In this introductory course, students build a foundation of language learning and cultural appreciation through storytelling, reading, conversation, music and other meaningful interactions in the target language.
My Writing Progress:
Description: Once a month (approximately), we wrote for 10 minutes (timed) using the vocabulary we had been learning in class. Each time, our goal was to grow our word count. Word count does NOT include proper nouns.
Free Write 1#-33 Words Free Write 2#-51 Words Free Write 3#-87 Words
Free Write 4#-86 Words Free Write 5#-110 Words Free Write Growth Chart
Reflection: This year I have learned a lot about writing in Spanish. My first free write I got 33 words and on my last free write I got 110 words. I have improved not at just writing quickly in Spanish but storytelling and being able to stories in my head and then express them though my free writes.
Video Project-Mi Famlia, Mis Amigos, y Yo:
Description: In our video projects, we described our families and friends using the verbs “ser” (to be) and “tener” to have. Our video project is a personal display of ourselves, our family, and our friends all while speaking Spanish.
Reflection: In this video project we were responsible for creating a video that displayed us, our family, and our friends with physical characteristics and their interests. I had a fun time
Mi Cuento Original "My Orginal Story":
Description: In this end-of-year project, we wrote and illustrated an original story using the vocabulary we learned throughout the year.
Reflection: I had a lot of fun with this project, we had to create a story that we thought of and express it in a Spanish story. My story is about my frog named Hopper who attempts to find his lost plant. While the story is kind of silly it shows just how much I had grown at learning a new language this year.
This year I have learned an overwhelming amount of knowledge about Spanish speaking, Spanish cultures, and songs and stories in Spanish. I have grown the most in Spanish speaking and writing, at the beginning of the year I came into this class with very little knowledge of Spanish. I wasn't sure what to expect from this course, but we started learning some basic Spanish words and phrases. I was then introduced to Spanish cultures where we learned about their traditions and music. I've also grown a lot with writing in Spanish, even if I don't always spell something correctly I have still produced some stories that I'm proud of. I plan on taking Spanish 2 next year and I'm excited to see where it will take me down the road.