Welcome to a new school year!
This year, our K-6 students will continue their Spanish studies. Each class will meet twice per week for a total of an hour per class. The goal? Enjoy learning a new language!
Here we are last week in the 2/3 Class reviewing "Cabezas, hombros, rodillas, y pies," and playing a little bit of "Simón dice..."
In all classes we will continue to develop a working knowledge of greetings, numbers, colors, shapes, weather, food, parts of the body, clothes, holidays, and general descriptions. In the K/1 and the 4th grade, we will focus on Math Concepts in Spanish. In the upper levels, we will begin to construct simple sentences in the present tense.
I will use a combination of Total Physical Response Storytelling (TPRS), direct instruction, games, songs, read alouds, and artwork to teach as much Spanish to our students as possible.
Language Practice Resources:
BBC Kids: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/spanish/
Articles about teaching world languages to elementary students:
Early Language Learning: http://www.actfl.org/news/position-statements/early-language-learning
Languages Schools Should Offer: http://www.actfl.org/news/position-statements/which-languages-schools-should-offer
Speaking A Second Language Aids Attention and Focus: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/09/09/Learning-speaking-a-second-language-aids-attention-and-focus/8891473437511/