The Spanish Class

PreK Beginner 2: Weeks 13 – 15

Noticias de La Clase de Español

Parent Teacher Talk

Can your child describe where objects and body parts are located using direction words?

Four-week Summary

We can’t believe that our Spring semester is almost over! In these last three weeks of class, we are busy wrapping up our Directions vocabulary activities, creating our second class project, and completing student progress assessments. We will be working on describing where things are located using the Direction vocabulary, and giving simple commands about where to place things. We are working with Mrs. and Mr. Potato Head to practice directions and body parts at the same time. We are also learning two songs that have dances to help us practice the directions by moving. These songs are found in the ch.2 Directions online resource tab. Our final art project is the Super Class Monster: we will combine Body, Directions, Color, and Number vocabulary to draw life-size monsters!

As for Word Work days, our final Sight Word is las, which means the (feminine, plural).

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. We will also check Q&A and Sight Word recognition. 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. 2 Directions, Body review

Pronunciation: Consonant show and tell, reviewing pronunciation rules for consonants that sound different in Spanish.

Q&A Conversation: Asking where things are located using body and direction vocabulary. Telling others where to place things (giving basic commands).

#21 Q: ¿Dónde está? A: Está…
#22 Q: Por favor pon…en… Por favor quita…de…
#12 Q: ¿Cuál es tu nombre, dirección y número de teléfono? A: Mi nombre es… Mi dirección es… Mi número de teléfono es…
#14 Q: ¿Dónde vives? A: Vivo en…

Reading: In class-Yo vivo aquí/I live here. In class and at home-La Entrevista/The Interview.

Writing: Tracing Sight Words and Directions vocabulary. Labeling as a class the Super Monstruo’s body parts.

Online Resources (Link) [Download a Flash browser, such as Photon, Puffin or iSwifter to use on iPad]

Chapter 2 Directions, Body; Chapter 1 Review Emotions

Worksheets

Directions Trace & Match, Sight Word activity worksheet for las.

Journal

Draw a body in your notebook. Practice drawing shapes around the body, describing their location as you go. For example, draw a square above the head and say “El cuadrado está arriba.” Draw a triangle under the feet and say “El triángulo está abajo.” Do at least 5 shapes!

Look back at the Sight Words in your composition book. Look at your homework worksheets. Do you remember these words? Pick 3 to practice writing in different colors. Draw a picture and try to hide them inside!