The School of Spanish at Home
Hola a todos. We are back with a new unit, new words to learn and new challenges. Are you ready?
1) - First of all, click on Topics to find all you need to know about the new unit: Household chores. Read it carefully, practice the vocabulary and take time to understand the sentence structure. It is all very simple but if you need support you can get in touch with me on Twitter or SeeSaw Spanish Class (if you already signed in).
2) - Next, find the documents you need for this new unit below: PowerPoint with the unit, word bank, worksheets.
3) - Pronunciation: Check out each word and use the following chart to assist you in your task:
REMEMBER: in Spanish we never blend vowels, we say them separately. Also, the letter "u" after "q" (as in "que", meaning 'what') is silent (e.g. "que" should be said like 'keh').
4) - Activities: we have two worksheets: one is about writing the correct sentence for each picture (you will need the PowerPoint file or the Topic post for Summer 1; and another where I ask you to write what household chores are you regularly doing during your self-isolation. About this last ine, it would be great if you could put it on the wall or the fridge, take a couple of pictures (one of them a clear close-up) and post it on Twitter.
5) - Other activities:
I will be adding more material to recap all we have learned during the year. I am looking forward to seeing your work. ¡Mucho ánimo!
The Spanish School at Home
Spring 1 - week 5
¡Hola a todos! ¿Qué tal estáis? (Hello everyone! How are you doing?)
Self-isolation can be boring sometimes, so why not practising and improving our Spanish with the family? Yes, with the family! I thought it would be great to involve everyone in our fun activities. The more, the merrier.
For this week (week 5 for us the teachers, but the first for you, of course), we will continue with our topic about clothing and description of clothes (see Topic section above).
Our activity will be describing the clothes that our family members (i.e. mum, dad, siblings, us) are wearing. This could be done in different ways: taking a picture and labelling it, drawing and colouring the person and writing the sentences at the bottom, a video, etc. I'm asking for a creative response so use your imagination!
To ensure that we write the sentences correctly, use this writing frame:
- Word agreement: gender - masculine nouns must be followed by a masculine adjective (e.g. un abrigo marrón), and feminine nouns by a feminine adjective (e.g. una bufanda amarilla).
Also, they must agree in number (singular, plural). Singular means 'one', while plural means 'more than one'. So, for example, if a noun is masculine and plural, it must agree both in gender and number (e.g. unos zapatos rojos). Does it look complicated? No worries. With a little bit of practice you will be doing it in no time. And time you will have a lot!
- Omission of the grammatical subject: you don't have to start every sentence with "yo" (I). You can also start with the verb ("llevo"). Your choice!
- Extended writing: if you find making sentences too easy or you just look for an extra challenge you can add another adjective by using "y" (and) followed by the adjective that you want to use. Use the extension writing frame below.
All the pictures will be sent either to your class SeeSaw account, or posted on Twitter.
Here are some things to help you with your creative activity:
- check on the Topic section of Spanish Year 3 for reference;
- use this dictionary online if you really need it: https://www.spanishdict.com/translation ;
- if you need the actual documents of the writing frames, you can download them from the links below,
- for further learning and fun, go to the Games section of Spanish Year 3.
All the best! I'm looking forward to seeing your work. No rush, no fuss. Take your time and enjoy.
Reward: 2 stickers for completing the task successfully. 3 stickers for a truly awesome job. Go for it! (I will put the stickers on your Spanish challenge award books myself since they are all in your trays!)
N.B.: I will be in school only Mondays and Wednesdays, so that will be the time when I will be able to check and mark your work sent to SeeSaw.