classes are 15 minutes long and meet two times per week. On the first day
of class, students meet "Chico" (at right), and will learn
to speak Spanish with him. He is from Mexico and does not speak any
English, so they will learn how to answer him when he asks us them their names
or asks how they are. On the first day they learn an echo song called
most favorite song), how to greet Sra. Wu, and how to say good-bye. Soon, they will begin to learn the basic colors
and the numbers 1-10 in Spanish.
Chico (above) helps this class,
too. The school year begins with a review
of greetings/salutations. In recognition
of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students will learn about Mexico’s flag, look at pictures
and video of the Ballet Folklórico de México, and listen to Mariachi
music. First grade classes are 20 minutes and meet twice per week.
graders will meet a new "friend" this year. His name is Paco (at left). He is
a parrot from Puerto Rico. During
National Hispanic Heritage Month, students will be introduced to the
of Puerto Rico. Students
receive a Spanish folder to keep their papers in, so things will be sent home
only periodically. Class "capitanes" are responsible
for handing them out, and collecting and storing them at the end of each
class. Classes meet two times per week and are 30 minutes long.
Third graders will meet a new “friend”, Ramona
(right). Classes meet two times per week
and are 30 minutes long. During National
Hispanic Heritage month third-graders will learn about the Mayan/Aztec god,
Quetzalcoatl, and how he found corn to feed his people. La señora will read
“The Legend of Food Mountain”; the illustrations are based on Mayan
pictographs. She will show pictures that she took at a museum in Xalapa, Mexico,
of Mayan writings and of a stela of Quetzalcoatl.
grade also has a new "friend". His name is Rosco. He is a
very funny wolf, who helps students to review salutations, numbers, and telling
the date. During National Hispanic Heritage Month this grade level will
look at artesanias
(traditional crafts) from México; students will make their own bark paintings.
Classes meet two times per week and are 30 minutes long.
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