• Semana 23

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 1/31/2020

    First graders read Recitos de Oro y Los Tres Osos to kick off our family unit and the READ-A-THON. We will also read I Love Saturdays y Domingos to celebrate how diverse family traditions are similar to our own and how we are connected through our love of family. 1st graders practiced describing members of their family in complete sentences and started a family portrait which we will label. We will describe our family members and ask friends in the class to guess who they are. More songs and games are in the plans to help us learn lots of vocabulary!

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  • Semana 22

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 1/25/2020

    First graders finished their clothing unit. We read Que me pongo hoy and designed clothing to put in our maletas. Their maletas can be used as a solo bingo game or to play with a partner. Students discussed what they were wearing and their favorite clothing items. We sang lots of songs about our clothing, weather, and vocabulary to describe both. 

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  • Semana 20-21

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 1/18/2020

    Muy buenos dias. Feliz 100 dias de escuela. We have had a great three weeks into the new year.  As you know, studenents have been reviewing and practicing positive school-wide behaviors and agreements(rules). We also introduced Oakie's New Years Resolutions and our how to be an Owl videos during morning crew meetings. Students see their classmates modeling best behaviors throughout the school from kindergarteners showing us how to walk in the hallways to 2nd graders modeling good choices for learning in the classroom. Thank you for continuing to encourage your child to show their personal best! We never want to send home reflection sheets but if agreements are broken consistently, Spanish will also send home reflection sheets.  In the classroom, students reviewed previous units and are moving forward with new vocabulary and activities. The kids continue to be excited to show what they know!

    1st Grade-
    We reviewed our unit on the five senses. Students identify each of the five senses and used words and pictures to write about something that they see, smell, taste, hear or touch. We have start our clothing unit new week. Students will design their own 12 pieces of clothing and create cards to place in their maleta. They can use their travel suitcase to play a memory game and bingo with a partner or at home.

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  • Semana 19

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 12/23/2019


    1st graders completed their body parts unit by drawing pictures of themselves and labeling the body parts. The 5 senses is our new unit. Students will practice naming the five senses and match objects to the five senses(yo veo el pajaro rojo). They will use words and pictures to write about something that they see, smell, taste, hear or touch. We also finished and shared our 1st grade expedition connection for Change Makers/Líderes del Cambio.  Student work folders will go home with students during the break.


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  • Semana 17-18

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 12/14/2019

    Students finished up our body parts unit. For two weeks we focused on community helpers and their jobs. We then spent another two weeks on learning about important leaders that create connections between our past and present.  In tandem with first-grade learning expedition, we shifted our focus back to Líderes del Cambio(Changemakers). 1st-grade Changemakers are Frida Khalo for her bravery, César Chávez for his perseverance and kindness, and Sonia Sotomayor for her diligence and respect for diversity. 

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  • Semana 16

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 11/26/2019

    Happy Thanksgiving! ¡Bendiciones! Enjoy the break.

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  • Semana 14-15

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 11/22/2019

    Last week 1st graders finished up our work on parts of the body and the face. We have also been practicing to count objects up to 35 and using our weekly calendar to review days of the week, practice months and ways to describe the weather. This week we introduced vocabulary for community helpers. We will focus on the following ayudantes de la comunidad: doctor, nurse, teacher, police, firefighter and mail carrier and what responsibility or job they have in the community.

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  • Semana 12 - 13

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 11/8/2019

    First graders finished working on our artwork inspired by Frida Kahlo. Please stop by the Spanish Display Panels near to cafeteria to check out the finished products. Next week we will be working on body parts and creating labels of the parts of our face and body. We are also writing simple sentences to describe the location of each body part. Students will be practicing using matching games and songs like "Cabeza, Hombros, y Pies". Youtube and Youtube kids have lots of great options to practice songs in Spanish at home with your child.  

    Practice Tip: Create Spanish vocabulary flashcards for your child. Once they have mastered a group of words help them to build simple sentences using the kindergarten Spanish vocabulary list.

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  • Semana 11

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 10/27/2019

    First graders continue our ongoing celebration of diversity, inclusion, and learning about artists/leaders of Hispanic/Latino heritage. In tandem with our exploration of the Mexican holiday, Día de Los Muertos, 1st grade will also learn general facts about Frida Kahlo. We will create artwork inspired by the artist and add them to our Ofrenda. 

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  • Semana 10

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 10/18/2019

    First Graders completed their flags of Spanish-speaking countries. Students have been discussing topics of diversity and inclusion as it relates to recognizing and welcoming all people and recognizing variety in our family traditions. Community Circle Circle of Spanish-speaking nations/flags has been rescheduled for 11/1/19.

    Students have been practicing to answer, "¿Como estas?" and "¿Como te sientes hoy?". We wrote about our own feelings and which we thought was the most important emotion (sad, happy, angry, surprised, shy, afraid). We have also focus on two leaders for Hispanic Heritage Month: Rita Moreno and Roberto Clemente as well as learning a little about Puerto Rico and the flag.


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