What IS Jump Into Spanish?
I created Jump Into Spanish as a way to help other families that had kids who wanted to learn Spanish, and as a way to keep myself accountable in teaching my own kids Spanish. Helping your children to be bilingual is a HARD job and is takes LOTS of work! Jump Into Spanish is my way of sharing what we do at our house with you, so you don’t have to do so much work & to help you and me both to stay motivated and encouraged.
Jump Into Spanish Weekly!
Every week I send out an email to my Jump Into Spanish group. It includes links to allll the materials for the term, and also specific plans for each day of the coming week. The materials include a vocabulary sheet with 5-6 new words to learn daily Monday through Friday. It looks like this:
I make an audio guide for each day that you can listen to (it’s about two minutes long) that helps you learn how to pronounce the words.
In addition to the new words we learn each day, we also follow this schedule:
MONDAY: Vocab + Learning a classic folk tale in Spanish (our current folk tale we’re working on is The Three Little Pigs/Los tres cerditos)
TUESDAY: Vocab + Spanish poetry (the kids actually memorize a few Spanish poems each term!)
WEDNESDAY: Vocab + Game (just any little game you choose to make the learning fun)
THURSDAY: Vocab + Booklet (I make a little booklet you print out each week…kids add the illustrations or sometimes just color in the illustrations.)
FRIDAY: Vocab + Folk Song (we work on memorizing a few Spanish folk songs each term)
We have a free Facebook group for all the members too, where we share booklists, YouTube videos, reminders, questions, etc. to help each other out!
Basically this is me, sharing my personal lesson plans that I use with my own kids (ages 3-8), so you don’t have to do all the work! And my hope is to be a cheerleader for you, because I know how hard it can be to stick with the goal of helping your kids to learn a second language!
How Do I Join?
Sound like something you want in on? Just click the button below to JUMP IN! Once your payment goes through, I’ll be in touch about how to get all the materials for the term + this coming week. You can also email me with questions: fortheloveofspanish at gmail dot com.
How Much Does It Cost?
I try to keep the cost for this really affordable, I only ask for a one-time payment of $45. Of course that cost will probably increase the more I develop and add to the course. So now is a GREAT time to join. Once you’re in, you’re in for life!
How Often Do I Pay?
Right now, the Jump Into Spanish program is set up so that you only have to pay ONCE. The $45 fee is all you will pay to gain access to the materials for as long as you wish. That IS subject to change, however, so like I mentioned above, right now is a really good time to JUMP IN. 😉
What Does It Include?
Each term is 12 weeks. I have designed almost three terms so far (right now we’re at the end of term 3A). I have three more terms in the works, and then we will cycle back around to the first term. So you’re getting materials/lesson plans for six total terms, which ends up being about two years worth of material. And of course you can cycle back through the material countless times until your family feels they have learned all the material. For example, I have a 3- and 5-year old that have just started with Term 3A. In 2019 we’ll do Terms 1B, 2B, 3B. In 2020 we’ll go back through 1A, 2A, 3A. Which means it will have been two years since they practiced the material from 3A, so it will feel fresh to them but they’ll be learning the material even better since they will have been exposed to it before!
What Ages Is It For?
My kids are ages 3, 5, 7, and almost 9. The lessons I plan are geared for them. All of the materials are adaptable depending on ages and learning styles. There’s plenty of material to pick and choose what works best for your family.
Style of The Program
I designed the Jump Into Spanish materials based on the Charlotte Mason approach I read about on Ambleside Online and heard about from A Delectable Education podcast & consultation services. When we homeschooled this was the style that resonated with us best. It focuses on learning language in action phrases, learning a few new words each day, learning folk songs & poetry, narrating, recitation, & copywork. The lessons are designed to take about 15-20 minutes each day.
What Will We Learn?
Each term the goal is to learn 300 new words, learn simple Spanish phrases (from the booklets or action phrases), learn how to re-tell a folktale in simple Spanish, memorize a few Spanish poems with actions, & learn one or two Spanish folk songs. We also do culture studies on several countries within each term. For example this term we are learning about Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain. The hope is that this program will help you to make learning a foreign language a part of your lifestyle.
I can’t wait to have you join us and jump into learning Spanish with us!!! Remember you can email me with any questions: fortheloveofspanish at gmail dot com.
Un abrazo from my family to yours! -Kali