Monday, February 15, 2016

¡A Bailar!

Stay warm in the winter weather with this fun dance routine! Challenge yourself and your student to follow along with the basic steps, using visual cues to understand the Spanish instructions.

Listen for familiar words and phrases like:
Vamos a la izquierda (Let's go to the left)
Vamos a la derecha (Let's go to the right)
Manos arriba (hands up)
La cintura (waist)
Los brazos (arms)
Las piernas (legs)
Los pies (feet)
Repite (Repeat)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sing along!

Songs and chants are a great way to remember new vocabulary. Be sure to check out our growing collection on the blog! This new one is a little fast and has a lot of new words, but can you and your student still guess what it is about using the video? 'Los elefantes' is a popular Spanish children's song that might be sung on long bus or car rides. Does it seem similar to any songs you know in English?

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Read aloud!

"Froggy se viste" is a wonderful story of an excited student on a snow day. The illustrations and repetitive dialogue make it easier to understand in a second language. Sound out the words together with your student and use the comments section to ask any questions!

No time to go to the library? Read here!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bate, bate, chocolate

Warm up on a cold day with this quick recipe for Mexican hot chocolate! The drink is traditionally made with a molinillo (whisk) to make it light and frothy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter worksheet!

Color Olaf the snowman and label his body in Spanish with your student. If you get stuck, check out some of the resource songs or vocabulary lists!

Monday, January 4, 2016

How to use this blog

Looking for ways to continue learning Spanish at home?

Click here for songs to listen to with your student.
Snow day? Watch a fun video here!
Click here to review with a picture dictionary.
Practice speaking Spanish together here!

- Ask your student to circle the words that they recognize
- Use the pictures to figure out unfamiliar words
- Sound out the words together!