Friday, February 27, 2015

Intermediate Spanish DAC (week 1-3)

Hola padres!
Welcome back to a new semester! I’m so happy to have all my students again and ready to see your kids learn and grow! As always, I will update you all with everything we are doing in class such as vocabulary words, games we played, projects and helpful links to access at home. Remember to practice the vocabulary words/material at home with your kids! 

Week 1:
I decide to start the semester with some review! We covered different topics every day of the first week.

Animals- Animales

Animales de Bosque: Forest Animals
Oso- Bear
Mapache- Raccoon
Venado- Deer
Zorro- Fox
Ardilla- Squirrel 
Búho- Owl
Rana- Frog
Serpiente- Snake
Hormiga- Ants
Gusano- Worm

Mascotas- Pet Animals

Gato- Cat
Perro- Dog
Pez- Fish
Pájaro- Bird
Conejo- Bunny

Animales de granja- Farm Animales

Vaca- Cow
Gallina- Chicken 
Cerdo- Pig
Caballo- Horse
Obeja- Sheep
Cabra- Goat

Animales del Mar- Ocean Animales

Tortuga- Turtle
Tiburon- Shark
Pulpo- Octopus
Ballena- Whale
Delfín- Dolphin

Wild Animals
Tigere- Tiger
Leon- Lion
Puma- Mountain lion
Gorila- Gorila
Chango- Monkey

  Playing running tag with the animals (The students will run towards the animal I called in Spanish)

Celebraciones- Holidays

April Fool's Day- El Día de los Inocentes
Christmas- La navidad
Christmas Eve- la noche buena
Easter- La Pascua
Epiphany- Día de los Reyes Magos
Father's Day- El Día del Padre
Mother's Day: El Día de la Madre
New Year's Day- El Año Nuevo
Valentines Day: El día de san Valentin
Independence Day- Día de la Independencia
Thanksgiving- Día de acción de gracias
Day of the Dead- Día de los Muertos (1 November)
Day of children- El día de los niños 
Birthday- El cumpleaños
Party- Una fiesta
Wedding- La boda

Bingo with holidays: The students made their own bingo sheets for this game!

(our morning review with vocabulary)

(The kids get to keep notebooks where they write down all the vocabulary we have covered)

 Transportación- Transportation

Ambulance- La ambulancia
Fire truck- La bomba de incendios
Helicopter- El helicóptero
Motorcycle- La moto
Police car- El carro de policía 
Sports car- El carro de deportes
SUV- La camioneta  
Tractor -El tractor 
Limo- La limosina
Subway- El metro
Spaceship -La nave especial
Yacht - El yate

Four corners: In this game there was 4 chairs place in 4 corners with different vocabulary words. Each round, I will call out a vocabulary word in English and as a team the students will go around the classroom and try to find the word. Once they had the word, they had to say the word out loud in Spanish 

Familia- Family members

Papa- Dad
Mama- Mom
Hermano- Brother
Hermana- Sister
Abuelo- Grandpa
Abuela- Grandma 
Hijo- Son
Hija- Daughter 
Tío- Uncle
Tia- Aunt
Primo- boy cousin
Prima- girl cousin
Media hermana- half sister
Medio hermano- half brother
Bebe- Baby
Family chart!


Grapes-Las Uvas
Oranges- Las naranjas 
Apples- Las manzanas
Strawberries -Las fresas 
Bananas- Los plátanos 
Peaches- Los duraznos
Pears- Las peras
Pineapple- La piña 
Mango-El mango
Cherries- La cereza
Lemon- El limón 
Watermelon- La sandia
Grapefruit- Granada
Guavas- Guayaba

Carrots-La zanahoria 
Potatoes- Las papas 
Lettuce- La lechuga
Corn- El elote
Beans -Los frijoles
Onion- La cebolla
Spinach-La espinaca
Celery- El apio
Tomato-El tomate
Peas- Los chícharos

Diary items)- Productos Lacteos: 
Butter- La mantequilla
Milk- La leche
Cheese- El queso
Cream- La crema
Eggs- Los huevos 
Ice-cream -El helado
Yogurt- El yogur

Meats (carnes)
Beef- Carne de res
Pork- Cerdo 
Ham -Jamón
Turkey- Pavo
Fish- Pescado
Chicken -pollo

Bacon- tocino

 Review time: Tagging fruit cards with the correct picture 

Running game: The students will each get a card from a chair and will race to find the correct picture that matched with their card.

Week 2: Clothing-Accessories- Ropa
La camiseta- T-shirt
La blusa,- Blouse 
El suéter- Sweater 
La chaqueta- Jacket
El abrigo- Coat
La chaleco- Vest
El pantalón- Pants
La falda- Skirt
Los chores- Shorts
El traje- Suit 
El vestisto- Dress
Los calcetines- Socks
Los calzones- Underwear 
Los guantes- Gloves
La corbarta- Tie
La bufanda- Scarf
El cinturón- Belt
Lentes de sol- Sunglasses
Los zapatos- Shoes

El collar- Neckless
Los aretes- Earnings
El anillo- Ring
El sombrero- Hat
La bolsa- Purse 
El reloj- Watch
La pulsera- Bracelet

 Review clothing time!
 (game: tag with clothing). In this game the students were given sticky notes to write down clothing items in spanish to the right picture)

(Clothing project) The students got the chance to make their own collages

Clothing project: Making their own collages!

Week 3: Emociones
Me siento- I feel 
Estoy- I am

Triste- Sad
Feliz- Happy
Enojado/a -Mad
Sorprendido/a- Surprise 
Emocionado/a- Excited
Aburrido- Bored
Depremido- Depress 
Enfadado- Annoyed 
Avergonzado- Embarrassed
Confundidio/a- Confused 
Fustrado- Frustrated
Asustado- Scared
Nervioso- Nervous 
Orgulloso/a- Proud
Sensible- Sensitive

 Emotion charts!

(Memory game with emotions)

Guess my emotion silently: In this game the kids were given an emotion to act out and their team had to guess what emotion it was in Spanish 
Tag emotions!

 Reviewing our emotions!

                                  Happy Valentines day from us! (Feliz dia del amor y la admistad)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Intermediate Spanish at DAC (Week 14-17)

Hola padres! Congratulations to all the kids for completing the first TALK semester of the 2014-2015 academic year! Here is an update of weeks 14-17! I'm so happy of how the semester turn out and amazed of how much vocabulary the kids know. I love coming to T.A.L.K every morning because I have such amazing kids that come everyday with a positive attitude, ready to learn!

Week 14: Holidays/ Articles/ En/La/Los/Las
Spanish articles: Article has 4 forms, depending on whether the noun is masculine, feminine, singular or plural. 

-Masculine nouns have the article "el" in singular form and the article "los" in plural.
-Feminine nouns have the article "la" in singular form and the article "las" in plural.
-When a plural includes both masculine and feminine elements, the masculine noun is used with the article "los" (for example: parents are "los padres", children are "los niños" or "los hijos").
Feminine nouns
-Generally nouns ending in "-a" -la fruta, la mesa, la palabra 
-Nouns ending in "-dad" / "-tad" / "-tud"
-Nouns ending in "-ción" / "-sión" / "-gión"
-Nouns ending in "-ez", as long as they refer to abstract nouns formed with suffixes
-Nouns ending in "-triz"
-Nouns ending in "-umbre"
Masculine nouns:
-Nouns of Greek origin, ending in "-ma" / "-ta" / "-pa"
Game: Matching articles with words we learned from previous weeks. -For this game we use paper plates (where I wrote down the articles and the words into little squares of construction paper). Each student used a straw to match as much articles with words in 2mins for each run.

Spanish holiday celebration: Dia de Los Reyes Mago  Day of the three wise kings
-We celebrate the day by ending "Rosca de Reyes" (Special Mexican bread that is eaten on Jan 6th) and decorate our own shoes. (In Spanish countries, children leave their shoes next to the Christmas tree for the 3 wise kings with special treats.

Watch a video clip about los reyes magus
Vocabulary words:
April Fool's Day- El Día de los Inocentes
Christmas- La navidad
Christmas Eve- la noche buena
Easter- la Pascua
Epiphany- Día de los Reyes Magos
Father's Day- El Día del Padre
Mother's Day: El Día de la Madre
New Year's Day- El Año Nuevo
Valentines Day: El día de san Valentin
                                                              Activity: Matching game words in Spanish

Vocabulary words:
Independence Day- Día de la Independencia
Thanksgiving- Dia de accion de gracias
Day of the Dead- Día de los Muertos (1 November)
Day of children- El dia de los niños 
Birthday- el cumpleaños
Party- una fiesta
wedding- la boda
Activity/game: For this game we use red cups where I wrote down the vocabulary in English. Before they can throw the ball into the cup, the kids needed to tell me what the Holiday it was in Spanish. The kids had a blast tossing the ball around since it was a bit challenging to make inside the cup :)

(practicing their writing)

Week 15:  Focus: Transportation/Transportació
Vocabulary words:
New vocabulary: 
Bike-La bicicleta
Boat- El barco
Bus-El autos
Car- El carro
Taxi-El taxi
Train-El tern 
Airplane-El avión 

                                                                   Activity: Tiny Picture Dictionary book.

                                      Game: Matching memory game with transportation (spanish words)

Vocabulary words:
La ambulancia- Ambulance 
La bomba de incendios: Fire truck
El helicóptero: Helicopter
La moto: Motorcycle 
El carro de policía- Police car
El carro de deportes- Sports car

Game: (flying vocabulary to its destination) The kids made their own paper airplanes for this game. The goal of this was for them to fly their airplane into the correct basket with the correct vocabulary word I chose. 

Vocabulary words:
La camioneta- Truck
El tractor- Tractor
La limosina- Limo
El metro- Subway
La navel especial- Space ship 
El yate- Yacht

Game: (Music chairs with transportation)The kids had a blast playing music chairs and listening to spanish songs! In this game, there was different picture cards of different transportation in each chair. Whoever got a chair after the music stopped, the kids called out their cards out loud in Spanish

(Everyday we start with review by going over all the vocabulary from the previous day)

Week 16: Focus- House appliance 

Kitchen items: Cosina
La estufa- Stove
El horno- Oven
El fregador- Sink
El microondas- Microwave
Los gabinetes- Cabinets
El escurridor- Dish-washer
El refrigerador- Fridge

Game: Jenga with kitchen items (each blog had a vocabulary word). The kids love playing jenga and at the same time they learning how to pronounce the words given.

Vocabulary words: Living room/ Sala de espera
Las Sillas- Chairs
El sofá- Couch 
Los mumbles- Furniture
La lampara- Lamp
Televisión- T.V
Plantas- Plants
La mesa de centro- Table center piece 
El teléfono- Telephone
Los Cuadros- Frames

Game: Pictionary (The kids were given white boards and a few seconds to draw the picture I called out loud)

Vocabulary words: Beedroom 
Bedroom- Recamara
La cama- Bed
La almohada- Pillow
La cobija- Blanket
Las cortinas- Curtains 
El despertador- Alarm clock
El espejo- Mirror

Bathroom: Baño
La bañera- Shower
El lavamanos- Sink
El jabón- Soap
La tualla- Towel 
El cortinero: Shower curtain 
El cepillo de dientes- Toothbrush 
La pasta- toothpaste 

 Kitchen utensils:
La taza- Tea cup
El tenedor- Fork
El cuchillo- Knife 
La cuchara- Spoon

 The kids made their own house models :)

Game: (Tag with appliances) In this game the kids got to move around all around the classroom and had to find the word I called out. The kids had a blast playing this game since it was a bit of a challenge finding the cards in the floor:)

 (Appliances run game) In this game, the kids had to draw their own appliances for their teams. (Each picture was put in the wall). Each team picked a person to go up and race! Whoever got the word brought it back to me first, earned a point for their team! :)
                                    Our daily review before we start learning new vocabulary 

Week 16: Focus: Fruits, Vegetables, Diary 
Frutas- Fruits 
Las Uvas- Grapes
Las naranjas- Oranges
Las manzanas- Apples
Las fresas- Strawberries
Los plátanos- Bananas
Los duraznos- Peaches
Las peras- Pears
La piña- Pineapple
El mango- Mango
La cereza- Cherries
El limón- Lemon
La sandia- Watermelon
La gramada- Pomegranate

Vegetales- Vegetables
La zanahoria- Carrots
Las papas- Potatoes
La lechuga- Lettuce
El Elotte- Corn
Los frijoles- Beans
La cebolla-Onion 
La espinaca- Spinach 
El apio- Celery 
El tomate- Tomato
Los chícharos- Peas
Los Pepinos- Cucumbers

Not only did we learn the name of fruits, vegetables and dairy products, but we also learn about what foods to eat and avoid! :)

Project: The kids also had the chance to do their own food pyramids, which came out great!

Game: (Food tag) In the game plastic good/picture card was place all around the classroom (some items were hidden).The kids had to find any food, write it down and whoever was able to put on their plates first, earned points!:) The kids really enjoyed this game since it involve running. This game, was a fun way to practice their writing and sounding words out. 
 Tag the food and put on the plate!

 Grab and run with food: In this game all the words we learned were place all around the classroom. The first student to find and grab the word in spanish I called out in English, earned points:). In this game, the students learn how to recognize and sound out the words in Spanish.

How we start our morning by reviewing the previous words from the day before! (tag the fruits on the picture cards)