Category: Field Trip

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.


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


2nd semester in Spanish class

2015Spanish 1:

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.


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!

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.

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.