Here we are- un año escolar nuevo- a new school year.
As monster storm Irma draws nearer to Puerto Rico (my beloved island), Cuba and the Dominican Republic- among other Caribbean islands- we see how much we are all connected through language, shared experiences and community building.
This year, the goal is to make the time to connect with others and create something special together.
The ideas behind our curriculum are to use Spanish frequently and connect it to real life.
I will use the following to support this endeavor:
* Sombrero Time
* I CAN statements- ACTFL
* Teacher Created Curriculum
* Teachers Pay Teachers
Happy New Year, feliz 2017! We begin the new year with lots of potential and hope. November and December were very busy between learning about other holiday celebrations, new music and stories to encourage you to seek beyond what is familiar and connect with what makes you curious. Today, throughout Latin America and Europe families are celebrating Three Kings Day. Some countries consider this more important than Christmas! Children leave hay for camels and cookies for the kings in anticipation of special gifts, schools are out, families go to church, and gather together for a lunch or dinner. Read below for more information.
January will be full of new activities and familiar favorites. Below is a list of what we will be focusing on to continue our work in learning a new language and learning about other culturees.
We are ending our first unit. Within it students have been working on the following topics and vocabulary themes.
Unit 1: Mucho gusto