Saturday, December 16, 2017

En el invierno/In winter

We talked about how nature changes from fall/otoño to winter/invierno and it gets colder and rainier outside. One day when we didn't go outside, we enjoyed popping bubble wrap with our feet and fingers in the hallway.
 We played a lot inside.

Our letter was la letra C/c. We talked about names and words that start with C: Cal, Camilo, cepillo, cebra, cesta, cuchara, canasta, corazón, casa, cama, etc. We were able to go outside when the weather was nice and the children enjoyed playing in the sandbox and with trucks.

Friday, December 1, 2017

M​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ás sobre el oto​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ño

We continued talking about the changes that occur in the fall, en el otoño, and we glued paper feathers to paper turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving day, día de acción de gracias.
And we sang: En el otoño las hojitas de los árboles se caen, llega el viento, las levanta y empiezan a bailar la la la la la la la la la la la... a cantar la la ... a correr la la ...
We also talked about la letra S/s, names and words that start with S/s: Sofia, Sebastian, Sully, Sami, Sam, siete, sobre, sartén, serpiente, serrucho, seis, sapo...

Friday, November 10, 2017

El oto​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ño

This month we have started talking about the changes that occur in the fall (en el otoño): leaves turn different colors and fall off trees, the weather becomes cooler, there is wind, rain, etc.
We have also been learning about la letra U/u and words that start with u such as unicornio, uña, uno, universo, utensilios, urraca, uvas, etc.
The children enjoy pretending to read Spanish books independently and having books read to them in Spanish.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

ATX Think Bilingual Fair is next Sunday!

Come join us next Sunday, November 12,  1 to 4 pm, for the annual ATX Think Bilingual Fair at the Asian American Resource Center (8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754).  We are excited to be be participating in this event, which is completely free to the public and has over 40 organizations participating. There will be an incredible array of bilingual and multicultural activities, workshops, and performances to enjoy.  For a detailed schedule, see:

Friday, October 27, 2017

Feliz d​​​​​​​​ía de las brujas! Happy Halloween!

The children enjoyed learning about Halloween and painting calabazas (pumpkins) orange and making them into linternas de calabaza (jack-o-lanterns) by gluing ojos, nariz, boca negras...
We also continued to talk about our family members with the help of puppets and reciting the poem Dónde está mamá (papá, hermana, hermano, abuela, abuelo, etc.)? 
Aquí estoy, aquí estoy. 
Yo te quiero mucho, yo te quiero mucho. 
Besitos para tí, abracitos para tí.