Information for Spanish Classes During our School Closure

  • Dear students and legal guardians,

    On this page, students can find resources to use during the Livermore school closure. Here, I  have included some websites with different activities, songs, and games that students can use at home. Students will be able to select which activities or/and website they want to use.

    When scrolling down this page, students can find links for songs and topics for each grade level. On the left side of this page, they can also find links for different websites and a Spanish blog.

    There are also lists of k-2nd songs that we use in class. Some of those songs are for singing and others are also for dancing. Furthermore, I have included Spanish topics for each grade level.

    3rd to 5th-grade students will soon receive a link and a code from their main teacher to register for our Duolingo program. I will check their progress as they use Duolingo. Students who already have a Duolingo account will need to use the new link and code so that I can check their work. Students should also use their own names and school emails so that I know who they are and can check their progress. Please don't write fake names on the account.

    As for the 4th and 5th-grade quizzes, they have been postponed for now.  Students should still use the study guide and practice quiz to study for the material. Check my blog for current new information on the quizzes and other things.

    To contact me please send me an email to msaporito@lvjusd.org

    Gracias

    Mrs. Saporito

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  • Spanish Songs for Kindergarten

    1. Diez deditos por José- Luis Orozco    Click Here
    2. El popurri de las manos por Canta juego  Click here
    3. Cinco patitos por José- Luis Orozco   Click here
    4. La araña pequeñita por José- Luis Orozco   Click here
    5. Chocolate por José- Luis Orozco Click here
    6. Chocolate por video kids tv Click here
    7. Juanito cuando baila por José- Luis Orozco Click here
    8. Hace frio por Sesame Street   Click here
    9. Hace calor por Sesame Street Click here
    10. Quiero ser tu amigo por Sesame Street Click here
    11. Si usted está feliz por Dr. Jean   Click here
    12. Familia dedo  Click here
    13. La cucaracha  Click here
    14. Los bomberos por Susy Dorn  Click here
    15. Arriba, abajo por Nereida Smith
    16. Cabeza, cintura por Nereida Smith
    17. Con mi dedito por Cantajuego  Click here
    18. Ronda de los conejos por Cantajuego  Click here
    19. Cancion del ómnibus por Xuxa   Click here
    20. Estatua por Xuxa   Click here
    21. Danza del mono por Xuxa  Click here
    22. Bailando el bugui bugui  Click here
    23. Días de la semana
    24. Meses
    25. The Maxarena por GoNoodle Click here
    26. El baile de los pajaritos  Click here
    27. El baile de la ranita por Tatiana Click here
    28. Da una vuelta en tu lugar Click here
    29. Las mejores canciones para bailar y cantar por Duo Tiempo de Sol Click here
    30. Mix Canciones de animales por Duo Tiempo de Sol Click here

    Kindergarten Topics:

    1.Days of the week

    1. Months of the year
    2. Seasons
    3. Weather ( It is cold; it is sunny; it is hot; it is rainning, it is windy; it is cloudy)
    4. Numbers to 30
    5. Colors and shapes
    6. Greetings and saying his/her name
    7. Directions (up, down, foward and back)
    8. Animals (domestic and wild)
    9. Sizes ( big and small)
    10. Body parts
    11. Community helpers
  • First Grade SONGS

    1. Sal y pimienta por Susy Sorn  Click here
    2. Mariana por Gallina Pintadita  Click here
    3. Chocolate por José- Luis Orozco Click here
    4. A limpiar por Rockalingua 
    5. Hace mucho frio por Hop and Skip
    6. Los tres cerditos por Anna Lomba
    7. Mama pata por Anna Lomba
    8. Las emociones por Susy Dorn Click here
    9. El camion azul por canta juego  Click here
    10. Opuestos por Dr. Jean  Click here
    11. Luna Lunera por Alma Flor Ada y Suni Paz
    12. Ronda de los Conejos por Cantajuego  Click here
    13. Baile de la fruta por Pica-Pica  Click here
    14. Arriba, Abajo por Nereida Smith
    15. Cabeza, cintura por Nereida Smith
    16. Estatua por Xuxa  Click here
    17. Baile del mono por Xuxa  Click here
    18. Cabeza, hombros, piernas y pies por Xuxa Click here
    19. Juanito quando baila por José- Luis Orozco Click here
    20. Chuchuua por Dayiro y sus ardillas  Click here
    21. La mascota ( Pollito Pio) por Pim Pau Click here
    22. Yo me muevo hacia adelante por Cantajuego  Click here
    23. Pongo una mano por Atención Atención  Click here
    24. The Maxarena por GoNoodle Click here
    25. El baile de los pajaritos  Click here
    26. Chango Marango por Tatiana Click here
    27. Da una vuelta en tu lugar Click here

    First Grade TOPICS

    1. Days of the week (what day is today? What day was yesterday? What day is tomorrow/)
    2. Months of the year
    3. Seasons
    4. Numbers to 50
    5. Weather (It’s cold; It’s hot; It’s windy; It’s raining; It’s cloudy)
    6. Greetings and farewells
    7. Please; Thank you; You are welcome.
    8. Asking and answering how someone is doing (How are you? Well, very well, not so well, bad, very bad)
    9. Feelings (I am happy; I am sad; I am bored; I am scared; I am surprised…)
    10. Body parts plus the article the (el, la, los, las)
    11. Colors
    12. Opposites: left and right; up and down; pretty and ugly; happy and sad; big and small; dark and light; day and night…)
    13. Animals (farm and wild animals)
    14. Foods (different types of foods)
    15. Day and Night ; The moon and the sun
  • 2nd Grade SONGS

    1. Hoy es domingo por Dr.Jean  Click here
    2. Utiles escolares por Dr. Jean
    3. Somos como las flores por Charlotte Diamond  Click here
    4. Siete dias por Dr. Jean  Click here
    5. Opuestos por Dr. Jean Click here
    6. Los colores por Basho Click here
    7. Los animales del mar por Susy Dorn Click here
    8. Rimas 2 por Susy Dorn
    9. La casa loca por Susy Dorn Click here
    10. Las frutas por Susy Dorn  Click here
    11. El barquito por Jose-Luis Orozco Click here
    12. El barquito por Marta Gomez Click here
    13. Gloria and Rosita Sing a Song by Sesame Street Click here
    14. Habia una vez un avion por Cantajuegos Click here
    15. Canta a, e, I, o, u por Cantanto aprendenedo a hablar  Click here
    16. Chuchuua por Dayiro y sus ardillas Click here
    17. La mascota ( Pollito Pio) por Pim Pau Click here
    18. El baile del gorilla por Melody Click here
    19. Estatua por Xuxa  Click here
    20. El baile del mono por Xuxa  Click here
    21. Veo veo por Minidisco Click here
    22. Soy una taza por Minidisco Click here
    23. Los animales por Minidisco Click here
    24. Mueve la colita por Minidisco Click here
    25. Chi ki cha por Minidisco Click here
    26. The Maxarena- Maximo by GoNoodle Click here
    27. Danza Kuduro Click here
    28. Zumbatonic routine to Danza Kuduro Click here
    29. Zumba Kids Macarena Click here
    30. Da una vuelta en tu lugar Click here

    2nd Grade TOPICS

    1. Days of the week ( Today is…. Yesterday was …. Tomorrow will be….)
    2. Months of the Year
    3. Seasons
    4. Numbers to 100
    5. Colors (Review and use in sentences orally)
    6. Weather (It’s cold; it’s very cold; It’s a little cold; It’s hot; it’s very hot; It’s windy; it’s very windy; it’s a little windy; it’s raining, it’s raining a lot; it’s cloudy; it’s very cloudy;) Weather around the world in different countries
    7. Greetings and farewells ( Hi; Good morning; Good afternoon; Good evening/Good night; Bye; I will see you later.); Please; Thank you; You are welcome
    8. Questions and answers such as: What is your name? My name is……,; How are you? ; I am _______ ( well, very well, okay, bad, very bad, sad, happy, sick, tired, surprised, scared…; How old are you? I am …… years old.
    9. Family and pets and saying how many brothers, sisters, dog and etc one has as well as saying their names.
    10. Review body parts with the article the: el, la, los, las
    11. Review colors
    12. Use different nouns, verbs and adjectives through songs and books
    13. Classroom items such as pencils, pens, erasers, paper, sharpeners, books, rulers.
    14. Nature, environment and the planet: water, tree, river, ocean, trees, flowers, forests, fields, sun, stars, moon, sky, Earth…
    15. Sizes of objects
    16. Directions
    17. Introduction to the concept of feminine and masculine, singular and plural articles, nouns and adjectives
    18. Tricksters Stories
    19. Other units: Dragons and Fire
  •  3rd Grade SONGS

    3rd Grade TOPICS

    • Caring/ Classroom Rules/ Procedures
    • Greetings (Conversing and writing dialogue with a type of greeting, asking how is someone doing, answering and then using a type of farewell.
    • Understanding and using the sounds of vowels and consonants in Spanish during conversation, reading and singing.
    • Singing and discussing different vocabularies and pronunciation using different songs.
    • Understanding the rules for feminine, masculine, singular and plural forms of articles, nouns and adjectives in Spanish.
    • Using in sentences and conversations masculine/feminine and singular and plural articles ( el, la, los, las/ un, una, unos, unas), nouns (about clothing, animals, body parts and etc and adjectives ( Ex of colors: rojo, roja, rojos, rojas/ verde, verdes, /azul, azules….), Exemple of other adjectives alto, alta, altos , altas/ grande, grandes.
    • Saying numbers to a billion, and writing numbers to 50
    • Saying and writing the date
    • Months of the year, seasons and days of the week
    • Identifying and describing the weather in different parts of the world and in Livermore.
    • Identifying the days of the week and months of the year in oral and written forms.
    • Identifying different action verbs
    • Identifying different adjectives and using them in sentences
    • The use of the verbs “es” and “son” in sentences.
    • Identifying different types of clothing and their color as well as describing in oral and written form what they are wearing and what they wear during the different seasons.
    • Identifying different animals and writing sentences to describe their colors
    • Identifying different classroom items
    • Identifying and communicating about different types of feelings such as sad, happy, tired, bored, mad…
    • Reading, talking about different holidays as well as using the different vocabularies for those holidays such as Day of the Dead, valentine’s day, and Thanksgiving.
    • Identifying and using different body parts in sentences and communications.
    • Reading very short and beginning level stories
    • Answering simple comprehension questions in writing.
    • Writing about “an imaginary monster” where they introduce their monsters’ name, age, physical description and character.
  • 4th Grade SONGS

    • Dias de la semana por Rockalingua Click here
    • Meses por Rockalingua
    • Receta Guacamole version facil por Rockalingua
    • La familia por Rockalingua
    • Las frutas por Rockalingua
    • Cosas de la escuela por Rockalingua
    • De colores por Joan Baez Click here
    • De colores por Marta Gomez Click here

    4th Grade TOPICS

    • Caring/ Classroom Rules/ Procedures (August- September)
    • Basic greetings and questions ( August- October)
    • Spanish Alphabet (October-November)
    • Pronunciation ( all year)
    • Family (October-December)
    • Presenting oneself: name, age, family members and pets (October –December)
    • Dates (all year)
    • Days of the week (January)
    • School subjects (January- February)
    • School Vocabulary (January- February)
    • School materials ( Writing a description of items inside students’ backpacks (March)
    • Writing about favorite subjects in school, teacher and what days they have certain subjects (February)
    • Numbers 1-10, 10-20,20-30, 30-100) ( All year)
    • Food ( different types of food, ordering food ( March- April)
    • House Items and Places in the House ( April)
    • Clothing and Weather ( May)
    • Writing a paragraph with ten sentences or more introducing themselves, their age, where they live and with who, the names and ages of their family members, pets names, their school name, teacher’s name, their favorite subject in school, what days of the week they have certain subjects, their favorite foods, foods they like and dislike, describing their house, and clothing they wear. ( Aug- May)
  • 5th Grade SONGS

    • Paises de habla hispana por Rockalingua  Click here

    • Buenos dias por Rockalingua
    • Los meses por Rockalingua
    • Dia de los muertos por Rockalingua
    • La familia por Rockalingua
    • Aficiones por Rockalingua
    • La granja/Animales por Rocklalingua
    • Las profesiones por Rockalingua
    • Ulala por Rockalingua
    • Sentimientos por Rockalingua
    • The weather song por Rockalingua
    • The time song por Rockalingua
    • Preposiciones por Rockalingua
    • Mi amigo Bob por Rockalingua
    • Verb Conjugation por Rockalingua
    • Los pronombres por Senor Ranke Click here
    • Tener Conjugation Song por Adriana Calarza  Click here
    • Tener Song por Michelle Witter Click here
    • Ser song por Senora Rau Click here
    • Estar song por Rachael Hawkes Click here
    • Verbs with "AR" ending Conjugation Song by Senor Jordan Click here
    • O, AS, A, Amos, An, Otra Vez por Sr. Keldsen Click here
    • Billy la bufanda por Senor Wooly Click here
    • Caballito de mar por Cantoalegre  Click here
    • El tren se va por Cantoagre Click here
    • Marinero por Cantoalegre Click here
    • Canta la lluvia por Cantoalegre Click here
    • Carta al viento por Cantoalegre Click here
    • Jugando al eco por Cantoalegre Click here
    • Tin tin por Cantoalegre  Click here
    • Habia un sapo por Cantoalegre Click here
    • Tomorrow song from Annie in Spanish Click here
    • Cielito Lindo por Pavarotti / Enrique Iglesias  Click here
    • Mi cocodrilo Verde por Caetano Veloso Click here
    • Yolanda por Pink Martini Click here
    • Navidad Rock por Tatiana Click here

     5th Grade TOPICS (Dates may change)

    • Caring/ Classroom Be Rules/ Procedures (August- September)
    • The 21 Spanish Speaking Countries (September)
    • El flamenco ( Dance and music of Spain), as well as different regions and monuments in Spain (September)
    • Learning different types of (January-February) + Me gusta __________. No me gusta________Me encanta _____________. Me gusta mas __________________. ( October-November)
    • Day of the Dead ( October)
    • Basic greetings, introductions, questions and answers (October-November)
    • Numbers Writing 1-10, 10-20, 20-30, 30-100 ( Oct- May)
    • Some Nationalities: (feminine, masculine, singular and plural forms) & languages ( November)
    • Review the Spanish alphabet (November)
    • Vowel and Consonant sounds ( Be able to recognize and pronounce different vowel and consonant sounds in Spanish) (November-May)
    • Pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella , usted, nosotros, vosotros, ellos, ellas and ustedes) Be able to recognize and understand the meaning of those pronouns as well as use them in sentences and conjugations of different verbs such as verb ser, tener and verbs ending in AR. ( October-February)
    • Conjugating and using the verb tener in sentences in the present tense.(December- January)
    • Identifying different expressions with the verb tener. (December-January)
    • Review family members and use the verb tener to describe how many different family members students have and their ages. (December-January)
    • Differences between the verb ser and estar (January-February)
    • Conjugating and using the verb ser in sentences in the present tense. (February-March)
    • Using the verb tener and ser to write describe people’s personalities and physical features. Students will write paragraphs describing themselves and a friend. ( February-March)
    • ( Be able to ask about the weather and describe different types of weather such as for example: ¿ Qué tiempo hace hoy? Hoy hace sol. Hoy hace calor. Hoy hace buen tiempo y un poco de viento. Hoy hace mal tiempo. Hoy hace frio. Hoy está lloviendo. Hace mucho calor. Hace mucho viento. Yo, tú, él, ella , usted, nosotros, vosotros, ellos, ellas and ustedes) ( December- January)
    • Verbo estar + feelings (Example: Estoy enfermo/enferma….) ( March-April)
    • Several verbs in the infinitive such as: cocinar, comer, bailar, cantar, dibujar, pintar, escribir, leer, correr, trabajar, estudar, beber/tomar, jugar… (March- April)
    • Conjugating AR verbs in the present and using them in sentences ( February-March)
    • Transportation ( by car, by bus, by airplain…) ( March)
    • Comparing vocabulary about a city (la ciudad) and town ( el pueblo): edificios, calles, coches, mucho ruido,  mucha gente, poca gente, tienda, granja…
    • The verbo ir used in the sentences refering to oneself (first person of the singular YO) Where are you going? ¿ A dónde vas? ir Voy a la ______________ en _______, Voy al ______________ en ______________.(March)
    • Using in sentences the concepts of (to + the) = a la , a las, al, a los ( March)
    • Verbo estar + feelings (Example: Estoy enfermo/enferma….) ( March)
    • Telling Time: Using regular clocks and digital clocks to tell time by the hour, ½ hour, minutes… (April)
    • Using different prepositions in sentences to describe the location of different objects. ( Preposiciones: encima, debajo, delante, detrás, al lado, al otro lado, enfrente, entre, cerca, lejos, a la derecha, a la izquierda, dentro, fuera, en) Examples: ¿Dónde está mi tarea? Está encima de la mesa. (April)
    • Differences of when to use the Verb ser and Estar. ( Only Introduction to this concept) (April)
    • Writing paragraphs introducing themselves, their name, age, where they are from, where they live, their nationalities, their physical descriptions, and personalities,  activities they like to do, things they don't like to do. They should also introduce and write about the people they live with. Students will also write about a friend or a family member and escribing his/her personality and physical features.

    Other 5th Grade Topics throughout the Year:

    • The numbers are written correctly from 0-100.
    • Alphabet review
    • Vowel Sounds ( Isolated pronunciation and pronunciation within words and sentences)
    • Pronunciation of words and sentences through reading, speaking and singing.
    • Consonant Sounds (Isolated pronunciation and pronunciation within words and sentences)
    • Gender and Number Agreement (For articles, nouns, and adjectives)
    • Punctuation and Spelling of Words
    • Sentence order and patterns
    • Holidays: Day of the Dead, New Year, Valentine’s Day and etc.
Mrs. Saporito

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Mrs. Saporito

Dear Joe Michell families,

¡Bienvenidos a nuestras clases de español! Welcome to our Spanish classes! This is my 5th year at Joe Michell teaching Spanish to students from kindergarten to 5th grade. It is a pleasure for me to see old faces in my classes as well as new ones. Before coming to Joe Michell I taught Spanish in two bilingual schools and math in a middle school.

Learning a second language can be fun and useful in today’s diverse world! As for me, using different languages and experiencing with different cultures are part of my life! My grandparents were from Italy and Portugal. I was born in Brazil, lived in Mexico, is married to a German American, have traveled to different countries and have been in California for the past twenty-six years! I speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and some Italian. Learning languages can enrich our own language, culture and experiences!

During our classes, students are exposed to Spanish in a natural and useful way. They learn Spanish by using the language. During elementary school years, students are exposed to Spanish through singing, dancing, playing games, speaking and working with partners or in small groups. Students in 3rd-5th grades also practice Spanish through reading and writing.

By the end of 5th grade some of the topics we will have covered since kindergarten are greetings, colors, numbers to 100, seasons, animals, shapes, weather, days of the week, months of the year, the alphabet, pronunciation, reading, spelling, food, family, places in our community, community helpers, occupations, subjects in school, school materials, clothing, holidays, nature, Spanish speaking countries, feminine and masculine articles, nouns and adjectives, action verbs, prepositions, the usage of articles, adjectives, nouns and verbs in sentences that agree in gender and number, personal descriptions through oral and written communication that include name, age, place of origin, physical description, family members, hobbies and favorite foods and favorite subjects in school.

Students in kindergarten to 2nd grade have Spanish once a week, and those in 3rd to 5th have it twice a week. To become proficient, they need a lot more exposure and practice with the language. One way have some exposure to the language is to use Spanish online sites.

Thank you for your support at home with our Spanish program!

Sincerely,

Marianne Saporito