Segundo Grado

abril / mayo

Besides learning about the constantly changing weather, from warm to cold, and rain to snow, for example, we have also been finding out a lot about the different kinds of foods.
After reviewing the many different  food groups in Spanish, we learned how to sort  different foods into the major food groups: “granos, verduras, frutas, grasas, lacteos y proteinas.” We’ve also been using different expressions that express our likes and dislikes about food.
La piramide de comida

Currently we are comparing the different foods for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner that people eat here in the U.S. and in Argentina. This is SO much fun! Most students want to introduce the late dinner concept (9:00-10:00 PM) at home. J

We also were able to hear and touch the “charango,” a musical instrument made out of an armadillo from Argentina.
We will be learning more about Argentina, including some famous artists, athletes  and the current Pope, as well as other articles of clothing worn by the Argentine cowboys, los gauchos.

El charango
bailando en la clase
We are looking forward to nice spring weather to play ethnic games outside and put all our warm weather vocabulary back to good use!

 marzo / abril 

Thanks to all who came for conferences. It is always fun to share fun stories about our amazing Spanish students. I feel honored to be a part of their day.

The cold weather returned for one last taste of winter.  We tasted some Submarinos that came and visited our classes! Of course it came as a “sorpresa” on an unexpected day, so it tasted even better.

Our “Submarino” (hot chocolate drink) from Argentina had a 99% "¡Me gusta!" or "¡Me encanta!" rating from the students.

Enjoy the pictures



After many fun activities involving the senses, we are now learning new “hard” descriptive words (adjectives) that the students would like to know how to say.

As well as an exercise song in which we vary our movements every ten numbers until we reach 100. This workout helps our Spanish and prepares our brains to learn better.

We played “taba,” a typical game that the gauchos play in Argentina.

Stay tuned for our surprise Argentine “Submarino” drink coming soon.

Valentine’s day was fun. We got to see part of maestra’s heart collection and were even able to play “¿Qué hay en la caja?” Guessing which one we got out based on the description.

 enero - 2017 

Bienvenidos back to school! 
I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing winter break.
In second grade Spanish, it’s all about our five senses .

(Los cinco sentidos) 

We have learned what we do with each sense and with which body part.

Currently, we’re doing a "Discovering Senses Adventure" around the school.

 diciembre - 2016 
This winter we have been learning how to describe people. Check out the book "Mi familia" that your child is bringing home.
Have a wonderful, relaxing holiday season. See you in 2017!

- Maestra

 Tuqui, Tuqui 

 Adjetivos en Quizlet 

Noviembre - 2016

The vocabulary that we are focusing on right now is on the house and our community as well as school related topics. Students can practice with the following Quizlet activities:

We are learning to play different games that kids in Argentina play. 

Two of them are:

                  “Adivina el número”           “Veo, veo, ¿qué ves?”

octubre - 2016

We just made and tasted "alfajores" - a typical treat in Argentina made with two cookies that are connected with a sweet milk and sugar mixture called "dulce de leche." To top it off, the cookies are then rolled through coconut to add a dusting to the edges! Dulce de leche is kind of the Argentine equivalent to our peanut butter. It's used to spread on bread, or as a flavor in many tasty foods. Different than peanut butter, however, it is sweet. Many students asked where they could find it here in Minnesota. You can usually find it in World Market by their international jams, or sometimes Cub Food has a Nestle product in the international aisle next to their condensed milk.

Maestra Schramm-Nagel's favorite brand is Havanna. 
They come covered in either white or dark chocolate

¡Qué rico!
¡Qué delicioso!
¡Me gusta el alfajor!
¡Hacemos alfajores!
septiembre - 2016

We are off to a great start speaking only "en español!"
Learning and reviewing is going very fast and is really paying off.
We have been practicing basic questions, sounds, alphabet, numbers and many songs.
Our next topics will expand on school and families.
I’m excited to announce that we will be focusing our cultural study this year on...

home of the 2016 Copa América Runner-up team  : )