Homeschooler Kimberly Lacey reviews Speekee’s FastTrack program

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Homeschooler Kimberly Lacey reviews Speekee’s FastTrack program

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My name is Kimberly and I am a homeschooling mom of 3. My 9 and 2 year old daughters are embarking on a year long journey to Spain. How, you may ask? It will be a virtual tour! A tour of the Spanish language through www.speekee.com and the accompanying homeschool curriculum.

I am so excited to see where this path will lead us. Come along with us with weekly updates and see just how far our adventure will take us over the next year.

Week 1

We began our adventure this week. And so far, so great! My 9 and 2 year old daughters watched Episode 1, El Parque. My youngest really gets into the songs and lively canter. We also worked on some worksheets and flash cards.

Week 2

Their favorite part was making little puppets of Lupi and Dino. We used the puppets to have short conversations in Spanish. As soon as we see Lupi and Dino on the video, my youngest runs to get our puppets so they can play along. Some of the words we worked on this week were Hola, Adios, Muy Bien, and Me Llamo. Excited to see what next week will bring.

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Week 3

We had such a great time with Speekee this week. Learning to tell time in Spanish was so much fun with our homemade clock. I would ask my girls the time. Then they would set the clock to a certain hour and then answer accordingly. Such as “Son las Cuatro” or “Son las cinco”. Their favorite activity this week was playing Traffic Lights. They would go to one side of the room and I would go to the other. Then I would say “verde” (green) for them to walk quickly, “amarillo” (yellow) for them to walk slowly, or “rojo” (red) for them to stop. The first girl to Mommy was the winner. We played it over and over. My 9yo thought it was a blast. And surprisingly, my 2 yo caught on very quickly even though I was speaking only Spanish.

Week 4

Another week complete and here comes our weekly wrap-up. We re-watched Video 1 – “El Parque”. Then we reviewed some of the things that we have learned the past few weeks. We practiced greetings, introductions, counting, etc. Our favorite review game was playing “¡CUIDADO!” One of us would pretend to do something dangerous (like holding an unlit candle) and the rest of us would shout, “¡CUIDADO!” My 2 year old kept asking to play long after we were done. She picked up on it so quickly. My best “ah-ha” moment of the week was when my 2 year old was playing play-doh and began counting the play-doh tubs on her own in Spanish. Wow, not only does she get it, she remembers it, and thinks of it on her own.

Week 5

Another week of adventures with Speekee. This week focused on the video, “El Café”. In addition to watching the video, we spent time reviewing some useful words and terms from the lesson. We focused on colors (pink, green, orange, and yellow), counting, hot/cold, and I like it/I don’t like it. We also reviewed some terms from previous weeks to help refresh our memories, such as introductions and farewells. I think Speekee is a fun way to learn Spanish and I am enjoying using it as part of our homeschool curriculum.

Week 6

Welcome to week 6 of our journey, our 2nd week visiting “El café”. While at the café, we practiced our words and pretended to be visiting the restaurant ourselves. We discussed greetings, introductions, thank you’s, like/don’t like. My 9 year old is making a great deal of progress with these topics. We also began to practice the Spanish words for milk, orange juice, and water – my 9 year old pretending to order from me. Playing restaurant is a fun way to cover many of the words which are learning.

Week 7

Another week of Speekee and lots of progress is being made. We were still focused on the cafe and watched several clips from it to keep our memories fresh. Our highlight was learning contento (happy) and triste (sad). I would call out either contento or triste and my daughters would mimic the correct facial expression. Then I would make the faces and they would pick the correct answer. My now 3 year old loved making the happy and sad faces. My 9 year old took it a step further and drew a silly face that was happy one way and sad when turned the other way. She had fun turning it the correct way, based on the word I called out. These hands-on activities are key to helping the words stick in a little one’s mind. Kudos to Speekee for the great activity ideas.

Week 8

Hi guys. It’s me again. Back for another update. This was week 8 for us. We watched “El Café” once again, as a wrap up. Then we worked on review. The most fun way for us to review was for me to give my girls pop quizzes whenever it would pop into my mind. I would walk up to them and say, “Triste” and then wait for them to make the appropriate facial expression. Or I would say “Frío” and watch them shiver.

Week 9

Week 9 introduced us to the video, “La Casa”. I enjoyed this one a lot; it was really cute. The best part was learning the names of some common toys: doll, teddy bear, ball, piano, and blackboard. Some were really easy to learn: “a piano” is “un piano”. Some were much more difficult: “a doll” is “una muñeca”.”Mi muñeca” – My doll. We had to listen to the pronunciation over and over, trying to get the hang of it. Rolling our “R”s was a rather new experience, which had all of us laughing at ourselves. Learning a new language can be quite an adventure.

Week 10

Week 10 was a fun week. We watched the video La Casa once again. I liked this one, as it focused on the home and words that we use on a regular basis, such as toys and clothing. We spent some time mastering “Grande, Muy Grande, Pequeña, Muy Pequeña”. We watched the video clip, filled out the worksheet, and would drill at convenient times throughout the week. Out of the blue, I would hold my hands far apart and say “Grande”, then I would hold them farther apart and say “Muy Grande”. By the end of the week, our 3 year old was doing this as well and thinking it was great fun. I continue to review terms from previous weeks to help keep them fresh in my daughters’ thoughts. Again, out of the blue, I might start shivering and say “Frío” or I might frown and say “Triste”. I am finding the program to be flexible and fun.

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Week 11

This week we continued on with the lesson about the home. We spent time learning the names for immediate family members. My 9 year old enjoyed introducing each of us. We also worked on the days of the week. We had some trouble getting the hang of the days’ names. So we decided to put it into the same song that we used to learn the days of the week when my children were younger. This helped a lot. Speaking of songs, my 3 year old really enjoys the Speekee intro song. When she hears it start, she come running from the other room.

Week 12

Another week finds us reviewing and drilling facts from the La Casa episode. Numbers up to 20; we threw in numbers up to 30, using a catchy song that we found. Speaking of songs, they are one of the things we enjoy about Speekee. The songs make learning easier and more fun. We also worked on learning the names for basic clothing items. This was harder and will require more work. But we are working on it, using the Speekee-provided worksheet and random drilling exercises.

Week 13

It was finally time to watch the video that my 3yo daughter has been waiting on. She has waited and waited for the week when we would finally be able to watch the “El Zoo” episode. She loves animals, all kinds, and this was probably her favorite episode. During drill time, we printed out the zoo animal worksheet on the Speekee website. I would say the animal names in Spanish in random order, asking my 10 year old what the English names were. Then I would say the names in English and let her say them in Spanish. We appreciated that most of the animal names were very similar in both languages, such as “elephant” and “un elefante”.

Week 14

We spent another week visiting the zoo and all of the animals inside. My daughter watched the video of “El Zoo” again. And we also spent a good bit of time reviewing animal names and sizes (big, small) and counting. You can see one of the worksheets in the included photograph below. My 3 year old has “big” and “small” memorized and will describe random objects in the house as one or the other.

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Week 15

This week we are still visiting the zoo, with all of its wild and crazy animals. We have spent huge chunks of time reviewing animal names, terms for “look”/“listen” and “big”/ “small”, even how to tell someone our favorite color. It has been a productive week at the zoo.

Week 16

This was our last week at “El Zoo”. We spent it reviewing our animal names. It was also time to add in “I’m hungry” and “I’m thirsty”. While we were at it, we added in review of some our favorites . . . hot/cold, happy/sad, favorite colors, etc. I’m happy with my daughters’ progress. Even my 3 year old is memorizing some of the words.

Week 17

This week we started the lessons on “La Clase”. We watched the video and enjoyed seeing inside a Spanish classroom. We drilled on introducing ourselves with either “I am …” or “My name is …”. We also practiced handing each other items while taking turns with “Toma”, “Gracias”, and “De Nada”. My 3 year old preferred to watch the short clip and say the phrases along with the Speekee children. This week’s lesson also includes a short song to introduce us to several prepositions and school supply terms. We all found ourselves singing along with the captions turned on.

Week 18

This week we are still visiting an authentic Spanish classroom. We worked on “Who is it?” and “It is…”, also “Who are they?” and “They are…” This activity uses a cute worksheet in which the Speekee actors’ faces are blurred out a little and your child guesses who they are. I thought this was a neat idea. We also watched a Dino and Lupi sketch a few times, before muting it and attempting to speak the dialogue on our own. My favorite phrase is “Te quiero (I loveyou)”. My 3 year old has so much fun watching the Speekee videos. My 10 year old enjoys the extra activities, like acting out various scenes and dialogues.

Week 19

We are still visiting an authentic Spanish classroom this week. Our studies included drills on school supply names and colors, such as “Un boli rojo” (a red pen). While learning to ask if someone has an item for us to borrow, we played along with a cute worksheet titled “What’s Missing”. For example, I would ask my child (in Spanish) if she had any glue that I might borrow. Then she would answer (in Spanish) based on which items were displayed on her paper. My 3 year old enjoyed having her own copy so that she could play along as well. We also worked on terms for family members, using a word find that we printed off of the Speekee site and also some printable photos of the children’s family in the episode clip. Once my 10 year old knew the terms, we also used them in regards to our own family. My 3 year old loves the movie clips and catchy songs. My 10 year old enjoys the creative ideas for practice and review.

Week 20

Week 20 is our third and final week in the classroom, Episode “La Clase”. We put together a paper doll from Speekee’s template and practiced naming body parts. I would point while my daughter named them. She would point while I named them. We also printed out some math worksheets and practiced writing numbers up to 20, then adding and subtracting in Spanish. For a review and to wrap-up our time in the classroom, we watched the episode one more time and worked on some of our new vocabulary (please/thank you, family member names, numbers, school supplies, etc.). This episode was jam-packed with information and useful phrases. Also, it was such a neat bonus getting to see inside an authentic Spanish classroom and notice differences and similarities to an American classroom.

Week 21

Week 21 finds us at the market or el mercado, if you speak Spanish. This week focused on counting, colors, and fruits. This was a good time to review our counting and our colors, while also learning the names of fruits. My 10 year old did a worksheet to remind her of the correct format. It seems strange for us to write the subject before the adjective. For example, in English we would say “a green apple” but in Spanish, it would be “an apple green”. I then drilled her on her counting, colors, and fruits. We came up with some crazy concoctions for her to translate. Has anyone seen “a pink banana”? How about “four blue oranges?”

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Week 22

Week 22 of our 40 week journey finds us still visiting the market, with its yummy fruits and vegetables. Through role-playing a Dino and Lupi sketch, we were able to review some of our food names, such as “Manzana” and “Naranja” … as well as our manners (Gracias) and conversation style speaking, like “Look” (Mira) and “Here you are” (Toma). I enjoy learning little differences between the Spanish and English language. For example, when Lupi hands Dino an apple, she says “Here you are” (Toma), whereas I would say “Here you go”. You may remember last week how we had to get used to saying “an apple green”, instead of our usual “a green apple”.

We also watched a short video clip of Joe and Maggie shopping for ingredients and then returning home to make a delicious looking omellete. As well as being able to review more food names, I liked catching a glimpse of a different lifestyle, with the subtle differences between the Spanish market and kitchen, versus the American market and kitchen. Speekee isn’t only an introduction into the Spanish language; it is also an introduction into the Spanish culture and lifestyle.

Week 23

My children are still visiting the market this week. They are learning more fruit and vegetable names and practicing their counting. Since one of the exercises involved pretend play of counting eggs, my 3 year old suggested we use some leftover plastic Easter eggs. Perfect. When it came time to review “patata”, which is of course, Spanish for “potato”, it reminded me of a silly American song. It makes light of people’s insignificant differences such as how some Americans pronounce potato as “po-tay-to” while others pronounce it as “po-tah-to”.Well, apparently, it can also be pronounced as patata. We could make quite the silly word game out of all these variations. Next week will conclude our visit to the market. It has been a fun shopping trip.

Week 24

This week we made our last visit to the market, before moving on to our next destination. We watched the video again to refresh our memories of some of the vocabulary and phrases. Then we did some activities that my 4 year old enjoyed. She watched the clip on colors with me; then, she enjoyed being quizzed on them to see how many she could remember and repeat. We also played a fun review game, called “What’s in the Bag”, after watching the clip by the same name. I decided to draw a variety of foods, instead of using real ones, and placed them in a paper bag. Then, as my daughter pulled different ones out of the bag, we would review the Spanish terms for the food. Once all the foods were out on the table, we practiced counting them in Spanish. She thought this was great fun; and hours later, she said to me, “Hey Mommy, patata means potato.” After Daddy arrived home, our 4 year old was proud to show off her counting skills also. I love seeing that she is learning and remembering and having fun in the process.

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Week 25

This week we were off on a new adventure to the bus station. This was one of my favorite episodes so far; it seemed just right for my 4 year old daughter. We learned the names for several different modes of transportation and reviewed colors. My daughter enjoyed the word puzzle, helping me match up the correct answers by finding the letters that she recognized. After reviewing a video clip about crossing the street safely, my daughter and I had great fun acting out the scenes ourselves. We took turns, one of us being the pedestrian and the other being the car driver. “Look, listen, be careful!” She loved riding by on her bike, while I waited to cross safely. “Fantastico!”

Week 26

Week 26 finds us still at the bus station. We had great fun making and coloring paper airplanes, then flying them indoors and outdoors, while saying “Mi avión rojo (My red aeroplane)…Mi avión blanco (My white aeroplane)… etc.” The “I Spy” worksheet was a wonderful idea. My 4 year old watched the video clips, checking off each vehicle that she saw. Then, the next time we went for a ride, she brought the paper along and checked off the rest of the vehicles, as she saw them on our outing. The Speekee program has the cutest ideas for activities and reviews, just right for this age range.

Week 27

Here we are at Week 27, hanging out at the bus station and still finding lots of exciting things to do. The “I don’t know” game was so much fun for my little one. I would ask her questions to which she knew the answer was “yes” and questions to which she knew the answer was “no’. Then her favorite part would come when I would ask some off-the-wall question, which I knew she wouldn’t know the answer to and she would get to reply with “No lo sé (I don’t know)”, most emphatically. We also practiced vehicles and their colors some more, using the phrase, ¿Qué es? (What is it?). My daughter enjoyed when I tried to stump her on the colors, having her say “No” or “Sí ” after I would ask if a vehicle was a certain color. She was a sharp listener and soon decided to quiz me as well. My 4 year old also enjoyed turning the activity into an “I Spy” sort of game around the house, locating items of a certain color, in Spanish of course.

Week 28

This week was our last week at the Bus Station. We played some fun games, such as “Guess the Time” and a game about directions with “Left, Right, and Straight on.” With the directions game, we took turns hiding an item and then, using directions only, we would lead the other person to the object. We also reviewed colors, please and thank you, etc. We wrapped up our week by watching the “Bus Station” episode once more. My daughter’s favorite part of the video is the short clip about children crossing the street. She loves to sing along and cheer on the children, as they cross safely by looking and listening. “Muy bien.”

Week 29

Week 29 finds us at “la playa”. Ah, the beach. Very fitting for summertime. After watching the video, we followed up with some fun activities for extra practice. My four year old and I had lots of fun acting out hot and cold, based on a short video clip. We would shiver with “frio” and fan with “calor”. We also took turns asking for objects in Spanish, followed by “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” My daughter thinks the Speekee activities are lots of fun.

Week 30

Week 30 and we are back at the beach, and what a beautiful beach it is. This week we continue to work on our “weather words”, such as COLD, HOT, RAIN, and SNOW. The song and skit for this is just adorable. My daughter and I enjoyed watching and singing along as Speekee gets all warm and cozy on a cold day, just in time to take all of his winter gear back off for a hot day. We then practiced an activity similar to Dino and Lupi’s sketch, based on our weather outside, which just happened to be RAIN. This week also had an “I Spy” sort of activity, where we watched a scene about Joe and Maggie going to the beach. My daughter had to watch closely, since questions could pop up at any time, such as “What color was the sand bucket?” Since “I Spy” is a great hit with most preschoolers, this was a great idea for an activity. Join us next time, as we enjoy another visit on the warm and sunny beach.

Week 31

As summer wraps up here, we are still hanging out at the beach… the beach on Speekee. We watched the video again to do some review; this episode is still one of my favorites. It is so fun and playful with swimming, sandcastles, and ice cream. My 4 year old daughter continued work on the extra activities included in the FastTrack. We played the song clip about different weather conditions without looking at the video and while listening carefully, we acted out each scenario from rain to snow and hot to cold. Next we reviewed some opposites that we have learned in various episodes, such as hot/cold and happy/sad. My daughter’s favorite activity this week was “What is in the bag?” I let her fill it with various items and while I asked ¿Qué hay en la bolsa? (What’s in the bag?) , she would pull each item out and name it in English until she found the ice cream cone, which she would name in Spanish (un helado).

Week 32

This is our final week at La Playa. It has been a fun visit, as this was one of my favorite episode. I printed out two Spanish fans using the Speekee templates and asked my 5 year old daughter to draw a happy face on one and a sad face on the other. Then we took turns dramatically acting out whether we were “triste” or “contenta”. We would put the corresponding fan over our face, such as seen in the episode, and then tell how we were feeling based on the fan we were holding… either sounding very happy or very sad. My little girl thought this was so much fun. Another activity was to print out postcard phrases in Spanish and see how many she remembered, then review the ones she didn’t. I was surprised how many she knew already. For the ones she didn’t remember, I would give hints by acting it out… like licking an imaginary ice cream cone or fanning my face to show how hot it is. After just a little review, she was doing an awesome job on her own. For a free practice, we decided to talk like Goldilocks’ three bears. While trying to get the bath water “just right”, we would say “hace calor” if the water was too hot or “hace frio” if the water was too cold and then “perfecto” once the water was just right. She thought this was a fun twist and enjoyed playing. We have had a lot of fun at the beach and now we are off on our next adventure.

Week 33

Week 33 is our first week visiting “el jardin,” or “the garden.” The garden clip is full of cute incidents, such as children playing leap frog and wearing animal masks. This episode also includes scenery from a beautiful, relaxing garden. It makes me want to go for a visit. In this lesson, we practice counting to 10 and several animal names. We also review terms such as “look and listen” and “big and small.” During week 33, we used some of the recommended activities to work on mastery skills. One was a cute skit, where I would pretend to be distracted until my daughter would say, “Mira.” Then I would watch while she did a trick of her choice. I would follow up with , “Muy bien.” She thought it was fun to have to get my attention before each trick. In “Guess How Many,” I gathered up 5 crayons. I held a random amount in my hand, ranging from 0 to 5 and my daughter would guess the number in Spanish. We have added “cero” to her counting, so sometimes there might be none at all in my hand. For the “Me gusta” song clip, we quickly drew up a horse, cat, and dog. We then watched the song, while my daughter held up the corresponding animal. We also practiced stating whether the animal was “pequeno” or “grande”. We always have fun saying the terms with great exaggeration. “Pequeno” is such a fun word to say. I appreciate that this was a week of mostly review, giving my daughter more practice at mastering some of the more common phrases.

Week 34

Week 34 is our second week visiting “el jardin,” or “the garden.” As usual, the Fast Track offers cute and simple activities perfect for the elementary ages. The things I appreciate about the Speekee activities are that they require little prep work and that they keep it fun and engaging for younger children. Our first review activity was to watch a short clip of a girl jumping rope. We counted along in Spanish and in English. In the next activity, we pretended our hands were puppets and “mouthed” along with Dino and Lupi’s skit. During the skit, we were able to review animal names in a matching game. After the skit, my daughter and I drew our own animal cards and played several rounds of the matching game. The final activity was to watch a short clip, paying close attention to details, and to then answer a few questions about what we watched. I always enjoy this particular activity. Paying close attention to detail and retaining what we observe are very important skills. Week 34 was yet another enjoyable week of visiting with Speekee, My daughter always looks forward to it.

Week 35

This week we are still in the Speekee garden, which is the perfect place to be as we see flowers beginning to bloom around our home. Our first activity was to print out an animal word search. Since my little girl is 5 years old, I helped out a good bit with the word search. Once we found the words, she liked circling the answers. Word searches are kind of like a treasure hunt. It is fun when you finally find it. We then practiced introducing our pets by name and size. Our dog is “GRANDE.” Our cats are “pequeño.” We always say “grande” and “pequeño” with great emphasis and emotion, which makes it all the more fun. We attempted the activity to roll our “r” with words using “rr”, such as “perro” (dog). We found a few tutorial videos and playfully practiced along with them. Let’s just say that this technique will take some practice. Lastly was one of my daughter’s favorite Speekee activities, ¿Qué hay en la bolsa? (What’s in the bag?). She loves the mystery and surprise aspect of this game. I secretly put a few items in a bag, along with a ball. My daughter would take a guess each time that we pulled an item out. Once we got to the ball, she would announce the item we had been waiting for, “Una pelota (A ball). She also enjoys taking a turn with placing items in the bag. We are close to the end of the 40 week Fast Track program and my daughter still gets excited when I tell her that it is “Speekee Time.” Her first question is usually, “What are the games this time?” I’m still just as impressed as ever with the Speekee approach.

Week 36

Week 36 is our final week visiting in a beautiful Spanish garden. First off, we watched some of the video clips as a review. Next, we made a hopscotch game, writing the numbers in different colors so that we could practice our numbers and colors in Spanish. My five year old practiced her counting and is doing very well. We also printed out a worksheet that turned out to be a lot of fun. We practiced saying “I like to”… dance, sing, paint, etc. Then my little girl circled the activities she enjoys. We took turns miming the actions, which was definitely her favorite part. It turned into a big production and the dancing time turned into a whole ballet routine. To wrap up our lesson, we reviewed several terms. We would make faces and name the expression in Spanish. I would name objects of various sizes and she would tell me if the item was “grande” or “pequeño” or if it was “frio” or “calor.” It was a very productive and fun lesson.

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Week 37

La Fiesta! Everyone loves a fiesta and it is only fitting that our final Speekee video be a party! After watching the video, we printed out a worksheet for my daughter to draw her own party scene. Balloons and all. A fun activity was to ask “How old are you?” in Spanish and then blow down that many paper towel roll “candles.” Emily even took the time to decorate each “candle” and enjoyed the challenge of trying to blow down the correct number in one breath. One of the coolest activities so far was to take a flattened out pizza box and trace Emily’s body on it. We listened to the body parts song, pointing to the correct parts several times and then she labeled each one on the box in Spanish. She was very proud of her accomplishment. Speekee is a great program that makes learning Spanish fun and interactive. My daughter looks forward to the creative activities.

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Week 38

Week 38 continues with the video, “La Fiesta.” La Fiesta is a fun video of cake, presents, and friends. I enjoyed watching it again for this week’s review. Emily remembered the activity from last week’s lesson and pulled out more paper towel rolls (which doubled as birthday candles) and we had challenges to blow them down in one breath. Our next activity was to practice the phrase, “Me duele” (it hurts). I would ask Emily to poke at me and every time, I would greatly overact shouting out, “Me duele.” By the end, she was laughing hysterically. Next, after watching a short clip from the video, I asked Emily the comprehension questions from the lesson plan. I appreciate this kind of exercise, since it helps children to pay closer attention to details. And lastly, we printed out the “Doctor, Doctor” worksheet. This was a review of both “Me duele” and the body parts. As usual, Emily was very excited to see what this week’s activities would be.

Week 39

Week 39 finds us just one lesson away from the final week in Speekee’s 40-week Fast Track. This week has some great review activities, to help solidify some of what we have learned over the past 38 weeks. We started out with the game, “What’s in the Bag.” My daughter always enjoys this game. I put a few folded up cards into the bag. Each card had a picture and the Spanish-name for that picture. My daughter would draw cards at random and then we would say the corresponding Spanish word. We did this for a while to help review the names. Then we made it into a game. We took turns drawing cards and the first one to draw “una tarte” three times was our winner. Our next activity was to fill out a worksheet, which could then be used to correspond with a Spanish-speaking pen pal. My daughter enjoyed this activity more than I thought she would. In fact, after completing the letter, she was eager to read it to her sister. I appreciated that Speekee provided a cute color answer key for this activity. It gave several options, with pictures, for each fill-in-the-blank question. I also appreciated that the worksheet provided a conversational tone. It is one thing to learn how to say “pink” in Spanish… “rosa.” It is another thing to learn how to say, “Mi color favorito es el rosa.” It is essential to learn terms and phrases that you could use in an actual conversation. Speekee, an immersion program, helps make that happen.

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Week 40

This week, my daughter and I wrapped up our amazing journey through Speekee. It is our last week at “La Fiesta.” We watched a clip of the seasons and practiced using the Spanish terms, while Emily colored a picture of the 4 seasons that we found online. We also printed out a worksheet related to the birthday party clip. Emily watched the clip, then she put the scenes from the worksheet in the proper order. Next, we practiced the questions and answers included for each picture. To wrap up our lesson, we watched the video, “La Fiesta” once more. Just like the other videos in the series, it is a very engaging and well done lesson.

Emily and I have enjoyed our journey with Speekee. I am very impressed with the full-immersion video lessons and the 40 week FastTrack option, complete with worksheets and review exercises. I asked my daughter what some of her favorite activities were from the series. She mentioned enjoying the “What’s in the Bag” games and also the time that we traced her body on cardboard, so that she could practice writing the Spanish terms for different body parts. Speekee has been a wonderful introduction to the beautiful Spanish language, both for me and for my daughter.

I’d like to thank Jim for the opportunity to review this great program and for always being available and helpful along the way.

My pleasure Kimberly. And I would like to thank YOU for your extensive and informative review of our FastTrack program. So happy your kids have enjoyed it and learned lots of Spanish!

Until next time readers,

Jim

Jim Porter is a co-founder of Speekee®, home of the most comprehensive Spanish learning program for children ever to appear online

Jim began his Spanish learning journey in 1990. He has been a language teacher since 1994 and he lives in sunny southern Spain with his two bilingual children. Loves it! More…

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