¡Es el tiempo de alegría!
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are starting Capítulo Cuatro to compare and contrast the imperfect and the preterite tenses.In this chapter, students will learn to:
- shop for apparel and food in Spanish-speaking countries
- ask for quantities and sizess that they might want.
- find out prices ( which vary from day to day)
- talk about different types of past actions ( compare preterite and imperfect)
- talk in general terms about what is or is not done ( la voz pasiva con “se”)
- talk about shopping practices in Spanish -speaking countries
A few suggestions to help your child be successful:
- Plan a trip to a local hispanic grocery store.
- compare and contrast with your regular grocery store.
- How do the prices and porducts compare?
- Are there any words you can both learn?
Research the famous markets of Chichicastenango in Guatemala. Look at the pictures. What is the same or different with local grocery stores. Compare to open air markets and finally to “super markets ” or our “super Walmart stores”. What would those be called in Spanish? Have your student describe the different stores and specialty shops of Spanish-speaking countries.
Since it is also Christmas time, discuss where a Spanish speaking person might buy the different items on your gift lists. Make a list of favorite winter and Christmas items and start your own vocabulary list. Draw pictures of these items, label in Spanish and then use them in simple sentences. Research Spanish versions of your favorite Christmas carols.Take pictures of signs in Spanish in the newspaper or on the internet. Check out the current events on the site: www.spanish.glencoe.com
Benchmarks are Wednesday,Dec. 14. Please study.
Tags: Research Spanish