Monday, April 10, 2017

Picasso Book

Fourth grade students: Here is a link to the Picasso book on my Google Drive:

Friday, April 7, 2017

We Love Books!

Pictures of students enjoying our classroom library in Spanish:

Fourth Grade Update

We have been very busy in 4th grade Spanish.  We recently learned about places around our school and read a story called El hámster se escapó, about a class pet who escaped from his hamster cage.  After we read the story, Profe printed a set of picture cards, which have the illustrations from the story but no text.  She gave us one stack of picture cards and an envelope filled with little pieces of paper with the text of the story.  We had to put the pictures in the correct order and then match the text to the correct picture.  This was a big challenge because there were over thirty picture cards!  We worked together as a team. to put the story in the correct order.  When we were done, the pictures and text stretched across most of our classroom!

Working together to put the picture cards in order.

Matching the text to the pictures.

This one goes here.

We did it!  

Reading the text again to make sure it matches the picture.

We worked hard!

Sorting picture cards and text cards.

Thinking about the correct order.

We're finished!

We did it!

Kindergarten Update

Kindergarten students are learning about Pablo Picasso.  We learned that he was from Spain and that he went to France.  We also learned that when he was very sad, he painted with blue, grey, and black. When he was happy, he painted with orange, pink, and red.  He also liked to paint with shapes: rectángulos, círculos, cuadrados, and triángulos.  One of his most famous paintings is Los tres músicos, The Three Musicians.  Students colored their own version of Los tres músicos to bring home.

We have also been working on numbers.  Kindergarten students have loved counting by twos in Spanish.  We have talked about growth mindset and how challenges help our brains grow.  Students were amazed to see how much easier counting by twos in Spanish became with practice.  We grew our brains!!!

Profe printed out some pictures of Picasso's famous paintings, laminated them, and cut them apart.  We put them together like puzzles.  This was an especially big challenge because we did not have a picture of what the painting looked like; we matched the pieces by shape and color.  After we put the painting together, we decided whether Picasso was feliz or triste when he painted it:

Working as a team to put the puzzle together.

Putting in the final pieces.

We did it!

Growing our brains as we work on a challenging puzzle.


Helping each other find the right piece.

Our finished puzzle!

Our finished puzzle!

Our finished puzzle!

We did it!

We are proud of our work!