Kindergarten Words introduced in the Intro: Hola(hello), adiós(goodbye), buenos días(good morning), buenas tardes(good afternoon), buenas noches (good night), Yo soy un niño/una niña (I am a boy/girl), Yo me llamo...(My name is...), mira(look), escucha(listen), levanta la mano(raise your hand), no hablen(no talking), piensa(think), tiene(has), lleva(wear), salta(jump), marcha(march), baila(dance), camina(walk), corre(run), alto/para(stop), habla(talk), canta(sing), grita(yell), duerme(sleep), aplaude(clap), señala(point), and saluda(say hello),
We have been practicing counting 1-10. We have been singing the colors and numbers song.
Kindergarten's cultural focus for the year is Mexico. During the week of September 16th we talked about Mexican Independence day and how Mexicans celebrate. We watched a short video about the pyramid of Chichen Itza built by the Mayan people over 1,000 years ago. Chichen Itza is located in the Yucatan Peninsula not far from Cancún.
First Grade We review all our vocabulary at the beginning of every class when we do the "Intro".
We have been practicing numbers 1-20. We have been singing the Colors and Numbers Song and the Basho and friends number song.
We talked about the tradition in Catalonia, Spain of building human towers. We watched a short video. At the end of August we also talked about the tradition of the Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain. It's the biggest tomato fight in the world.
Second and Third Grades
We review all our vocabulary at the beginning of every class when we do the "Intro".
We have been focusing on using the word Tengo (I have) to talk about pets. I asked students if they had a pet and the name of their pets.
Our cultural focus for August, September, and into October has been Costa Rica. We talked about a toucan called Grecia that was injured. It was rescued by Zoo Ave in Costa Rica. Zoo Ave worked to get Grecia a prosthetic beak. Grecia now lives a normal and happy life at Zoo Ave.
The Birmingham Zoo hosted a Celebración on September 23rd. They asked area teachers for artwork to decorate the zoo. Students colored and created pictures of Grecia that we sent to the zoo. I went to the Celebración and got to see their pictures hanging up around the zoo. I took pictures of the artwork and shared the pictures with the people at Zoo Ave in Costa Rica. They were really impressed by the pictures and posted the pictures on Facebook.