Spanish

September, 2022

Note from your teacher

Hola familias de Lowell,


We hope you are all staying healthy and doing well! We had a great start of the year! We started by getting to know our Spanish class, introducing names and practicing greetings in Spanish across all grades.Additionally, we have been incorporating information about Hispanic countries and cultural aspects of Hispanic culture, such as music, food, and more to our lessons in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, which it goes from September 15th to October 15th.


We are happy to share we'll be sending a Spanish newsletter monthly to keep families informed about what students are learning in Spanish.


We are looking forward to a great school year!


Best,


Señora Quesada & Señora Mitchell

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ACTIVITIES BY GRADE LEVEL

Click on the blue words, they will take you to the video or activity.

Kindergarten


  1. Watch this video and sing along: Me llamo.

  2. Practice "¿Cómo te llamas?" and "Me llamo____" with silly voices shown in these slides.

  3. Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic heritage.

  4. Listen to this read aloud to learn more about Hispanic culture.

Primer grado/First grade

  • 1.Watch this video and sing along: Me llamo.

  • 2.Practice "¿Cómo te llamas?" and "Me llamo____" with silly voices shown in these slides.

  • 3.Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic heritage.

  • 4.Listen to this read aloud to learn more about Hispanic culture.

  • 5. Have a movement break and dance with this song.

  • Segundo grado / Second grade

    1. Listen to this video and practice greeting someone in you family in Spanish.

    2. Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic heritage.
    3. Listen to this read aloud to learn more about Hispanic culture.

    4. Have a movement break and dance with this song.

    Tercer grado / Third grade

    1. Practice saying in spanish Summer activities you like to do with this slide.

    2. Listen to this video and practice greeting someone in you family in Spanish.

    3.Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic Heritage.

    4. Listen to this video about why do we learn Spanish and share with someone or write your reasons to learn Spanish.

    Cuarto grado/ Fourth grade

    1. Practice saying in spanish Summer activities you like to do with this slide.

    2. Listen to this video and practice greeting someone in you family in Spanish.

    3.Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic Heritage.

    4. Listen to this video about why do we learn Spanish and share with someone or write your reasons to learn Spanish.

    Quinto grado/Fifth grade

    1. Practice saying in spanish Summer activities you like to do with this slide.

    2. Listen to this video and practice greeting someone in you family in Spanish.

    3.Listen and dance along with these videos about Hispanic Heritage.

    4. Listen to this video about why do we learn Spanish and share with someone or write your reasons to learn Spanish.

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    CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at home with these ideas and activities. Visit Building Blocks to enjoy some free, online activities.

    WILBOOKS EBOOK COLLECTION

    What a great opportunity! Visit Wilbooks to enjoy some free, online books in Spanish.



    Happy reading!

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    MEET YOUR TEACHERS

    Señora Quesada

    ¡Bienvenid@s a la clase de Español! My name is Sandra Quesada and I am happy to be your child's Spanish teacher in this great Lowell community.

    I am originally from Costa Rica and moved to the United States back in 2008 after marring my husband Robert.

    I taught Spanish as a second language in Costa Rica to various levels and ages and realized that I wanted to be an elementary teacher. When I moved to the United States, I started college and got an Associate's Degree in Elementary from MassBay Community College. I transferred to UMass Boston and got a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. During that time, I started working in the field of early childhood and eventually got my Master's Degree in Early Childhood from Cambridge College.

    Before teaching in Watertown, I taught Spanish in kindergarten in a dual language program in Waltham Public Schools. While teaching there, I discovered how much I love teaching Spanish.

    When I am not teaching, I love spending time outdoors with my family. I greatly appreciate nature. I also enjoy biking, running, knitting, drawing, poetry, cooking, and crafting.

    I love teaching Spanish and witnessing students become bilingual or multilingual starting at a young age while they learn about other cultures. My goal is to inspire children to learn Spanish through meaningful and applicable interactions so that they can use it beyond the classroom.


    My email: sandra.quesada@watertown.k12.ma.us

    Señora Mitchell

    Hola, my name is Johanna Mitchell. I am originally from Barranquilla Colombia. I graduated from Universidad Del Norte (Barranquilla-Colombia) as an Early Childhood Education Teacher and also worked as a Second grade teacher there.

    In 2010 I moved to United state as an Au Pair. I took care of 4 children. I would teach them Spanish while I was working on perfecting english. In 2012 I got married and decided to started a new chapter in my life in this beautiful country.

    Before I became a Spanish teacher I worked as a Kindergarten teacher in a daycare. Then I got the opportunity to start the next chapter in my life as I started working here in the Lowell school as an Instructional assistant for the past 3 years. This year I decided to move forward and finish my certification.

    I am very excited to be the new bilingual teacher at the Lowell School. Learning a second language is a wonderful achievement that you will benefit from in future use. I am very excited for this year.


    My email: johanna.mitchell@watertown.k12.ma.us