It is the 9th week of school which means we are a quarter of the way done with the school year! Where is the time going?! So much to do and so little time...
This week, we are continuing to answer the question, "¿Cómo vivimos?" (How do we live?) by talking about "Los trabajadores de la comunidad" (workers in our community). We are learning to answer the question, "¿Quién?' (who?) and "¿Dónde?" (where) by talking about workers and the places where they work. We are also continuing to describe people using the verb "ser" (to be). We're still practicing what people are wearing and how they look.
We are learning a lot of grammar in Spanish class which can be difficult, but we are using songs to make it much easier and more fun! Have a listen to the "Ser Song" on my videos tab (I promise it will get stuck in your head!) Music is a great way to practice another language. We do lots of singing in my room! Students might not even realize all of the Spanish they are learning when they learn to sing a new song! Upper grade students (3rd-5th grade) recently began singing a song called, "Buenos Días" (Good Morning). It's a super simple song for them to sing, but it is full of important grammar that we have reviewed! By committing songs like these to memory, students are filling their head with great conversational Spanish.
Some ways to practice this week:
Play the "Professions" Battleship game (a favorite of students of all ages!)
Listen to the "Ser Song" (videos)
Watch the Donald Duck videos from "Saludos Amigos" for some great (and funny) information about Bolivia
Keep reviewing past topics such as colors, clothing, family, and house vocabulary