Hola, parentes, amigos, amigas, y los estudiantes;
The end of the year is quickly approaching and the students are excited about their summer break. All of the students have worked diligently all year long as well as each and every teacher on staff at St. James.
Some great things have happened this year: students have gained much knowledge and understanding; great friendships have been formed and nurtured; the Bible has been taught and demonstrated; love has been planted in the hearts of all of the students; hopes for the future have been kindled!! Great achievements are on the horizon.
Blessings this summer to all of my Spanish students which includes every student in the school. Love you all!!
Sincerely, Mrs. Rowe
Spring has sprung and we are definitely enjoying the beautiful weather. Easter is approaching quickly and the students are excited about all the festivities that are going to take place here at school and at home.
The sixth grade Spanish class is beginning a project that will focus on Spanish monuments in Spanish speaking countries around the world. They will do power points, a written research paper and also include artwork in their presentation. To conclude this project we are going to have a fiesta with all the traditional Mexican foods. They are very excited.
The little ones love their Spanish vocabulary words and get excited when they can remember how to pronounce and print them. The third graders are very dynamic and they press forward with new material constantly. Some of them even want extra credit homework. The fourth and fifth graders are always eager to be in Spanish and it is always a busy and productive class time. The fifth graders have designed and drawn their dream houses and learned all of the names of the rooms and contents in Spanish. Spanish is definitely a whirlwind of activity. Have a blessed Easter holiday.
Hola parentes de todos los estudiantes (hello or hi to the parents of all of the students).
Primavera (spring) has come and la clima (the weather) is maravillosa ( marvelous). Los ninos and ninas (the boys and girls) are excited to begin to learn again after their spring break!! Several of the older classes are doing special (especial) projects and they are enjoying their accomplishments. It is fun to see them so interested and involved in a concept or an idea.
The younger students (estudiantes) are busy acquiring the basic words (palabras) and concepts and being creative with them. They are learning to identify and many objects and items.
The students here at St. James have wonderful opportunities to learn (apprendar) and an awesome environment in which to do so!!!
Adios for now…..
February is coming to a close and there have been so many activities and so many students have achieved great accomplishments.
Grandparents Day was a huge success…I so enjoyed watching all the classes do their performances. The 2nd graders recited Spanish words for items they chose from the Spanish classroom and they also recited several Spanish sentences with their teacher, Mrs. Miller. They did a great job!!! All of the students in the school had diligently practiced and did an excellent job!!
We are working hard in Spanish to learn new words and phrases…the list seems endless. Hopefully the students can take many of them to the next grade next year. They enjoy learning and that is an awesome lifetime skill!!
I hope that the quickly approaching spring break will provide refreshing for the entire student body including all of the teachers.
Please feel free to visit us in Spanish anytime you are on campus.
Here we are almost half way through February already…time flies, that is for sure. Valentines Day has come and gone already and I know that the students really enjoyed themselves. We also have the book fair at school in the lower commons…there are so many wonderful looking books and other items!!!
Spanish is a language that is acquired by study and much practical application in daily life. I am teaching the basics that the students can build upon in the coming years as they take the required Spanish classes in school…All of the students seem eager to learn and are interested…they are all so special in their unique, individual ways. The younger ones are excited to come and learn new words in Spanish..they try hard to say them and pronounce them..it is very endearing to see them put forth so much effort to speak the words correctly…the older students have some knowledge already from past years of Spanish here at St. James so the challenge for them is to utilize and build upon what they know and then remember it so they can recall at will. This skill requires repetition and an understanding that Spanish in our world today is very relevant. I am working with your students so they can have success now and in the days to come.
Have a great rest of February and enjoy the beginning of spring…
We are blessed in so many ways!!
Merry CHRISTmas to all students and their families. The Christmas season has
approached quickly and is upon us. The first several months of school have been very
busy and activity filled. In Spanish class we have learned many, many words and after
the Christmas holidays we will be putting these words together with verbs, pronouns and
prepositions to make sentences.. I am speaking more and more Spanish in the classroom
to the students…hopefully by hearing me they will also be more willing and able to speak
the language. I have enjoyed immensely getting to know your children!!! They are great!!
Looking forward to the new year and all the good and positive things it brings.
Blessings!! Mrs. Rowe
Thanksgiving is almost here and fall is in the air….students in Spanish are working hard and having fun...we have learned pavo (turkey) and other Thanksgiving words.
We have written a paper about what we are thankful for as well as many other creative avenues involving our November Holidays. The students seem interested to attain another language and we are all excited about that prospect. Their memories astound me everyday!
There is never a dull moment at St. James and your children are amazing!! It is a privilege to work with them..onward and upward!!!
Another week has gone by…(fast). So much happening in Spanish classes….
We are learning new words daily…never an end to new words and projects to go with
them. The students seem to enjoy the acquisition of a new language.
The fall weather seems to be agreeable to all of us and so refreshing and so much fun
with all the holidays quickly approaching. The students are very excited about Halloween
and we have done our share of pumpkin coloring and Spanish Halloween words to go
with them. Orange – anaranjado has been a very popular color the last several weeks.
Please come by to say “hi” to me at the parent/teacher conference…you can see our
colorful room. Wishing you and your families all the best! Mrs. Rowe
Buenos Dias parents….
We are having fun in Spanish as well as learning lots and lots of new words!! The younger children love to learn new Spanish words…Many of the younger ones remember the words several weeks later and try to impress me with their fantastic memories.
We are also doing writing projects and art projects using our new Spanish words….
Some of our new words for Octubre are calabaza and espantapajaro; pumpkin and scarecrow. We have also learned the word for owl which is buho. They have enjoyed each new word that has been introduced plus the projects that accompany them.
We have covered colors quite well and now we are learning about some of the animals that children love…such as mono, elephante and tigre…we do many coloring projects with our words so children can express themselves in color and thus experience visual learning to assist them with the reading and writing part of the classwork.
The older students are writing stories and poems with their Spanish words. Their vocabulary list is growing and soon we will have a giant review of all of the words that have been introduced. We do read a louds with the work they have written and I also like to correct their spelling and grammar. They have made word searches with Spanish words, learned some science words including stars, moon, sun, etc and they have also enjoyed learning about frogs, crocodiles, butterflies among others. They still can’t get over that the word for caterpillar is criquet en la oruga ---a very long word. They are mentally stretched in a lot of the arenas in the Spanish language but enjoy the challenge.
As I grow to know your children better I am completely enthralled with them. They are beautiful in so many ways and as always full of energy and curiosity!!!
HOLA (HI/HELLO) TO ALL THE PARENTS OF ESTUDIANTES (STUDENTS) IN
LAS CLASES DE LA LENGUA ESPANOL!!
ALL OF THE STUDENTS ARE EXCITED TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE!!
YOUR CHILDREN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY EACH DAY!
I AM KEEPING THE LEARNING FUN AS WELL AS INFORMATIONAL. I AM INTEGRATING HISTORIA, INGLES, GEOGRAPHIA, SCIENCIA, ARTE Y MUSICA INTO THEIR CURRICULUM THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR. IT IS SO AMAZING TO SEE THEIR EXCITEMENT AND INTEREST!