Well, Every Day Spanish in 3rd and 4th grade is in full swing. The kids are settled into a routine, and I am "Speedy Gonzalez" keeping up with their energy and enthusiasm.
We started the year with introductions and greetings. Question words such as ¬øQu√©? (what?), ¬øQui√©n? (who?), ¬øC√≥mo? (how?), etc., were used in our introductions by asking each other questions such as, ¬øCu√°l es tu color favorito? (Which is your favorite color?). Baby steps to what will become a full-year experience on learning to converse in Spanish.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), this week and in the weeks to come, the students will be researching a Hispanic personality who has made a positive contribution to the United States.
One of the on-line sites the students will be using is www.infoplease.com. Mrs. Smay is also helping put together a collection of books that will help them find information as well as allowing the students to use the computers in the library simultaneously. I will be recording their presentations which I hope to be included in their digital portfolios by the end of the school year.