Reviews

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 17 – 20

This post marks half-way through our Speekee Accelerate review! We have covered 20 weeks of lessons in just over 12 weeks. We’ve kept up with the worksheets easily and although we haven’t always been able to do all of the additional activities that are recommended we have done most of them in small group!

As a Home Educator myself I’ve found that the small group setting we have developed for this review is working really well for us. Our small group entails my daughter Chloe (6), Timothy (7) and Georgina (11) and my other daughter Carmela (4) but she usually only joins in with the games! We meet every fortnight on a Monday morning. Continue reading “Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 17 – 20”

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Reviews, Spanish Club, Uncategorized

Book review: I want my “sombrero” back

I like to read children’s books to my students that have one word or phrase that is repeated a lot, that way I can read the story in English and just translate one word or phrase into Spanish so that they are hearing it in it’s context, over, and over, and over again.

I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen is a lovely book and perfect for learning a language this way – the children never seem to get tired of listening to it.  With this book the English word “hat” is repeated many times, so I replaced it for the Spanish word “sombrero”.  To encourage the children whenever the word “sombrero” was coming up, I put my hand on my head.  They LOVED saying “sombrero” with me! Continue reading “Book review: I want my “sombrero” back”

Latin America, Resources for children

Los Reyes Magos (Kings Day)

There are some Latin American traditions I like to continue with my family back in the UK – El Día de los Reyes is one of them. With young children and after having spent so many years in South America it would be difficult to let this special tradition go by without celebrating!

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