Everyone did really well to remember some of the adjectives (adjectivos) that we learnt last lesson especially as it was two weeks ago.
Spanish grammar is a bit tricky with adjectives as you have to remember 3 things
1) they come after the noun
2) they agree with gender (their ending changes depending whether the word is masculine or feminine)
3) they agree with number (the ending changes depending whether the word is singular or plural).
Lots to remember. Here are some examples
brazo largo – long arm
pierna larga – long leg
brazos largos – long arms
piernas largas – long legs
We did some longer sentences to describe animals like:
Una jirafa tiene un cuello largo – A giraffe has a long neck.
Una jirafa tine cuatro piernas largas – A giraffe has four long legs.
Un elefante tiene un nariz largo – An elephant has a long nose.
Finally the children had to listen to my description of a creature and guess what it was.
The children did a great job of finding the pictures showing opposites and matching them up to the Spanish words on the table.
Some of the words they found were
grande – pequeño
alto – bajo
largo – corto
nuevo – viejo
izquierda – derecha
fácil – dificil
caliente – frío
rápido – lento
We then used some of these adjectives to describe and draw some monsters on mini-white boards.
Bienvenido otra vez a los niños después de las vacaciones.
Today we revised some parts of the body and learnt some new ones, we practised numbers, colours and adjectives and reviewed were colours and adjectives were placed in relation to nouns.
The parts of the body we learnt were: la cabeza (head), los dedos (fingers or toes), el pie (foot), la pierna (leg), los dientes (teeth), las orejas (ears), los ojos (eyes), las manos (hands), la barriga (tummy), los brazos (arms).
Then we drew some pet monsters and wrote some sentences about them using the verb tiene (it has).
How would you describe this monster in Spanish?