Hay un corazón en…… there is a heart in…… by 2nd Grade- Febrero

¿ Dónde están los corazones?

Hay un corazón rojo encima de la montaña  there is a red heart on top of the mountain.

Hay un corazón rosado encima de las flores there is a read heart on top of the flowers.

Hay un corazón morado debajo del sol there is a purple heart under the sun.

Hay un corazón rojo al lado de las rocas there is a red heart next to the rocks.

Hay un corazón rosado en el río there is a pink heart in the river.

Hay un corazón morado encima del árbol there is a purple heart on top of the tree.

Hay un corazón rojo encima de la hierba there is a red heart on top of the grass.

Hay un corazón rosado dentro del árbol there is a pink heart inside the tree

Palabras words

Montañas mountains

Flores flowers

Sol sun

Rio river

Arbol tree

Hierba grass

Rocas rocks

¿ Donde está el corazón? Where is the heart? By K/1- Febrero.

DONDE ESTA EL CORAZON where is the heart
DONDE ESTA EL CORAZON where is the heart
YO TE QUIERO YO TE AMO I love you I love you
YO TE QUIERO YO TE AMO I love you I love you
 The learners  chose a heart and put it dentro, inside al lado, next to debajo, under encima  on top and the rest  have to guess and say el corazón está….  the heart is…

Oh Invierno/ Oh Winter!!! by 2nd Grade

Oh invierno
Oh, oh es invierno
Oh invierno nos vamos a abrigar!

The second graders made these books based on the song that we learned about ” El Invierno” the winter. Here is the vocabulary that we learned:

– Vocabulary: esquis– skis, montañas-mountains, nieve-snow, chocolate caliente-hot chocolate, muñeco de nieve-snowman, gorro– winter hat, guantes– mittens, bufanda- scarf, trineo-sled, botas-boots, Enero– January, chaqueta, jacket, cabaña-cabin, gafas de esquí- ski goggles, hielo- ice, patinar sobre hielo– ice skating, calefacción heater, solución solution, lluvia rain, frío cold, nariz nose

– Colors: blanco- white, azul– blue, gris– grey.

– Expressions: es enero– It is January, es invierno– it is winter, hace frio, it is cold, nos vamos a abrigar– let’s put clothes on.

En la casa hay……. by 3/4

We have been working on parts of the house, things that we can find inside the house and prepositions: encima de on top, debajo de under, al lado de next to, dentro de in or onside, for example: hay un gato encima del tejado there is a cat on top of the roof, hay una araña debajo del tejado there is a spider under the roof, hay un jarrón con flores encima de la mesa there is a jar with flowers on the table etc…..

 

Doy gracias por….. I am thankful for…

“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” Catherine Pulsifer

The second graders classes have been brainstorming together and making a beautiful list of things in their lives that they are thankful for: 🌲El árbol de gracias, our tree of thanks. The learners came up with amazing things that they are thankful for.

Here is the vocabulary that we are learning:

Arbol tree, tronco trunk, ramas branches, hojas leaves, otoño fall

Colores: amarillo yellow, naranja orange, rojo red, marrón/café brown, verde green.

Here is the list of thing that the learners are thankful for, I hope they share them with you at home!

Feliz Dia de Acción de Gracias, Happy Thanksgiving!

Yo doy gracias por ….I am thankful for…..

La familia The family

Los amigos The friends

La comida The food

La salud The health

El agua the water

La libertad The freedom

La seguridad The safety

Los hospitales The hospitals

La vida The life

Mi casa My house

La escuela The school

El amor The love

El mundo The world

La naturaleza The nature

La tortuga Ellen The tortoise Ellen

Ali’s class

 

Yo doy gracias por, I am thankful for…….

Mi familia My family

Español Spanish

El mundo The world

La escuela The school

La comida The food

Por mi For myself

Mi casa My house

Mis amigos My friends

El universo The universe

La paz The peace

Los animales The animals

Los hospitales The hospitals

La vida The life

El amor The love

La naturaleza The nature.

Miss Hohler class.

 

 

Buhos – Owls

 The K/1 learners have been learning about buhos:

You can also learn ( in Spanish) some facts about the buhos!

El buho es un animal de la noche The owl is a night animal.

El buho tiene los ojos redondos y amarillos The owl has round and yellow eyes

El buho tiene un pico rojo The owl has a red beak

El buho vive en los árboles The owl lives in the trees.

El buho tiene las patas negras  The owl has black legs

Las alas del buho son de color negro y cafe His wings are black and brown

Las orejas del buho son gris. The owl’s ears are grey.

El cuerpo del buho es de color café, negro y naranja The owl’s body is brown, black and orange.

 

Dia de Los Muertos ” We are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time” Mexican Proverb.

” The world death is not pronounced in New York, in Paris, in London because it burns the lips. The Mexican in contrast, is familiar with the death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it, it is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love”

Octavio Paz.

El Día de los Muertos celebrants light up their homes with reverence and gather their families and friends over festive tables and photographs, in remembrance of those whose spirits will not be forgotten.

Our altar is set up, the k/1 classes started to visit it , our skeletons are funny and they are all dressed up, there are flowers, candles, puppets, masks, papel picado and of course, Pan de Muertos. On Thursday all the classes tried the traditional bread that Mexicans eat during the festivities of El Día de Los Muertos.

Here is the recipe in case you want to bake the bread at home:

For the bread
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2-3/4 oz. (5-1/2 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • Two 4×1-inch strips of orange zest (use a vegetable peeler; avoid the white pith)
  • 1 Tbs. orange blossom water
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 oz. (1-3/4 tsp.) active dry yeast
  • 15-3/4 oz. (3-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more as needed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil as needed
For the topping
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Make the dough

Put the milk, butter, and orange zest in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir until the butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool until warm. Discard the orange zest, add the orange blossom water, and whisk in the eggs.

Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water (no hotter than 110°F) and let stand until the mixture bubbles slightly, 5 to 10 minutes. (If the yeast doesn’t bubble, discard it and start again with new yeast.)

Mix the flour, sugar, and salt on a work surface. Make a well in the center. Gradually pour the yeast mixture and the milk mixture into the well while mixing with your hand . Knead until you have a nice, uniform dough, about 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth but still slightly sticky. If it seems too sticky, add more flour as needed.

Put the dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel, and leave in a warm place (about 70°F) until doubled in size, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Shape the bread

Cut off a piece of dough about the size of a lemon and reserve. Divide the remaining dough in half and shape the pieces on a lightly floured surface into 2 rounds. Lightly oil a heavy-duty rimmed baking sheet or line it with parchment; put the dough rounds on it and flatten the tops with your hands.

With some of the reserved dough, form 2 balls the size of large marbles; set aside and cover with plastic. Divide the remaining dough into 6 pieces and roll them with your hands from the center out, making ropes that are slightly longer than the width of the loaves. As you’re rolling, press with your index and middle fingers spread about 1 inch apart to make knobs that represent bones. Arrange 3 of the ropes on top of each dough round, overlapping the ropes in the center. Cover loosely with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F.

Dab a little cold water on the top center of each round where the ropes meet and put the reserved dough balls on top, pressing slightly so they adhere. Bake until the loaves have an even golden color, 30 to 40 minutes. Cover the loaves loosely with foil and continue to bake until their bottoms are browned and the internal temperature is 190°F, 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes on a wire rack.

Top the bread

Brush the loaves all over with some of the melted butter. Holding one from the bottom (if it’s too warm, use an oven mitt or a piece of cardboard), sprinkle half of the sugar all over the top, tilting the loaf slightly to help coat it evenly. Repeat with the other loaf and remaining sugar. Cool to room temperature before serving. The bread is best eaten within a day of baking.

Make Ahead Tips

The baked loaves can be wrapped in plastic and frozen for up to 2 months

El Pan de muertos es delicioso!!!! is yummy!!!!