We had a great time last Friday afternoon celebrating Día de la Raza! (Hispanic Heritage Day) We made "papel picado" (pierced paper) which is now on display in the HBS hallways, we learned how to salsa dance with Ms. Bucci, and we learned about all the Spanish speaking countries in the world with the help of the 5th graders' amazing country displays. So fun!
We are continuing our study of Bolivia this week by looking at Bolivian houses and listening to Bolivian music. Please keep reviewing the rooms of the house in your own home. Students will learn to say phrases like, "Estoy en la cocina" (I'm in the kitchen) or "Mi mamá está en la sala." (My mom is in the living room). Try going around to different rooms in your house and ask, "¿Dónde estás?" (Where are you?)
This week, we will also be talking about clothing and colors. We'll pretend to go to a clothing store to buy different articles of clothing. We'll ask about size (grande o pequeño), color, and quantity. It's fun watching the students start to string complete sentences together in Spanish!
There are lots of clothing, house, and colors games to play at home this week. Preschool and Kindergarten students might also enjoy playing the Curious George games at the bottom of the "Games" tab. These will help with remembering numbers and colors in Spanish. Students might also want to watch the videos about Bolivia again. "Los Andes" is a great restaurant in Providence that serves Bolivian food if you are feeling adventurous! Also, students can rewatch the textbook videos (at the bottom of the "Videos" tab). We have watched Unit 2-1 and Unit 2-2 so far. Lots of fun ways to practice Spanish!