Hola, these past two weeks we have filled out our passports and have looked at Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Panama, and Mexico. The students had to extract information from an article in Spanish and fill out a sheet. They learned about the population size, government type, traditional dishes, festivities , and monuments. Next week we will start a new unit on story telling.
We elected our presidency and had our first presidential meeting. This week we are going to be trained on literacy and how to tutor children. We are also going to finish our Mi Familia presentations. Students will practice presenting in front of the class and using the techniques on effective presentation skills such as, eye contact, projection, and eliminating fillers.
Weeks are passing fast and the students have been learning a lot, check my Bloomz to know what is happening in Mrs. Sorensen Class..
Have a wonderful week!
We have been making the most of our hour together! We begin class with the pledge (en Español) and then do a few quick interactive questions as a class (charting the weather, date, time, etc.) The next ten minutes are reading time, usually done together as a class (once a week they read a book of their choice individually.) Then it’s onto everyone’s favorite- Singing time! There is never enough time during this 15 minute segment to sing everyone’s favorite song, especially when adding 2 new songs a week. Singing songs that are understandable and at their learning level is an outstanding way to model perfect pronunciation,while building a useful vocabulary that students truly make their own. 40 years from now, they still won’t be able to get the song lyrics out of their heads 🙂 We then have a focus lesson (science/social studies) for 15 minutes (often using BrainPop
The most important and consistent homework assignments you’ll receive throughout the year will be reading several books. Your job is to bring a book every day to class, but it must be a book you’re actually reading on a daily basis—not one you just grabbed during lunch from the library. The genre of book you choose is totally up to you! Although most students choose novels (mystery, adventure, etc.), there are other options as well. Maybe you’re really into non-fiction military-related stories, or maybe a book of poetry is more your style. Great! Pick out something you will enjoy reading over several weeks because you will be reading it in and out of language arts class regularly.
During the course of the year, you will read at least four books on your own, completing a project for each. If you are a fast reader, it might be