To Be or Not To Be?

In Spanish class we’ve been talking about 3: ser, estar and tener are verbs that can all mean “to be”, depending on the context. Although most 7th and 8th graders have already had exposure to their conjugations and its proper applications, it has been valuable review material. One of the most important aspects of learning a foreign language is revisiting old topics and recycling through them as often as possible, especially when it comes to verbs that have their own set of rules and exceptions, like the ones mentioned above. Along with Target Language Tuesdays (where students hear very minimal English), students have several opportunities throughout the week to practice their language skills through self-paced activities, games and classroom discussions. This is often where the “Aha!” moments happen. Students grab a hold of the concepts that were discussed in lectures and they begin applying them correctly and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to apply everything that has been reviewed in class through an “All About Me” oral report that will be solely done in Spanish. This will take place the week after our one-month study on Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15th and lasts through October 15th. Great and exciting things are happening within the Spanish classroom!

¡Hasta luego!

~Señora Raven