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wings challenge sprint #1

Hi, this week we had our first sprint. My challenge was to become fluent in Spanish. Now what I realized is you need more than just a five day school week to become fluent in Spanish. The things I did to work towards that is I used a app called Duolingo to practice Spanish. I practice for 10 minutes on Monday, Tuesday and I’m going to tonight. I didn’t get to it on Wednesday so I practiced for 25 minutes on Thursday. I felt that Duolingo really helped me. I knew a lot of the questions answers. I felt accomplished and refreshed after doing It every day. I also talked Spanish on Thursday in the car. I was trying to translate the lyrics of the song one the radio into Spanish. I was pointing out the colors of cars in Spanish. I was speaking to my family in Spanish (they had no idea what I was saying). I felt very confident in ¬†myself and impressed of what i remembered. I am going to try to continue this weekend with doing Duolingo. I am also going to try to talk Spanish again this weekend( even if no one can understand me). I felt thankful for wings throughout my week because I would not be doing this if I didn’t have the support of wings. I just need that little bit of pressure to do things. At first I had no idea what was going on. But now I feel a little more clear. I had to remind myself that its ok to ask questions. I need to work on having a little detail in ¬†my posts and comments and stuff. Thats what I was kinda unclear about at first. I just didn’t know what to write about. So that where I need to remind myself its ok to ask questions. My next sprint I am going to continue to try to be fluent at Spanish. I am going to do Duo lingo again and try to have conversations in Spanish. I have been asked what it means to me to be fluent at Spanish. Like when will I feel like I am fluent at Spanish. what do I want to be able to do to feel accomplished and complete. Well I thought about it and I guess I just want to be able to have a conversation with someone who speaks Spanish and feel like we could talk about anything and I wont feel stuck and not know how to say something. I don’t really know how to explain it but I’ll know when I feel accomplished and complete.

2 comments

  1. NancyT says:

    I also want to be fluent in Spanish! And there is a family from Spain that might be able to come and support you having conversations in Spanish. I am glad the sprint has given you a little extra motivation to work toward this goal. Let me know any way you think I can help!

  2. Melissa says:

    Hi Liberty! I don’t speak Spanish, but wish I could! I’m glad the Sprints are helping you feel motivated to work on your goals. I love reading your blog posts and hearing your stories during Writers Workshop. You have a very distinct “voice” and point of view that I find funny, irreverent, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining! <3

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