LOTE (Spanish)


Señora Murphy
¡Hola!
My name is Maria Murphy and I
teach Spanish to grades
1 through 8. ​


Bienvenidos a Mayo

Welcome to May

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MEMORIAL DAY
We are grateful for the men and women who paid the ultimate price in order to keep our country safe.

GRADES 1 & 2: Students learn new vocabulary through song. We will be practicing the songs: "La Vaca Lola", "The Piñata Song", "El Viejo MacDonald", "Sana Sana", "Pollito Chicken"
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GRADES 3: Students learned the origin of the Piñata then created their own design. We learned the traditional "Piñata Song" and practiced singing in class.
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GRADE 4: This month we will be practicing our geography. Students will practice reciting the Spanish Speaking countries of South America. They will learn to identify them on the map as well as naming their capitals. We also learned about the mystery of the Easter Island Heads on the island off the coast of Chile. Students came up with their own theories of how the giant heads were transported.
We will also be practicing the "Padre Nuestro" (Our Father) in Spanish.


GRADE 5:
Students are learning about clothing. Vocabulary was introduced then students created a collage to depict the new vocabulary. We also briefly spoke about the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, who created the art of collage. Students created self portraits in the style of Picasso.

GRADE 6: Students are learning about the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. They will learn about his life and his contribution to the art world. Vocabulary related to colors are introduced. Students will learn how to express color when describing familiar objects. This helps to tie in previous vocabulary such as clothing and foods. They are also learning about the tradition of the Piñata in Mexican culture. Students come to realize that culture and traditions of the Spanish Speaking world are interwoven into our society.
Trimester 3 exam will be on Monday, June 4th. See Middle School Test Calendar for details.


GRADE 7:  Students will be utilizing their skills to practice describing scenes. Their Chromebooks will be used to assist in translation. They are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone to recall and describe what they see in illustrations.
Trimester 3 exam will be on Monday, June 4th. See Middle School Test Calendar for details.

8TH GRADE: We are wrapping up the year by learning the difference between the verbs "saber" and "conocer". We will also recap the skills necessary to begin grade 9 Spanish. The future and past tense will be introduced.
Trimester 3 exam will be on Monday, June 4th. See Middle School Test Calendar for details.



Please feel free to e-mail me at mmurphy5632@stpeterspw.org