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Septermber 12, 2018 Wednesday

Español 2

We’ve been reviewing and practicing information from the previous year of Spanish study. There will be a test this Friday. Students have reviewed present tense verb conjugations, stem-changing and a few irregular verbs, like ir, ser, estar, hacer gustar. They’ve also practiced the following.

+ Identiy and describe people

+ talk about likes and dislikes

+ say where you and your friends go

+ describe how you and others feel

+ talk about what you and your friends do

Students have a vocab sheet with some notes and should also have notes and daily warm-ups. They have a couple handouts with review verbs and endings from last year. Students should be studying 15 minutes, 5 days a week from these materials, making flashcards if they need, come up with sentences, etc. We have a class set of textbooks in the classroom and the opportunity to check out a text to keep at home was offered to all students. Students are all expected to participate in class both in writing, by listening and speaking. All students are given the opportunity to use the language in class.  I posted a link to some online activities that go along with the textbook today. Any missing or incomplete work?  Complete it and come in after school by Thursday to check the answer key and get any questions answered. 

Español 3

There will be a test this Friday. Students have reviewed present tense verb conjugations, stem-changing and irregular verbs, gustar, encantar, how to talk about what makes them afraid, cry or smile. They’ve also practiced the following.

+ how to talk about themselves and their friends (and using ser and estar)

+ say what they know how to do (and the difference between saber and conocer and the personal a)

+ talking about places and people they know

+describing daily routine (using both reflexive and non-reflexive verbs)

+ making comparisons.

Students have a vocab sheet with some notes and should also have notes and warm-ups in the notebook. They have a couple handouts with review verbs and endings from last year. Students should be studying 15 minutes, 5 days a week from these materials, making flashcards if they need, come up with sentences, etc. We have a class set of textbooks in the classroom and the opportunity to check out a text to keep at home was offered to all students. Students are all expected to participate in class both in writing, by listening and speaking. All students are given the opportunity to use the language in class. Students created posters using current vocabulary and presented them in class earlier this week. We are using technology to record conversations with the Chromebooks this week and reviewing for Fridays test. I posted a link to some online activities that go along with the textbook today.  Any missing or incomplete work?  Complete it and come in after school by Thursday to check the answer key and get any questions answered.

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August 20, 2018 Monday

Spanish 2 and 3

We are getting off to a great year! Last week we reviewed some verbs and verb endings and general practice. We also talked about expectations in the classroom and that phones/chromebooks should always be put away and off, IDs on,  no food or drink (only plain water) and absolutely no use of translation sites like google translate. In the classroom there are hard cover dictionaries that students can use as well as class set textbooks. If a student (or parent/guardian) wants to check a textbook out to keep at home, please talk with me and we can easily do that.

Español 2

The preliminary lesson vocabulary sheet was passed out last week and students started filling in the vocabulary using the textbook. Today, students practiced pronunciation of the first section of vocabulary – adjectives. Students also practiced speaking with the microphone, introducing themselves and shared answers with their partner. Students also took notes and practiced with the verbs ser and tener in the present tense, subject pronouns, definite and indefinite articles (the/a) and agreement between nouns, adjectives and def/ind articles. Important questions were also written down and students will continue practice of all these things which will be covered on a quiz this Friday, Aug 24th. Students have been told what sections of the vocab and note sheet are on the second quiz Aug 31 and then everything will be on the test Sept 7.

Español 3

Last week students received “the pink sheet” of most commonly used verbs. The first quiz will be over the present tense irregular yo form verbs and stem-changing verbs this Friday the 24th. We reviewed the spelling of the verbs and students took notes. Some are simply stem-changers and follow the same pattern, others have irregular yo and the rest are the same and then as well many verbs follow the same pattern. Some verbs have irregular spellings throughout and those were written out on the board for students to copy. (students will have a quiz or test every Friday, so keep up on study and memorization)

Today students completed a review activity describing their summer. Students also practiced speaking with the microphone, introducing themselves and shared answers with their partner and some shared with the class. We also did a move around the room and practice speaking using many various questions and verbs and adjectives that were on papers on the wall. The idea is to get used to speaking and practice with classmates. After these activities, students started writing a letter to me about themselves, just to push themselves and see what they remember as this is an upper level Spanish class. Papers were collected and students will continue tomorrow.

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May 14, 2018 Monday

Español 2

  1. Adding some vocabulary and pronunciation – discussion of how it was used in the clip we watched on Friday and how can use in the skits.
  2. Groups assigned and students worked on skits which will be presented on Wednesday. Instructions and rubric are on classroom and students worked on script on google doc and shared with each other and then Maestra as well for work credit.
  3. Homework – work on script making sure that current vocabulary and phrases are used, practice and memorize, gather and bring props.

Español 3

  1. Warm-up – questions using pretertie about weekend, this summer plans using future tense and goals being reached for this school year?
  2. Organized hand-outs from year. Practiced Lec Preliminar with partner.
  3. Subjunctive – hands on with cards activity and then discussion.
  4. Reading practice and discussion – 2 paragraphs of story and student jotted down reading notes. Will continue this week and then complete questions.
  5. Homework – study vocabulary and grammar for final.

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May 11, 2018 Friday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up questions about 2 video clips we watched this week using Unit 5 vocabulary.
  2. Translating Paella recipe from video, using vocab ingredients and formal commands.
  3. Notes – affirmative and negative words – p. 283 in text. Short reading and questions using the words in context about a restaurant.
  4. Input on groups for activity next week.
  5. Clip – restaurant scene using current vocabulary.
  6. Final info sheet with info about scantron final during finals week and possible/similar questions for the written final next Friday. Make sure you know how to answer these in year 2 answers using current vocabulary. (you will see some of them as warm-ups next week….but don’t wait for us to go over each of them!)
  7. Additional vocabulary and pronunciation.

Español 3

Students finished hero essays/letters. Printed and indicated which vocabulary and subjunctive sentences for grading purposes. Printed copy to read and give to hero. Can print at home and turn in the beginning of class on Monday.

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May 10, 2018 Thursday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up – coloring activity with verbs for recognition….telling the difference between formal commands, infinitives and other conjugated verbs. Finish on own for practice.
  2. Practice with formal command Ud. and the steps to make Tortilla española with the addition of direct object pronouns – practice from what we did yesterday. (completed this with a partner and discussed as a class)
  3. Added vocab to vocab list through otras comidas.
  4. Watched clip of how to make Paella and wrote down steps and ingredients in English and will translate tomorrow in class.

Español 3

Work time on “personal hero” essay/letter. One more class day to complete.

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May 9, 2018 Wednesday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up using current vocabulary and commands.
  2. Discussed LPS sponsored Know-Your-Neighbor Study tour of Spain and watched video of the exchange experience. Know-Your-Neighbor Study tours LibGuide for students is available for students on the LPS website.  The jump code for the search box  is BUR4.
  3. Discuss of Commands wiht direct object pronouns, guided notes and practice.

Español 3

  1. Discussed LPS sponsored Know-Your-Neighbor Study tour of Spain and watched video of the exchange experience. Know-Your-Neighbor Study tours LibGuide for students is available for students on the LPS website.  The jump code for the search box  is BUR4.
  2. Students worked on their summative “personal hero” writing.

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May 8, 2018 Tuesday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up – reading directions – commands and coloring accordingly.
  2. Quiz.
  3. Worksheet – tapas – video clip.

Español 3

Instructions and requirements for hero essay/letter. All writing in class and collected.

May 7, 2018 Monday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up – sentences using vocabulary and recall of verb forms.
  2. DVD – clip – vocab and grammar.
  3. White board practice – formal commands and vocabulary.
  4. Quiz tomorrow.

Español 3

  1. Warm-up – questions from last Wednesday – using the subjunctive (or not)
  2. Discussed work from Thursday – especially the future tense.
  3. Text work – Act 11, p. 247, Act 16 p. 250and reading Contexto 3 p. 251-252 Act 17.
  4. Talked about personal hero paper and watched video clip to help get ideas.
  5. Come prepared to write tomorrow.

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May 4, 2018 Friday

Español 2

Culture – cinco de mayo

Español 3

Quiz – column 2. Culture – Cinco de mayo.

May 3, 2018 Thursday

Español 2

Vocabulary and Formal Commands work on Classroom – Answers written on paper and handed in.

Español 3

Future tense review, Vocabulary and subjunctive work on Classroom – Answers written on paper and handed in. Quiz tomorrow.

May 2, 2018 Wednesday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up practicing with vocabulary (bold) and adjectives with emphasis. (Act 5 p. 258)
  2. Pronunciation of vocabulary. Classifying vocabulary according to descriptions. (Act 1 p.256)
  3. Notes and Practice with Formal Commands p. 259.
  4. Quiz – next Tuesday.

Español 3

  1. Warm-up – making corrections to sentences – verbs and other grammar.
  2. Discussing sentences and whether use subjunctive of not.
  3. Practice with column 2 with partner and then recall as a class.
  4. Contexto 2 – read with partner and complete Act 9 p. 247.
  5. Answering questions using all previous vocabulary and some subjunctive – (reviewing for final).
  6. Quiz over Column 2 Friday.

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May 1, 2018 Tuesday

Español 2

  1. warm-up with adjectives with emphasis.
  2. Students filled in vocab – bolded with textbooks.
  3. Reading from text using current vocabulary. Pronunciation and discussion of meaning.
  4. DVD clip that goes along with vocabulary.
  5. Finish filling in bolded vocabulary – list on classroom

Español 3

  1. Warm-up – using 4.2 vocabulary to complete statements.
  2. Finished and discussed Context 1 questions Act 3.
  3. Superlatives – discussion of what they are and speaking practice using Act. 4.
  4. White boards – column 1 and column 2 vocabulary and subjunctive or not subjunctive practice.
  5. Quiz – column 2 on Friday.

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April 30, 2018 Monday

Español 2

  1. Warm-up using preterite and food/cooking vocabulary.
  2. Notes and practice Adjectives with emphasis.
  3. More side one vocab

Español 3

  1. Warm-up using current 4.2 vocabulary.
  2. p. 240 – speaking activity with partner using vocabulary.
  3. Notes – subjunctive phrases – doubt if hadn’t previously put in col 1 and those for emotion too.
  4. Reading – contexto 1 p, 241. – make a list of qualities. Questions Act 3 p. 242 – handed in.

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