In Spanish I Standard, we are starting off with the alphabet, greetings, talking about "how we are", etc. The students have now received two groups of vocabulary related to these subjects as well as a list containing the alphabet and the Spanish names for each letter. We are spending time in class practicing speaking in Spanish using our new vocabulary, practicing pronunciation of the vowels and consonants, etc. It's an important time for setting the foundation of the Spanish language! Students should be working to apply to memory the names/pronunciations of the letters of the Spanish language as well as their new vocabulary. We will likely test on this information in the middle of next week!
I have instructed the students that they are to learn their vocabulary from English to Spanish. In saying this, I mean that they should look at the English word and ask themselves how to say/spell that word in Spanish. This is the best way to actually learn the language and is also the way that they will be questioned when testing. Please help your students stay on track with their studies as Spanish is always building upon previously learned skills and vocabulary.