Monday, February 27, 2017


En la clase hay lápices amarillos y rojos. ¿De cúales otros colores son los lápices?

In the classroom there are yellow and red pencils. What other colors are the pencils?

It's quite a mouthful, but our Claxton language leaders are up to it! We've spent the past several weeks practicing different ways to talk about the pencils we find in our classrooms: in the singular or plural, in different colors, and in statements and questions.

We're loving this short rap about the classroom. Keep watching -- los lápices están allí!

And if you've got 10 minutes, try this video that reinforces the Spanish words for different colors and applies them to all sorts of objects, giving kids a great chance for some mini-immersion:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


A big shout out to 4th grade Language Leader Camille Ramirez Chavez! She exemplified CLX leadership qualities at Monday morning's Language Leaders meeting!

Camille prepared an excellent and informative presentation on Colombia complete with notes, a detailed map, artifacts, and delicious homemade empanadas to share! 

Let's congratulate this awesome student for going above and beyond and being an example to our school community!

Monday, February 20, 2017


We're starting to put it all together!

En la clase hay lápices amarillos.
In the classroom there are yellow pencils.

Keep practicing those colors ... and see if anyone remembers the Spanish words for some of the other classroom items we've learned.

En la clase hay lápices amarillos.

En la clase hay lápices rojos.

En la clase hay libros verdes.

En la clase hay libros morados.

En la clase hay estudiantes de colóres diferentes.

Notice that when the noun is plural (lápices, libros, estudiantes), the adjective/color that describes it is plural as well (amarillos, rojos, verdes, morados).

Here's a fun, repetitive immersion song to find the rhythm of asking and answering what color different things are:

And, to practice classroom items:


El lápiz es amarillo.

The pencil is yellow.

Claxon students are continuing to solidify their knowledge of Spanish words for colors and classroom objects. By using these words in different types of sentences, they are also gaining an instinctive understanding of Spanish grammar, which differs in some ways from English grammar.

This week's statement is particularly simple for students, since the structure of the sentence is exactly the same in both Spanish and English. This lets students play:

El lápiz es rojo
The pencil is red.

El lápiz es naranja.
The pencil is orange.

What other colors does your student remember? Sing along to keep it fresh!

Monday, February 6, 2017


¿De qué colór es el lápiz?

What color is the pencil?

It's time for Claxton students to start pulling together the language skills they've learned this year! Last semester, we learned colors. This semester, we're learning about objects found in classrooms. Most students should understand this question.

For practice, here's a song about asking the question ¿De qué colór es?

And let's not forget how to pronounce lápiz.

We've also been working hard on learning the days of the week and the months of the year. Here's a great song to practice with!