Monday, April 22, 2013

Learn Spanish! ¡Aprender Español!

This week, Mrs. Yollis' third graders is reading "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 former students in both Mrs. Ranney's and Mrs. Yollis' class, demonstrates many Spanish words we learned!


¡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 Mrs Yollis and children,

    I feel this is wonderful that you are learning Spanish. At present my very young children who are 3 and 4 of age are also learning Spanish. We actually have a very lovely spanish teacher who comes into our room every Mondays. I have to admit I just love learning right along with them all.

    I do speak another language which is Italian. It's wonderful to be able to have two languages.

    Happy learning everyone.

    AA :)

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis and children,
    Super work team. Learning another language is great. Can you find out how to say well done or good work in Spanish? In Te Reo Maori I would say Ka Pai.

  3. Dear Allana T,

    In spanish, "good work" is buen trabajo (bwen tra-ba-ho) and "well done is bien hecho (byen etch-o). Learning another language is wonderful. I enjoy learning spanish in school, and my nanny is teaching me spanish at home too. Someday I wish to be bilingual.

    My mom tells me that words in spanish and italian are sometimes very similar.  In Italian "ben fatto" means well done and "buen lavoro" means good work.

    (Mrs. Yollis' student)

  4. Hola! Bonjour!
    In A Room with a View we learn French, and we LOVE it! It's great to be able to communicate with others, and can open up a whole new world of adventure! In a few weeks, we'll get a chance to practice what we've learned when some French children will be visiting our school.
    What I love about learning languages is that you can find words that are better than the ones you have in your own language! One example I remember from teaching in Spain was 'plastificar': in England we would say laminate, but I think plastificate would be so much better! I'd like to introduce it as a new word in English! What do you think? Have you ever tried to invent a new word?
    Your friend,
    Mrs Monaghan

  5. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

    My favorite way to learn a language is through Google translate. One, you can choose any language you want and spell any word you want. Two, it is fun to see words translate as I type them. Have you tried Google Translate yet? What do you like about it?

    Your English/Spanish translating student,


    Estimada señora Yollis,

    Mi forma favorita de aprender un idioma es a través de Google Translate. Uno de ellos, se puede elegir el idioma que desee y escribe cualquier palabra que desea. Dos, es divertido ver las palabras traducen mientras escribo ellos. ¿Has probado el Traductor de Google todavía? ¿Qué te gusta de ella?

    Su Inglés / Español estudiante traducción,



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