I am thrilled to have your child(ren) for another year of Spanish! As we settle into our routines and get to know (or get reacquainted with) each other, there are a couple of exciting changes that affect Primary Spanish this year that I would like to share with you!
One small but important change is that the class time has been increased by 5 minutes. Specials classes are now 50 minutes long. We will put this additional time to good use. Even if this only allows 3 more students to have a turn during practice, it will be impactful.
Another change is 4th & 5th grades will now get Spanish AND French. We are looking forward to giving these grades a bigger picture of the Spanish language than they got in previous years. This will be conversational Spanish that they will find most useful. It lends itself to practical dialogue so you might hear about skits/drama or lines of conversation being created in class. I expect the interest level to go up as students learn to talk about themselves and ask their peers questions.
If you are interested in helping me win a classroom set of iPads to be used as learning tools, please vote for my classroom by midnight Sunday, August 21st. You may only vote once. Here is the link: http://contests.duolingo.com/entry/d1b7fde7
It’s going to be a fantastic year! Stay tuned for more information about the learning & happenings in Spanish A.