Monday, June 5, 2017


Felices vacaciones de verano!

Happy summer vacation!

Thanks for working so hard on speaking Spanish all year! Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


¿Como se llama tu amigo/amiga?

Mi amigo/amiga se llama _______.

What is your friend's name?

My friend's name is _________.

We may have reached the end of the school year, but it's never too late to make friends, and using our Spanish is a great way to do it!

In the past few weeks, we've learned how to ask someone their name:

¿Como te llamas?

We've learned how to ask their teacher's name:

¿Como se llama tu maestro/maestra?

We know how to tell friends our teacher's name:

Mi maestro/maestra se llama Senor/Senora _______.

And now, since Claxton kids don't leave others out of conversations, we can invite new people to join in by introducing them:

Mi amigo/amiga se llama _______.

Don't forget, if your friend is a boy, say amigo and if your friend is a girl, say amiga.

Now let's practice!

And, just for fun ...

Monday, May 15, 2017


As we wind down our school year of learning the Spanish words for numbers, days of the week, months of the year, colors, and classroom items, we're already looking forward to next year, when our conversational skills will continue to grow.

To kick off the conversations, last week we learned 
¿Como se llama ...? What is her/his name? 
When talking to a friend, old or new, we can ask: 
¿Como te llama? What is your name?

And this week, we practice saying:

Me llamo _______.

My name is ________.

What a fun and easy way to practice Spanish—by introducing yourself to new people!

Here's a familiar song to practice with. We bet everyone's getting better at keeping up!

And then there's this video. We're not entirely sure what's going on here, but we are sure it'll make a strong me llamo impression.

Monday, May 8, 2017


¿Como se llama tu maestro/a?
Mi maestro/a se llama ....

What is your teacher's name?
My teacher's name is ....

After learning that maestro/a is the Spanish word for teacher (ending with an o for a male teacher and an a for a female teacher), last week we learned to ask what your teacher's name is. This week, we get to answer the question.

Let the conversations begin!

Notice tu means your and mi means my. Easy!

We've practiced to this song before, but it's even more fun with these images!

Monday, April 24, 2017


En la clase hay ...

In the classroom there is ...

We're starting to recognize the Spanish words for many classroom items: lápiz, libro, computadora, silla. This week, we learn an important and interesting one:

un maestro  a (male) teacher

una maestra  a (female) teacher

Here's a noun that works like an adjective. Its ending changes depending on whether the teacher is male or female.

We're loving this Canción del Maestro ("Teacher's Song") by Los Tres Tristes Tigres (The Three Sad Tigers);

And here's a song that includes many of the ways in which  agradezco/I appreciate  mi maestro, Tu Corazón Me Maestro ("You Give Me Your Heart, Teacher"):

With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, this one is worth learning!

Monday, April 17, 2017


We're back from Spring Break, and feeling rested and ready to learn more Spanish words to identify items in our classroom! This week, it's

la computadora

En la clase hay una computadora.

In the class, there is a computer.

Check out this traditional band, Orquesta Rumba Kids, singing about a computadora:

Curious about how Easter is celebrated in Mexico? Watch below:

Monday, March 27, 2017


¿De cuáles colores son los libros?

What color are the books?

Now we're getting our Claxton students talking (in Spanish)! Ask them:

¿De cuáles colores son los libros?

And they should be able to tell you:

Los libros son rojos naranjas amarillos verdes azúles morados.

Here's a fun practice song (and as a bonus, it includes counting). Get ready to get a little crazy!:

Now you're ready to test your knowledge: