7th grade Spanish class also used Ellen Degeneres’s new app today. We used it to practice the present progressive tense. It was a blast. The app is so great. There are actions written on iPad opt iPhone and someone had the device on their forehead. They are trying to guess the word while the camera is filming everyone who’s attempting to act it out.
Teenagers are funny. One of my darling 7th graders decided to translate this poem/rhyme for fun. She’s hilarious.
The 7th graders are learning the present progressive tense in Spanish and also about reciprocal actions.
Check out their blogs to see their present progressive iMovie trailers: 7th grade-What I am doing blog posts.
Here is a trailer that we made together to help learn about reciprocal actions. We have a chapter test tomorrow on both these grammar concepts….AND technology vocabulary! Enjoy the video!
The 6th graders are learning the difference between the two verbs SER and ESTAR in Spanish. These are the two verbs in Spanish that mean “TO BE”. It is how you say “is or are”. There are two verbs and they are used for different things. So to practice this concept (its a difficult one to use English speakers) we used Ellen Degeneres’s new app called Heads Up! It took a bit to get used to speaking in Spanish, but we eventually got the hang of it and had some fun! Here is a video of us playing. The fun thing about the app is that the person guessing what is being described had a phone or an iPad on their forehead…while they are guessing, the app films the people who are trying to help the person guess. So this video is being filmed from a student’s forehead and we are trying to help her guess the people name’s on her forehead.
Books! Libros! Nothing is better. Books take you somewhere else and allow your imagination to really blossom. I couldn’t agree more Skippito!
On Tuesday I was lucky enough to fill in for Mrs. Barnett at the end of the day and dismiss her students from school because she had an appointment. They chose a book for me to read to them before we left school for the day. We did not get to finish reading the book, but it was about Earth Day, a magic school bus and a homework assignment where the children had to bring a rock to school and then went on a field trip on a magic school bus. You can see the book here in English if you’d like to see what happens…
Just for fun (because some of the students asked…) I assigned the same homework that Ms. Frizzle in the book had assigned. Some of the first graders brought in their homework to Spanish class the next day! It was a rock. So we decided the rocks were magic and made a short video trailer in Spanish class yesterday. Here it is below!
We learned this song in Kindergarten, but still begin class almost every day by singing it or many other songs. Today as we sang together I decided to film them singing because we were having so much fun and singing so nicely. This song is about about a little ant that bit us at the market while we were shopping. Each time we bought something the ant kept climbing and biting a different body part. We kept trying to shake him off, but he just kept climbing. Watch us sing!
Today I gave my 8th graders a chance to earn some brownie points and to really show me how much they love and adore me….
Here are the results….the question asks, Who is cooler? You can see that I did not receive any votes AT ALL. Pobre Señora B.
The 7th and 8th grade Spanish classes know how to do some impressive things on their blogs. We are learning about Puerto Rico. They are working on writing with some different grammar tenses in addition to learning about the island. After learning just a bit about the island, we all decided we’d rather be there on the island rather than at school. They each chose a destination that we’d learned about and hyperlinked text to their research and also embedded photos and videos of their chosen location. We are pretending to be there instead of here.
Here are their awesome blog posts linked below. Enjoy! Let me know if you need to know your child’s name in Spanish. There are translations in English so that all can enjoy!
8th grade blogs
7th grade blogs