We did our first five-minute write today. The first of many. The idea is to keep writing for 5 minutes, with a goal of 100 words. The simplest way is to start writing a simple story, using all those s/he action words we've practiced so much. When you get stuck, add a new character, but DON'T STOP WRITING. Work with the language you have, directly form Spanish. Creating it in English and then trying to translate will just get you into difficulties faster. You're learning to THINK IN SPANISH! ¡Qué chido! (How cool!)
I recently distributed a letter regarding the homework policy. Students and parents/guardians need to read and sign the letter. Most, but not all students have returned the signed letter. I'll upload it to this post.
We've been working with the forms we use to say what things/people are, what they're like and where they're from. I am a teacher: Yo soy maestra. You are a student: Tú eres estudianate.
He is a soccer player: Él es futbolista. We are Mustangs: Nosotros somos Mustangos.
They are my friends: Ellos son mis amigos.
Of course, our animal of the week is el pavo, the turkey.
Our "dicho" for the week is ¡Buen provecho!, Enjoy your meal! Teach the whole family to use it at the dinner table!