The first day of class can be extremely scary for my 3rd graders, as they've never taken Spanish before. From the moment they walk into class, we are Spanish only. In the past, most of the class was spent talking over the "huh" and "what is she saying?" and other minor freak outs. This year, though, they were right with me. It was incredible! At the end of class, when I asked them how the y felt, many said they were nervous, but were so excited to be in Spanish. :)
I can't believe this is the 3rd year of our program. I'm excited for this year to see where my 5th graders are and will end up and see how the language needs change as they gain more and more experience.