Saturday, September 29, 2012

Spanish classes

Through the connection of a friend, we were privileged to participate in some experimental Parent/Child Spanish classes put on by another young mom in Waverly that teaches Spanish at Hawkeye Community College.  It was a 45 minute class on Saturday mornings for four weeks in September.  The program was geared towards kids (and a parent) ages 2-5, so I took both kids along.  Although there were varying degrees of participation by Emily & Lincoln based on their moods each morning, they both thoroughly enjoyed it, as did I.  The classes covered basic topics like numbers 1-12, colors, animals and facial features.  Lincoln can count in Spanish as well as he can in English, and he loves doing all the action to the song we sang called, "Hola, Amigos!"  It was good review for Emily along with a few new things.

Here are the only pictures I took on my phone a couple weeks ago.  The kids played a fun "bopping" game with colored pieces of paper spread throughout the room.  They also did a fun project using shaving cream and food coloring.

Amanda did a fabulous job, and I highly recommend the classes.  She has started another 6-week session that doesn't require prior participation, so you can jump in any time.  You also don't need any Spanish background to participate.  Let me know if you're interested!

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