Thursday, December 10, 2009


We have been practicing counting up to 100! Give it a try...
diez 10
veinte 20
treinta 30
cuarenta 40
cincuenta 50
sesenta 60
setenta 70
ochenta 80
noventa 90
cien 100


We have been learning all about places in our community. Each student made their very own "ciudad" city. Here are some of the places we included:
La tienda: store                   
La escuela: school               
La piscina: pool
La biblioteca: library               
La clínica: clinic                    
El bosque: forest
La casa: house                      
El apartament: apartment        
El restaurante: restaurant
El cine: movie theater            
La granja: farm                      
El parque: park                     
La iglesia: church

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mi color favorito es...

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

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Las Calaveras

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:

2nd Grade Calavera

1st Grade Calavera


Kindergartners are having fun with calabazas! We are learning the parts of the face and practiced drawing ojos, nariz, y boca on 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")
Calabazas, calabazas
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.

Here is a calabaza we made:

La Oruga

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 grade amarillo, 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.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

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?