Posts Tagged ‘2nd and 3rd grade’

Las partes de nuestro cuerpo

Written by Maria Guttierez. Posted in 2nd-3rd Grade Beginner SAL, SAL


 2nd and 3rd graders from SAL Beginners have been lately studying the names of the parts of the body.  To do so, they have been using their workbook, they have danced using/touching the part of the body that was mentioned and also they have created their own “avatar” to label the names of the parts of their bodies (see the picture above).


As a second part for this topic, students have been introduced to la descripción física (the description).

They have learned some specific vocabulary related to the physical features that human beings have such as:

– HAIR COLOR: rubio, castaño, moreno, pelirrojo.

– SHAPE: liso, ondulado, rizado, grueso, delgado.

– SIZES and/or LENGTH: grande, pequeño, mediano, largo, corto.

 As well, students have been introduced to some new grammatical structures using the verbs SER (to be), TENER (to have) and LLEVAR (to wear). This has helped them very much when doing their own description and, even so at the beginning it was a little confusing, we are now more confident when using these verbs.

We encourage you to play “Guess who?” with them so they can practice the new things they have learned! We did so in our classroom and we had a lot of fun while reviewing and going deeper through the new contents.




Studying Spanish with “Colega” in SAL 2nd-3rd intermediate

Written by Maria Angeles Salvat. Posted in 2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate SAL, SAL

Welcome to our class!

This year we are going to study Spanish following some routines, sharing activities,
and practicing the language by speaking about our personal experiences. All of this
will happen with the help of our mascot “Colega” and its friends.

We will have many opportunities to interact through songs, poems, stories, and roll

Our first unit is called “¡A bordo!” and is about greetings, presentations, transportation
and voyages.


A Visit to Bellesguard!

Written by Keelin Swalve. Posted in 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Last week, a small group of 2nd and 3rd grade students had the opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our school neighborhood. Bellesguard means “Beautiful View”. In the 14th century, King Martín I el Humano of Aragón made his summer home here, and centuries later, Gaudi built Bellesguard upon the ruins of the ancient castle. Bellesguard is now a private residence, and recently has opened its doors to the public, offering private, guided tours of the exterior and interior elements of this great Modernist work of art.

The students enjoyed learning all about Bellesguard, its history, and Gaudi from Fernando and Toni, who led a fantastic tour of the grounds. Later, the students participated in a trencadis workshop with Angelika from Mosaiccos! We had a lovely day at Bellesguard! If you haven´t already had a chance to visit Bellesguard, we highly recommend you stop by for a visit! For more information, click here!

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Es bueno para la salud

Written by Maria Angeles Salvat. Posted in SAL


During this month students are working in a unit that we call Vida Sana (Healthy Life.) The students are studying verbs in the present tense related to hobbies and sports like: patinar (skating,) jugar a fútbol (playing soccer,) esquiar (skying,) etc. They talk about which sports they can practice and which sports they like to watch.  In addition, we are discussing how practicing sports is positive towards living a healthy life.

Soon after this, they will begin writing small paragraphs about their hobbies.

Also we have been learning about food and how it is important to have healthy eating habits in order to lead a healthy life. Apart from this, the students learned how to express their preferences and how to order when they go to a restaurant. In order to do this, they have been practicing: “yo quiero,” “yo desayuno,” “yo como…” In addition, as a curious fact, we compared the different times of the day in which people eat their meals in different countries and cultures.

Finally the students enjoyed making a mural that says, “ES BUENO PARA LA SALUD.”