Thursday, March 15, 2018

Beginning Spanish- Birch Lane

Hola Padres!

This past month we have learned so much! We learned new Spanish vocabulary regarding the following topics: Months of the years, Days of the Week, Adjectives,  Questions and Feelings. The students enjoyed creating different art projects, writing as well as singing.  

During this past month we traveled to our favorite places. Through this activity the students were able to describe their favorite place by answering questions we learned such as "Donde?" (Where?), "Cuando?"(When?), "Quien?" (Who?), "Que?" (What?), "Cual?" (Which?), "Como?" (How?) and "Por que?" (Why?).



We also had the chance to sing along to a Spanish months and week songs as well as create our mini calendars. Through these calendars the students were able to relate each Spanish month to an activity they do during that month.



Although we enjoyed using our imaginations and creativity to make these projects we also had the opportunity to write and play fun games!


I hope you have enjoyed seeing what the students have learned this past month. I look forward seeing what this next month has in store for us!

Maestra Sandra

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Patwin Beg ASL Week 21

Hello Patwin ASL parents! This week, rather than learning single vocabulary words, the kids are putting their vocabulary together and practicing common questions and phrases. These past couple days, they learned some basic questions, for instance: “Your favorite color what?” or “You go school where you?”
Then, the kids partnered up and “interviewed” their partners, asking them the questions we had gone over as a class. An example of an “interview sheet” is below.  Finally, each pair of students came up to the front of class and presented their partner’s answers. And it was amazing! They signed all the questions and answers in full ASL format, with little to no help from me! These kids have learned a lot this year, and it’s really showing this week! :)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Davis Arts Center - Intermediate French Class ❄

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all staying dry on these cold and rainy days!

We’ve been having a very fun time in Intermediate French this week! On Monday we covered clothes vocab. We paired up into teams of two and had someone draw the item of clothing on a small whiteboard and only show it to 1 member of each team and then that member had to act it out to their partner and they had to guess it. The students had a fun time trying to act out difficult words to guess like “des pyjamas”.  Lucy was always the most detailed illustrator of each clothing item!

On Tuesday, we played a modified version of “Steal the Bacon”.  Each student is given a number and when their number is yelled they have to battle it out to “steal the bacon” which is often a soccer ball. To modify this game to our lesson this week I brought in various items of clothes like a scarf, socks, and a sweatshirt and I chose two numbers and then named a piece of clothing. The students had to understand the item that I said and then rush to get it. I chose this game to help the students work on their oral comprehension. By the end of the game everyone had mastered how to say every item of clothing I had taught them. Sophie and Chloe kept getting frustrated at how much the skirt looked like a scarf when balled up.

On Wednesday, we played a game called a “Chinese auction”. I divided the students into two teams. I called out items of clothing and school items in French and the students had to work together to send one person up with that item. For example, I called out “Des Chaussettes blanches” and each team had to find someone with white socks and send them up to get a point. In order to get the students to work as a team more I also called things like “trois cahiers de trois differentes couleurs” (3 notebooks of 3 different colors). The students had to work together to find 3 notebooks of 3 colors among all of their backpacks. I even called out things like “Deux couettes” (two pigtails), Henry rushed up first with his hair in his two hands as pigtails! Tori and Chloe worked together to style Tori's hair in pigtails in under 5 seconds. 

Here are some photos of us playing "Headbands" to learn body vocab the week before!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Beginner Spanish-Korematsu

Estimados padres de Familia!:

Over the past month we covered subjects such as adjetivos-adjectives, opuestos- opposites, and emociones- feelings! :)

The kids did an excellent job at learning the vocabulary.  They make associations between the meaning of the word and images that represent the word.

This a picture of the booklet that they drew about feelings. 
While we had fun drawing and coloring images that represent feelings,  we also tried to do sentences! The following is a sentence of one of the students!

The sentence says I am happy when I go home!

We also did booklets for the adjectives and  opposites, the following are pictures of their booklets

Your children are very creative and  while we practice vocabulary by making associations with drawings, we also enjoyed activities such as jeopardy, charades, and story telling to practice the vocabulary for the week!

Finally, I got to say that  we had a very productive month! we cover a lot of material and the kids did an amazing job at learning the material cover.

As always I appreciate your time and I hope you enjoy seen the work of your kids! Also if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me, 
Maestra Lizeth

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

St. James ASL Class

Hello, hello, hello!!!

The past couple of weeks we have been reviewing and learning animal signs. The kids have been having so much fun learning how to sign their favourite animal and others. We have created our own flash cards and made booklets to help practice the vocab. The weeks we learn animal signs are probably one of my favourites because the students love to sign animals, as do I! :)
Pictured below you will find some other activites the kids have been doing, mostly fun games to reinforce the animal vocab :)

Thanks for stopping by!
_\,,/ Teacher Desmona

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Intermediate Spanish - Patwin Elementary

Hola padres,

This semester our students have learned so much! We began by learning about animals and had a matching activity. I wrote the animals in both Spanish and English and students had to match them with the correct one. Students even added animals that they remembered ans were not on the list!o
We also had an activity where students applied the articles they had previously learned. The articles we focused on were "el and la" and our students did a great job at choosing the correct one.

Our students have been really engaged with everything we have been learning. They have progressed so much!

Thank you for reading,

Maestra Jessica

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Patwin Beg ASL Week 18

Happy Valentines Day from our class to you! As it was Valentines Day today, the kids made valentines for either their parents, or whoever they wanted to give one to. They each made their own, unique valentine. Some chose to cut and paste different papers, some chose to make tiny valentines, and one card had a pop-up heart when you opened it! The kids also learned the signs for Happy Valentine’s Day, Love, Sweetheart, Girlfriend, and Boyfriend. The kids yelled out “EW!” a few times while learning the vocabulary, but they had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day in class today!

Thanks for checking in!
Teacher Naira :)