Spanish weeks 1 – 3
Yesterday we completed our third Spanish class of the school year! I have been enjoying meeting each of your children and sharing the Spanish language with them. In the first couple of weeks we have been establishing some basic greetings such as hello (hola), what is your name (cómo te llamas) and how are you (cómo estás). My goal is to have the classes comfortable asking each other and responding to these questions each week. In addition to basic greetings, we have been talking about trees, apples, leaves and fall colors. I know these have been favorite topics throughout the week in their classes and it is always great to connect what they are doing each day in their classroom to the Spanish language. Below are some vocabulary words and phrases we have introduced.
árbol - tree
leaf - hoja
manzana - apple
rojo - red
verde - green
amarillo - yellow
marrón - brown
¿te gusta? – Do you like?
Me gusta – I like
For the toddler class, we have read the book Yum and Yuck by Leslie Patricelli in Spanish to reinforce the concept of “me gusta” and “no me gusta”. Her bilingual board books are simple and engaging for the younger children.
Practice at home
At the end of each class, we sing a fun song called Saco las manitas. Click on the link to watch the song with your child!
Talk about the picture below with your child. See if they can answer the following questions.
¿Dónde está la manzana roja? - Where is the red apple?
¿Dónde está la manzana amarilla? - Where is the yellow apple?
¿Dónde está la manzana verde? - Where is the green apple?
¿Cuántas manzanas hay? - How many apples are there?
¿Dónde está la hoja roja? - Where is the red leaf?
¿Dónde está la hoja verde? - Where is the green leaf?
¿Dónde está la hoja amarilla? - Where is the yellow leaf?
¿Dónde está la hoja marrón? - Where is the brown leaf?
¿Cuántas hojas hay? - How many leaves are there?