Class Supplies 2016-2017


1 Folder with Brads and Pockets(I would prefer the plastic kind versus the traditional kind–Found several at Target)

1 Drawing Pad(Best value on these is Office Depot)

Markers and Colored Pencils by class period: 

  • 3rd Period & 5th period Bring Colored Pencils     
  • 6th Period Bring Broad Line or Chisel Tip Markers

Notebook Paper


Please bring your Chromebook to class each day fully charged.  Also, please have a pair of earbuds with you each day in class.  You do not need to buy an extra pair for my class as long as you have a pair that you keep with you at school.

Lesson Plans: Week of Aug 22nd thru Aug 26th 2016

Objective:  Students will be able to understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed using basic identity vocabulary for colors, numbers, gender, name, and basic activities.

**Note** Spanish I and II will have the same lesson plan for week one so that I can evaluate the writing, speaking, listening and reading skills of all Level 2 students before we move forward with more complex lessons.

Monday:  1st day procedures; Sign up for Remind; Bookmark teacher blog; Get into Google Classroom Class; Soccer video and class discussion on how to be successful in class; Drawing Activity for comprehension

Tuesday:  Class procedures; Questions on the drawing activity from Monday; Continue activity adding details; Square away supplies; exit slip; Syllabus homework

Wednesday:  Class procedures; Another drawing activity for comprehension; color activity with balls; exit slip

Thursday:  Color & number activity with balls; Students do their own drawing activity with a partner; exit slip

Friday:  Syllabus homework due; Review and Reflection on Student Blogs

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

What Will We Accomplish This Year?

The title question is a very weighty one, especially for me as the instructor who has the great responsibility for the education of the students in my charge this year.  The simple answer:  as much as the students want to accomplish.  The complicated answer:  as much as we can.

This year, we will begin with discovering each student’s proficiency level in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Of course, every student wants to be able to leave Spanish class with speaking skills.  We will work diligently to develop those skills this year.  My hope is that students will leave Spanish 4 with a desire to learn more and practice their skills.  To meet these lofty goals, we will be working with the accepted guidelines from the ACTFL, which is a national organization for teachers and students of foreign language.  Through research based methods, this organization has developed proficiency levels for foreign language learners.  We will focus heavily on moving toward the next higher proficiency level for students and for marking their progress with the Can Do Statements as developed by this governing body.  There is a great deal of material in the document, but you may browse pages 6-39, to find can do statements for each level and communication area.  We are looking to get to the Intermediate Mid level by the end of this year.  Also, you can go to my Proficiency Page to look at our chart of goals.