Spanish Newsletter


Fall 2019

Español Noticias  -  Señora Bertani

Kindergartners working on iPad

Niveles 1 y 2

      In Early Learning Center Spanish students watch, listen, and give short responses to descriptions in Spanish of the calendar and the weather.  They practice the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish.  They watch and listen as Sra. Bertani illustrates and tells stories in Spanish.  Afterwards, students retell in English what happened.  Students are also practicing colors in Spanish.  They learned the sign language for the colors as well.  
      In our Spanish/Music class, we have learned the “Magic Bag” song, “El Tambor” or The Drum to learn names, “La Granja” or The Farm to learn animals and their sounds, “Que Llueva” or Let it Rain, “Juguemos en el Bosque” about a wolf, “La Vibora de La Mar” or The Sea Snake, and “Las Hormiguitas” or The Ants.  In each class, we first sing the magic bag song and feel the “magic” bag and try to guess what is inside.  Afterwards, we learn a song and play a game related to what was inside the bag.

Niveles 3 y 4

     In Lower Primary Spanish, students drew a picture of one thing they did over the summer and their favorite movie.  Sra. Bertani told the class in Spanish about each student’s drawings through illustrations of her own.  Later, Sra. Bertani described in Spanish “mysterious people” from the class and students guessed who was being described.  
     Sra. Bertani described in Spanish screenshots from a short animated film about Día de los Muertos.  She checked for comprehension along the way.  She stopped at a “cliffhanger” and then showed the film to the students so that they could see how it ended.
     Each student has a job to do in Spanish class.  New jobs are chosen every 3-4 weeks.  Be sure to ask your student about their jobs!

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Nivel 5

     In MP Spanish, students listened to and watched a “visual” lecture in Spanish about the Monarch butterfly migration.  Sra. Bertani checked for comprehension along the way.  With collaboration from Mrs. Bohner and Ms. Mayo, students participated in the Symbolic Monarch Migration project with Journey North.  They created a large class “ambassador” butterfly and individual, life sized butterflies to send to Mexico.  The butterflies will arrive around November 2, in time for Day of the Dead.  A Mexican student will keep the large butterfly as a gift and in the spring, the life sized butterflies will be sent to project participants all over North America.
     Students also listened to and watched a visual lecture about 9/11.  They learned about 20 notable hispanic people during Hispanic Heritage Month (all in Spanish).

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Niveles 6 y 7

     In UP Spanish, students drew a picture of one thing they did over the summer and their favorite movie.  Sra. Bertani told the class in Spanish about each student’s drawings through illustrations of her own.  Later, Sra. Bertani described in Spanish “mysterious people” from the class and students guessed who was being described.
     Students also listened to and watched a visual lecture about 9/11.  They learned about 20 notable hispanic people during Hispanic Heritage Month.  They learned about different aspects of the Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead.  Students listened to all of the above in Spanish!

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