Over the last few weeks in 6th grade Spanish we’ve been learning about the parts of speech and the order in which we write sentences. The girls have been practicing this in various ways, including writing about famous people who are alive, dead, famous only to the girls who wrote about them, or imaginary. Some of these people included Hilary Clinton, Sir Isaac Newton, Justin Bieber, George the Pumpkin, and many others. I asked them to write sentences with at least one adverb or adjective per sentence and the girls truly rose to the challenge to put together creative and humorous sentences.
Today we put that hard work to great use by describing various pictures that were posted around the room. Here are a few of those pictures they described:
This was a creative challenge that the girls took on to make sentences with adjectives and adverbs and order their sentences properly in Spanish. To do this, the girls used the words from our Clases de Palabras that we’ve been working with as well as the words that they have been assigning themselves to learn in their Spanish dictionaries. They worked hard to practice specifically with these words so that they have an easier time remembering how to use these words as well as what they mean.
This week in Spanish, we’ve been seeing how sentences in Spanish are structured differently from English. We reviewed the parts of speech and what they do. This of course, included many singing sessions of “Conjunction Junction” from Schoolhouse Rock. We practiced labeling the parts of speech in example Spanish sentences so that we had a better grasp on what they looked like in Spanish.
Once we had practiced these sentences we were able to play a game! Everyone was given a different part of speech en Español with example words and their definitions. Then, only using Spanish, everyone went around the room to put together their part of speech with their classmates to correctly formulate sentences. At the end of the activity, everyone chose one of their sentences that they had made and put it on the board for the class to see.
The creativity that came out of this activity made learning sentence structures and parts of speech much more enjoyable. Our group came up with sentences such as giving advice to not drink bad water, large talking tables, and bad dancing. The girls brought this activity to life and had fun with the sentences. Thanks to them for all of their hard work.
If you want to make your own sentences at home, you can use our Clases de Palabras worksheet. Happy sentence structuring!
Thanks for your hard work on our monument project today! We’ll continue to work on these until next week when we’ll be presenting them to the class. For the written part of the project, I would like for you to answer the following questions in paragraph form:
¿Cómo se llama el monumento?
¿Quién construye el monumento?
¿Cómo es el monumento?
¿Cuál es la importancia del monumento?
¿Existe un cuento sobre el monumento?
Sentence requirements: 10 sentences for one person, 20 sentences for partners.
Keep in mind that when you answer these questions, it will be as a part of a paragraph, not bullet point answers. Please stick to verbs in the present tense. Even though it’s not accurate to say “He builds this monument in 1443,” this is the verb tense we are studying and hopefully getting more comfortable with. Don’t forget to use Word Reference if you need help with definitions!
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me either through e-mail or in person. Gracias, chicas, I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!
Many of you have asked for the site for Word Reference again to help you with your homework for Friday. Remember, keep it simple! I want you to start with small ideas and get those on paper. The more we practice our Spanish, the more we’ll be able to talk about, but for right now, let’s use the words in our dictionaries and the adjectives that I gave you today in class. If you need anything, please send me an e-mail or come see me in the Cascade Room.
Gracias for all of your hard work today putting together the history of Mexico and answering the questions from the worksheet. The questions that haven’t been answered from the worksheet are due for homework. For this assignment, you’ll need the Mexico Timeline from the History Channel. I’ll also attach the Ficha Mexico if you’ve misplaced yours.
I’ll be collecting the worksheet for 8th grade on jueves el 15 de octubre and for 7th grade viernes el 16 de octubre. As always, if you have any questions, e-mail me or come visit in the Cascade Room.
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