Last week over 80 kids gathered together up in the gymnasium to sing, dance and listen to Joel Valle play songs from the Mi Guitarrí: Spanish Songs for Kids CD. For several weeks each Spanish class had been practicing the songs so that students could confidently sing along in Spanish.
Why is singing such an important component of the Calico Spanish curriculum? Because the variety of vocabulary presented in the lyrics, the repetition of foundational language concepts and Joel’s authentic accent make singing a fabulous way to easily learn Spanish.
You will also notice that many of the songs lend themselves well to movements. These actions help interpret the songs and give kids a great opportunity to get their wiggles out. It’s so important to make learning a second language fun.
I’m so proud of my students for such a great show! Also, thanks to Hood River News for putting this video together.