Three weeks of school already? We’ve been busy getting to know each other and establishing routines, while working hard at staying in the Target Language (Spanish) at least 90% of the class time. The first week was especially challenging to students, but we are committed to using comprehensible input in an effort to help students acquire Spanish. At the end of three weeks, students are very comfortable introducing themselves and others, saying where they are from, saying the day and date, and using some basic classroom survival phrases to ask questions, make requests and statements. Spanish 1 students have learned the Taco Song (vowel pronunciation), and Sr. Wooly’s ¿Puedo ir al baño? and the Cambridge Pre-AICE 1 students also learned the traditional song Los Pollitos Dicen. This year we will be using Descubre’s SUPERSITE, so we conducted an infrastructure trial last week to determine any potential issues. This coming week we will be creating student accounts for this great resource. Students also completed their first project (personalizing interactive notebook) and have been assigned project #2 to help them discover/explore Spanish outside of class and in our community.
Last Tuesday, we welcomed parents to Open House. Thank you to all of you who were able to join us. We had a wonderful turn out, in some classes standing room only! Those of you who came were able to get a glimpse of your child’s current Spanish skills. Please continue to encourage them to share with you what they are learning.