Señora Gose's Homeschool Spanish Blog (aka "Seriously, Suzanne")

Rodeo Time

Rodeo Time

Our family does a lot of stuff together. We school together, we eat all three meals together (mostly daily) and we even work together. Of course we work together on the farm, and on Flip Flop Spanish Products. This week's focus is on our other fun family business. Rent The Chicken causes us to go to endless numbers of Farmers' Markets and, my favorite, RODEOS. We're prepping for Rodeo Time now. The kids are all studying up on their barnyard vocabulary, and I'm happily collecting the prettiest eggs to display in our booth. We'll also have our teensiest goat, Dudley,...

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BIRTHDAYS!

BIRTHDAYS!

As many of you know, we have five awesome kiddos. They have five birthdays. I'm not much into birthday parties. I don't know why... they're just not my favorite. So, I'm deviating from Spanish for this post to give you an idea that has worked WONDERFULLY for us.One UnBirthday per year. No gifts, no singing. Just one huge party per year, no where near anyone's birthday. It's been fabulous. This year was our 8th unbirthday, and it was another success. If you get stressed out trying to "keep up" with society, play by your own rules and step out of...

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3 ways to make sure your Spanish Lessons aren't USELESS

How To Learn Spanish

3 ways to make sure your Spanish Lessons aren't USELESS

Missing the mark? Making a mess? 3 Ways to make sure your Spanish Lessons aren't useless

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La Palabra del Día

La Palabra del Día

La palabra del día… (The word of the day) las moscas = the flies (lahs-MOH-skahs) You really already know this word… you know the word MOSQUITO, which is a “small fly.” We add the -ito or -ita to the end of a word to make it mean “small.” I bet you’ve heard “mamacita” before also = little Mama. Keep up each day and jot this word down on a scrap of paper, and see if you can say it three times. Maybe by your toothbrush, or on the mirror, or if you’re an avid “errand-runner,” like a lot of us...

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Oh, the memories...

Oh, the memories...

How do we remember a new language? Is remembering the same thing as learning? The how and why to learning language are two different animals. I’ll tell you all about HOW today. In my classes, both for adults and children, I like to make sure the students have tools to be able to access their new tools (the Spanish vocabulary and language). Some students have trouble with memory, and this trait has historically lied to them, “I can’t learn a language, I don’t have a good memory.”  But the opposite is actually true. The thought process SHOULD be, “I don’t...

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