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Happy New Year! from Foreign Language for Youth

FLY Update

FLY classes have gotten off to a great start in the new year! Our teachers have been impressed with how much their students remember, even after the long winter break. We are looking forward to a great second half of the year and are already anticipating wonderful class presentations coming up in the next couple of months!

Here's an idea of some vocabulary your student may be learning now and in the next couple of weeks:

-Vocabulary related to food and meals in their target language
-How to count by tens in their target language
-The names of different animals in their target language

Here are some fun videos posted on Facebook and Twitter this week. Don't forget to like us on facebook for updates and helpful ways to practice at home.

Comida song in Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQySL95OIzM

Learn the fruits and vegetables in French: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lblkhKcrtP8

Go to a market in China and learn the names of produce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDWROByBEcc

Learn how to say different foods in Japanese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCUSeutdgV8

FLY Reminder

There are no FLY classes on days when there is no school, so there will be no FLY classes next Monday, January 20th. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Remember to check your FLY class calendar-- if you need another copy of the calendar sent to you, email Kelsey at kelsey@fl4y.org.

FLY Safety

    Please be sure to let your FLY teacher know if your student will be absent from class. We want to make sure everyone is safe and accounted for!

    UW Spanish Drawing Contest

    If your student is entering the drawing contest, on the cover sheet you will have to provide a teacher name and phone number. You may use the following:

    Konni Barich, Executive Director
    Foreign Language for Youth

    Here's the information for the contest:

    The Center for Spanish Studies at the University of Washington has announced their annual drawing contest for Elementary and Middle School students. There will be three prizes for each level. The topic is “Esta es mi familia” / “This is my family”. The drawings should be no larger than 8”x10” and submitted by mail and postmarked to the Center of Spanish Studies prior to February 28th, 2014, with the attached cover sheet. The Center asks that the student please not frame the drawing, and to include the Cover Sheet. This contest is not part of the FLY Curriculum and is therefore not required work. But since we know about it and thought it would be interesting for FLY Students, we've included it in our newsletter so that you are aware of the contest should your student wish to participate. All questions about this program should be directed to spnrectr@uw.edu.

    FLY College Scholarships

    Did you know that FLY is giving out two $250 scholarships to graduating seniors who are also FLY Alumni? Students who have demonstrated their dedication to and passion for their new language through continued study in high school are eligible. If you know a graduating senior who participated in the FLY program, contact us for more information about how to apply. If your student continues to study a foreign language in high school, they may be eligible for one of our scholarships some day! :)