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¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy New year! I am so happy to start a wonderful 2013 with a great group of students! Click on the left to find out whats happening in Spanish class:)
¡Hola a todos! My name is Alex Makely and I am the new student teacher for Spanish here at Longfellow Elementary. A little about myself... I grew up in Oak Park, I went to Whittier, Brooks, and then OPRF. I continued my studies nearby at Concordia University of Chicago. I started learning Spanish in high school and continued my Spanish education at Concordia University. I also studied at the university of Salamanca in Spain, and have traveled to a few Latin America countries. I will graduate this December with a degree of Spanish K-12 education with a math minor.
This week in Spanish class we are learning about the Day of the Dead. This is a holiday primarily practiced in Mexican and Mexican-American communities on November 1st and 2nd. The tradition includes making special bread, meals, bouquets, and altars all honoring loved ones who have passed away. Although the Day of the Dead is primarily represented with skulls and skeletons, this is not a scary holiday (like Halloween) nor is it for mourning, rather it celebrates the lives and accomplishments of previous friends and family members.
September 10, 2012
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
¡Hola familias Hispanas! Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15. Families who would like to share their Hispanic heritage with the Longfellow community, please contact Arlene or myself about sending in items to display in the front lobby display case and walls. Items you can send in include pictures, flags, food recipes, artifacts, souvenirs, books, traditional outfits, hats, stories about how you celebrate traditions, etc. We would like to start displaying items on Monday, September 17th. If you are interested, please contact Arlene Pedraza at 708-358-1475 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! My name is Srta. Marinelarena or as most students say Srta. M. This is my sixth year teaching Spanish at Longfellow and I am so excited to start another school year!
A little about myself, I learned Spanish when I was a little girl and continued my passion for the language as an adult. I received my Bachelors in Spanish with a K-12 teaching degree and a Masters degree in School Administration. Throughout my life I have traveled to varies Latin American countries and studied at the University of Salamanca, in Spain.
My goal for all students is to love the language, love the culture and get them talking! Please feel free to email me at anytime at email@example.com.
I'm looking forward to a great year!
Check out our class videos!
1st Grade = In class we are using the award-winning language program Muzzy. It is an interactive video and game to learn languages. We are reviewing and playing Spanish games.
2nd Grade = Students will start to learn 3d shapes.
3rd Grade = Students will start to work on community places. Students will ask each other: ¿Te gusta ir a...? (Do you like to go to...?) using the following places:
el cine-movie theater, el parque-park, el museo-museum, el hospital-hospital, el zoológico-zoo, la tienda-store, el mercado-market, la estación de bomberos-firefighter station, la estación de policía-police station, la escuela-school, el restaurante-restaurant, el banco-bank, la oficina de correos- post office.
Students will also work on finding the places on a map and giving directions like: al lado de-next to, entre-between, enfrente-in front of, atrás-behind, izquierda-left, derecha-right, cerca-near, lejos-far, arriba-up, abajo-down.
4th Grade = The fourth graders will start a new story called El Estudiante Loco.
5th Grade = Students will work on the story "El cuerpo malo de Simón". Students will get participation points if they read it to you at home.
¡Felices fiestas y Próspero Año Nuevo 2012!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2012!
This year Kindergarteners, first and second graders will have Spanish 4 times a week for 22 minutes each day. Third, fourth and fifth graders will have Spanish 2 times a week for 33 minutes each day. This year Kindergarten classes and two First grade classes, Mrs. Hepting and Stokes will have Mrs. London as their Spanish teacher.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by e-mail or phone.