(Toledo Children’s House-Level 3)
Fall is here!
Posted by CHSpanish
Fall has inspired our lessons for the months of October and November. In October, we focused on the pumpkin (la calabaza). We used the calabaza to help us count to high numbers, to learn the orange and green colors and to serve as an model for beautiful artwork.
During November, so far, we have focused on the acorn (la bellota) and what eats acorns. We made a bellota out of a brown paper bag. Also, a new song about a squirrel (ardilla) named, “Lola”, who enjoys bellotas, has been introduced.
A few highlights of the past weeks have been having dance lessons at the 3rd level fiesta, making paletas (Latin style popsicles) and studying about Diego Rivera.
Diego Rivera was a Mexican muralist who influenced the world by his art. The Detroit Museum of Art is home to some of his great murals. The students created beautiful art work inspired by Diego Rivera. They also wrote stories to accompany their creations.
All About Spanish
Posted by CHSpanish
Spanish classes are off and running! It has been great seeing familiar faces and meeting new students. I have been blown away at the amount of Spanish the students are recalling after Summer break.
Over the past few weeks, the focus has been on numbers and colors. The students have been introduced to the calendar (calendario) and counting to higher numbers, while reviewing colors. Last week, the lesson was about leaves (las hojas). We played a counting game with leaves.
First and Second Level have been learning about parts of body. The students have created games and beautiful artwork. They especially enjoyed the games and song about the parts of the body from Rockalingua. The music video can be viewed here: Rockalingua.
Third Level students have been introduced to personal pronouns and the verbs “ser” and “estar”. They have created plays, games and stories utilizing what they have learned in the lessons. We watched a few short videos for help reinforce the concepts, which can be found here: Personal Pronouns and Verbs.