Category Archives: Writing/Escritura
During the past couple of weeks, el Grado 3 has been practicing and using family vocabulary and descriptions. They created an ALBUM de FAMILIA that included a personal description of themselves and three descriptions of three different family members.
They were very creative and clever in their introductions of their family members.
Some of the ‘frases’ and their meanings were:
Se llama _________ = He/she calls him/herself ___________
Tiene ___ años = He/she is ___ years old (has ___ years)
Tiene ojos _____ (color) = He/she has (color) eyes.
Tiene pelo _____ (color, length, type) = He/she has (type) of hair.
Es ________ y ________ . (descriptions) = He/she is _______ and _______ (descriptions)
Le gusta _________ = He/she likes to _________
and many favorite things such as:
libro favorito = favorite book
película favorita = favorite movie
videojuego favorito = favorite video game
color favorito = favorite color
animal favorito = favorite animal
Look forward to seeing their albums come home soon! For more practice on ‘la familia’ and ‘descripciones’ you can select some of the activities on the resources page under Spanish, or go to Sra. Tamara’s Blog de español.
En el Grado 5 students created LIBROS de LUGARES – Books of Places. The objective of this assignment was (1) to use the verb ‘ir’ ‘to go’ en español and know how the verb changes when using it with a variety of subjects (the people doing the ‘going’ somewhere); (2) to learn and practice vocabulary dealing with places around a city, and/or in a school and (3) to tell someone about where and when, they and their family/friends are going to, to do special activities. After completing their books, students were assessed on the following criteria:
-Contenido & Variedad (Content & Variety)
-El uso de Ir + a (Use of the verb Ir, to go + to)
Students also practiced asking and answering questions using ¿A dónde vas? Where are you going?
You can access the rubric here as a Google document.
We hope you enjoy the Grado 5 collages of their work! Go to Grado 5 for the rest of the LIBROS
We are now reviewing subject pronouns and how they are used with verbs. The subject of the sentence is the ‘doer’ of the action. For example: He eats fast. ‘He’ is the subject, he does the eating (the action). A subject pronoun is a ‘pro’, or word, used and put in place of/or in support of a ‘noun’. Such as ‘He’, instead of using the person’s name, or in place of the dog, or whoever, or whatever the subject is, the subject pronoun ‘he’ is used.
The subject pronouns in Spanish are:
yo = I
tú = you (informal)
él = he
nosotros = we
nosotras = we (if all chicas)
vosotros = y’all (informal Spain)
vosotras = y’all (informal all chicas Spain)
ellos = they
ellas = they (if all chicas)
Watch this video created by tontitofrito, who will further explain the use of pronouns:
After watching the video, here is the millionaire game on the Quia site. You can practice putting in the subject pronouns for the nouns at the following Quia site and play the Subject Pronoun Millionaire game – see how well you can substitute the appropriate pronouns. Desfrutan/Enjoy!!
For the past couple of weeks the fifth grade Spanish students have been working either individually or in pairs on video-story telling projects.
The objectives of this project for students were:
– to utilize prior Spanish vocabulary and skills to create a basic story
– to incorporate geography and mapping vocabulary
– to include story telling elements – an introduction, small dilemma and resolution, character description, and conclusion and …
– to use proper pronunciation while acting out the story
The criteria: Title and authors, written story-line, recording of story, at least 6 pictures/drawings, list of newly introduced vocabulary, and an ending.
Students worked very hard on these and now have a new appreciation for the hard work and effort that goes into creating a video story. The entire collection of video stories can be seen by clicking here. Look for student comments and feedback at the bottom of the videos.
Enjoy-Desfrutan!! Sra. Tamara
Franco le Gusta Viajar por Shazaib y Thilanka