ESTAR, HAY, ES, NO ES
Hay = there is, there are, is there?, are there?
es = is, it is, is?, is it?
está = is located, it is located, is located?, is it located?
están = are located, they are located, are located?, are they located?
no es = it is not, is notView More
Words of the Week
“Hay” (pronounced “I”)
are there?View More
Meet Your Teacher
Welcome to the 2017-2108 School Year!
Dear 5th – 8th graders,
Welcome to Spanish classes for 5th through 8th grades!
I have been teaching Spanish at St. Mary since the inception of the Spanish program fifteen years ago. We will be using the textbook Realidades 1. There is a convenient resource at www.phschool.com. You will be able to access parts of the textbook and practice exercises on line.
Our class always begins with a prayer in Spanish. It could be the Hail Mary, Our Father, Act of Contrition, Prayer of St. Francis, or Glory Be. Depending on the season we may practice other prayers as well.
We will discuss and practice some aspects of Spanish speaking cultures. I am a native of Cuba; therefore, I am most familiar with Cuban culture. We will, of course, welcome many students in our school to share their experiences and stories of other Spanish speaking cultures.
I will be teaching Spanish classes to 5th and 6th graders once a week for 40 minutes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 7th graders will have two classes per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 8th graders will have classes two times per week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I look forward to a school year where all will feel comfortable to do their best at trying to understand and communicate in the Spanish language.
Please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected]
Happy Birthday song translated
-Sing “Happy Birthday to you, dear_____.” (Feliz Cumpleaños a ti, querido/a _____.)
Cereza – cherry, manzana – apple, durazno – peach, pera – pear, uvas – grapes, limon – lemon, fresa – strawberry, platano – banana, naranja – orange, leche – milk, pan – bread, papas – potatoes, huevos – eggs, chocolate caliente – hot chocolate, pina – pineapple, frutas – fruits, breakfast – el desayuno, me gusta – I like; Mi fruta favorita es___. = My favorite fruit is ___.
esqueleto – skeleton, la merienda – snack, las flores – flowers, el fantasma – ghost, el disfraz – costume, los adornos – decorations, la ofrenda – offering, noviembre – November, los juegos – games.
-Talk about “where things are” (dónde está) located in classroom.
-Practice giving thanks to God with picture prompts of foods, family, nature. Thank you God for the family. – Gracias Dios por la familia; grandparents – los abuelos, mom-mamá, dad – papá, hermano – brother, hermana – sister, el pavo – turkey.
-Follow classroom commands. Sientate – sit down; levantate – get up, pon – put, toca – touch, para- stop, ya – already, silencio – silence, escucha – listen, repite – repeat.
Spanish Calendar Vocabulary
Go online to phschool.com, Web Code jcd-0005 for more resources on calendar topic.
1. el año – the year
2. el calendario – the calendar
3. el día – the day
4. los días – the days
5. dos mil diecisiete – 2017
6. la fecha – the date
7. el fin de semana – the weekend
8. hoy – today
9. mañana – tomorrow
10. miércoles – Wednesday The days of the week are not capitalized.
11. el mes – the month
12. el primero – the first
13. la semana – the week
Body Parts, Food and Drink, Jingle Bells Questions Song
“Questions” song to the tune of “Jingle Bells”: Por qué – why, cuándo – when, qué – what, dónde – where, cuánto – how much, cómo – how, quién means who, Ay (Hey).
body parts vocabulary: No me duele nada. = Nothing hurts. La cabeza – the head, la oreja – ear, la naríz – nose, el jojo – eye, los ojos – the eyes, el pelo – hair, la cara – the face, el cuello – the neck, los hombros – shoulders, los brazos – arms, el codo – elbow, las manos – hands, los dedos – fingers, las uñas – fingernails, los dedos de los pies – toes, las muñecas – wrists, el estómago – stomach, la espalda – the back, la cintura – waist, el pecho – chest.
Food vocabulary: La comida – food, la bebida – the drink, las frutas – fruits, las verduras – vegetables, la cereza – cherry, la pera – pear, el durazno – the peach, la fresa – strawberry, el plátano – banana, el límon – lemon, la naranja – orange, el helado – ice cream, los huevos – eggs, los arándanos – cranberries, el pastel – pastry, las nueces – nusts. I eat = como, I drink = bebo. Mi fruta favorita es…= My favorite fruit is…
Vocabulario para Los Pinguinos (Lectura Extendida 2)
A – to
La casa – the house
Una casa – a house
Una cocina – a kitchen
Con – with
Conocer – to get to know, to meet someone
Conoce – he, she gets to know; he, she meets someone
Conocemos – we get to know, we meet someone
Conocen – they get to know, they meet someone
– you all get to know, you all meet someone
Conoces– you get to know, you meet someone
Conozco – I get to know, I meet
De – of
De la – of the
Del – (de + el= del) of the
Donde – where
En – in
Hay – there is, there are
Haya – there would be, there could be
la Isla, una isla -the island, an island
Ir de vacaciones – to go on vacation
La – the
Les gusta – they like it
Les gustan – they like them
El mundo – the world
No – not
Nuevo, nueva – new
Pero – but
Que – that
Querer – to want
Queremos – we want
Quiere – he, she wants
Quieren – they want, you all want
Quieres – you want
Quiero –I want
Sin – without
Su – his/her
Una – a
Varias, varios – a variety of
Viajar – to travel
Viaja – he,she travels
Viajamos – we travel
Viajan – they travel, you guys travel
Viajo – I travel
Vive – he/she lives
Viven – they live
Vives – you live
Vivimos – we live
Vivo – I live
Go : Ir – to go
Va – he, she goes
Vamos – we go
Van – they go, you all go
Vas – you go
Voy – I go