Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – May 2013
It’s hard to believe it is the month of May. The students continue to excel in Spanish at SJC. The 6th graders are learning the most challenging prayer so far this year, Padre Nuestro (Our Father). The 7th and 8th graders continue to say the Prayer of St. Francis in Spanish.
The 8th graders have been challenged with the formation of affirmative tú commands including eight irregular verbs. They also learned how to attach direct object pronouns to the end of commands and understand where the stress mark is placed. The students will soon learn the difference between the two verbs “to know” – saber vs. conocer. And finally, they will learn how to express actions in the past using the preterite tense. This is exciting because they will be able to use a different tense besides present tense.
The 7th graders are finishing a chapter that includes vocabulary on food / beverages. The students learned how to conjugate –ER, -IR verbs in the present tense. They can also express likes and dislikes using the verb GUSTAR. In the next lesson they will learn vocabulary related to the family, the numbers (101 – million), dates, age and possessive adjectives.
The 6th graders have been focused on expressing dates in Spanish. They understand the day comes first, followed by the month…el 10 de mayo. The students have been challenged by the numbers 11 to 100. They loved playing Bingo or Bravo to reinforce the numbers. They also have used the verb TENER to tell a person’s age. In the last few weeks we will focus on classroom objects and class subjects.
The 1st – 3rd graders continue to practice dates, weather, numbers, family and clothing. The 1st graders learned family words by singing to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?” We will read a fun, rhyming book called Say Hola to Spanish, Otra Vez. It is like a fiesta in a book with colorful illustrations. The 2nd graders are challenged by the numbers 11-20 and clothing vocabulary. The 3rd graders loved playing Bravo with travel words in Spanish. In the last few weeks the students will learn places around town and house vocabulary. All the students are a joy to teach because of their enthusiasm and willingness to learn a foreign language.
As always don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Muchas gracias, Señora Gustafson
About Mrs. Barb Gustafson
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – April 2013
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – March 2013
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter-February 2013
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – January 2013
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – December 2012
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – November 2012
- Mrs. Gustafson’s Spanish Newsletter – October 2012
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