¡Hola! Me llamo Señora Ranney. Hello! My name is Mrs. Ranney.
Students grades K-8 see me for Spanish once a week in their classrooms; the best thing about my job is that I get to work with ALL of the students and staff! I grew up on a small town farm in Minnesota. During a summer job in high school, my world was broadened by the opportunity to work with several Latinas. They inspired in me the desire to learn Spanish. During college, I spent a semester living with host families in Mexico, Argentina and Spain, and attending classes. I am excited to help Erie Rise students explore Spanish language and culture, helping them gain appreciation for diversity and realize the importance of being able to relate to and communicate with a variety of people.
2nd graders engaging in simple, Spanish dialogue, trying to guess which body part is “hurting” them 😉 Open the attached assignment to view the activity and vocabulary! Play it at home with your child.
“Las chicas de Kindergarten” had a great Spanish class this week practicing Spanish colors and counting items up to 10. The students played a matching card game with “amigas” to review colors, and then each received a small bag of “dulces/sweets” (m&ms) to count and sort by Spanish color and number.
Kindergartners have also enjoyed the counting “monos”/monkeys as we have used the 5 Little Monkeys story song during our practice.