Mrs. Murphy's Spanish Class

october


My name is Maria Murphy and I am very excited to be teaching Spanish to your children. This is my 3rd year as part of the St.Peter of Alcantara Family and I'm pleased to say that I am now meeting with students in grades K - 8.

We have a lot of exciting things coming our way this month. We will be using technology in all of our classes while building basic language skills which will be a great foundation for language learning in the years to come.



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KINDERGARTEN: We will start with basic songs in Spanish to learn things like colors, numbers and simple words. New words will be introduced through song, poetry, and storytelling. 

GRADES 1 & 2: We are learning the colors of an Arco Iris (Rainbow). Students created a lovely rainbow by using the new vocabulary:
rojo (red), anarnajado (orange), amarillo (yellow), verde (green), azul (blue), morado (purple), arco iris (rainbow)

GRADES 3 & 4: Students are learning different animals and their associated colors. The vocabulary includes the following:
delfín (dolphin), cangrejo (crab), pato (duck), cocodrilo (crocodile), toro (bull), mono (monkey), pulpo (octopus)

GRADE 5:
  Students are learning about "Dia De Los Muertos". In English, this means Day of the Dead. It is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. We will be exploring the traditions of this holiday as well as creating a craft reflecting this day.

GRADE 6: Students are learning how to politely order from a restaurant in Spanish. They will practice ordering from a menu while remembering to say "Gracias" and "Por Favor". Food vocabulary will be taught.
Quiz on Friday, 10/19


GRADE 7: Students have been learning about the verb "ser" which means "to be". Students have learned how to express "is", "am" and "are" in Spanish. We will be having a test on the usage of this verb on Friday, 10/19
Students should also know how to make sentences plural.


GRADE 8: We are competing Unit 1 of our textbook and will be having a quiz on Monday, 10/22

You may click on the "8th Grade Vocabulary" tab on the left or go to Google Classroom. You will find a Google Classroom practice page.

Students should review the vocabulary on page 39 of the textbook. In addition, they should know how to express the stem changing verbs
empezar, querer, preferir
​volver, poder, dormir,
jugar, devolver



EXTRA HELP OPPORTUNITIES: If the need arises, I am available for extra help after school from 2:30 - 3:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 



I look forward to a wonderful year!
Gracias.
Señora Murphy


mmurphy5632@stpeterspw.org