New School Year 2016-17

Welcome!The first day of class is Tuesday,  August 16th! Please see below (Español 1 or Cambridge Pre-AICE 1) supplies needed for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Then, check the menu tab on this page and use the link to your course to learn more about it.

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I am looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday.

Sra. Scarborough

First semester in Spanish class is a wrap 

Spanish 1:  

We’ve had a busy semester! Students can talk about what they or others do using a variety of-AR verbs. Students also engaged in conversations to talk about likes and dislikes.  Students identified family relations vocabulary and created a family tree. They worked in groups to tweak the Tengo una familia grande lyrics and then performed the new version. It was great fun. 

Cambridge Pre-AICE:


 Students ended the unit by creating a personal profile page to talk about themselves, classes they take and activities they enjoy.  In the process I discovered I have some amazing artists in class!

We finished the semester by reading the novel Brandon Brown quiere un perro. Students enjoyed the story and the opportunities to participate in readers theater. After we finished reading the book, planned and presented “movie trailers” to highlight memorable scenes. 

Games and competition

playing “concentracion”

This week, students engaged with vocabulary as they played a memory game matching vocabulary with an illustation. Partners also completed a scavenger hunt searching for items on their list. In less than five minutes, most teams found all the items.  Classes competed against each other to see how quickly they could read a list of 28 items. The Pre-AICE fourth period class was declared the winner with a record of 2:27 and the third period class finished 2:28 as a record for the Spanish 1 classes. These activities provided great comprehensible input.
During Enrichment students created posters to honor National Bullying Prevention Month 

We’re going to Epcot!

The World Language Department would like to invite your child to Epcot on January 16th, 2016. 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 $100.00. If you are a season ticket holder the cost is $40.00. 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 Thursday, December 10th. 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.If you have any questions about the upcoming trip, please contact Sra Scarborough.

End of the first quarter in Spanish class

This is the final week for our first grading period in the school year!  Isn’t it crazy? Time has gone by so fast.  We’ve been very busy in class and here’s a quick glimpse at what we’ve been up to recently.

In the past two weeks students have:

  • Practiced exchanging personal information and making introductions
  • Specified new and familiar words in a video and in an authentic song
  • Interpreted information and ideas from a variety culturally authentic sources
  • Counted from 0-30
  • Identified and used subject pronouns
  • Learned gestures for all pronouns
  • Practiced singing the song SER
  • Used the verb SER to write simple sentences about self and others
  • Updated their interactive notebooks
  • Learned about a popular music group through comprehensible input /authentic reading
  • Acquired and reinforced grammar skills through technology during our lab days

This week students will:

  • Use numbers and tell time
  • Exchange information and use grammar concepts in context
  • Complete and interpersonal communication assessment
  • Read and analyze demographic and cultural information about Hispanics in the United States and Canada
  • Complete self-evaluations

All make-up assignments must be completed by this Thursday October 8th.