Grade 3 Grade three begins every class with the sign of the cross in Spanish and a song for the Child Jesus, Jesusito. We also have a Saint of the Day from Latin America or Spain, prepared for us by our 7-8 grade Spanish students. Grade 3 will begin Spanish 1 in January, but we are currently working on classroom commands. We will continute to work on colors, animals, and some other units until then.
Grade 3 will generally not have homework until after Christmas.
K-2 Our youngest Spanish students begin every class with the sign of the cross in Spanish and a prayer to the Child Jesus, Jesusito. Last year, our third graders made up hand motions to go with our our prayer (which is actually a song) so that we can better understand the words. Thank you 3rd grade!!! We will also have a Saint of the Day, celebrated in Latin America or Spain, prepared for us by our 7th and 8th grade Spanish students. So far, we have met Our Lady of Fatima. We have already begun working on greetings and beginning conversations (Hola, buenos días, adiós, hasta luego, ¿cómo estás? or ¿Qué tal?). We wake up our brains for language learning with an active song called "Hola hello." Grades K-2 also have puppets named Pedro and Peter who help us introduce new words and practice speaking with us. Peter speaks only English, while Pedro speaks only Spanish, so sometimes we get to laugh at all the confusion.
In the first few weeks of school, we will also learn some classroom commands in Spanish: please repeat, sit down, raise your hand, line up, etc.