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2nd and 3rd Grade: Greetings and Common Courtesies

2nd and 3rd grade have been focusing on greetings, including

  • Hola
  • buenos días (good morning)
  • buenas tardes (good afternoon)
  • buenas noches (good night)
  • Adiós
  • ¡Chau!
  • Gracias
  • Sí/no

They are also working on common courtesies like asking ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?) and answering with:

  • muy bien (very well)
  • bien (well)
  • más o menos (so-so)
  • mal (bad)
  • muy mal (very bad)

This week we are focused on “¿Cómo se llama?” (What is his/her name?) and “Se llama….” (His/her name is…) and the pronouns “él” (he) and “ella” (she).

We use Physical Response, songs, games, pictures, stories and individual activities to reinforce these concepts.

Surprise your child 2nd or 3rd grader by asking them ¿Cómo estás? when they get home from school!

-Señorita Tauchman


About Lauren Tauchman

Lauren Tauchman is a Spanish teacher in Colorado. She serves on the Board of Directors for CCFLT (Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers), she is a certified instructional coach, and a presenter. She has taught K-6, middle school, and currently teaches high school Spanish 1 and 2, using TPRS/CI methods. e-mail

2 responses »

  1. Annagrace O'Connor

    Dear Senorita Tauchman,

    I really enjoy your classes – you are a great Spanish teacher. Your classes are muy bien. Thank you for teaching us Spanish!

    Love, Annagrace

  2. ¡Hola Annagrace!

    ¡Muchísimas gracias por visitar mi sitio! Thank you so much for visiting my website!
    ¡Y gracias a ti por ser una estudiante muy buena! And thank YOU for being such a great student!

    Hasta pronto,
    Señorita T

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