2nd Semester: Week 9 in Spanish class

verbos con cambios radicalesSpanish 1:

Our goals this week include interpreting and understanding a variety of texts and using a variety of verbs including stem-changing verbs to talk about what family members do. We will also continue reading Pobre Ana.  Homework:  Quizlet and Edmodo

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week students will exchange information with others about the weather; utilize phrases for speaking with hotel personnel and describe a hotel; use the verb ESTAR to describe conditions and emotions; identify products and practices in the Spanish-speaking culture and interpret and understand a variety of texts. Homework: Edmodo and Quizlet

2nd semester: Week 8 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

We will begin a new unit this week.  Our goals for the week include: identifying family relationships, describing family members, talking about other families and interpreting and understanding a variety of texts. Homework: Quizlet and Edmodo

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week’s goals include interpreting and understanding a variety of texts, practicing travel and vacation-related vocabulary, talking about the weather and seasons.  Homework: Quizlet, CVG and Edmodo

2nd Semester: Week 7 in Spanish

Spanish 1:

Students will be presenting their video or Prezi  projects this week talking about what they do and where they go during their free time.  Students will also finish final draft of school tour conversations and will continue reading the book Pobre Ana (chapter 5) Homework: Review vocabulary and verbs

conversacionesCambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Last week students had the opportunity to engage in conversations with native speakers. Our “special guests” were so impressed with the students’ ability to carry on conversations entirely in Spanish and can’t wait to come back for another visit in the future.  This week students will be presenting their video projects talking about how they spend their free time. Students will interpret and understand texts as they continue reading the book Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro (chapter 5)  Homework: Quizlet,  Edmodo

2nd Semester: Week 6 in Spanish

cartasSpanish 1:

Our goals this week include: talking about a daily schedule, exchanging information, using a variety of verbs, talking about school, classes and activities and interpreting and understanding a variety of texts while gaining knowledge about cultures.  Homework: Projects are due this Friday, February 13th.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week’s goals include: talking about what others do using a variety of verbs, preparing and conducting an interview, engaging in conversations and interpreting and understanding a variety of texts and gain perspectives of cultures.  Homework: Projects are due this Friday, February 13th.

2nd Semester: Week 5 in Spanish class

 IMG_1413Spanish 1:

This week students will talk about their classes and schedules, make plans and use irregular yo verbs to talk about what they and others do at school. On Friday, students will interpret and understand what they read as they continue reading Pobre Ana.  Homework: Quizlet

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week’s goals include: talking about where they and others go, talking about what they and others are going to do, using stem-changing verbs to talk about what they and others do, engaging in conversations  and interpreting and understanding texts.  Homework: Quizlet

 

2nd Semester: Week 4 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

Our goals this week include: talking about what we have and what we need, using expressions with the verb TENER, using the verbs TENER and VENIR and interpreting and understanding texts. Students will use new vocabulary related to school life and will work collaborative to practice and use verbs in context.  Students will continue reading the book Pobre Ana. Homework: Quizlet, Conjuguemos, Edmodo

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

This week’s goals include: using names of sports and other pastimes, using names of places in a city, talking about preferences, using functional phrases for making invitations and plans and interpreting and understanding texts. Students will use new vocabulary related to pastimes, sports and places by engaging in conversations, listening, reading, and writing activities. Students will read the next chapter in the book Brandon Brown Quiere un Perro. Homework: Edmodo research and chat and Quizlet

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Mexico at Epcot 2015

 

2nd Semester: Week 3 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

This is a short week in class.   On Tuesday,  we will practice talking about where we and others go and what we and others are going to do.  Wednesday will be our stations lab day and students will have a writing assessment  as we  wrap up our current unit.  On Thursday, we will begin our new unit talking about what we have and what we need.  On Friday, we will continue reading our chapter book Pobre Ana.  Students who attended Epcot :  wear your t-shirt this Friday! Homework: Edmodo  and Quizlet

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1: 

Our goals this week include:  review vocabulary and grammar concepts, reading informational texts, justifying and citing answers, writing a friendly letter, comparing other cultures to own culture, talking about pastimes, weekend activities and hobbies and interpreting and understanding texts. Homework: Quizlet, Edmodo, GoogleVoice #11, Students who attended Epcot: wear your t-shirt this Friday!

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Mexico at Epcot 2015

 

2nd semester: Week 2 in Spanish class

Spanish 1:

Early in the week students will present their individual or partner review projects which include writing about previously acquired knowledge and exchanging information about familiar tasks, topics and activities, including personal information.  Students will also learn the present tense of the verb IR to talk about where they go.  Homework:  GoogleVoice #8, Conjuguemos and Quizlet.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Groups will present review projects this week to exchange information about  familiar tasks, topics and activities, including personal information.  Students will learn the present tense of TENER and VENIR and use common expression with the verb TENER.  Students will interpret and understand texts.  Activities will include: listening  and summarizing a short paragraph, writing a friendly letter and reading our first Spanish novel.  Homework:  Conjuguemos and Edmodo.

Epcot:

We’re going to Epcot this Saturday, January 17th.  Arrive at school 6:45 AM.

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2nd semester in Spanish class

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This week we will review vocabulary and grammar concepts learned during the first semester using in-class projects.  Students will have the option to choose either an individual project or a partner project. Each project will provide an opportunity to demonstrate student’s proficiency level while also showcasing creativity and personal learning styles.  All projects will be due on Monday, January 12th.  Homework will not be assigned this week.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

Semester one is now history, but as we begin a new semester students will need to review vocabulary and grammar concepts learned during the first semester.  This week students will work collaborative to create an in-class group project to demonstrate their proficiency level. Scripts for this project will be due at the end Friday’s class period and presentations will take place on Monday, January 12th.  Homework will not be assigned this week.

EPCOT :

As we approach the date (Saturday, January 17, 2015),  for our field trip, please make sure that any outstanding balances are paid in full by Thursday, January 8th.  Also, take a few minutes to read some important guidelines and tips:

  • Remember: there needs to be an academic focus to this trip. Although I want you to have fun with your friends, you must also remember that there will be assignments to complete and that these will be graded.
  • You must arrive at school at 6:45 A.M. We will meet in front of the main building at 6:45 A. M.  Departure is 7:15 AM. WE WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU! IF YOU DON’T SHOW UP THERE IS NO REFUND.
  • You will be riding my bus and you may not ride on another bus with your friends.
  • You may bring your cell phone and other electronic equipment on the trip; however, you are fully responsible for those items.
  • We will be leaving EPCOT at 8:30 p.m. All students must be on the bus ready to go by 8:45 p.m.
  • All students will be required to check in with me at 3:30 p.m. in front of the American Experience Pavilion. There is a stage area next to the lagoon — this is where we will be.  We will be there for 10 minutes.
  • Plan ahead for meals! We will be arriving at the park at around 9:00 a.m. and we will not be stopping for breakfast on the way.  Don’t show up with an empty stomach. You may also want to pack a sack lunch so you do not have to purchase two meals in one day.
  • Wear sunscreen. We will be out in the sun all day and you will get sunburned- protect yourself.
  • You will wear your EPCOT T-Shirt.  Dress comfortably, yet appropriately. Remember this is a school field trip. Check the weather as the weather is unpredictable
  • If you and your friends want to eat in a restaurant, do your research and book reservations before the trip. Many restaurants will already be booked if you wait until we get there.  If you go to Dining Reservations you can find information about the restaurants, price ranges, and whether or not they suggest reservations.
  • Have fun!

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.