update + conference info.

Hola familias,

I know the office sent out a sign up for my conferences almost 2 weeks ago, but if you haven’t signed up and would like to meet, here is the link to do so: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45afaf22a20-mskelly

 

Also, if you are wondering- we are wrapping up our “weather” lessons and students will come home in April with their “comics” they’ve been working on. All students have been able to count up to 10 so far & name at least 3 colors in Spanish as well- ¡excelente! 🙂

 

Gracias, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

 

-Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

Spanish decoration coming home

Hola familias,

 

¡Feliz año Nuevo!

Students started coming just before break (or will come this or next week) with a small “mosaic” that they made in class to practice the Spanish numbers and colors. I told them they could use it as a decoration on their bedroom doors or wherever a parent allows.

The color code key is as follows (FYI and if it’s not on the back of your child’s decoration):

Cero = gris

Uno = rojo

Dos = amarillo

Tres = morado / violeta

Cuatro = anaranjado / naranja

Cinco = verde

Seis = azul

Siete = rosado /rosa

Ocho = café / marrón

Nueve = negro

Diez = blanco

We will also start working on identifying numbers. Here’s a video of the #s should you or your child like to view it at home: http://youtu.be/8ydJr1Is8xI

 

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at:

kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

 

2nd Grade Spanish 2017 update

Hola familias,

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!

 

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly
E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games): http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

2nd Grade Spanish mini-book

Hola familias,

By now your 2nd grader(s) should have brought home a “mini book” which they have practiced reading a lot in class, identifying Spanish greetings, titles, and the question “What’s your name?” 

Below is a video of a class reading it:
https://youtu.be/xxkrBQO9fPs

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. By December 22, you will get an update regarding an assessment that will come home.

Gracias,
Señorita Kelly
E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us
Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games): http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

2nd Grade Spanish 2016-2017

Hola familias,

It has been a pleasure working with your 2nd Graders this year.

Some students are bringing Spanish folders home- feel free to work on anything in it at home to reinforce what we’ve learned and/or recycle everything. Some students already recycled their folders during class.

There is a mini-book coming home this week that they may use over the summer/finish coloring if they didn’t in class. Mrs. Christ’s class did not get a copy of it due to them missing Spanish because of a field trip…if you would like a copy of it, one is attached here:LaFamiliaMinicoloringbook-1qhp0kx

Also, here’s a list to useful “apps:” Spanish apps

As always, you may use the link below to my wiki where games, videos, and vocabulary can be found and reviewed over the summer!

It’s been a great year working with you! Espero que tengan BUENAS VACACIONES/I hope you have a good break!

Gracias por todo (Thanks for everything)!

 

Gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

2nd grade Spanish-picture page: weather coming home!

Hola familias,

FYI today- next week, 2nd Graders are bringing home a little picture sheet that shows some of the weather expressions they know in Spanish (the number on the top right of it is from a little informal assessment I did with them to show about how many they know so far). For more weather expressions info., see the previous post.

If they did not finish the crossword on the back side, they have the option of doing so.

Have a wonderful weekend and try having some fun using español. 🙂

 

Gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

For practice/fun (optional)

Hola familias,

For students who want to practice more at home, especially over break, here is the list of weather expressions we have been learning:

Está nublado.   (It’s cloudy.)

[Sounds like: Es-TAH Noo-blAh-dough]

Hace calor.                (It’s hot.)

[Sounds like: Ah-say cah-lor]

Hace frío.                  (It’s cold.)  

[Sounds like: Ah-say free-oh]

Está nevando.          (It’s snowing.)

[Sounds like: Es-TAH Neh-ban-dough]

Hace sol.                   (It’s sunny.)

[Sounds like: Ah-say soul]

Está lloviendo.          (It’s raining.)     

[Sounds like: Es-TAH  Yo-bee-en-dough]                 

Hace viento.                  (It’s windy.)

[Sounds like: Ah-say  Bee-en-toe]

 

And, here are 2 videos most of us have seen in class (for fun/learning):

https://youtu.be/IrFxl91nrvE

https://youtu.be/s7tC-z-BgJ4

 

Gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Conferences @ West Maple for 2nd Grade Spanish

Hola West Maple Familias,

I will be available at West Maple for conferences next Wednesday from 5-6:30. Please sign up @ the link below if you would like to meet with me then.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F4DACA628A13-spanish5

If we need to arrange another time, please e-mail me to let me know.

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Spanish Birthday Calendars

Hola familias,

2nd  graders are bringing home their birthday “calendarios” between today & the next 2 weeks. They can keep/save them until their birthdays and/or recycle them.

Feel free to ask them how to say the days, month, etc…they did so with me in class! (We have learned numbers 1-10 together.)

(Videos of these or on my class “wiki” [link below]; if interested- click on 2nd Grade.)

They will also bring home a worksheet or 2 that they did in class if they had extra time.

 

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/