This winter we will continue to work on verbs as the older grades write letters to our pen pals at a school in Spain! We will continue to learn basic conjugation and make sentences to use in our letters. The Spanish elementary school students are studying English, so part of our letters will be in English as well. The younger grades will enjoy hearing about the pen pals and with any luck we can make a video to say hello.
Learning new vocabulary takes many, many repetitions for most students, so we frequently use the same words in Spanish in new ways. One way is theThe "Total Physical Response" method, which is used to act out verbs and location words and to practice phrases like "knock on the door," "walk," and "dance." We practice this in all grades, with dancing being a favorite of the younger grades.
We also sing in Spanish class every day, as we review basic greetings, introductions, and learn new topics.
Opportunities to lead are abundant and Goshen students are encouraged to embrace these opportunities. Students who learn leadership skills early in their academic careers grow to be confident and compassionate leaders.