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Carrie S. Owen

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a la clase de español I!  Welcome to Spanish I.

If you are looking for my Week at a Glance or class agendas in order to see my lesson plans for this week, please click here.

If you are (or were) absent, read below to find out exactly what you missed and what you need to do.

ABSENT WORK:

Monday, Oct 25

  • Get vocabulary notes, lesson 6 (available in Teams or from a friend).
  • We also took Grammar notes — catch up from Teams or from a friend.
  • Get well!

Tuesday, 10/26

  • Make sure you have vocabulary and grammar notes from 10/25 (also available in Teams)–classes ended in different places, so double check that you have them all.
  • Study your vocabulary and use it to answer the following questions on a piece of paper. Answer in complete Spanish sentences, being as creative with language as you can. Turn in when you return to school. 🙂
    1. ¿ Qué estación (season) le gusta más: el invierno, el otoño, o la primavera? ¿Por qué?
    2. ¿Quiere Ud. ir a la piscina o al gimnasio ahora? ¿Por qué?
    3. ¿Sonríe Ud. mucho? ¿Cuándo?
    4. ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy? What’s the weather like today?

Weds, Oct 27

  • Make sure that your four sentences (from above) are complete and turned in when you return. You will see a zero in the grade book until they are graded.
  • We talked about the weather in Latin America today. Here are four points to remember:
    • Elevation is a big factor in temperatures– in the Andes mountains in South America and in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico and Central America, temperatures are lower.
    • Temperatures are reported in Celsius, not Fahrenheit.  Zero is freezing, 20 is pleasant, and 30 is hot.
    • Proximity (how close you are) to the equator is another big factor. There is less change in seasons near the equator and temperatures are warmer. When you are far from the equator (like in southern Chile and Argentina), it’s much colder and seasons are more distinct.
    • In those southern areas, seasons run opposite to the Northern Hemisphere, so the months of December and January are summer months in Chile and Argentina.
  • We watched and talked about this video. Enjoy! See you soon. -Sra.O

Thursday, Oct 28

  • Make sure your notes are in order: I will be collecting notebooks tomorrow.
  • We did a great deal of practice with seasons and weather phrases. While that will be hard to make-up at home, you can explore the readings we did on Lima, Rio, and Santiago at this website. You can practice asking yourself and/or a study partner what the weather is like in those places in the different seasons, or you can write it as well. The question would look similar to the following, although you can substitute different places and seasons for the underlined phrases.¿Qué tiempo hace en Santiago, Chile en la primavera?

 

 

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Monday, Oct 18

  • Get Leccion 5 notes (from Teams or from a friend).
  • We worked with the vocabulary and the phrase “me gusta” in class. We will practice more as the week goes on. Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, Oct 19

  • We listened to a story. You can click here to read it for understanding.  Please study your lesson 5 vocabulary and read this story!

Wednesday, Oct 20

  • We did a listening activity in class. Making up this activity is optional (you would need to come in to do it).
  • We played a Kahoot. You can play it at this link.
  • Enjoy the long weekend and I hope to see you soon! -Sra. O

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Week of Oct 11 – Oct 15

Monday, Oct 11

  • Get the notes for Leccion 3. They are in Teams or you can get them from a friend.
  • We did a short reading activity in class covering Lecciones 1 & 2.  Please see me about making this up–it takes less than five minutes.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL “MUCHO GUSTO” assignments and assessments are complete by THIS FRIDAY 10/12. That will mark two weeks after we completed the unit in class. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 12

  • We worked on learning the Leccion 3 vocabulary. Please study and do your best to learn the words.
  • We did a writing activity / worksheet. I will upload a copy of it in Teams and you can download it or you can wait until your return and get a copy from me.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL “MUCHO GUSTO” assignments and assessments are complete by THIS FRIDAY 10/12. That will mark two weeks after we completed the unit in class. Thank you!

Wednesday, Oct 13

  • We finished the story we started yesterday. Click here to practice reading it for understanding.
  • We also did a reading practice assignment in class. I am not going to require that you make it up, but I strongly recommend that you practice reading it using the same link above–it’s labeled “extra practice.”
  • Copy notes–Leccion 4. They are posted in Teams or you can borrow a friend’s to get them down. Then start studying them! Get well and see you soon. –Sra. O

Thursday, Oct 14

  • Read the Leccion 4 story (click here) and draw an illustration that shows your understanding to go with it. Turn this in when you return, making sure it has your name and period number on it.
  • Remember that all make-up work for Mucho Gusto is due this Friday.

Friday, Oct 15

  • If you have not already done so, please turn in your Leccion 4 sketches, making sure your name and period number is written on it.
  • Deadline for Mucho Gusto is extended until Tuesday 10/19 because I have to leave early today.
  • No other make-up work from today: we played a learning game to review all Unit 2 vocabulary so far. Have a good weekend!

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Week of Oct 4 – Oct 8

Monday, Oct 4

  • We finished the stations activities. Please write “absent” on yours and turn it in.
  • We completed all speaking assessments. If you still need to take yours, you will need to do it during advisor by the end of the week if possible.
  • Starting a new unit tomorrow. See you soon!

Tuesday, Oct 5

  • We took notes in the vocabulary section of our notebooks. Getting these notes and studying them is your only makeup work. You can find a copy of the notes in Teams (it’s a post on the General page).

Wednesday, Oct 6

  • You missed our first minicuento (little story). In order to get the practice and learning that we got in class, I would recommending reading the story and answering the questions you will find at this link.  If you have trouble opening it, try using a Chrome or Foxfire browser.

Thursday, Oct 7

  • We did reading practice with the minicuento (little story) from yesterday’s class. I’d recommend reading it at the link in Wednesday’s post (above).
  • We also got vocabulary notes (Leccion 2). You can find them in a Teams post. You will need to copy them into your notes. See you soon!

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Week of Sept 27-Oct 1

Monday, Sept 27

  • Today we did a lot of listening review– we practiced numbers, introductions, and spelling. Our listening assessment is tomorrow. Please continue reviewing and practicing with your notes and/or a friend.
  • We got some vocabulary notes regarding informal conversations. I am pasting them below–you can either write them in now or wait until you return. Get well!

Informal questions¿Cómo te llamas?

¿Cómo estás?

¿Cuántos años tienes?

¿De dónde eres?

¿Dónde vives?

¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?

 

Tuesday, Sept 28

  • We took the listening assessment–you will need to make this up during advisor.
  • We practiced formal and informal questions and answers. Imagine the following scenarios. How would each person ask the other about their name, age, and origin (using appropriate formality)?
    • Mr. Boyle is having a conversation with Shakira
    • You are having a conversation with Mr. Boyle
    • You are talking to the new student whose locker is next to yours.
  • Reading assessment is tomorrow.

Wednesday, Sept 29

  • We took the reading assessment–you will need to make this up during advisor (or during class).
  • We discussed and practiced for the writing and speaking sections.
    • Writing (tomorrow): You will write a letter to a pen pal to introduce yourself. Include a greeting, your name, age, birthday, where you are from and where you live, a few favorite things, and one question. Be sure to say goodbye as well.  No notes. This will be graded using our writing rubric out of a possible 20 points.
    • Speaking (Friday): You will participate in a conversation with a random partner. It can be formal or informal, but you should remain consistent through the conversation. Include greetings and goodbyes, 3 questions each (not counting asking “and you?”). No more than one favorites question each. This will be graded using the speaking rubric out of a possible 20 points. No notes.

Thursday Sept 30

  • Make up the writing test as soon as possible during advisor. See me for a pass!
  • Get culture notes when you return. Watch this video to learn about last naming conventions in Spanish-speaking countries https://youtu.be/mI-9KASvdS0

Friday, Oct 1

  • Make up the speaking test on your return.
  • We did a lot of independent review of geography, last naming conventions, and cognates. You will not need to make up this work.

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Week of Sept 20- Sept 24

Monday, Sept 20

  • We practiced reading strategies — translating a paragraph to English to help us understand it and using cognates (words that sound and mean the same) as well as context clues to figure out parts we didn’t know.

  • We practiced our alphabet, especially spelling our own names (first and last).

  • We worked a bit more on the Brain Teasers. We will finish this tomorrow, I promise!

Tuesday, Sept 21

  • We practiced reading comprehension some more. See this page to read the paragraphs we worked on.

  • We finished the Brain Teasers. Please find the powerpoint in Teams (both in our files and on the front page posts) and fix your answers. Write a response to the reflection question and turn it in to the incoming box on your return.

  • Finally, we practiced the alphabet. By this Friday, you will need to spell your first and last names for me (as they appear in PowerSchool) for a speaking grade. See you soon! -Sra. O

Wednesday, Sept 22

  • You will need to make up the writing activity during advisor within a week. It has to do with introductions, so you will want to review what we’ve learned so far.

  • You will need to get vocabulary notes from a friend on your return — we learned how to ask about some favorite things.

Thursday, Sept 23

  • We did quite a lot of review today–continue to practice asking and answering basic questions on your own.

  • In Teams, message me with your favorite food and hobby and I’ll send you back the Spanish. Then practice the “What is your favorite” questions and answers from your Wednesday notes. We did an activity in class to practice this and will play a game with it tomorrow.

Friday, Sept 24

–Today we did quite a bit of review and practice with the favorites. We interviewed each other and played a Kahoot with the answers. There’s no make-up for that; just practice your favorito answers (maybe write an introduction of yourself that includes favorite color, food, hobby).

–If you have not done your name spelling yet, please come see me between classes, before or after school on Monday to spell your name. It only takes a moment.  Have a good weekend! –Sra. O

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Week of Sept 13- Sept 17

 

Monday, Sept 13

  • We started learning the abc’s in Spanish. Get notes in the Gramatica section of your notebook from a friend.

  • You will need to turn in your signed Student Information sheet when you return to school

  • We also sang a song and learned about the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, but there isn’t any makeup for that.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 14

  • We continued learning the abc’s in Spanish. Catch up on the notes when you return to class.

  • Make sure your student information sheet is signed and ready to turn in when you get back (if you haven’t turned it in already).

  • Get the vocabulary notes about dates (the months and a few phrases). We will work on dates more tomorrow in class.

Wednesday, Sept 15

¿Cuándo es su cumpleaños? — when is your birthday?

(Mi cumpleaños) es el ___ de __. — my bday is the __ of ___.

Thursday, Sept 16

  • We continued the alphabet work through the letter v. The alphabet song link above can help you catch up. Get pronunciation notes when you get back to class. Almost done!

  • We completed our alphabet bingo and turned in the bingo board for a writing grade. If you have the bingo board, put your name on it and turn it into the “incoming box”, if you don’t have one (because you were gone Weds and Thurs), I will excuse you from it. Please practice writing dates on your own (this might help: https://www.liveworksheets.com/gs447738pi)

  • You will need to get a “Brain Teasers” worksheet when you return to class. We will be finishing it in-class tomorrow.

Friday, Sept 17

  • We finished the alphabet! Listen to the alphabet song to help you practice. Spanish Alphabet Song – Orale, el alfabeto: Word, The Alphabet – YouTube

  • We did a reading activity that you will need to complete at school. Please see me about arranging a time when you get back.

  • We finished the Brain Teasers worksheet and turned it in. To find the correct answers (to fix your guesses), look through the Brain Teasers powerpoint in Teams. When you have corrected your answers, turn the work in.

  • Have a good weekend!

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Week of Sept 7 – Sept 10

 

Tues, Sept 7 — *Periods 1 and 3 only* (block schedule)

  • Keep practicing those numbers (0-39)

  • Get vocabulary notes (asking and answering about age)

  • You will need to ask for a copy of the Class Information Sheet–I have extras. There is also a digital version in the class files in Teams.

  • We did some geography. There is no make-up work for this activity, but you may want to look over a map of North America and think about which countries use Spanish as a major or official language.

Weds, Sept 8 — *Periods 1 and 3 only* (block schedule)

  • Listening activity — we did a graded listening activity. You will need to come in during Advisor next week to make it up (or you can come after school). See me to get a pass.

  • Student information sheet due Monday, 9/13–get a paper copy in the class binder. You will need to complete the student information and get this signed by a parent.

  • We finished the geography lesson. There is no make-up for this, but you may want to look over a map of South America and think about which countries use Spanish as a major or official language.

Thurs, Sept 9 — *Periods 2, 4 and 6 only* (block schedule)

  • Keep practicing those numbers (0-39)

  • Get vocabulary notes (asking and answering about age)

  • You will need to ask for a copy of the Class Information Sheet–I have extras. There is also a digital version in the class files in Teams.

  • We did some geography. There is no make-up work for this activity, but you may want to look over a map of North America and think about which countries use Spanish as a major or official language.

Fri, Sept 10 — *Periods 2, 4, and 6 only* (block schedule)

  • Listening activity — we did a graded listening activity. You will need to come in during Advisor next week to make it up (or you can come after school). See me to get a pass.

  • Student information sheet due Monday, 9/13 (deadline extended if you absent)–get a paper copy in the class binder. You will need to complete the student information and get this signed by a parent.

  • We finished the geography lesson. There is no make-up for this, but you may want to look over a map of South America and think about which countries use Spanish as a major or official language.

 

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Week of Aug 31- Sept 3

Tues, Aug 31

-Ask about seating chart

-Please bring a composition notebook to class just for Spanish

Weds, Sept 1

–Get vocab notes from a friend

–Practice asking and answering What is your name? How are you?

Thurs, Sept 2

–Get vocab notes from a friend

–Practice asking and answering Where are you from? and Where do you live? with a friend. Practice writing it several times, too.

Fri, Sept 3

–Get vocabulary notes from a friend

–Practice numbers (0-20) with me or a friend. You can also practice 0-10 at Spanish (Spain) Numbers Listening Practice (langpractice.com)