The students began talking about their emotions, learning different ways to answer the question, “¿Cómo estás?” (How are you?). We sang a Spanish-language version of the song “If you are happy and you know it, clap your hands,” while pretending to be happy, sad, tired, scared, sick, angry or surprised. During October and part of November we will be talking about the community helpers. This unit parallels their case study about Community Helpers. We will be playing a mimicking game in which one student acted out a sentence that the other students guessed. An example would be, “The police officer is happy.”
First graders finished the first unit about school, “Las ruedas del bus.” Students have learned vocabulary about classroom objects and modes of transportation. During October and November we will be talking about feelings and community helpers. We will review vocabulary learned last year, and we will introduce new vocabulary.
We were off to explore Decatur and our community around us in our new unit. Students will learn the names of many community places and the names of helpers. We will compare and contrast what they do. Students will also learn how to tell time in Spanish to the hour and half hour. This is a fun unit that the students always enjoy. At the end of this unit, we will make a map. Students will illustrate a place of their choice and write a sentence telling where it is NSEO.