Photo Essay

Introducing Class of 2019!--Part I


I teach 3rd grade at a Spanish Immersion elementary in Minnesota. I asked my students to introduce themselves. Naturally, they introduced themselves in Spanish. That is their academic language, and they have worked hard to make it theirs. Below their words, in italics, is my translation.

Yo soy muy creativa, atlética, musical y parte alemán. A mí me gusta el arte y la naturaleza.

I am creative, athletic, musical, and part German. I like art and nature.


A mí me gusta el arte.

I like art.


A mí me gusta esquiar.

I like to ski.


Yo juego Fútbol Americano. Yo soy atlético.

I play Football. I am athletic.


Yo soy Katie, pero prefiero Kate. Mi color favorito es azul. Mis actividades favoritas son gimnasia, comer y leer. Esta soy yo.

I am Katie, but I prefer Kate. My favorite color is blue. My favorite activities are gymnastics, eating, and reading. This is who I am.


A mí me gustan los juegos de video.

I like video games.


Yo soy un niño divertido.

I am a fun kid.


Yo soy alguien con mucha imaginación y tengo una hermana mayor.

I am someone who has a big imagination, and I have an older sister.


Yo soy Morgan. A mí me gusta el helado de kiwi.

I am Morgan. I like kiwi ice cream.


Yo soy chistoso y me gusta construir cosas.

I am funny, and I like to build things.


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6 responses

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Again...beautifully natural portraits!! You really are the master of these wonderful child portraits!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    yes, great series!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    love this set as well!

  • Liz El

    Liz El gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Awesome! Great portraits! Love the title!

  • Carlos Verde

    Carlos Verde gave props (29 May 2010):

    beautifull series!

  • Carlos Verde

    Carlos Verde said (29 May 2010):

    i love the way they describe themselfs. so pure, like kids.

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