September 6 / 7

We continued reviewing vocabulary, this time focusing on the calendar.  Days, dates, months and holidays.
Vocab to make sure you know:
fecha vs día
día festivo or feriado – holiday
noche vieja, año nuevo
derechos civiles

Culture concepts:
“hacer puente”  – taking an extra day (or 2) of holiday between the actual date and the weekend.

We watched a powerpoint about a cool holiday in Spain called “las fallas”

Take the last 6 months of the year and create a vocabulary map like we did in class with January.  Take a month, list the holidays celebrated and whether they are a day or a date.  Figure out how you say the holiday and their date/day in Spanish.  Write down words or phrases or vocabulary about that holiday.  How do you celebrate? What do you do? What do you eat or drink?  Where do you go?  Figure out how to say that vocabulary in Spanish.  Wordreference is a great resource.  You DO NOT have to write sentences.  Just lists of vocabulary.  (verbs, nouns, descriptions, etc)  You need to do this for all 6 months.  At least 2 holidays per month.  For August – make up a holiday and how you would celebrate.
These are the holidays YOU celebrate or that are celebrated here in the U.S.  We will learn about Spanish holidays throughout the year – but you need to get a base of vocabulary for general holidays and celebrations.
This is due next class – at the beginning of class.

Here is an example of a Calendar map