Since the beginning of the school year, I have been meeting with the children twice a week for Spanish lessons. It has been busy, and the kids have jumped right into learning. Everything we have learned has been practiced in English before studying it in Spanish. Class always begins with singing and dancing to Hola Amigos. The children have amazed me as to how quickly the song was mastered.
For the month of Septiembre, we learned greetings and a few basic commands — listen, silence, stop, sit and stand. We worked on numbers 1-12, primary colors and moved to the song Para in order to practice our listening skills in Spanish.
Octubre is always a fun month! The children are now counting to 15 and learning secondary colors, días de la semana (days of the week) and La arana Pequinita (Itsy Bitsy Spider) as they hide the spider under colored cups to reinforce their vocabulary. The end of the month will be celebrated with Día de los Muertos. An altar will be set up by the boys and girls to honor those who have passed away, and they will even have the opportunity to enjoy a sugar skull!
As the school year progresses, the students will continue to sing the many songs introduced in class to reinforce our Spanish vocabulary.
Muchas Gracias y Feliz Días de Español . . . Señora Stacy