Class Supplies 2014

Binder or Folder–These are completely optional.  I will be posting handouts and vocab online, so students may access those as they need them.  If your student feels more comfortable with a folder or binder, that is completely fine.

1 Pair Ear Buds–Any brand is fine.  Students will store these in my room all year long in a sandwich bag with their name on it.  Students will be able to take them home at the end of the year.

2 Pads White Sketch Paper–9 in x 12 in 50 sheets from Office Depot

1 Pkg Crayola Marker (Boys)

1 Pkg Colored Pencils (Girls)

**We periodically make paper slide videos that require the art supplies I am asking you to purchase.  The markers, colored pencils and paper will be stored in my room to be made available to students for use in illustrating their slides for their videos.

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Week of Oct 13th thru Oct 17th 2014

Objective:  Students will communicate in the target language using present progressive tense

Monday: Review for present progressive quiz

Tuesday: Present Progressive Quiz

Wednesday: Discuss quiz results and practice for Present Progressive test

Thursday:  Practice for Present Progressive test

Friday:  Present Progressive Test

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05

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Week of Sept 29th thru Oct 3rd 2014

Objectives:  Students will be able to communicate in the target language about what time they do various activities.

Monday thru Wednesday: Students will review telling time through written and speaking activities.  Students will work with vocab 1-314 to discuss what time they do various activities in Spanish.

Thursday:  Test on telling time and vocab1-314

Friday:  New vocabulary and vocabulary sentences

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05


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Study Tips for Tests in Spanish II


Your child will have his/her first test in Spanish II on Thursday, 18th.  I moved the test to this date because I felt students needed a little more time to be ready for the topics on the test.  Students are very aware of every topic that will be on this test, and I have given them a topic list on Google Classroom.  They can access Google Classroom from their phones, and they have several resources available to them there.  I have also cautioned them about managing their time wisely this week so they study efficiently.  I can assure you, studying 3 hours on the night before the test is neither efficient, nor is this study method a recipe for success.  So, let me take a moment to share some study tips that will help students be successful.

–Students should study vocab and notes for any topics we are currently covering for about 15 min each night

–Students can access their vocab flashcards via Google Classroom; Students can hear the pronunciation of each word and play games with their vocab

–Students should rewrite their notes in their own words, or type notes in their own words in a Google Doc

–Students should study a little each night to divide up the work so that concepts will go to long term memory

–Students should take frequent study breaks, possibly every 15 to 20 minutes

–Students should do something physical to study, stand up, move around, throw a ball against a wall, study outside, etc.

–Students could take old sentences we’ve covered in class and rework them on paper, then check their answers

–Students are always welcome to ask me for extra help during Enrichment or after school

–On test day, students should take advantage of the test taking strategies we have discussed, and take the opportunity to “mark up” their tests.

Most importantly, check with your child to ask if he/she is putting in a little study time outside of class.  I really don’t ask for much, but I am hoping that students are not waiting until the last minute to study.  Studying a few minutes early and often is the best tip I can give.  Learning a language takes discipline, focus and the willingness to practice.


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Week of Sept 15th thru Sept 19th

Objective:  Student will communicate in the target language via reading, writing, listening and speaking activities.

Students will spend the week communicating in Spanish about what one “has to do,” “is going to do,” and what one “feels like doing.”  All activities will allow students to improve their grasp of the Spanish language as well as enhance their verbal and written communication skills in the target language.  Students will finish working with concepts from the story “El día de Sara.”

***Test scheduled for Thursday*** (test was originally scheduled for Tuesday)

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05



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Week of Sept 8th thru Sept 12th 2014

Objective:  Students will communicate in the target language using the constructions for what a student feels/doesn’t feel like doing, what a he/she is going to do, and what he/she has to do.

Students will complete various writing, speaking and reading activities associated with the story “El día de Sara.”  Students will work in groups to discuss the story and answer questions in the target language.  Students will compete against one another in vocabulary games.  Students will create an EduCreations presentation or Paper Slide Video to demonstrate their grasp of vocabulary and verb structures to post to their blogs.  The presentation or video will give students the opportunity to use their creativity and to demonstrate their proficiency level with their newly acquired skills.

TEKS: b01.A.01, 01.A.02, 03; 01.A.04,05

***First test is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th.

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