The kindergarteners have learned how to say the greetings hola and adios, our 4 classroom rules which are ojos (eyes on me), boca (mouths closed), oreja (listening ears), and manos (hands in your lap). They love singing songs and learning new words through rhythm. Ask a kindergarten student what levantanse or sientense means and they will probably tell you by singing the sit down or stand up song.
First grade has been working on good review of things that we learned last year. They have also learned our classroom rules and they even go to start working on their portfolios for this semester. I cannot begin to describe how excited they were when I showed them their new portfolio. It is so exciting to see them excited about working and learning in Spanish.
Second and third grade has had fun learning a new greeting in Spanish. We learned how to say "Que te pasa?" which is like asking what's up or what's happening. And then they learned how to say nothing in Spanish which means "nada". They also worked on our rules and our introduction words like our verbs and greetings that they learned last year. We even took a few minutes to talk about o/a endings in Spanish and how the adjectives have to match the nouns they describe in gender and number. Whew! That was pretty deep stuff.
I love seeing all of my students in the hallway greeting me by saying hola or buenos dias. It love hearing my students practice their Spanish. The big smiles on their faces when they realize they have said something correctly mean so much to me!