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Bueno Amigo / Buena Amiga

The phrase-of-the-week for March 21 is: Bueno Amigo/Buena Amiga (Good Friend) .

 Click to hear how to pronounce: amigo or amiga.

This is a great opportunity to explain that in Spanish nouns (a person, place, or thing, such as “friend”) can be masculine or feminine. Usually, masculine nouns end in the letter -o (amigo) and feminine nouns end in the letter -a (amiga). The adjective (descriptive word) takes on the masculine or feminine nature of the noun (bueno amigobuena amiga).

Most nouns are either masculine or feminine. But when we’re talking about our friends who might be a boy or a girl, the word amigo/a can be either, depending on whom we’re talking about. A good friend who is a girl is a buena amigaA good friend who is a boy is a bueno amigo.

Phew! It seems like a lot of work to an adult, but to children who hear the Spanish language spoken early in their lives, it’s easy. So encourage your students to get the hang of it now. Maybe by singing along with one of the videos on the Spanish Integration blog:

http://claxtonspanish.blogspot.com/2016/03/bueno-amigo-y-buena-amiga.html



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Bilingual books

http://claxtonspanish.blogspot.com/2016/03/llego-la-primavera-spring-is-here.html

Did you know Ms. Brown, our wonderful new librarian and media coordinator, supports Spanish Integration by reading and discussing bilingual books when grades K and 1 visit the library?

This week, she’s been reading Llego la Primavera (Spring Is Here) by Taro Gomi.

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Buen trabajo!

The Spanish phrase-of-the-week for March 14 is: “Buen trabajo” (Good work)!

For pronunciation, click here.
This is a great phrase to use to praise your Claxton student for his or her buen trabajo with the new Spanish integration!
Another way to have fun and celebrate … Dancing and singing in Spanish with Beyonce! See the video here on the Spanish Integration blog.


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Buenos Dias: Spanish Integration Begins!

Spanish integration has begun at Claxton! The phrase of the week is “Buenos Dias.” Each week will feature a Spanish phrase, and you’ll find a link to pronunciation and a video here on the Spanish Integration Blog:

http://claxtonspanish.blogspot.com/2016/02/buenos-dias.html