It's good to be back and I'm excited to meet the 5th grade class.  They will be introduced to the alphabet, pronunciation, and the Lord's Prayer in Spanish.  6th grade will review and be tested on the alphabet and the Lord's prayer while learning common greetings.  In 7th grade we will work hard on our pronunciation while learning more greetings and introductions.  Our 8th graders will be learning about Spanish speaking countries while their pronunciation will be tested and the Lord's Prayer reviewed.  I am looking forward to another great year!

Students are excited for the end of the year!  However, 8th graders are finishing a novel "El Nuevo Houdini" while 6th and 7th graders are watching a video series that is teaching a wide vocabulary as they watch a reporter and try to discern who is chasing her and why.  5th graders made a pinata and will review everything we learned this year.  

 

All students are looking forward to May 8th when we order from a Food Truck that will be coming to Magdalen.  Parents are invited to help serve chips and salsa/cookies/and drinks!

Everyone is astounded as Bryson bites into "una cebolla" (an onion)!

8th graders are learning food vocabulary and are shown here performing their skit "ordering in a restaurant".

   

6th and 7th graders learned how to follow directions in Spanish by playing a scavenger hunt game.

April is full of new vocabulary for all classes.  5th graders are learning colors and animals, 8th graders are learning new verbs, food, and body parts.

6th - 8th grades are watching videos in Spanish to help with their listening, pronunciation, and general vocabulary.  Ask your child what happened in the Spanish video and what do they think is going to happen?

Mid April, 6th and 7th graders will be hunting down words in the hallways as they follow directions in Spanish and collect letters to spell vocabulary words.

We are all looking forward to May 8 when we order our food in Spanish from the food truck that will be here for lunch!

 

We are reviewing everything we learned before spring break as it is easy to forget over such a long break.

5th grade is finishing our weather learning and beginning colors.

6th and 7th grade is learning about "la quinceanera" and practicing writing.

8th grade is learning more AR/ER/IR verbs along with "tener que" and frequency adverbs.

It won't be long until the year is over but the kids are keeping busy!

February may be a short month but we are continuing the learning from January.  

5th graders are continuing to practice days, months, and dates along with birthday vocabulary.  Valentine's Day will give us a day of fun playing bingo in Spanish.

6th and 7th graders will continue working with the verb SER while learning more vocabulary.

8th graders are learning more vocabulary to use around the house along with AR/ER/IR verbs, location expressions, along with listening and writing practice.

This short month will still be full of learning!

Welcome to 2019!  All the Spanish classes are learning the "Angel of God" prayer to begin the new year.

5th graders are learning days of the week and months of the year.

6th and 7th graders are reviewing subject pronouns and the verb SER with its many uses.

8th grade is going to learn about Puerto Rico and its most famous son, Roberto Clemente while studying vocabulary for around the house, tener que, and the uses of "hay".

What fun months these are!  We are learning a lot about the Latin American culture through the stories of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Las Posadas (the journey for the birth of Jesus).  These are two very important traditions in the Spanish speaking world.  If you are available, please join us for the Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe with some of our 8th graders reciting various parts of the Mass in Spanish.

However, we can't forget grammar and vocabulary!  5th grade is learning to count from 0-100.  6th and 7th grades are learning subject pronouns and the difference between tu and usted.  8th grade is learning more conjugations with ER and IR verbs as well as vocabulary from around the house.  

It will be a busy time until Christmas break!

One of the best months of the year!  Every class will be learning about "Dia de los Muertos"!

5th graders are practicing their basic conversation skills and "Padre Nuestro" prayer.

6th and 7th graders are working on numbers from 1-1000.  They are also being tested on "Padre Nuestro" or the "Our Father" prayer.

8th graders have taken a test over "la clase" vocabulary and are working on AR verb conjugations.  They are also learning the "Ave Maria" or "Hail Mary" and will be tested at the end of the month.

We are looking forward to December when we will all be participating in the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Mass.

 

6th and 7th grade students performed skits greeting, introducing, and saying goodbye to each other.

 

Middle school students can spell any word using the Spanish alphabet.  7th grader Dylan Hamilton had no fear and spelled the longest word so far!