La clase de español
Students at Battle Academy have many opportunities to use their “multiple intelligences” in Spanish class. They speak, sing, move, create, and make connections to classroom learning in math, literacy, language arts, science, and social studies. Students learn to communicate their ideas using a variety of spoken Spanish phrases. They respond vocally to phrases or questions they understand and also experience listening activities that involve drama and other forms of movement. Comparisons are often made between Spanish and English as students recognize words that are similar in both languages. Older students also compare the written language rules of both languages.
While making connections to the culture and customs of countries where Spanish is spoken, classes hear traditional legends or stories, sing Spanish songs, and experience art, games, and holiday traditions. All our students have the opportunity to learn something about life in other communities and countries where Spanish is spoken and are encouraged to use what they are learning in their own communities outside our classroom.
Reading the Spanish language is also an important skill. Students will occasionally bring written materials, and family members may want the opportunity to practice with them. Many of the letters represent the same sounds in Spanish that they do in English, but you may find these hints helpful for some that are different: “a” (ah), “e” (ay), “i” (ee), “o” (oh), “u” (oo), “y” (ee), “g” (g- before most letters, h- before e or i), “j” (h), “h” (silent), “ll” (like the y in yes), “ñ” (ny), “z” (s), and “rr” (roll your tongue). J
Look for pictures and updates as our new 2011-2012 year begins. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact me (email@example.com) with any questions, concerns, or ideas.
¡Gracias! Señora Galik