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Dear Parents,
For the last few weeks, the third grade has been working on learning vocabulary in Spanish related to “the house.” The students now know the Spanish words for the different names of the rooms, as well as for the furniture that you can find in each of them.
To finish the unit, the students are going to build their own house (in a shoebox!). This hands-on project requires time and creativity on their part. We are hoping that you can provide your son or daughter with some guidance throughout the project, so they can meet the requirements in a timely fashion.

Project requirements:
- The due date for this project is Monday April 18.
- The house must have at least two rooms.
- Students must use “recycled” material to build the entire house – (do not purchase anything new to use in the house!)
- Rooms and furniture must be labeled in Spanish.
- There should be a minimum of 15 Spanish terms displayed in the house (rooms or furniture)
- You can find all the vocabulary needed for the project below in the Spanish wiki.


We hope you enjoy sharing this activity with your son or daughter while building a house! We encourage you to ask your child questions about the house as he/she builds it; this will give them additional practice using their new vocabulary.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
The Spanish Department



Vocabulario de la casa

La sala (living room): él sófa, la televisión , el teléfono, el florero (flower vase), el cuadro (painting), la alfombra (carpet or rug), el sillón (arm chair), la mesa del centro (center table), la lámpara.

El baño: el inodoro (toilet), el espejo (mirror), el lavamanos (sink), la ducha (the shower), la tina o bañadera (bathtub.)

El dormitorio: La cama (bed), el velador (night table), el gavetero o cajonero (chest), la comoda (vanity), el armario (closet), la lámpara, la percha (hanger)

La cocina: El refrigerador, la estufa, el microondas, el fregadero (sink), la mesa, las sillas, el televisor

El patio: La piscina (swiming pool), la casa del árbol (tree house), la hamaca (hammock), la canal (slide), la fuente (fauntain), la pajarera (bird house), el asador (barbeque).

Partes de la casa: Techo (roof) ático, escalera (ladder) or stepladder, corredor (hall) sotano (basemant), comedor (dining room), garage, buzón (mail box), cerca (fence), portal (porch), terraza (deck), ventana (window), puerta (door).




Memoriza el poema de "Las Calabazas" ( Due Thursday October 21st)


Cinco calabazas sentadas en la puerta.
La primera dice: es noche de los muertos.
La segunda dice: hay brujas en el aire.
La tercera dice: hay monstruos en el valle.
La cuarta dice: calabera quiero ser.
La quinta dice: vamos a correr.
¡¡Ooooooooooooouuuu!! dice el viento
y las luces se apagaron...
y las cinco calabazas...
rodaron y rodaron.