March Newsletter

Hola! I’m quite behind on my newsletters, skipping the first two months of the year! So sorry! I’ve been busy working hard and reinventing my lessons for the students, incorporating more small-group activities so students spend more time talking and learning with others. Here is what we are doing for the rest of the month…

December Spanish Newsletter

Hola a todos! Hello to everyone! This month both 1st and 2nd grade are in their number review unit. This is something I work on students with for all 6 years that they are here at O’Hara. I believe numbers are one of the top priorities in vocabulary that you should totally master before traveling,…

Learning Numbers 1-100: Steps & Goals

As I’ve been sharing with the students, there are a few simple steps to mastering the numbers 1-100 in Spanish, and I’ve discovered this streamlined system over my 6+ years of teaching here. Step 1: Learn to count 1-10. Most students come to school knowing these numbers anymore, but in case a student is not strong…

November Spanish Newsletter

¡Feliz noviembre! These next two weeks are a big two weeks for all of us — the big kids (grades 3-5) will be finishing up Spanish for now and going on break so the little kids (K-2) can begin their lessons next week! Grades 3-5 I spoke to most of my classes about the break…

October Spanish Newsletter

¡Hola a todos! Hello everyone! It has been a busy place around here in Spanish class since the start of school! For one, there have been some updates to the way Spanish class is done. The good news is that I have my own classroom this year! The students travel to me now, and this…

April Spanish Newsletter

Welcome back from spring break! I hope all are rested and rejuvenated for a productive final 9-weeks of the school year! At this point in the semester, we are really taking off in Spanish class! Kindergarteners are counting up to 59 with me so far in class (this is something we can do as a…

March Spanish Newsletter

Feliz marzo! I have thus far thoroughly enjoyed teaching the younger grades. Their (sometimes uncontrollable) enthusiasm to learn really melts my heart! A new theme I am trying to develop with the students is learning to set goals or ourselves then make a plan to reach the goal and follow through. Some students are doing…