Mid-term exam in Spanish class

Spanish 1  & Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

On Monday we will review and check study guide in preparation for exam.  Students will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency level during exam primarily in the interpretive reading and presentational writing modes of communication.


Hispanic Flamenco Ballet field trip

flamencoHispanic Flamenco Ballet

This past Wednesday a group of Spanish students had the opportunity to attend the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet at Ritz theater in Jacksonville.  What a great interactive and interesting show!

Students’ comments after the event:

” I loved the upbeat songs and the colorful costumes.” L. H.

“The Hispanic Flamenco Ballet was a wonderful experience.” K. T.

“The performance I have seen today was amazing.” D. P.

“I would love to see this performance again and it was an exciting experience :) ” D. H.

“Diving into Spanish music was awesome for me. Thank you for the opportunity!” M. P.

2nd Quarter: Week 8 in Spanish class

pobre anaSpanish 1:

We’re coming to the end of the first semester.  This week our goals include reviewing vocabulary and grammar concepts to communicate at a novice mid or novice high level of proficiency. Activities this week will provide opportunities to demonstrate: understanding of words, phrases, simple sentences and frequently used expressions, ability to exchange information, handle short social interactions and write short phrases and descriptions on familar topics. Homework: Edmodo and final Real World activity for this unit due Friday.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week our goals include reviewing vocabulary and grammar concepts to communicate at a novice high level or intermediate low level of proficiency. Activities this week will provide opportunities to demonstrate: understanding  of the main idea and details on familiar topics expressed in sentences, messages, short conversations, and presentations, ability to exchange information, begin and carry on social interactions and ask simple questions, write on familiar topics and experiences using a series of sentences with some details.  Homework: Quizlet, Conjuguemos.

2nd Quarter: Week 7 in Spanish class


Our proficiency goals for this week include:  talking and writing about what others do using a variety of verbs in the present tense; talking about sports people play and interpreting and understanding what is read as we continue to read the novel Pobre Ana entirely in Spanish. Homework: Conjuguemos – present tense verbs and Real World Unit 3 activity #2 due  Friday.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Our proficiency goals for this week include:  talking about what our family does, creating stories to talk about what others do, engaging in conversations, and interpreting and understanding what we listen. We will conduct our class entirely in Spanish two days this week! Homework: Conjuguemos – present tense verbs, Quizlet – los verbos, Rock the capitals – Central America, GoogleVoice #10.

2nd Quarter: Week 6 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

Wow! only one week before Thanksgiving break, it’s hard to believe.  This year is so by so fast.  This week’s goals include: talking and writing about what others do using regular -AR, -ER and -IR verbs in the present tense and interpreting a variety of text. Homework: Edmodo  and one Real World activity due Friday.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week we will talk about family members, describe people, places and things and interpret a variety of text. Homework: Edmodo, Quizlet, GoogleVoice #9  & Conjuguemos

2nd Quarter: Week 5 in Spanish class

IMG_1024Spanish 1:

Last Friday we completed our unit’s Real World Spanish activities.  Some very artistic students decided to create painted replicas of Spanish-speaking artists paintings.  Others displayed their creativity by designing t-shirts with self descriptions in Spanish.   This week’s goals include talking about what other’s do, creating a story and a new version of a story and reading another chapter of a novice level book.  Homework:  GoogleVoice  #7, Edmodo and Quizlet.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Last Thursday students worked in groups to present some wonderful skits entirely in Spanish as an interpersonal speaking assessment.  Students described  school schedules, talked about classes and teachers, asked and answered questions and talked about what they like to do.  This week’s goals include talking about family and using terms for family relationships. Homework:  Quizlet, CVG – family tree and GoogleVoice #8


We’re going to Epcot!  Reserve your seat this week.

We’re going to Epcot — January 17, 2015!

Dear Parents,

The World Language Department would like to invite your child to Epcot on January 17th, 2015.  Students will be departing from Oakleaf at 7:00 a.m. and will return to OHS that evening at approximately 11:30 p.m.  The cost of the trip is $95.00.  If you are a season ticket holder the cost is $37.00.   If you have any questions about the upcoming trip, please contact Sra. Scarborough.

 The purpose of our trip is to discover, explore and learn to recognize how the various aspects of culture are impacted by changes in technology, commerce, communication and people.  Students will discover how technological advancement is rapidly changing global communication.  They will explore reasons why culture is defined in different ways.  They will learn that while people come from many different cultural backgrounds, all have similar needs, interests, and issues and they will appreciate that all people are different.  Also, there will be a project involved in this field trip that will be explained in advance to the students who will be attending.

We will begin collecting money immediately.   Students can make payments in installments; however, the trip must be paid in full and all forms returned by November 27th.  Paying in advance will help to secure your child’s seat and the buses.  You may pay in full…Remember seats will be filling up fast so reserve your seat now.  Please remember cash, cashier’s check or money order is accepted.  No PERSONAL CHECKS. There is no REFUND!

 Students who attend should plan to bring spending money for food, sunscreen and wear plenty of layers as the weather is unpredictable during that time of year.  The students will be able to leave blankets and pillows on the bus but will need to take the items with them they will need for the day.   Students will not be able to return to the buses until departure at 8:30 pm.

If you have any further questions, about the trip please contact Sra. Scarborough.

2nd Quarter: Week 4 in Spanish class

real world t-shirtSpanish 1:

On Monday we will conclude our first interpersonal speaking test.  Students who have completed test have demonstrated great ability to exchange information on familiar topics. They were able to handle short social interactions using phrases and/or simple sentences.

Our goals this week include: using numbers 31 and higher and talking about activities we and others do.  We will conclude the Real World Spanish activities this week; a total of four activities must have been completed by Friday.  Homework: Quizlet, Edmodo and Real World Activity #4.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

We will be finishing our school unit this week with a writing assignment and an interpersonal speaking assessment.  Students will be expected to demonstrate their ability to exchange information and carry on a conversation on  familiar topics, ask and answer questions using phrases and a series of sentences and write on familiar topics using some details. Homework:  Get together with group, create and practice script for presentation.

2nd Quarter: Week 3 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

Our proficiency goals this week include talking about likes and dislikes  and engaging in conversations to describe self and others.  We will also read a variety of texts. Homework: Quizlet test and Real World Activity #3 (due on Friday) TEST: Interpersonal Communication Assessment  Thursday and Friday

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Our proficiency goals this week include  talking about where things are, using numbers higher than 31, talking about what students like to do and interpreting what is read. Homework: Conjuguemos, Edmodo quiz and research and Quizlet.

Field Trip – Wednesday, December 10th:

Are you interested in going with us to see the Flamenco Ballet ? This is the last week to reserve your seat.

2nd Quarter: Week 2 in Spanish class

real worldSpanish 1:

We had a great week last week with our first Real World activities!  We sampled cakes beautifully decorated with flags,  tasted unusual soft drinks (coconut, pineapple, mandarin and apple),  designed t-shirts with description words, sang the first verse of the song “Soy Guapo”,  created replicas of a famous Spanish artist painting,  and wrote acrostics.   Our proficiency goals for this week include describing people and things and giving opinions, talking about our and others’ birthdays and asking questions.

Homework:  GoogleVoice,  Edmodo and Real World (Activity #2).

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Our proficiency goals this week include talking about activities and asking questions.  We will continue practicing using regular -AR verbs and learn when to use the verb ESTAR vs. SER and also gain perspectives on the Spanish-speaking world during our lab day this week. Jueves en español this week!Homework: Quizlet, Conjuguemos, GoogleVoice and Edmodo.