This is the final Spanish blog for the 2017-2018 school year! I can’t believe how this year flew by! Congrats to our 5th grade graduates! I wish them continued success with Spanish or French at Marie Murphy and hope they will stop by for a visit! ¡Qué tengan un verano feliz!/Have a happy summer!
Highlights of 5th Grade
We learned about the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) and its marine animals. Students worked in groups to predict the animals that would be featured in a video. They relied on their knowledge of cognates and adjectives to make some educated predictions. For example- la ballena gris- gris= gray, so gray whale.
Highlights of 4th Grade
We wrapped up the school year by playing a Jeopardy game to review conversation skills, numbers and learn about Spanish speaking countries. Classes also got to watch more of the Spanish version of Shrek.
Highlights of 3rd Grade
Third graders finished the Spanish version of the movie, The Road to El Dorado. We also reviewed numbers and/or were introduced the the Spanish alphabet when playing “Manchas musicales/Musical Spots.”
Highlights of 2nd Grade
Second graders reviewed the names of states in the United States while also learning the cardinal directions when playing the game “Cuatro Direcciones/Four Directions.” Starting in Illinois, we would have to decide the direction we would need to travel in order to get to a different state that was randomly chosen from a bag.
Highlights of 1st Grade
Students reviewed colors with the book, Spicy Hot Colors: Colores Picantes by Sherry Shahan. We then played a game with colored Pom Pons called, “Mesas y colores/Tables and colors.” Students would pick one of six table to sit at with each table designated a specific color. If a pom pon that was picked matched the color of a table, those students sitting at that color table would be out. To get back in the game, a pom pon with a color that didn’t match any of the table colors would need to be picked.