On the heels of the second grade rendition of the "Two Pigs", we will continue studying vocabulary related to animals by reading and illustrating "Los Tres Cerditos."
Masha and the Bear, originally conceived in Russian, then English and here in Spanish. It's a delightful cartoon that students can enjoy at home to increase their input opportunities. Enjoy!
Puppy Quest - Group 1
First graders know their numbers pretty well by now, but they know them mostly to hear them or to recite them in order. With the color by number activity we can gradually increase our facility of numbers without dependencies. We practice the colors independently also, then both in combination. Then with changing cards.
Sure, it's a game, but it teaches attentional focus (when reacting to only one of many elements on a page).then how to react in a dissociative, reactionary state when responding to a multitude of images in a randomized context.
We do activities like this often and with varying thematic combinations. For example we eventually get to 4 x 3 grids with toys and foods that students recite from sight (thought).
Teach/Re-teach/Sing HOLA SONG
"Uno, dos , tres, cuatro! Hola, Hola, Cómo está Ud? Por favor, dígame, Cómo está Ud.? Otra vez! Hola, Hola, Cómo está Ud? Por favor, dígame, Cómo está Ud.?"
Respond to hearing their name called -- "Aquí"
Respond to "Cómo está Ud.?" "Bien / mal / así así"
Other phrases learned in context: "Muy bien hecho!" "Perfecto!", "Eso es!" "A ti te toca!", "la próxima!", "Está listo/a?"
Goodbye song: "Uno dos, tres, Adios amigos, adios!" Sung to "If you're happy and you know it!"
Listen, repeat, practice, trace, write.
Welcome to our first computer class of the year! Each Tuesday the first grade students will be divided into small groups for computer class in the lower school laptop lab. Today's class will cover:
Welcome to 1st Grade Spanish! Our twice weekly sessions are held on Monday at 2:10 p.m and on Thursday at 11:40 a.m. for a total of 50 minutes total for the week. Your students will progress rapidly as readers this year and the Spanish curriculum reinforces this study by transitioning from an auditory and visual input to a textual one. It will help them clarify and quantify what they have heard and relate to Spanish vocabulary in a new way.
It's a growing year and it's always a pleasure to see how far they come go this 1st grade year!
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