Tarea de febrero (February homework)
During the 2nd semester I'm introducing monthly homework options in 5th grade! Those of you who stopped by during our recent Middle School Information night may have gotten a preview. I have been using a similar format in middle school this year, and it has been a great way to give kids lots of options for practice, regardless of levels and interests.
To learn a new language, practice outside the classroom is important. I am trying to help develop students' skills as independent language learners, and some of that includes figuring out ways to practice that are just right for each person! We also took the Birmingham Grid for Learning test to find out what kind of "Smart" we were, and hopefully that information can help students explore effective ways to practice and explore.
This week I gave students a paper in class this week with activity options for February. There are two sets of options. (I gave each student both, so they can choose what is right for them.) Click below to see a copy of these options! Each activity has a description and instructions. Some of them require you to write down information, or attach some other kind of proof.
- Tarea de febrero - Nivel Básico. These activities are appropriate for beginner learners.
- Tarea de febrero - Nivel Avanzado. These activities are more advanced. Students who speak Spanish at home or who want to challenge themselves should choose from these options.
Students should complete at least 1 activity each week (4 for the whole month.) For the first week, we had a chance to try out some of these activities in class. Some favorites were Free Rice, Duolingo, and independent reading from my collection of Spanish books. Students should complete other activities at home and keep track of what they have done with the homework paper. All evidence will be turned in at the end of the month.
Parents, please look over the options and help your child pick something that is just right for their language level, interests, and access to resources! Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for new activities to add to our options next month.