The 1st graders reviewed their colores and voted for their favorite color. Here are the results of the 1st grade vote. Mi color favorito es: Rojo: 16 dieciséis personas Anaranjado: 6 seis personas Amarillo: 5 cinco personas Verde: 7 siete personas Azul: 11 once personas Morado: 3 tres personas Rosado: 9 nueve personas Café: 2 dos personas Blanco: 1 Una persona Negro: 0 cero personas
1st and 2nd graders have been busy making calaveras! We are learning about an important holiday celebrated in Mexico called Dia de los Muertos. We are making calaveras to help us decorate for the upcoming holiday which begins 31 de octubre through 2 de noviembre. We are also working on learning all the parts of the face in Spanish. Ask a 1st grader what a cabeza is, and ask a 2nd grader what a barbilla is!
Here are examples of our calaveras:
Kindergartners are having fun with calabazas! We are learning the parts of the face and practiced drawing ojos,nariz, ybocaon our calabazas. Kindergartners know 2 songs in Spanish about calabazas, here are the words so you can sing along:
(to the tune of "Are You Sleeping")
Very funny, muy chistoso
Dos ojos brillantes
Dos ojos brillantes
I'm not afraid
No lo tengo miedo
(repeat with una nariz brillante, una boca grande)
The Number Song
Uno, dos, y tres calabazas
Cuatro, cinco, seis calabazas
Siete, ocho, nueve calabazas
Diez calabazas en todo.
All grade levels are working together to make our oruga as long as possible! What is an oruga you might ask? It is a caterpillar! The oruga's body is made of Spanish words, and continues to grow as our knowledge of Spanish grows! Each grade level has a certain color, kindergarten rojo, 1st grade anaranjado, 2nd gradeamarillo, 3rd grade verde, and 4th grade azul. Students can add Spanish words by following the pattern, whatever letter the word ends with the next word must begin with that letter. For example, abril ends with the letter l so the next word must start with letter l, lunes. If students think of the word, they get to illustrate it! Classes look forward to seeing how much the oruga "grew" when they come in.
All grade levels are enjoying the story Just A Minute by Yuyi Morales. They help out reading by counting in Spanish throughout the book. Ask your child who the trickster was Grandma Beetle or Señor Calavera?