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  • 3rd Quarter FLES

    Through April 2017 we have made some adjustments to the FLES program for Westerly. All students will have FLES with a certified Spanish teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays they will have a Latin music and culture class with the school’s music teacher. We hope your child continues to enjoy their Spanish language and cultural learning experience! Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at ssteverman@westerly.k12.ri.us.    --  Sarah Steverman District World Languages Dept. Chair Westerly Public Schools office:…

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  • Hispanic Heritage Festival

    This year's Hispanic Heritage Festival will be held this Friday, October 14th from 5:30-7:30 at the Tower Street Community Center.  All families are welcome! We hope to see you there!

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  • New link added!

    Check out  ​http://freerice.com/category!  After clicking on the link, go to "Spanish" (or one of the other languages they offer) and answer vocabulary questions to help end world hunger!  For each question you answer correctly, freerice.com will donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  

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  • ˇBienvenidos!

    Welcome back to school, Dunn's Corners students and families!  This year, students in Grades K-4 will have FLES the second half of the year.  Please continue to check in for more FLES news as we kick off the 2016-17 school year and for updated links that students can use to visit online Spanish resources.  ˇHasta pronto! Sra. Connell

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  • Compadre cómpreme un coco- Tongue Twister!

    4th graders at Bradford and State Street are learning the Spanish tongue-twister, "Compadre cómpreme un coco."  Click on the link below to view the video and try it for yourself! https://thekittycats.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/compadre-compreme-un-coco/​  

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  • Oh, Noah

    ˇHola a todos! For more practice, check out the recently updated "Oh, Noah" webpage for games,videos, activities and more for Spanish beginners! http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html

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  • Feedback for FLES

    ˇHola a todos!  With this being the final week of FLES at Springbrook and Dunn's Corners, the WPS World Languages Department would like to hear your feedback for this year's program!  Please take a few moments to take our survey, to which I have provided a link below, and tell us how you and your child feel about FLES. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AlN3hGtfteyyRN-VwAvUITVf73tzYthZQfReMRhQqm0/viewform?usp=send_form​ ˇGracias, y hasta pronto! Sra.…

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  • El ciclo del agua

    Mrs. Machinski and Mrs. Pellegrino's classes having been learning about the 3 states of water and the water cycle: Cuando el agua está (muy) ___________, es un ________________. frío: cold tibio: warm caliente: hot sólido: solid líquido: liquid gas: gas (“vapor de agua”... water vapor) el ciclo del agua: the water cycle evaporación: evaporation condensación: condensation precipitación: precipitation doscientos doce grados Fahrenheit: boiling point of water treinta y dos grados Fahrenheit: freezing point of water Hasta pronto :-) Sra.…

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  • "Un elefante se balanceaba"

    Mrs. Lamb's class has been busily working in their "Balance and Motion" science kit.  This week, they watched "Un elefante se balanceaba":   Un elefante se balanceaba, sobre la tela de una arańa. Como veía que resistía, fue a llamar a otro elefante. Dos elefantes se balanceaban, Sobre la tela de una arańa. Como veían que resistía, fueron a llamar otro elefante... (An elephant balanced himself, on the web of a spider. When he saw that it held him, he called another elephant. Two elephants balanced themselves, on the web of a spider. when they the saw that it held them, they called another elephant.)   Un elefante se…

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  • Pride Friday: "La mar estaba serena"

    ˇHola a todos! Next Wednesday, December 23rd, the first grade will be performing "La mar estaba serena," a song that we have been learning in FLES!  Hope to see you there!

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  • żCómo estás?

    This week, students in grades 1-4 will be introduced to some new feeling words/phrases to answer "żCómo estás?" ("How are you?").  We already know "muy bien"- "very well," "así-así"- "so-so," and "mal"- "bad."  Here are some new ones: Tengo hambre: I'm hungry Tengo sed: I'm thirsty Tengo sueńo: I'm sleepy Fantástico: Fantastic Excelente: Excellent Horrible: Horrible And a link for more practice! The żCómo estás?​ song by Sr.…

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  • ˇEl tiempo!

    This week, Mrs. Perkin's class started integrating Spanish into their morning routine by using Spanish weather words and phrases to chart the weather: Hay nubes: It's cloudy Poco nublado: Partly cloudy Hace sol: It's sunny Está lloviendo: It's raining We sing "żQué tiempo hace hoy?" to the tune of "Frere Jacques" to practice!: żQué tiempo?, ż​Qué tiempo? żHace hoy?, żHace hoy? żHace sol, żHay nubes? żEstá lloviendo? Yo no sé... Yo no…

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  • New song!: Kindergarten

    This week, Mrs. Birrell's kindergarten class started learning the days of the week: lunes- Monday martes- Tuesday miércoles- Wednesday jueves- Thursday viernes- Friday sábado- Saturday domingo- Sunday We also learned... Ayer fue __________. (Yesterday was) Hoy es _________. (Today is) Mańana será _______. (Tomorrow will be) We sing the song ​“Los días de la semana” to practice!  It is sung to the tune of "We'll be Comin' Round the Mountain.": Hoy es ______, ________, _________  żCómo estas? Hoy es ______, ________, _________ żCómo estas? Hoy es ______, ________, _________ Hoy es ______, ________, _________ Hoy es ______, ________, _________ ˇEstoy bien!- ˇyahu! Stay tuned for more Kindergarten…

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  • Vocabulary: Grades K-4

    Please see "Vocabulary: Grades K-4" for updated classroom vocabulary lists!

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  • New links for extra practice! (Kindergarten)

    Hola a todos, Kindergarten has been practicing answering "What is your name?" (żCómo te llamas?) and some color words! Here are some links for extra practice: Barney ​el camión: Los colores Colores (canción) What is your name? - żCómo te llamas? by Calico Spanish  

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  • New links for extra practice!

    Students in Grades 1-4 have been learning the numbers 1-20 and the Spanish vowels.  Click on the links below for extra practice!  (You can also find these under "Links") Cantando las vocales Contar hasta 20  

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  • "La mar estaba serena"

    Students in Grades 1-4 are going to begin learning the song "La mar estaba serena," a traditional Peruvian song about the ocean.  Students will notice that it is similar to the well-known song in English, "I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas" in that, with each verse, the vowels change.  We are using it to practice the Spanish vowels which look the same as they do in English, but sound different!  Grade 1 learned this song…

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  • Mi clase y yo

    Students in Kindergarten have begun their first unit: "Mi clase y yo."  We started by learning the songs Hola amigos by Teresa Jennings and Adiós amigos by José-Luis Orozco. Subscribe to Orozco's channel on Youtube to see more of his videos for early Spanish learners!

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  • Vamos al Mar

    Students in Grades 1-4 have started their first unit: "Vamos al Mar."  We started by looking at the ocean in Westerly and then traveled to Peru! Misquamicut: To travel to Peru we used "La Carretera Panamericana" (The Pan-American Highway): And then ended up in M​áncora, Perú! We learned: "El mar es importante en Westerly, Rhode Island y M​áncora, Perú."  To learn more, students can use Google Maps to explore other parts of Peru and/or other places in the world where "el mar es…

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  • FLES Newsletters

    ˇHola a todos!  The first FLES newsletter went home with students last week.  Ask your child to tell you about our first lesson!

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