Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mexican Hat Dance & Fiesta

To complement our story of the week, Pepita Talks Twice, we scheduled a fiesta!  We learned and danced the Mexican Hat Dance. Click here to go to our Learn Spanish video. 

¡Qué grandes bailarines! 

(What great dancers!)

and we had a special taco bar! 

¡Gracias padres!
(Thanks parents!)

After dining, Mrs. Ranney put on some more music and dancing ensued!

¿Qué piensas de la fiesta?

(What did you think of the fiesta?)
Use to leave a comment 
in English and Spanish!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Learn Spanish! ¡Aprender Español!

Recently Mrs. Ranney's class read "Pepita Talks Twice!"

Pepita, who can speak both English and Spanish, decides that she doesn't want to "speak twice" anymore. When her decision creates problems she hadn't thought of, Pepita realizes that sometimes it can be a good thing to understand two languages.

The story was even written in both English and Spanish,

so we began learning some Spanish words ourselves.

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The video below, made by students in both Mrs. Ranney's and Mrs. Yollis' class, demonstrates many Spanish words we learned!


¡Bueños días! Good day!

¡Bueñas tardes! Good afternoon!

¡Bueñas noches! Good night!

¿Cómo estas? How are you?

¡Muy bien! Very well!

¡No muy bien! Not very well!

¡Que lástima! What a pity!

¡Gracias! Thank you!

De nada. You're welcome.

¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow!

¡Hasta luego! See you later!

Los Días de la Semana The Days of the Week

lunes Monday

martes Tuesday

miércoles Wednesday

jueves Thursday

viernes Friday

sábado Saturday

domingo Sunday

Me gusta...I like...

el pan bread

los tacos tacos

escuela school

matemáticas math

¡Que divertido! What fun!

¡Que buena idea! What a great idea!

¿Vamos a aprender Español? We're going to learn Spanish?


What new Spanish words did you learn?
What other Spanish words do you know?

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12: National Drop Everything and Read Day!

Happy 97th Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

We found many books by Beverly Cleary right in our classroom!

Today, in honor of Mrs. Cleary's birthday, we
celebrated by participating in 

Throughout the day, we just "dropped" whatever we were doing and read a book!

 We read novels, picture books, books about animals, magazines, 
and any interesting books we could find! We discovered some books right in our classroom that we had never noticed before!

D. E. A. R! on PhotoPeach


What did you enjoy most about D. E. A. R. Day?

What new books did you read?

What books by Beverly Cleary have you read or 
do you plan to read?