Hello Parents from OLG,
Bienvenidos a la CLase de Español – Welcome to the Spanish Class!
Hope everyone had a restful summer break! My summer was a busy one; I had the opportunity to travel with OLG students and parents to Costa Rica. It was an amazing experience. I also had a wonderful time working at a summer camp paddle boarding and spending various weeks with lots of my students.
I am very excited and blessed to be back teaching Pre-K through 8th Grade this year at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. I am delighted to be part of the language learning experience for your children and look forward to helping them on their journey on becoming excited, motivated, and interested in the Spanish culture, art, music, food and geography. My approach to teaching Spanish to the students this year will be with watching videos, singing songs, playing games, working on worksheets, projects, and repetition to help the students develop the four basic skills of communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This month in September, the students will be reviewing materials from last year to refresh and re-connect with the Spanish language. They will continue building new vocabulary and phrases throughout the year while consistently working on becoming more fluent in conversational Spanish.
The Pre K class is an active group of students that are very enthusiastic to learn new songs in Spanish, and like to read books where they can participate when reading the stories. This month they will be learning greetings and “What is your name?” (¿Como te llamas?). This month we will be reading The Parrot Tico Tango that teaches and identifies: colors, fruits and animals.
This month the kindergartener/First grade classes will be learning through songs like the Good Morning song, Numbers song and the Weather song. We will also be watching videos about learning and singing the alphabet with Cosmo, an online video with a dog. I encourage you to check out!
The website is: http://bashoandfriends.com
Second Grade/Third Grade
The second grade and third grade classes will be having a great time learning 28 vocabulary words on “what’s in the classroom?”
Every student will draw a flashcard of a classroom object and will be able to identify their word. We will make a poster for the classroom with all the student’s flashcards to learn the classroom objects!
Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade
This month the fourth and fifth graders will be working on: All about me! Which will be presented in class. They will be using the following phrases: Me llamo_____ (my name is __), Tengo _ años. (I am __ years old) Mi color favorito es (My favorite color is…) Mi animal favorito es (My favorite animal is…) Stay tuned!!
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
This month students will be reviewing the days of the week: today is_, tomorrow is_, yesterday was_, and the months of the year, along with the weather in Spanish. All of this vocabulary is being done in a conversation where they ask each other all of the vocabulary mentioned in a conversation. They will also create a selfie portrait and talk “all about me” in a google slide presentation.
I am so happy to be teaching your children Spanish this year. They are all a very enthusiastic motivated group of children that really enjoy learning Spanish. They all make Spanish learning fun!! Thank you.
Here are some websites for additional practice and reinforcement that they you can use to practice at home: 5th -8th grade: http://www.123teachme.com
- 5th -8th grade: Senorjordan.com
- 2nd – 8th grade: Rockalingua.com
- username: Our Lady of Guadalupe School
- password: OLGstudent
- Prek- 5th grade: Basho&friends.com
New OLG Students
To our new students at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, I will be happy to send out a Spanish handout containing simple phrases, vocabulary review, and activities to practice at home if they are interested. If so, be sure to check your children’s backpacks for this information. These packets do not need to come back to class, these are for the student to keep at home.
This year we will be learning about Latin American culture through art projects, stories, videos and more. If you would like to share any experience relating Latin American culture and if you would like to share with the student’s, please let me know.
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you would like more information about the Spanish program.
I really look forward for a great exciting year of Spanish with the students of OLG School.
Señora Brodahl, Spanish Specialist Pre-K to 8th grade