• Semana 26-27

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 3/6/2020

    For the past two weeks students have been practicing vocabulary for our animal unit. Our units started with pets in connection with home and family. This week we introduced farm animals, describing them by color, size, their needs and where they live. Using puppets we went around our circle to describe the animals and used game cards to match the picture and word. Students also sang songs about having pets and whether or not they liked that particular animal as a pet. 1st graders wrote at least one sentence about their favorite animal. More advanced speakers moved on to partner matching games or reading books on topic. We will introduce zoo animals next week.

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  • Feliz dia de la amistad and have a safe and fun winter break!

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 2/14/2020
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  • Semana 25

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 2/14/2020

    First-grade students practiced weather, seasons and counting 0-60. We reviewed naming family members and sharing our family portraits with a partner. This was a great opportunity to describe our family, including pets, by size and color. Students were able to label the family members and write at least one sentence in Spanish about their family. We also introduced rooms in the home and added vocabulary for standard objects that you will find in a kitchen(la cocina), living room(la sala), bedroom(el dormitorio), dining room(el comedor) + others rooms found in their home.

    Have a happy and safe winter break!

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  • Semana 24

    Posted by Tagie Tate-Perez on 2/7/2020
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  • 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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