Monday, April 25, 2016

Tres Amigos

We're counting down to the end of the school year, and counting up using our español. We've learned Número uno (number one).  And dos ojos (two eyes)

This week's Spanish phrase-of-the-week is:

tres amigos

three friends

Click to hear the pronunciation of three and amigos.

Students can practice their Spanish by jugando con tres amigos (playing with three friends) or estudiando con tres amigos (studying with three friends). Next Wednesday, May 4, for Walk to School Day, caminan a la escuela con tres amigos (they walk to school with three friends).

And of course, bailamos con amigos (we dance with friends)!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dos Ojos

We're using our new counting skills again this week, finding body parts that usually come in two's. The phrase-of-the-week is

dos ojos

two eyes

Click to pronounce: dos and ojos

Con dos ojos, puedo ver ...

With two eyes, I can see ...

What can you do with dos manos (two hands) or dos pies (two feet)? Many people do the very same things with uno ojo, uno mano, o uno pie.

Notice that in Spanish, just like in English, we make nouns plural by adding the letter s.

Now, let's dance!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Número Uno!

This week's Spanish phrase-of-the-week builds on last week's start with counting (uno, dos, tres) while giving students a positive phrase they can use with their friends.

Número uno!

Number one!

Click to pronounce numero and uno.

Who's número uno? Claxton students, for continuing to master Spanish language! So let's dance and count!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre Presents a Bilingual Performance for Claxton Students

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre visited Claxton in a wonderful bilingual performance that brought together our special place as both an arts-integration school and the only school in the district providing Spanish language learning integrated into our daily curriculum.

Based on Arnold Lobel's book, "Fables," the dancers brought students stories of ostriches, hippos, and other animals, all with great lessons for the rapt audience.

The performance also gave Claxton students a chance to learn about storytelling, dance, and cultures—all while having crucial time to listen to spoken Spanish. 

Many thanks to ACDT for the wonderful exposure to the arts and arts-integrated learning! And thanks to the Claxton PTO for funding this amazing program!


Getting ready for the performance!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Uno, Dos, Tres ...

We're back from vacaciones, and it's time to start counting down to the end of the school year! (What?!)

So, let's get ready ...

uno, dos, tres

one, two three

Click for the pronunciation of: unotwothree.

This is a fun and easy phrase to help Claxton students (and faculty) wrap their mouths around some Spanish speaking. So sing along: