This week in Spanish
Year 3 - 4
This group will continue to recognize different vowel sounds in Spanish, we will do so from a chart which will be posted on the board, with some consonants, vowel, and a combination to form one and two-syllable words.
M S V T P N
A ma sa va ta pa na
E me se ve te pe ne
I mi si vi ti pi ni
O mo so vo to po no
U mu su vu tu pu nu
They will repeat these sounds, first the whole class, then individually, to finish the teacher will dictate two-syllable word for them to write.
Some words can be: mesa, masa, misa, pena, nube, peso, mono, puso, paso, puma,mapa. Each lesson they will get a set of new words, pato, tema, vaso, ruta, patata, matita.
Year 5 - 6
This week our topic is Hispanic countries. Teacher will ask students: "do you know the name of any Spanish speaking countries?" As student say names they will be written on the board, teacher will help also if they cannot come up with enough, this will go on until we have named about ten names , The names are going to be pronounced properly for students to get the correct pronunciation, each student will pronounce all countries on the board; countries could be:
For homework student will have to find the name of the capital of each one.
They will do a "concentration game" matching country with its capital..
Then Student and teacher will review colors (azul, blanco, verde, rojo amarillo), then talk about their flags, and also look up flag for five countries., after, there will be a matching game where students will have to match country, capital and flag.. For homework student will have to look for the flags of the remaining countries.
We will stress the adjectival agreement, "De qué color es la bandera de Mexico? Es de color verde y blanco , Los colores de la bandera de Perú son blanco y rojo. "Los colores for plural, el color for singular"
As an assignment students will draw the figure of a country given by the teacher, point out the capital and underneath draw the flag and color it, a mark will be given for this. some video activities as practice will be done to reinforce these lessons.
Year 7 - 9
The topic for this week is seeking information about origin and nationality, to begin we will review verb SER , conjugation will be written on the board:
El / ella / usted es
Ellos / ellas / Ustedes son
Students will fill in blanks with forms of SER, for example:
Maria ___________ una estudiante.
Nosotros ____________ de Qatar.
Tu _______________ de Colombia. (handouts)
We will also review names of Hispanic countries and capitals
The instructor will place this question on the board:
Donde vive Jennifer Lopez? Where does Jennifer Lopez live?
As Jlo is very famous, they might know the answer , if the don't , teacher will provide it : " Ella or Jennifer Lopez vive en Puerto Rico." The follow up question will be: De donde es ella? Where is she from? Ella es de Puerto Rico, We will continue with other questions such: De donde son Shakira y James Rodriguez? Where are James and Shakira from? The answer is: Ellos son de Colombia.
Students will look up answers for these four questions for homework:
1. De donde es Nelson Mandela?
2. De donde eres tu ?
3. De donde son Ronaldinho y Neymar?
4. De donde es Cristina Fernandez.
As we have a variety of nationality in the classroom, as a speaking practice students will ask one another question about their origin: De donde eres tu/ Yo soy de Indonesia. etc..
John, De donde es Marcos? Marcos es de Indonesia.
Diane, De donde es Travis? Travis es de Inglaterra?
Jandre, De donde eres tu? Yo soy de Sud Africa.
Then student will make a short presentation about themselves and tell it to the class, it will be as follows:
Yo me llamo ____________________.
Soy de ________________________
Vivo en ________________________
Mi mama / papa / amigo se llama ___________________
El / ella es de ________________________
El / ella vive en ________________
For homework they will rehearse that presentation at home and say it in front of the class.
Year 10 - 11
This group will be finishing their topic from last week, which is pastime activities.
They have a homework which is a reading comprehension about leisure time activities, that is going to be revised first thing Sunday morning.
The new topic is Home Life, will begin on Monday.
We will begin by reviewing family relationship and occupation vocabulary, they will get a handout to recall these words,
They will read a passage about a person life and family , in book IGCSE Spanish Foreign Language, on page 6, first the teacher will read it then the each student will do so.
They will also read a passage about "The Royal family of Spain" located in book REALIDADES 1 on page 230, then do the comprehension exercise at the bottom of the page.(Actividad 15 ).
As homework students will write about their own family life using as guideline those of what they have read in class. On Thursday they will have an evaluation doing two activities. One a reading comprehension , they will read about a Spanish family and answer comprehension questions, after, teacher will ask each students 5 questions about their daily activities, family and free time hobbies.in Spanish.