February 21, 2014

Spanish pre 1A


Course Description: This course is an introduction to learning a foreign language and an introduction to Spanish. Learn to listen and to read with awareness in order to discover word meanings and relations. The course begins with a foundation of Latin to help practice seeing the relationships between words. Students will then complete a beginners course introducing Spanish. The focus will be on learning vocabulary and practicing pronunciation. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed. Topics covered include: greetings, the body, clothing, numbers to 100, colors, shapes, family, weather, the calendar and food.
Materials:
  • Spiral notebook or lined paper in a separate section of a binder for foreign language, to write down vocabulary and to copy sentences.
Introduction
The following are labeled as week numbers. There are 36 weeks in a school year. Each bullet point is for one day that week. Use the Day 1-5 directions for weeks 1 through 15.


WEEK 1.  A Tale of Two Princesses — Episode 1
  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?



WEEK 2.  Episode 2  Why five days of the same story? Languages need lots of repetition to be learned. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of repetition.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 3.  Episode 3  Why not look up the Latin words to see what they mean? When you are living in another country, you have to learn by observing, making assumptions and then testing them.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?



4.  Episode 4  You may have made some mistakes in coming up with what the Latin means. Maybe you’ve seen the same word another time and realized it meant something different. That’s okay. That’s learning.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 5.  Episode 5  


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 6.  Episode 6  Seeing how words are related can help you figure out the meanings of English words too. What if you heard someone talk about “deconstructing” something. What clues are there? What are related words. You know that construction is building things. You maybe know that the prefix de-  is like the prefix “un,” meaning not or the opposite. Maybe you know words like declutter and deactivate. So, the opposite of constructing or building things. Deconstruct means to take apart.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 7.  Episode 7  When you are using a textbook, you can find the right answers to a Spanish question, but when you are overseas and hearing people speak in their own dialect with their own slang, you are going to have to use every bit of your powers of observation to piece together what they are saying.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 8.  Episode 8


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?

WEEK 9.  Little Moments 1  These are some of the same words. Why again? Words come in more than one context. Maybe you’ll realize something new and find that you had made the wrong assumption about a word meaning.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 10. Little Moments 2  Repetition, repetition, repetition!


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 11.  Little Moments 3


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 12.  Little Moments 4 – Look over your lists. If you are interested, you can look up a couple of the Latin words you are unsure of. Were you right?


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?



WEEK 13.  Little Moments 5 – If you got a Latin word wrong, you can re-look up the Spanish and French and see if you can find a new connection.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 14.  Little Moments 6 – Look over your lists. If you are interested, you can look up a couple of the Latin words you are unsure of. Were you right?


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?


WEEK 15.  Little Moments 7 – If you got a Latin word wrong, you can re-look up the Spanish and French and see if you can find a new connection.


  • Day 1  Just watch and listen.
  • Day 2  *Write down the Latin words.  (If you need more sheets, go to Day 2 to print them out.)
  • Day 3  Write down what you think the words mean. (Yes, you may be wrong. That is okay. There is no answer key. It’s not about the answers. You aren’t learning Latin. You don’t have to learn the meanings of these words. I’m training you as a language learner.)
  • Day 4  Look up the French words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Any French word that you think is related to the Latin, write it down on your sheet on the line with that Latin word in it. (There are no right answers. The only wrong answer is saying, “I don’t know” and giving up. Turn on your powers of observation and make some guesses, some assumptions.)
  • Day 5  Look up the Spanish words for those English meanings (your list from Day 3) and see if you can find any similarities. Write down on your sheet any of the Spanish words that you think are related to the Latin. Do you see any French and Spanish words that are related? Do you think any of the English words are related?

Spanish

WEEK 16.  Alphabet:
  • Click on each sound, listen and repeat. When I say repeat, I mean say each sound out loud. The letter is on the left and the way it sounds is written in (parenthesis).
  • Click on each letter, listen and repeat.
  • Watch the videos. It’s okay to not understand. It’s important to just listen to the language in order to get a feel for it.
  • Watch the video.  Match the letters to their names.
  • Watch the video.  Listen and choose which letter the word starts with.


17.  Greetings
  • Watch the first 9 words and phrases and write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. 
  • Review the ones you know and write down the rest of the words and phrases. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the vocab quiz. Take the photo quiz. When you get it right, it will say, “Success.” You can exit at that point. Play the matching game. Practice the vocabulary. Say the Spanish before and after you hear it. You won’t be able to speak a language unless you speak it. Make sure you say the words and phrases out loud.
  • Take the photo quiz. Same as before, when you get it right, it will say, “Success.” You can exit at that point. Take the photo quiz. Take the spelling challenge. Practice the vocabulary. Say the Spanish before and after you hear it.
  • Watch, listen and repeat the sentences. Write down any new sentences or phrases. What have you noticed about Spanish questions? (hint: ??)  (answer: They start with an upside-down question mark.)


18.  Introducing Yourself
  • Write down and listen to, “What’s your name?”  Watch, listen and repeat the sentences.  Practice without the Spanish and without the English.
  •  Practice the vocabulary. Make sure you are practicing saying the Spanish out loud. Learn your age in Spanish. Click on your age. It will read it to you. Write it down. Say it out loud.
  • Learn this dialog through, “I’m eleven.” Your goal is to memorize it. You can insert different names and ages. Perform the dialog with someone else or act out both roles.
  • Write a dialog. Use different things than what was in the website dialog. Use the vocabulary andsentences to help you. Write out and perform your dialog.
  • Match the sentences.  Put the words in order. This time, when it says, “Success,” click on the brown box to continue. Do them all.


19. Body parts
  • Study the first 10 body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. 
  • Review the 10 and study ten more body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the other 20 and study the last 10 body parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Do all of the quizzes and games.
  • Have someone in your family quiz you. My suggestion: play Simon Says with  your family. You be the caller and say, “Simon says touch your _____,” do it, and say it in Spanish. If you have little kids playing, they can call it out in English.


20.  The Face
  • Study the first 10 face parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the 10 you know and study the other 10 face parts. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Play crazy face and the matching game. Take the photo quizzes. Practice the vocabulary. Make sure you are practicing saying the Spanish out loud.
  • Take the vocab and spelling quizzes. Review all of the body parts. Click on the X by the Spanish and say the Spanish words before the computer does.
  • Have someone in your family quiz you. My suggestion: play Simon Says with all the kids in your family. You be the caller and say, “Simon says touch your _____,” do it, and say it in Spanish. If you have little kids playing, they can call it out in English.


21.  Review
  • Practice saying these letters and words. You don’t have to learn the words. Watch the alphabet video.
  • Click on each letter, listen and repeat.
  • Listen to The First WellListen to how the words sound. Make observations. Find at least one word you can understand because it is related to the English word. One is obvious. What other words do you think you recognized? (Just say the English word. You don’t have to learn any of these Spanish words.)
  • *Print out the first two pages. Use what you know and your powers of observation to choose the correct meaning. When you are done, check your answers. If you can’t understand why yours is wrong, use theonline dictionary to figure it out.
  • Write a dialog of at least 8 sentences. Use the vocabulary and sentences to help you. Perform your dialog.


22.  Clothing
  • Study the first 10 clothing words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the 10 you know and study the other 13 clothing words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Practice with the flashcards. Do the photo quizzes.
  •  Practice with the flashcards. Do the spelling and vocab quizzes. Play the matching game on the same page.
  • Listen and repeat after each card. Then go back and watch them with no sound and try to read theclothing sentences for yourself.


23.  Numbers 1-10
  • Watch the videos. Say the numbers out loud with the videos. 
  • Click on numbers 1-10. Look at them. Write them down. Listen to them. Say them.
  • Watch the flash cards. Practice with the Spanish off. Play the matching game.
  • Watch the flash cards. Sit backwards. Listen to the Spanish and then say the English. You can ask a sibling to watch to see if you are right. Take the vocabulary quiz and the spelling quiz.
  • Watch these flash cards. Repeat the sentences out loud. You don’t need to learn all of those animal names. You are just learning the numbers. But it’s good practice to try to pronounce them.


24.  Numbers 11-20
  • Click on the numbers 11-20. Write them down. Listen to them. Say them.
  • Practice saying the numbers to 20. Listen and repeat. Always try to sound like the speaker. Read this page on numbers 11-20. What patterns can be found in the Spanish numbers 11-20?
  • Practice saying the numbers 11-20. Answer the questions and fly the jet pack.
  • Count out loud from 1 – 20 in Spanish. If you can’t, watch the counting to 20 video again. Take the photo quiz and play the matching game.
  • Study your numbers. Play scatter. Take the test. And then try the space race.


25.  Review
  • Look at which countries speak Spanish. The lists show the country names and their capital cities. You don’t need to memorize this list. Watch and listen to The Greatest TreasureMake observations. What word in the title seems to be related to English? (answer: grande/grand That must be the word that translates to Greatest in the title.)  Write down other related words. Can you guess at any meanings? What do you think “con” might mean? I see “Pedro con Leon.” I think it means Pedro (boy’s name) with the Lion. Make some guesses. I see quotation marks. When they close, I think the next phrase must mean something like, “he said to the lion.” Write down a few words and what you guess they mean. Look for any word you recognize. 
  • Repeat after each clothing flashcard. Act out getting dressed and state, “I put on ____,” as you mime each thing.
  • *Print out the first page, body word match, and follow the directions. You can use the link to check your answers when you are done. Match the pictures and words.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?
  • Repeat after each greeting flashcard. Listen to and repeat each line of the dialog. You don’t have to know all of the words. Practice your pronunciation. Say each line over and over. Try to say them without stumbling. Try to sound like the speaker. I know it’s hard!


26.  Colors
  • Learn colors in Spanish. First try to learn them and then play the game. Watch the first color video and repeat each word. You don’t have to learn any new colors in the video, but make observations! The picture and the word changes. Can you figure out the pattern?
  • Study the first 10 colors. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Which ones on the list are related to English?
  • Review the first 10 you learned and study the second 10 colors. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?
  • Look at the color words and take the test. Repeat after each sentence. You don’t need to know all of those words. You are learning colors and practicing your pronunciation. Try to sound like the speaker. Say the sentences over and over to try and say them fluently, without stumbling.


27. Shapes
  • Click on each shape. Write down the word and meaning. Say it out loud.
  • Study the shapes. Do you have them all written down? Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game.
  • Repeat after each sentence. Say them more than once. Copy the speaker.
  • Click on each shape and repeat. Click on each shape and repeat. Write down the words for square, circle and triangle three times each.


28.  Counting to 100
  • Click on each number from 20 to 100 and repeat.  What pattern do you notice from 20 to 29? Write down the Spanish words for 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. Count by tens. (Read your list.)
  • Do you remember how 16, 17, 18… were just ten and six, ten and seven,…? Well, that’s how the rest of the numbers go. The spelling can change a bit, but they each mean twenty and three, forty and nine, etc. Watch this video that counts up to 50. Watch it again and count along out loud. Write down 38, 42, 56, 61, 77, 83, and 94 in Spanish. You can find them on the video and copy them.
  • Count out loud from zero to one hundred in Spanish. Copy the speaker. Choose one number from each page to write down. Keep clicking on the next page at the bottom until you get to 100.
  • Click on the shapes and colors. Say them out loud. Make a crazy face.
  • Match the colors. Fly with the rocket pack.


29.  Your Family
  • Count out loud to 20.  Study the first 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. When it talks about little and big brother or sister it uses, “mayor” and “menor.” I don’t think “mayor” is related to “mayor” in English. I think it is related to “major.” And I think “menor” is related to “minor.” They call major league baseball the “big leagues.” Can you get big brother and little brother from “major” brother and “minor” brother? They aren’t exact, but they are related, and with a little brain power, you can figure out the general meaning.
  • Review the others and study the last 10 family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the others and study the next set of family words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Take the quizzes and play the matching game. Do you need to practice with the flashcards?


30.  The Weather
  • Count out loud from 20-30. Do you need help?  Study the first 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the first 10 and study another 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Review the others and study the last 10 weather words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 30-40. Do you need help? Take the quizzes and play the matching game.
  • Count out loud from 0-40. Do you need help? Watch these videos. One  Two   Use the second one (around the one minute mark) to write: What’s the weather in (wherever you live)? and the answer.


31.  Days of the Week/Months of the Year
  • Count out loud from 40-50. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Learn the days of the week. Write them down and practice them. Listen to the song. What words do you recognize in the lyrics? (You should recognize casa from Latin.)
  • Count out loud from 50-60. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like and what day it is. Listen to the song. Do the quizzes and game.
  • Count out loud from 60-70. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Learn the months of the year.
  • Count out loud from 70-80. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Write down today’s date as the number (write it in Spanish) and the month name. Do the quizzes and game.
  • Count out loud from 80-90. Do you need help? Teach someone to ask you “What’s the weather?” in Spanish. Tell them what the weather is like. Watch the video. Tell someone the days of the week and the months of the year.





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32.  Review
  • Write down today’s date as the day of the week, the number (write it in Spanish) and the month name. Play the story of Rosa Goes to the City. Don’t watch it. Listen to the sound of Spanish. Cover the screen or turn away. Listen. Count along with the video. Count to 100 in Spanish. If you needhelp, you can use this page.
  • Watch the story of Rosa Goes to the City. Use your powers of observation to watch for word clues. Use the pictures, the sounds and the captions to help you understand what’s happening. What words do you recognize? What words can you guess at? Watch the colors videos. Have someone quiz you on your colors. Teach some colors to your siblings and then play “I Spy” using Spanish colors. 
  • Repeat each family sentence out loud. Repeat the sentences a few times to get them more fluent, without stumbling. Match up.
  • Play rocket man with clothing words. Have someone use 1-100 site and click on numbers from each page. Don’t look. Just listen and tell them the number in English.
  • Review the weather vocabulary. *Match the sentences. (Print the first two pages.) Use your knowledge and powers of observation to find the answers. When you are finished, you can check your answers. Use can use the online dictionary to figure out any you got wrong.


33.  Veggies
  • Study the first 10 vegetables. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Which ones on the list are related to English?
  • Review the first 10 and study the rest of the vegetables. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish. Make sure you say the little word in front, “el, los….”
  • Take the quizzes  and play the matching game. Do you need to practice the words?
  • Say the days of the week and the months of the year. (Do you need help? Then listen to the song.) Have someone turn this counting video on somewhere in the middle, listen and start counting along. How long did it take you to figure out where it was counting? Repeat all of the lines of this dialog. Introduce yourself to everyone in your home. Tell them your name, age, where you live and one thing you like. Use the dialog to help you figure out how to say, “I like…” Then you could add a color, a vegetable… Give it a try. In order to speak a foreign language, you don’t have to know everything before you open your mouth; you just have to be willing to use what you do know and give it a try.
  • Write a dialog or story. Here’s your vocab page, many of them have sentence flashcards. Use the ones we’ve looked at so far. Don’t go crazy, but don’t be afraid to try something new. You need to have a least eight lines. Present your dialog/story to an audience in your best Spanish. This isn’t something to memorize. It’s practice speaking. This is a little more what it’s like speaking in another country. You aren’t going to know all of the words that you would normally say in English or how to use them, but you can use what you know to get your point across. Don’t worry about being perfect. You only fail if you don’t try.


34.  Fruits
  • Count out loud to 20.  Study the first 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 20-40. Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 40-60.  Review the others and study the last 10 fruit words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 60-80.  Do all of the quizzes and the matching game.
  • Count out loud from 80-100. Say the days of the week and the months of the year. Talk about today’s weather and what you put on to wear today.


35.  Food
  • Count out loud from 10-20. Study the first 10 food words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 20-40. Review the first 10 you learned and study another 10 food words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Count out loud from 40-60.  Review the others and study the last 10 foods words. Write them down. Watch them again and repeat after the speaker. Click on the X next to “English” and go through the flashcards until you can say what they mean. Next, show the English and hide the Spanish and work on being able to say the Spanish.
  • Do the quizzes and the matching game.
  • Repeat these sentences out loud. Repeat each one a few times, trying to say them without stumbling. Write five new sentences using these as patterns. “I like to eat…”  ”My mom prepares…” “He serves…”


36.  Review
  • Listen to the song BEFORE you read the lyrics. Do you recognize any words? Review colors and shapes. Write ten sentences using five fruits and five vegetables.
  • The English word, symbiosis, means a mutually beneficial relationship. Look for, listen for the Spanish version of that word. Watch and listen to the story of Zippy the Zebra. Did you notice the phrase,repugnantes criaturas. What does it say in English?  (answer: repugnant creatures) Now just listen to the story. Turn around. Just listen. What do you hear? What words can you notice? What do you notice about the way Spanish sounds, not the words and their meanings, just the way it sounds? Now, start it again. Stop it and repeat what it says as best as you can. You don’t have to do the whole video. But try it for awhile. Listen. Pause and repeat. Out loud. So others can hear you.
  • Play with crazy face. Play rocket man with foods. Listen to another story. (Click on the frog.)  What words do you recognize? What can you tell about what the story is about?
  • Read the dialog out loud. Then play each sentence and repeat after each sentence. Listen to the flashcards (turn around and just listen). What words can you recognize? Now do the activities at the bottom of the page.
  • Play the weather game. Play the family tree game. Play the elephant counting game.  Play the clothing color game. Listen to the weather song.
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