Students have almost finished their 9 week Beginners class. They have learned how to introduce themselves, tell their age, count from 0-20, tell where they live and talk about a variety of things around the house. Students know days of the week, colors and can carry on a short conversation in French.
French 1 A
Students continued mastering conjugation of er-verbs. Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary empowers them to speak spontaneously about their likes and dislikes, their everyday routine, and after school activities. Each student wrote and presented to the class a short autobiography.
French 1 B
In Chapter 10 in On Y Va textbook students learned about places of interest and landmarks. Now they can easily find their way around a big city, give and understand directions. Students read a mystery story," Voici des cles, elles sont a vous?" In January we'll continue working on vocabulary from the story, as well as writing and performing skits, based on the plot of the story.
¡Hola! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo a todos! In Introductory Spanish, we have just completed dialogues using the first three vocabulary handouts. It has been enjoyable watching the students’ conversational Spanish skills blossom throughout this nine-week class. Sixth graders applied their speaking skills using dialogues. The focus was on asking classmates where they are from, what languages they speak, where they live, and identifying basic nouns in the target language.
Upon our return from Winter break, we will complete a unit on verbs and adjectives in Spanish. Students will learn how to conjugate a basic –ar verb and use it in a sentence. The final project will be to illustrate a character, write about it in Spanish and present it to the class. It is a rewarding project that ties in all elements of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. It is an absolute favorite for 6th graders!! ¡Hasta luego!
La clase de español es mi clase favorita. Spanish 1A students now know how to talk about their daily school schedules, including at what time classes begin/end, which school supplies are needed, and whether or not they like classes. Comparing and contrasting American schools with those in Spanish-speaking countries has fueled some intriguing discussions! Other topics at hand include identifying what Spanish infinitives look like, as well as the all-important verb conjugation process. Internet resources exist that can be very helpful when practicing such grammar concepts and vocabulary. Students should ask their Spanish teachers about where to find these if they don't already know! Pues, ahora necesitamos estudiar. ¡Adiós!
Para empezar el año 2014 vamos a estudiar los lugares de interés en la ciudad. También, discutiremos como hacer planes con los amigos. Por eso, necesitaremos saber algo de hablar por teléfono, extender y aceptar invitaciones, y decidir los datos específicos de nuestros planes. No es fácil aprender el español. ¡Hay que estudiar mucho!