The Spanish Class

Beginner 3&4: Weeks 13 – 15

Noticias de La Clase de Español

Parent Teacher Talk

Can your child describe where animals live?

Four-week Summary

Our semester is already almost over! In the last three weeks of class, we are completing wrap-up activities including our final class art project as well as student progress assessments. Beginner 3 students will continue to work with Wild Animal vocabulary and Numbers 11-1,000,000. Beginner 4 students will review Wild Animals and Numbers, and work with Ten More Wild Animals. Both levels will complete the final art project: creating a large illustration of different habitats with the animals that live in them. This visual will help them describe animals and talk about where they live (Vive en…).

Our final Sight Words is y, which means and.

Student Progress Assessments
In the last weeks of class, we will be assessing all students in Vocabulary, Conversation, and Sight Word recognition to see what they’ve learned and what they remember. When assessing, we do our best to create a low-stress environment in which all students feel comfortable showing off what they know. There are two ways of quizzing students: 1) Showing them flashcards for them to say the words represented in the pictures and 2) laying out flashcards with the teacher saying the words and the students pointing to indicate the correct picture. We will use whichever method the student is most comfortable with. On the last day of class, you will receive a brief report indicating which topics your student has mastered, and which they are still working on practicing.

Here’s what we are working on in the following areas:

Vocabulary: Ch. 3 Numbers 11-1,000,000, Wild Animals, Ten More Wild Animals, preview School.

Pronunciation: Reading out loud with a focus on pronunciation rules and accent marks.

Q&A Conversation: Asking and answering questions about animals, which objects are in the classroom.
#36 Q: ¿Qué hay en…? A: Hay…
#37 Q: ¿Cuál te gusta más…o…? A: Me gusta más el/la…
#37 Q: ¿Donde vive el/la…? A: El/La…vive en…
#37 Q: ¿Qué come el/la…? A: El/La…come…

Reading: ¿Quién vive en el mar?; Mi familia/My Family skit.

Writing: Beginner 3: Writing about where Wild Animals live, describing them. Beginner 4: Picture sentences with Ten More Wild Animals, writing about where Wild Animals live.

Online Resources (Link)

Ch.3 Numbers 1-1,000, Wild Animals, Q&A Ch. 4 School

Workbook & Worksheets

Workbook 2: Complete Family and Opposites activities, begin Wild Animals (Beg 3). Complete Wild Animals, begin School (Beg 4); Sight Word matching and word search worksheets.

Journal

Beginner 3: Write about 2 additional wild animals: describe their color, size, where they live, what they eat. Describe other objects, places, or people found on your cognate folder. Beginner 4: Describe a classroom object or one of the objects that you bring to school (backpack, pencils, pens, paper, etc).

Make flashcards for all of the Sight Words you’ve collected in your notebook this semester. Quiz yourself!