O.C. Taylor Elementary School

CLASE DE ESPAÑOL Kinder-1st grades enero y febrero 2016

2015-2016 School Year:

I am excited about starting as the new Spanish Teacher here at OCT. There will be some changes this year! Instead of switching every 9 weeks, Spanish will stay for the entire spring semester.
I look forward to getting to know your little ones and teaching the Spanish language to them. Kindergarten will learn basics like numbers, colors, greetings, weather, body parts, and many basic phrases and first grade will learn them more in depth. Your children will learn enough to begin to start conversing in their new language! My goal is to put the tools to learn into their hands so they may continue their learning at home. You can help by exploring the links included in this newsletter and helping your child to access them. There will be many activities to choose from and they can add some of their own. Please explore my website for information or links to websites, songs, and games I use in class. Encourage your child to practice at home using these websites. Consider finding Spanish apps that they can also practice with. Many are free. They enjoy them very much and often ask how they can access them at home. Please share their learning with them and let them "show off" what they know!!!

Vocabulary that we will be learning:

Greetings:

Buenos días-good morning

Buenas tardes-good afternoon

Buenas noches-good night

Adios-good bye


Numbers (1-20):

uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez, once, doce, trece, catorce, quince, diez y seis (dieciseis), diez y ocho (dieciocho),diez y nueve (diecinueve), veinte


Colors:

rojo, verde, amarillo, azúl, blanco, negro, café, gris, rosado, anaranjado


Shapes:

Círculo, cuadrado, triángulo, rectángulo, pentágono, octágono


Weather:

hace sol-sunny

hace frío-cold

está nublado-cloudy

está lloviendo-raining

está nevando-snowing

About me:

This is my 4th year in GCISD, and my 4th year back in the United States after living in Greece for almost 16 years. I love teaching languages and have taught Spanish, English as a second language, French, and Greek. I have lived in many countries and traveled to many places. Life is a road of many twists and turns and I am glad it has brought me here!!!

Education:

Penn State University BA French Minor in Business

Strasbourg University-French Studies

University of Texas of the Permian Basin-Masters Bilingual Education/ESL (Just graduated 12/2015!)

Languages:

Spanish, French, Greek (and English, of course!)

Countries I have lived in:

Chile 1985-86

France 1991-92

England 1995

Greece 1996-2012

Family:

I am married to a Greek ornamental Blacksmith, Thanasi, and I have six children:Isabella (18), Christoforo (16), Patrikio (14), Apostoli (11), Clavdio (8), and Phoevo (7).