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

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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

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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

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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.

2nd Quarter: Week 1 in Spanish class

DSC_4611Second Quarter is always a fresh  start!                                                                                         Spanish 1: 

Our proficiency goals this week include describing people (personality and physical appearance) and interpreting  and understanding what we listen to and read. Students will create an acrostic to describe themselves, write a brief poem describing a famous person and begin reading their first book completely in Spanish!  We will continue reviewing previously learned songs: “SER”,  “Alto/bajo”, “Soy Guapo” and learn a new song this week: “Ojos/pelo”. Homework: one Real Word project  due  on Friday and  one Edmodo post.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1: 

This week’s proficiency goals include: discussing  and asking questions about activities, school subjects, schedules and teachers.  Students will begin working with regular verbs in the present tense and practice interpretive listening and reading skills. We will review the song “SER” and learn two new songs this week “AR” and “Las Excusas”  Homework: Quizlet, Edmodo and Esteban/Estebanita Project (due Friday)

End of the first grading period

oakleaf-logo1.jpgThis is Homecoming Week!


Get in the school spirit and dress up this week.


Monday: America Day

Tuesday: Tie Dye Day

Wednesday:  Western Day

Thursday: Spirit Day

Spanish 1: 

In class we will be starting a new unit and learning new vocabulary. Our proficiency goal this week is to describe people (physical appearance and personality traits). We will continue to review the verb SER as we use it in context throughout the week. Homework: Edmodo quiz,  GoogleVoice #5 and complete lab #4. All notebooks will be collected  for grading this Thursday.

Cambridge Pre-AICE 1:

We are starting a new unit and learning new vocabulary. Our proficiency goals this week include: using names of people, places and things to talk about school and talking about school schedules. Homework: Vocabulary notebooks, Quizlet and Edmodo.  All notebooks will be collected  for grading this Thursday.

Week 8 in Spanish class

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Can you believe it? The first grading period is almost over!  This week our proficiency goals include using numbers including telling time, giving phone numbers and dates. This Thursday we will have a formal assessment (listening, reading and writing)  Homework: Edmodo and Hispanic Heritage Project (due: Thurs. Oct. 2nd)

Pre-AICE 1: 

This week’s proficiency goals include: using numbers, recognizing strategies to identify cognates, listening to familiar and unfamiliar vocabulary and getting the gist, and exchanging information.  Friday we will have a formal assessment. Homework: GoogleVoice #6 and Edmodo.

Week 7 in Spanish class

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We will begin our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this week.  Our proficiency goals this week include: using the verb SER to identify, to indicate possession and to describe origin; identify and use numbers from zero to thirty; tell and ask the time and interpret simple songs.  We will learn a two songs this week: El Verbo SER and Cabeza, hombros, pies. Homework: Edmodo (create sentences using the correct form of SER), GoogleVoice #4 (sing the SER song); Quizlet – Los números 0-100 ; Edmodo (¿Qué hora es? ) Project: Hispanic Heritage Month project assigned this week and due October 2nd.

Pre-AICE 1:

We will begin our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this week.  Our proficiency goals this week include: using the verb SER to identify, to indicate possession, to describe origin,  and to talk about professions and occupations; exchange information and recognize basic practices and perspectives of cultures; tell and ask the time and interpret readings and simple songs. We will learn a two new songs this week: El Verbo SER and Baila con tu cuerpo and begin lab #4.  Homework: GoogleVoice #5 ; Edmodo (Verbo SER, ¿Qué Hora es?, Juramento a la Bandera)

Week 6 in Spanish class

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Our goals this week include: exchanging basic personal information in different modes of communication; identifying subjects and verbs in sentences and using subject pronouns.  We will continue to focus on communication in Spanish  using interpretive reading and listening and interpersonal communication.  We will also complete lab #3.

Homework:  GoogleVoice #3 and Edmodo.

Pre-AICE 1:

This week’s goals include: identifying the gender of nouns, counting numbers from zero to thirty, identifying, and using subject pronouns. We will complete lab # 3 and continue to practice communication  in Spanish by focusing on interpretive reading and listening as well as, interpersonal communication.

Homework: Quizlet, GoogleVoice #4 and Edmodo

REMINDER:  Interims are available this week.

Week 5 in Spanish class


Our goals this week are to spell and say new words, engage in basic conversations. using words, phrases and expressions.   We will have lab #3 on Wednesday and GoogleVoice #2 will be assigned for homework on Monday.

Cambridge Pre-AICE:

This week’s goals include: engaging in basic conversations, saying the Spanish alphabet and interpreting information and ideas of culturally rich sources.  Homework assignments will include: Quizlet, GoogleVoice #3 and Edmodo.

  • Cambridge social – Tuesday, Sept. 9th
  • Informational meeting – trip to Peru June 2015 – 6:30 PM Ms. Perez classroom