Feliz año nuevo! Happy New Year! I’m glad to be back and working with the students again. Sadly my classes with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are ending this week and next. All children who have turned in 100% of their homework will bringing home certificates soon. If your child is one of those, praise him/her as this is a big accomplishment! All students should take pride in their hard work. Once Spanish class is over for these students, they will be working in their classes independently to review what we have learned this year together during their off-semester. If encouraging your students to do review at home, you can always suggest that they practice their numbers. Having an automatic recall of numbers is really important if the children plan to become proficient in Spanish one day. I always tell them, when someone is telling you a price, a phone number, or an address, there will be no time to count on your fingers. 🙂
Since the big kids are finishing up with Spanish shortly, that means the little ones will be starting soon. Our first lesson will be dedicated to understanding my expectations for homework (except in Kindergarten), behavior, and integrity. We will also review how to greet others and introduce ourselves in Spanish. You can be prepared for some excited children coming home to you. All year they have been asking me with sad faces when Spanish will begin for them — now it’s finally here! 🙂
Also, Multicultural Night is just around the corner! March 20th will be here before we know it. If you are interested in hosting a cultural booth, please email me and let me know which culture you would like to represent. Korea and Israel are already reserved.
Have a good month!