las semanas del 19 y 26 de marzo

My apologies that I have not updated you sooner! My mom had surgery last week & is thankfully cancer-free!

We’ve been learning that the days of the week in Spanish are not capitalized, as they are in English, & that the first day on most calendars in Spanish-speaking countries is Monday (not Sunday). We’ve also began to have conversation by asking & answering the following: ¿Qué día es hoy? (What day is it today?) ¿Qué día es mañana? (What day is tomorrow?) and ¿Qué día fue ayer? (What day was it yesterday?)

Ask your 3rd grader to tell you the Spanish days of the week. =)

Espero que tengan buenas vacaciones/I hope you have a good break!

Gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kk08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly11.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

la semana del 13 de febrero

¡Feliz día de San Valentín… y espero que tengan BUENAS VACACIONES (after tomorrow)!

This week we have completed our rough drafts and a final draft of 2 paragraphs: one is a self-description, and the other is a description of a friend. We also began to have some conversation about likes & dislikes.

We will finish up our unit after break with review and then an assessment. More details to come.

Gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kk08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly11.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

la semana del 13 de junio

Hola for the last time this school year,

We will finish off with some “celebration skits” in which the students will use the majority of what they’ve learned in a skit that they’ll write.

We will also finish any remaining assessments and have a fiesta with food, skits, and Spanish karaoke (time-permitting).

I will make sure there are provisions for snacking. If you would like to donate anything, you may send it with your child on the second time I see them this week. Please label it as “3rd grade Spanish.” They can either keep it in their classroom or locker, put it in my room, or, if needed, the staff refrigerator.

Parents, thank you for your commitment to your child’s success. Thank you everyone (students especially) for making me feel so welcome this first year here. I will miss you next year, as I will be moving on to teach full-time, which requires me to go to a different elementary school in the district. I hope to still see you from time to time.

Take care and have a WONDERFUL summer.

Con gratitud y sinceridad,
Señorita Kelly
kk08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

la semana del 6 de junio

Saludos familias,

The students will really enjoy this week, as we will watch some of our middle schoolers’ Spanish skits in the media center. I’m hoping it sparks in them some excitement for the level at which they can be speaking when they reach that age!

Besides that, we will design our own family trees, writing in Spanish about them, and we will begin our assessments on the first day (several are already prepared), and then try to finish on the 2nd day.
HOMEWORK: STUDY THE FOLLOWING!!!
study guide for 3.5 assessment

Gracias,
Srta. Kelly

la semana del 30 de mayo

Hola,

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend.
This week we’re continuing to have some guided conversation in Spanish in which we describe our family members and/or pets. We will also learn some new vocabulary: rooms of la casa (the house).

HOMEWORK: not all students have turned it in from last week! (See last week’s post for details.)

Gracias,
Srta. Kelly
kk08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

la semana del 23 de mayo

Saludos familias,

HOMEWORK DUE THE 2nd TIME I SEE YOUR CHILD THIS WEEK: your signature (saying that you have watched your child’s weather report with them and that he/she explained it to you). (This is a small golden paper.)

In class we will be editing our wikis (to further our knowledge of our new vocabulary) and learning the following concept: all Spanish nouns have a gender. They are either masculine or feminine. If you’re interested in this topic, you can hear more in a video by clicking on the link, entitled Sr. Jordan, at the end of this week’s post.

Once we understand this, we will form some sentences talking about 3 pretend “mascotas(pets)” that will be in the middle of our classroom this week. Lastly, we will have some Spanish conversation in which we will describe some people in pictures.

Hace calor…I hope you enjoy it!

Srta. Kelly

Sr. Jordan.

la semana del 16 de mayo

Hola familias,

Any HOMEWORK (see last week’s post for details) not yet handed in should be turned in this week.

We’ll be making family trees, playing a few games, editing our wiki pages, and learning some adjectives like funny, intelligent, etc. to describe our family members.

The Harvath/Burns and Butzin/Frishman classes will have a substitute teacher on Wednesday. I will be at the last elementary Spanish meeting of the year, during which we continue to make changes to our new curriculum. We want the best curriculum for the children of BPS.

Have a fantastic week!!!!
Gracias,
Srta. Kelly
kk08bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

la semana del 9 de mayo

Hola, ¡Feliz Día de la Madre!

Some students will not come home with a copy of their assessment until this week due to themselves or their classmates not being well prepared. Students need to PRACTICE answering the questions (see below) at home. No worries though- this has been the most challenging assessment so far. Students are doing pretty well!

This week we’ll continue to learn more of the vocabulary about la familia (the family) and las mascotas (the pets) with a word scramble and wordsearch, adding to our wiki pages, matamoscas (a game with fly swatters), speaking, and a PowerPoint.

HOMEWORK: If students do not finish the wordsearch & word scramble, they must complete it AT HOME, and bring it to the NEXT class.

Muchas gracias,
Srta. Kelly

la semana del 2 de mayo

Hola familias,

It’s time to learn some new vocabulary pertaining to LA FAMILIA (the family)! Additionally, we’re finishing any remaining assessments and getting feedback on our weather reports. (Copies of assessments will be sent home the 2nd time I see your child this week.)

I wish “una buena semana” to you.

Srta. Kelly