Los colores de la semana son amarillo y verde. ("Lohs co-LOHR-ays day la say-MAH-na sohn ah-mah-REE-yoh ee VAYR-day.") The colors of the week are yellow and green. We're continuing to rock our plurals with another week of color review. Remember, Spanish not only has singular and plural verb forms like English:
el color es amarillo/los colores son amarillo y verde
the color is yellow/the colors are yellow and green
Spanish also has singular and plural forms of "the," which we don't see in English:
el color/los colores
the color/the colors
la semana/las semanas
the week/the weeks
Don't forget to practice pointing out the colors you and your Claxton students see:
red/rojo blue/azul yellow/amarillo green/verde
You can practice with this fun sing-along as well:
And enjoy this Spanish-country song, "Amarillo Mañana" ("Yellow Morning"):
Los colores de la semana son rojo y azul. ("Lohs co-LOHR-rays day la say-MAH-nah sohn ROH-hoh eeah-SOOL") The colors of the week are red and blue. Not only does this week bring the opportunity to review some of the colors we've already learned, but it helps us start thinking and speaking in plurals. In Spanish, like in English, verbs have singular and plural forms:
es / son
is / are
Unlike in English, the word "the" does as well:
el / los
la / las
El color de la semana esrojo.
Los colores de la semana sonrojo y azul.
Now it's definitely time for a Spanish brain break with La Roja Baila (The Red Dance):
And here's a video for those who want to practice along with the amazing counting we're hearing from our Claxton Language Leaders. If you're interested in joining the Language Leaders, pick up an application from Ms. Brown in the media center!
As Claxton students master more and more Spanish phrases, they're also embracing Latin culture—and many helped build our Día de los Muertos display!
Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead") is a two-day festival celebrated in Latin American communities throughout the world on November 1 and 2. It is an especially important holiday in Mexico, where it originated.
The holiday offers an opportunity to honor the dead with a celebration of their lives. Our departed loved ones awaken to celebrate with us through song, dance, and parties! In this way, death is seen as a part of life. An important part of the holiday is building an ofrenda, or display, to honor loved ones. And that's what Claxton students did! They brought pictures and memories of grandparents, great-grandparents, teachers, and family members.
Departed pets received a lot of love too.
And with Ms. Olson's and Ms. Lotter's guidance, many students provided traditional decorations, including sugar skulls and dancing skeletons.
Thank you to all who participated. The Claxton love was palpable!