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.

 

Hispanic Flamenco Ballet field trip

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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

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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

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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

EPCOT:

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