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“Spanish Review Week UNO” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

¡La primera Semana de Ejercitacion en Espanol fue excellente! – i.e. – The first week of Spanish Review was excellent!  The students spent the entire week practicing and reviewing the vocabulary they learned throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  They even turned the morning meeting Hello Song into their very own Hola version!

Seeing that school was closed on Monday for the observation of Memorial Day, the students returned to school on Tuesday with TONS of Spanish shares.  The students brought in different animales, Spanish instruments such as castanets and maracas, as well as various toy vehicles like camiónes (trucks) and carros (cars).  Of course, everyone’s favorite Spanish speaking cartoon characters, Dora and Diego, also made appearances in the share box throughout the week!

The students spent the mornings of Spanish Review Week playing assorted activity games throughout morning stations with pals and teachers.  Whether it is was a Spanish matching activity game, Bilingual Bingo, or Simon Dice (Simon Says), the students had a blast!


Since the students studied many Spanish units throughout the course of the 2016-2017 school year, the teachers decided to designate one Spanish unit for each day of Spanish Review Week!  They created special activities for the students to work with daily to help them review each unit of study!  The students reviewed several units, detailed below, during the first week of Spanish Review.  The remaining units of study will be completed next week during Spanish Review Week DOS!   Read on below to learn about the fun that was had and learning that took place during Spanish Review Week Uno!

Seeing that the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, the teachers used Tuesday and Wednesday, the days designated for La Familia (Family) vocabulary to return some of the students’ work being displayed around the classroom.  The teachers took down the “Family Portraits” that were drawn during September’s “All About Me Week”.  For their morning work, the students were called over to view these pieces of art and recreate them!  The students giggled as they looked at some of their drawings from way back in September.  After, the students labeled their drawings with the following words for various family members – Yo (Me), Madre (Mother), Padre (Father),  Hermano/a (Brother/Sister), Gato (Cat) y Perro (Dog).

Once the portraits were completed, the students all noted how differently they draw now!  The teachers explained that this was because they were getting bigger and growing up!  The students were so pleased!  Take a look below to see some of the changes in drawing abilities over the past year.  It is really quite impressive!


On Thursday, the students created their Los Colores (colors) Review free paint.  The students selected their tres (3) or more favorite colores and used them to paint a special free paint of whatever they wanted.  Take a look at the students in action below!


Friday’s unit of focus was Mi Cuerpo (or My Body).  What better way to practice identifying the vocabulary of various body parts than with a musical rendition of “Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas, Pies” (Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes) or “The Hokey Pokey” in Spanish!  Why don’t you stand up and try it now.

You put your CABEZA in!  You put your CABEZA out!  You put your CABEZA in and you shake it all about!  You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around! That’s what it’s all about!

 Now try it with…

BRAZOS (arms)

PIES (feet)


In the afternoons throughout each day of “Spanish Review Week” the students participated in music class where they put on performances of the various songs they learned in Spanish class throughout the year!  Do you remember this song?



They also enjoyed participating in a Spanish-themed technology presentation where they reviewed their vocabulary but also had the opportunity to witness some of their favorite classroom storybooks come to life – en Español – in Spanish!  Do you recognize this story?



Well, that is all for Spanish Review Week UNO.  Be sure to check the blog again next week as the students complete the review of the final units of Spanish.  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful and safe weekend!



Next PPA Event:

PPA Father’s Day Celebration

Friday, June 16th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

(aftercare is not available)

Attendance is limited to the PPA student and his/her Daddy.


MONDAY, JUNE 19th (for 3 day students)

TUESDAY, JUNE 20th (for 2 and 5 day students)