Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Learn Spanish! ¡Aprender Español!

Recently Mrs. Yollis' class read "Pepita Talks Twice!"

Pepita, who can speak both English and Spanish, decides that she doesn't want to "speak twice" anymore. When her decision creates problems she hadn't thought of, Pepita realizes that sometimes it can be a good thing to understand two languages.

The story was even written in both English and Spanish,

so we began learning some Spanish words ourselves.

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The video below, made by students in both Mrs. Ranney's and Mrs. Yollis' class, demonstrates many Spanish words we learned!

Just in case YouTube is blocked, here is a Vimeo version!


¡Bueños días! Good day!

¡Bueñas tardes! Good afternoon!

¡Bueñas noches! Good night!

¿Cómo estas? How are you?

¡Muy bien! Very well!

¡No muy bien! Not very well!

¡Que lástima! What a pity!

¡Gracias! Thank you!

De nada. You're welcome.

¡Hasta mañana! See you tomorrow!

¡Hasta luego! See you later!

Los Días de la Semana The Days of the Week

lunes Monday

martes Tuesday

miércoles Wednesday

jueves Thursday

viernes Friday

sábado Saturday

domingo Sunday

Me gusta...I like...

el pan bread

los tacos tacos

escuela school

matemáticas math

¡Que divertido! What fun!

¡Que buena idea! What a great idea!

¿Vamos a aprender Español? We're going to learn Spanish?


  1. Dear Senor Yollis,

    I think putting the video from last year and publishing it here is a smart idea.

    I think I know some Spanish words you taught me like:



  2. Buenos dias Mrs Yollis and students,

    I love this post.

    I do speak another language and it is Italian. I have to say that Spanish and Italian are very similar.

    When I was younger I did attend a special language school where I learned how to read and write in Italian. Mind you I was far better with talking in Italian than reading and writing.

    Gracias Mrs Yollis for this post.
    From your blogging buddy,

  3. John el Padre de NickMarch 31, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Hola Señora Yollis,

    I liked the video of the kids speaking in Spanish. Will the kids do this again this year? Cuando yo estaba en el colegio en España, Don Nicolas me enseño Ingles. So it is ironic that Señora Yollis is teaching my kid Spanish.


    John (el padre de Nick)

  4. Buenos dias mi amigos y amigas,

    Me gusta el video.
    Que divertido!Me gusta escuela.
    Que buena idea.

    Hasta luego,
    Grandma Grace

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,

    I was thrilled to learn that Spanish was being introduced to the students! Living in an area in which Spanish is used frequently and offered as another language choice at most stores and ATMs, it is important for our children to have exposure to it.
    I have enjoyed listening to Gracie speak Spanish to us at home!


    Shari (Gracie's mom)

  6. Hola papa,

    Gracias for leaving a comment on our blog.

    I also liked the video. ¡They were muy muy bien!

    No sabia cuando estabas en el colegio Don Nicolas estaba enseno Ingles.


  7. Sofi Nick's sisterApril 5, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    Hola Maestra Yollis,

    I'm Nick's sister and I loved the video about spanish. Me gusto el libro de Pepita Abla Dos Veces. I hope they learn more. When I read it last year, I was the one who had to read it to the class in Spanish. My mom taught me how to read and write at a very young age. It was easy and it took me little time to get it all.

    Sofi Nick's sister

  8. @ Sofi,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog in Spanish. A mi tambien me gusto el video y el libro Pepita Habla Dos Veces. I had to read a little Spanish in class too, but not too much. If you leave more comments I would give you the biggest hug you would ever get! :)

    Mom taught me some Spanish when I was very young age also.


  9. Dear Mrs. Yollis and class,
    Buenas Dias!
    It is great you are learning a little Spanish! When I was in school we didn't start learning a forgein language until high school. I took spanish in high school and college. I even went to college in Guadalajara, Mexico for a semester. After I spent 3 months there I was fairly fluent in Spanish. But I started to forget it after awhile when I returned to the U.S. and I wasn't speaking it very much. My advice is to start learning it early and keep practicing it!
    Hasta Luego,
    Ben's mom

  10. I think it is great that your students are learning a new language. I studied spanish in high school and then spent a year and a half in Mexico City, living with Mexican families. Fue una esperieza muy bonita para mi y ma`s de cincunta an~os despues sigo hablando espan~ol y visitando los amigos que hize cuando era joven. The gift of a second language will last a lifetime. Ben's Gramp. Ed


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