This week I learned about colours. In Spanish, colors (and other adjectives) have to match the noun they refer to in terms of gender and number. For example for a male cat you say “el gato blanco,” for a female cat you say “la gata blanca,” and in the plural you say “los gatos blancos” or … More Week 11 of Learning Spanish!
There are 7,163 geocaches near Victoria. And that’s not all—there are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. To get started, all you need is a free Geocaching account and the official Geocaching app or a GPS. Step 1: Create a free geocaching account. Explore, find and log geocaches … More Geocaching
Present Tense Verb Endings In Spanish, the verb endings change in order to describe who is doing the action and when. Most verbs are “regular,” meaning they change their endings in predictable ways. Person Endings Examples I -o yo como, yo leo you (familiar) -es, -as tú comes, tú nadas he, she, it, you (formal) … More Week 11 of Learning Spanish!
This week in Spanish I am learning “Questions”. I always remember my high school Spanish teaching saying that she always remembers young students shouting “que!? que?! que?!” and that it would drive her nuts! Haha. I was thinking of her this lesson because I was asking myself a lot “que!!??!!” Que – what Como – … More Week 10 of Learning Spanish!
Clothing: This week in Spanish I learned clothing. To be honest I remembered quite a bit of clothing items from high school Spanish so this was more of a refresher of basic clothing items. However, as I progressed throughout the lesson the words started getting harder and harder. For example, socks in Spanish is “calcetines” … More Week 9 of Learning Spanish!
Today in Ed Tech Valerie showed us a super cool app called Aurasma. Basically Aurasma is a virtual reality platform in which you can turn static objects into interactive games or experiences. Aurasma works on tablet or smartphones. You can download the free app for iOS and Android. How it Works: Turn an image or … More Aurasma
Possession: This week in Spanish I am learning about possession. This is a big step from learning about animals and specific verbs because possession is use in almost every conversation. There are five possessive determiners in Spanish: Spanish English mi my tu your (familiar singular) su his, her, your (formal), their nuestro our vuestro your (familiar … More Week 8 of Spanish!
On Wednesday I went to Quadra Elementary for drama class to help teach “Midsummer Night’s Dream” to a grade 4/5 class. Before school had started I was visiting with one teacher, Siobhan Kavill, and talking to her about different things happening in her classroom. What Siobhan was most excited about was all the different kinds … More Kidblog
This week in Spanish I learned about ANIMALS! I am a huge animal person. When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out that meant seeing animals get hurt… I cry when any animal dies in a movie. Planet Earth, can’t do it. Bambi? Here come the waterworks. Even … More Week 6 of Learning Spanish
This week I started with a refresher of basic phrases. I found I was forgetting basic words so I thought I should take a few steps backwards and refresh my memory with something a bit simpler. Mucho gusto – Nice to meet you Tu hablas ingles? – Do you speak English? Si, de nada – … More Week 5 Of Learning Spanish!