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Final Report For Tesoro Del Valle Elementary: (SPANISH - Spring 2019)

 

April 10, 2019

Today we started learning how to describe the human body. We started with the face which would include features such as the mouth, eyes, nose, ears, etc. it was a fun worksheet where the students had to match the Spanish words with the face given on the worksheet.

We then moved on to a worksheet where students had to translate Spanish Greeting into English! It was a very fun worksheet since we turned it into a game where there were two teams working together to find the answers.

April 17, 2019 

Today was the second day of class and we continued to learn how to describe the human body! Since last week we focused more on the face, this week we began to describe parts such as arms, legs, shoulders, knees, feet, and toes! It was a very fun class and the students have been doing great! Everyone works at their own pace, but everyone who finishes gets to help their classmates as well.

April 24, 2019

Today we started the class by learning to describe actions such as “stand up” “sit down” and we turned it into a game of Simon says. It was a fun worksheet to start the class. We then moved on to learning the days of the week. We learned Monday through Sunday and also turned it into a game where I would ask the students to tell me what day it is today, what day will it be tomorrow, and so on. We finished both sheets and the class did a great job!

May 1, 2019 

The subject in today’s class was animals. Students learned how to describe animal names. Each animal pictured had their names labeled in Spanish. The students then copied the Spanish words to get familiar with how to spell and pronounce them. We played a game where I would cover up all the Spanish words written and the students had to tell me the names of each animal I uncovered.

May 8, 2019

Today’s lesson was Introductions and Greetings. We practiced a very simple introduction such as saying “Hello, what is your name?” Or “ Hola, cómo te llamas?

We continued with the responses along with one more worksheet that included circling pictures that tells them the meaning get of each Spanish word. For example there would be a picture of two people that are waving and another picture of a boy standing alone. The word that needed a picture  was “hola.” Students then all circled the correct picture which in this case was the two people waving at each other.

May 15, 2019 

Today’s lesson was a great way for students to get familiar with objects and materials around the classroom. We did two worksheets that allowed students to get familiar with the spelling of classroom materials. This worksheet included everything from a desk, to a pencil and eraser. We finished the class with a game of “use the clues” where students were given clues to what object in the room  I was describing from a word box. Each word in the word box could only be used once. 

May 22, 2019

Today’s lesson we focused on clothing. We started by doing a worksheet where students had to label each picture of clothing with a Spanish word. This allowed students to get comfortable spelling and saying the words out loud. We finished this worksheet early for fun we decided to describe each picture of clothing with a color. This brought us to our worksheet labeled “colorful clothing.” The students would copy a Spanish sentence down in Spanish and blow it write it in English to understand the meaning of each sentence. 

May 29, 2019

Today was the final day of class and to finish we did a couple fun worksheets. One labeled “action words that consisted of students having to write the English meaning for each action that was being pictured. Such as “to touch”, “to eat”, etc. We then used those words for the last sheet labeled “First Sentences”. Students then told me a little about themselves by describing what they like, don’t like, what the want, and what they need, from a word bank that describes words from the previous sheet. It was a Great last class the students were all so great!

 

Spanish Winter 2018-19

From Instructor Ramsey:

Hola everybody! This trimester we had a large range of the students’ ages. We had students from K-6th grade. I divided the kids up on two sides off the room. The older kids on one side of the room and the younger kids on the other. Over this course we learned about fundamental applications of the Spanish language. The first few weeks they were taught numbers, colors, foods, and other similar abstract and concrete lessons. Then within the next few weeks we learned about greeting one another in Spanish and introducing ourselves in complete sentences. I could tell the kids really enjoyed this. I put them in lines and had them all meet and greet one another, even getting some of the more reserved kids out of their shells a little bit. We then moved on the next couple of weeks parts of the head like the ears, teeth, hair, eyes, and so on. The next week we finished learning about the rest of the body like the arms, feet, neck, back, elbows, and so on. We also had a lesson on emotions like being happy, sad, angry, calm, excited, etc. Finally we ended our course on the lesson of attributes such as tall, old, slow, smart, pretty, and so on. For each lesson they learned throughout the weeks, they would complete activities from the workbook such as multiple choice, crossword puzzles, draw pictures of what they’re learning about, and more. Usually the older kids would finish first, so whenever they finished I would encourage them to help and tutor the younger kids instead of leaving them with nothing to do. I had a great time teaching these great kids about Spanish and I hope they all enjoyed the experience as well.

FROM INSTRUCTOR TITO:

02/20 - Today we started learning how to describe the human body. We started today with the face which would include features such as the mouth, eyes, nose, ears, etc. it was a fun worksheet where the students had to match the Spanish words with the face given on the worksheet.

02/27 - Today we continued to learn about the human body but moved onto the actual body in our worksheet. The students learned how to describe parts such as shoulders, legs, arms, and so on.

03/06 - Today the students learned how to describe emotions in Spanish. We used a worksheet where a picture was shown and the students had to describe what emotion the image was showing.

03/13 - Today was the last day of class and to finish we had a couple of fun crossword worksheets that allowed the students to find the missing words but the trick was it was all in Spanish so for example there would be a word in English and in the crossword, there was only enough room in the boxes for the Spanish meaning of the English word.

Please keep in mind that since this is a group class, and every student learns at the pace of the group, it is expected that some children may be faster than others in learning.  In this group class we all work as a team, so the faster students get to help their study partners.

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