This week in Spanish will be our final week in Panama. We have learned all about the Panama Canal, we have learned a song and dance called "El Tamborito," and this week we will be finishing our study of Panama with a video about some interesting cultural facts. You can watch the video on my website under the videos tab. Scroll down to the "Cultural Videos" section and look for "More Panama Facts."
We are also wrapping up our first unit in our textbook, Descubre el Español. In this unit, we have learned how to introduce ourselves and say hello, introduce our families, and introduce our friends. We are ending the lesson on ways to describe ourselves. We will be learning about the verb "ser" (to be) this week and learning about adjective agreement. We learned that if we are talking about boys, words in Spanish will generally end with "o." If we are talking about girls, words will end with "a." Of course, there are exceptions to this rule and this only works with nouns and adjectives- NOT verbs. (That can be a little tricky). We also learned that when we make nouns and adjectives plural, we add the letter "s."
Younger students have been getting to know my puppets and talking about their family. We have learned to ask "What's your name?" (¿Cómo te llamas?) and learned to say, "Nice to meet you." (Mucho gusto). This week, we are learning to describe the members of the puppet family.
Some great ways to review this week:
Rewatch all of the cultural videos for Panama (we'll be moving on to a new country next week)
Rewatch Unit 1-4 "¿Cómo somos?" video at the bottom of the videos tab
Rewatch "Adjectives" with Miguel and Sabo (It's in the middle of the "More Fun Videos to Watch" section)
Watch "Los Adjetivos"- it's pretty long, but it will give a thorough description of adjective agreement
Play the games under "Septiembre"
Make a FlipGrid video introducing yourself and describing others
For a challenge, take some quizzes on the Quizzes and Worksheets tab. This week, students can try the "Ser" quiz and the "Adjective Agreement" quiz.