The fall harvest is here, which means our farmer friend Pedro has set up his market stand to sell the different foods and products he can make from the plants and animals on his farm! Pedro and his farm are used throughout the year in the K-2 Spanish classes. With Pedro as our guide, students learn to name and describe a variety of animals, fruits and vegetables, and also see how the landscape and crops change from season to season. In addition to practicing Spanish vocabulary, students also get to explore where the foods they eat come from, when and where they grow, and share their preferences with their peers. Second grade students also got to set up their own farm stands to practice having polite conversations to buy ingredients to make their own lunch.
If you are interested in practicing some of this vocabulary with your child, you can find the full list of vocabulary and goals on the Curriculum Guides page listed in the menu to the left. In addition to naming foods, animals, and vegetables, you can talk to your child about the size and color of the items. If you bring your child along to a farmer's market, we would love to have your student share a picture or talk about the things they saw during Spanish class time!
Profe Paun has taught K-4 Spanish at Runkle since 2013. She started her teaching career in Philadelphia, then moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she taught English to adults and students in grades K-8, and worked for the Secretary of Education to provide training for language teachers. She loves to travel, and has spent time in 9 countries of Central and South America.