st and 2nd grade, the song is called, "Hola, ¿Cómo Estás?" For 3rd-5th grade, the song is called, "Hola a Todos."
This month, we are also learning about the country of Panama. We watched a video called "7 Facts about Panama." (Check it out under "Cultural Videos"). We're learning where Panama is, what its flag looks like, and all about the Panama Canal.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!