I just got an email that we will have a new 2nd grade starting at school who speaks only Spanish. I've never been in this situation before! I asked my principal and he said he could give me a few tips and also suggested another teacher to talk to but I thought I would ask some Art teachers... Do you have any tips for me? I'm kind of nervous. I want to make sure that this student has the same opportunities and gets as much out of Art class as the other students. I know that Art is a "universal language" but I'm wondering about communicating expectations and directions for projects. I always demonstrate for the class when we start a new project but beyond that, what should I do? Thank you for any help you can offer!
Oh and I should add that my Spanish skills are very limited. I did well in my 2 years of Spanish in high school but that's probably not worth a whole lot. I know some words but I don't think I could carry on a conversation.