Cuando seas mayor, que quieres ser?

This is the question that I asked the fifth grade Spanish students at SCS. What does that mean? “When you are older, what do you want to be?” Students in fifth grade Spanish have been learning professions, likes, and characteristics. They’ve been working hard on writing and learning how to pronounce some challenging words correctly. Students were able to talk about the profession that they would like to have when they grow up, what activities they like about that job, and what characteristics make them a good fit for that job! When the project was done, they presented them to the class. If you haven’t been down to the elementary office in a while, make sure you stop down and see the projects posted in the hallway! Here is a sample translation of what they might have said: “When I’m older, I want to be an artist. I want to be an artists because I like to pain and draw. I would be a good artist because I am talented, artistic, and creative.”

Check out some of our students’ final projects!

 

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Versos Nuevos

Buenos dias!

I have to say that time has gotten away from me and I’ve gotten behind in some of my posts! Lo siento – I’m sorry!

Students have been working on two Spanish Bible verses since the last post.

Mateo 22

Matthew 22:39 was learned around the time of Valentine’s Day and we talked about the importance of loving our neighbors because Christ loved us first! Students learned some simple hand motions with this verse, so don’t forget to ask them about it at home! “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Salmo 119

The verse we are working on right now is from Psalms and is one that we’ve all heard, but I think we forget the importance of it in our daily lives. Psalm 119:105 says – “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”

 

Please take the time to ask your students about these verses at home! It’s a great way for you to encourage their language learning and you can learn too!

 

Bendiciones, blessings 🙂

La Ropa – Clothes

Second graders are busy learning clothing words in Spanish class here at SCS! So far they’ve learned six words and we’ve been practicing them before we learn six more. The pictures below show the students using Play-Doh to depict the Spanish clothing word they were assigned.
Here’s what they’ve learned so far:
Las botas: boots
Los zapatos: shoes
La camisa: shirt
Los pantalones cortos: shorts
Los guantes: gloves
Los calcetines: socks

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Spanish Language Learning Apps

Several parents have asked me about possible apps or games for learning Spanish…I will admit that I am not incredibly well versed in any specific game, but I’ve heard some good feedback about one in particular.

Duolingo – This app is probably better for older students (4th grade and up) and has fun games and activities to practice Spanish in various modalities (speaking, listening, etc.). It is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android (I believe). Bonus: It’s free!

For a list of other student/child-friendly Spanish-learning apps, check out the link below! Enjoy taking the time to learn with your student(s)!

http://bestappsforkids.com/category/apps-for-education/language-apps/learning-spanish/

Hasta luego!

Senorita Bozeman

New Verse: Genesis 16:13

In Genesis, in the story of Abram, Sarai, and Hagar we find a great verse that can be a comfort to all of us when we feel like God is far away. The next few weeks, students in Elementary Spanish at SCS will be working on learning Genesis 16:13 in Spanish. It states: “She said, ‘You are the God that sees me.'” What a great promise to know that God is a god who sees us at all times and watches over us in the most difficult of situations. Ask your students to teach you the words and hand motions so you can learn it too!

 

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Celebrating Navidad

Navidad is an important holiday in Hispanic culture as it is in our culture! Students in elementary Spanish have been doing a variety of activities to honor this time of year!
Top Thrive photos: 3rd graders are creating puzzles using the Spanish vocabulary for the nativity scene!
Bottom photo: 2nd graders have been learning Christmas tree vocabulary and did an activity called “Roll an Árbol” – they had a blast!

Look for the vocabulary to be coming home with your student(s)!

Feliz Navidad!

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El Alfabeto

The third graders spent a few weeks learning the Spanish alphabet! The photos below show them quizzing each other on the Spanish letters and sounds. There’s a great call and response song on YouTube if you type in “Spanish Alphabet” — enjoy!

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