6th and 7th graders are working really hard on their poems, some have create their own, others memorized from famous Spanish Poets like Lope de Vega, Gloria Fuentes or Garcia Lorca; this excersice helps students build and understand spanish vocabulary.
8th Graders are learninng shopping and clothing vocabulary * Vamos de compras.
We are continue to study stem-changing verbs.
Our class will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, we will be reading in class; stuidents will be introduced to new words, also learn a bit more about Mexican history.
Spanish class Test dates:
8th. Graders test May 01
6th & 7th graders May 07
Congratulations to the Spanish students for their hard work and effort during the 2nd trimester!
During this month students will be introduced to present tense of stem-changing verbs: e:ei, o:ue.
Saludos a todos - Greetings to all!
in our spanish classes we are about to begin unit 4 will cover the theme of Sports and Hobbies (los deportes y pasatiempos). Students will learn about: names of sports and other passtimes, and the date and time for practicing sports.
This week students will learn the present tense forms of tener (to have ) and venir ( to come).
Tener and venir are two examples of irregular verbs. Although they do not follow the regular rules for conjugation, they have their own unique pattern of conjugation.
***PREPARE FOR THE SPANISH Unit / Leccion 3 Test***
8th February 13
7th February 15
6th February 22
Study Vocabulay sheet (pg. 114)
Students will review for the unit test.
¡Hasta pronto! Sra. Dominguez
Students completed a project over their families, 'La familia'. The students have been learning vocabulary to describe their family members in Spanish. They used their knoledge of the lesson vocabulary and used necessary grammar to say things about families, then presented their work to the class; while doing this students learned to describe people with adjectives, talking about ages, describing various objects, and disscussing likes and dislikes.
This week students will be introduced to:
- possesive adjectives - ways of clarifying su (s) when the referent is ambiguous.
Dear Parents and students,
Happy New Year! ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
This month the students will continue learning vocabulary about 'La familia'. They will start writing descriptions about each family member using common adjectives, also they will learn to answer questions about their own families.
8th grade students will be able to write paragraphs of at least four complete sentences to identify family members, describe physically family members and pets.
El hijo - the son
La hija - the daughter
El abuelo - The grandfather
La abuela - the grandmother
El nieto - the grandson
La nieta - the granddaughter
¿Cómo se llama tu familia? - What’s your family name?
¿Cuántas personas hay en tu familia? - How many people are in your family?
¿Cuántos hermanos tienes? - How many brothers do you have?
¿Cuántas hermanas tienes? - How many sisters to you have?
Mi hermana se llama _________
Este es mi hermano, mi hermano se llama __________ , mi hermano es ____________ (profession).
Mi madre es bonita (my mother is pretty).
Esta es mi tía, ella se llama ___________ , mi tía tiene un vestido rojo ( this is my aunt, my aunt has a red dress).
Students have been practicing family vocabulary; also this week students are having fun in classes learning about Winter (Invierno), and Navidad with fun activities like crosswords, crucigramas, and making Holiday Cards.
Hope you all have a safe and joyous winter break!
¡Felices Fiestas! Happy Holidays!
This week we will start Lesson 3 of Descubre La Familia, students will learn and practice terms for family relationships.
Students will be able to:
Talk about family and friends
Describe people and things.
***PREPARE FOR THE SPANISH Unit / Leccion 2 Test*** December 07
Study Vocabulay sheet (pg. 76) - Check as you master each:
1. I can identify people, places, and things at school.
2. I can talk about my classes & use prepositions of location with estar.
3. I can use phrases related to talking about likes and dislikes.
4. I can explain to others how Spanish speakers talk about school.
5. I can use addition and subtraction with numbers 31 and higher.
6. I can form negative sentences.
7. I can use the verb gustar appropriately.
Students will review for the unit test , Monday 04, Tuesday 05 & Wednesday 06.
Congratulations! Your student has just finished the First trimester of Middle School Spanish. Please encourage your students to make the most of 2nd term by turning in their work on time and reviewing their vocabulary.
8th Grade students did very well with the use of ser and estar with adjectives!
6th & 7th Grade students have done a tremendous job in Spanish, and are already using so much vocabulary during classes!
¡Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias!
I hope all of you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
6th. Graders will not have clase de español Monday due to field trip.
This week we will continue learning the difference - contrast between ser and estar.
Uses of estar - Uses of ser
Week at a Glance: October 30 - November 03
The students will practice Present tense of verbs SER and ESTAR (To Be) and the prepositions often used with ESTAR. Text book, pages 59-60.
We will also have a brief intro to Mexican Holiday "Día de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) Spanish classes will wacth the movie El Libro de la Vida / The Book of Life (in spanish).
I hope you all had a great fall break with your family; Students will continue learning how to conjugate verbs / use-conjugate the verb gustar.
Have a great week!
Feliz Fin de Semana! Have a Great Weekend!
FALL BREAK - VACACIONES DE OTOÑO!!
For this week/ Para esta semana
6th Graders will be finishing their presentations- Project - Hispanic Heritage Month.
7th & 8th Graders started presenting their countries today, will continue with presentations. This week students will also begin an exploration of verbs, specifically action verbs- verbs conjugation-.
Example: caminar= to walk yo camino/ ella camina/ nosotros caminamos.
Due to presentations & short week, this week there will not be a quiz for 7th, 8th graders.
Espero que tengan una linda semana/ Have a beautiful day and weekend!
El 25-29 de Septiembre
La clase de español
6th. Graders will not have clase de español Monday-Wednesday due to outdoor Ed.
This week we are starting Lección 2 En la clase. Students will be able to talk about their classes and school life, discuss every day activities, ask questions in spanish, and describe the location of people and things.
Preguntas Esenciales de la Lección 2
El día ¿Qué día es mañana? ¿Qué día es hoy?
Las clases ¿Qué clases estudias?
El horario ¿A qué hora llegas a la escuela?
Lugar-Estar ¿En dónde está tu casa?
Pasatiempos ¿Qué te gusta hacer durante los fines de semana?
Students will continue to work on the posters Visita mi Pais, in preparation of speaking presentations for the week of October 02.
Saludos a todos - Greetings to all! Sra. Dominguez
Viernes 22 de Septiembre, Welcome autumn!
On Monday students will have the opportunity to use their creativity to present to the class their add "anuncio"; Tuesday they will continue to Study for Unit test-Examen on Leccion 1. Thursday students will work on the new vocabulary.
Students will review the Unit Leccion 1, the class will go over practice questions and review for test, then continue Lectura, Panorama during Monday and Tuesday. Thursday students will work on the new vocabulary.
This week students will go over practice questions and review for test, continue working on their Spanish Heritage Month Project; Thursday students will work on the new vocabulary.
6th, 7th & 8th Graders
Here are some tips, stuff to keep in mind as you are taking the test: Read through each question, look at the previous sentence and the sentence that follows when filling the blanks for vocabulary words in a dialogue this usually contain clues about the words you should use.
Check that nouns and adjetives agree in both number and gender.
Once you finished the exam check, reread your answers.
¡Buena suerte en el exámen! Sra. Dominguez
Week Of September 11
First Month of Spanish Class!
6th & 7th Grade
We have been busy learning our spanish alphabeth, vowels and basic grettings called saludos. This week we will continue learning about telling time: ¿Qué hora es?
The 8th graders reviewed, continued learning - through textbook excersices, in-class review games, and online review book unit 1, Leccion 1; They also will have the test on September 20. 8th graders will continue Lectura this week, also will start on their Spanish Heritage Month Project.
For the project we have books like The Traveler Book, World Atlas, Acient world, also here are some websites that can get you started in the right direction
Students, please remember that you must include references, acknowledging another's work within your own; make sure that you provide the complete information about the source at the end of your work in the form of a list of references or bibliography.
6th, 7th & 8th Grade SPANISH CLASSES:
Test for Leccion 1/ Unit test on September 20
Students will review for the unit test Friday 17, Monday 18 & Tuesday 19.