Hello everyone! I am excited to be back in school and I look forward to learning together this year! It made me so happy today to hear again a lot of young voices saying ¡hola! in the hallways and when I was visiting the classrooms.
This school year, I will be seeing Kindergarten once every three weeks, 1st grade – 4th grade once a week and sometimes twice and 5th – 8th grade about 3 times every 2 weeks. We will be reviewing and practicing what we worked on last school year and we will learn lots of new things related to the Spanish language and the Spanish Speaking countries!
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We are going to have a great school year!
May 19, 2022
I can not believe that we are almost to the end of the school year! How did time go so fast?
During the second half of this school year, we had lots of learning going on! Kindergarten through 4th grade, worked on different activities to practice the family members and the rooms of the house. The younger grades worked on identifying and labeling using the vocabulary words learned, while 3rd and 4th grade had the opportunity to design their own house (or mansion) and present it to their classmates in Spanish. Next, they got to know Frida Kahlo and her artworks and we even visited her house that is now a museum! We also discovered that she loved animals and had many pets, which got us to learn different pets and share what animals we have or would like to have.
5th, 6th and 7th graders focussed on learning the numbers and practicing their spelling. They also did a small hispanic heritage research project to know facts about the 21 Spanish speaking countries and to identify some noticeable hispanics. Lastly, they worked on nuclear and extended family members vocabulary words. 5th grade students created a family tree and 6th and 7th grade students made a family members google slides presentation, writing simple sentences in Spanish.
In 8th grade, numbers up to 100 and their spelling was part of our learning as well. Afterwards, we spent the weeks of school we had left improving our Spanish grammar skills by studying the present simple tense and practicing conjugations as, in Spanish, verbs need to agree with the subject of the sentence. We reviewed the irregular verb to be, its conjugation and when to use each of the Spanish verbs that mean to be (ser, estar) determining the context and learned how to conjugate the regular verbs depending on the infinitive ending: -ar, -er or -ir.
In all grades, we are finishing the school year 2021-22 having lots of fun with jeopardy and trivia games to review what we learned in Spanish!
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Welcome to Spanish! I am so excited to begin this school year and I am looking forward to meeting you all!
¡Hola! My name is Miriam Renedo and I teach Spanish to our students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade! I am originally from Madrid, Spain and I moved to Omaha four years ago. This will be my second year at SPSL and my 8th year teaching. I love being part of this community!
St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming students
in the Catholic faith to excel in academics and service to others.
St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming students in the Catholic faith to excel in academics and service to others.