We’ve been doing several games and short finger puppet shows, asking the question, “¿Cómo te llamas?” and answering with “Me llamo…” (What’s your name? My name is…)
We’ve also have learned to say “Hola, buenas tardes, & adiós” (hello, good afternoon, goodbye), plus “¿Cómo estás?” (How are you?) and 3 ways to answer that. Also, “Buenos días, buenas noches, señor, señora, & señorita” (Good morning, good evening/night, mr. mrs., and ms.) are phrases and words to which we’ve been exposed.
By the end of this week, 2nd graders will bring a ½ sheet home that shows the grade they would have if they were in 3rd grade- they know they have a year to learn more and get to “mastering the standard” if they want to. 🙂 I reminded them that they do not get grades in 2nd Grade Spanish, but that, if they were in 3rd Grade, the symbols on the papers would mean the following:
B- Below the standard, W- Working towards the standard, MM- meeting most of the standard, and M- Mastering the standard.
I’m loving getting to know the students, and their enthusiasm for learning is refreshing. We’ve been having fun also with some Spanish colors and numbers.
Have a wonderful break and ¡Próspero Año Nuevo!
E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games): http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/