Danielle Muller

Danielle Muller
danielle.muller@bedford.
k12.va.us
Spanish 1

Supply list for 2017-2018 school year

1 or 1.5 inch binder dedicated to just Spanish class
1 set of 5 tab dividers
Loose leaf paper (college or wide-ruled)
1 dark colored dry erase marker for student use (prefer not fine tip)
3 highlighters (each a different color)
3 ink pens (1 blue ink, 1 red ink, 1 black ink)
pencils and erasers
Wish list:  Kleenex and an assortment of colored tissue paper
Thank you to my 101 students and to their families who attended the Open House. 

Below is a summary of what is happening in class for the week as well as the homework for each day of the week.  Information about the current  week is at the top and the oldest is at the bottom.  Gracias.
 
What's happening this week?  

Week of Jan. 15 -19, 2018 
This week students will learn the plural forms of the verb "ser" and practice conjugating this verb in all of its forms.  They will review how to make both nouns and adjectives plural.  The students will also be introduced to more food vocabulary.

Tarea (homework): 
Mon., Jan. 15:  
No school today -  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tues., Jan. 16:  Memorize the full conjugation of the verb "ser."  Make sure you know how to spell the conjugations, say the conjugations and know what the conjugations mean.  The next time we have class, you must be able to correctly conjugate aloud the verb "ser" in 5 seconds or less.  Also, review how to make both nouns and adjectives plural.  Finally, complete workbook handout 3B-5 on making adjectives plural.

Wed., Jan. 17:  No school today, so homework is the same as Jan. 16.

Thurs., Jan. 18:  TBA based on if we have school today or a delay.  

Fri., Jan. 19:  TBA





Week of Dec. 11 - 15, 2017  
This week students will be reviewing for the midterm exam.  The elf project is due at the beginning of class Wed., Dec. 13.  Students had 8 days to complete this assignment with no other homework from me other than to study for the Chapter 3A test last Fri. and to study for the midterm exam.  There is no homework this week other than to complete the elf project and to study for the midterm.

Midterm exam schedule:
Thurs., Dec. 14:  4th period
Fri., Dec. 15:  1st and 5th periods
Mon., Dec. 18:  2nd and 6th periods
Tues., Dec. 19:  3rd and 7th periods.

The exam covers the skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  

 

Week of Dec. 4 -8, 2017  This week students are finishing their studies of expressing likes and dislikes regarding foods and drinks.

Tarea (homework) for Mon., Dec. 4 - Fri., Dec. 8:  Students are to study for the Chapter 3A test, which will be given Fri., Dec. 8.  They are also to be working on their elf project, which is due Wed., Dec. 12.  Students have been detailed rubrics for this 100 point summative assignment, which will also serve as a review for the midterm exam.  Lastly, students should be preparing to take their midterm exam.  This homework is the same for each night this week. 



Week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017
   This week students are learning vocabulary pertaining to breakfast and lunch, including foods and beverages.  Students will continue to conjugate ER/IR verbs in the present tense, and they will learn how to use the verb "gustar" with nouns.

Tarea (homework) for Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 
Mon., Nov. 27:  Students are to study the first column of new vocabulary from Chapter 3A.  They should know what the terms mean, know how to spell them, and know how to pronounce them, too.  Also, students need to study the 5 ER/IR infinitives given the last day of school prior to Thanksgiving and know what they mean and how to conjugate them. They must memorize the ER/IR present tense endings.  There will be a vocabulary quiz sometime this week as well as a pop quiz on ER/IR infinitives and their conjugations.

Tues., Nov. 28:  Same as Mon., Nov. 27

Wed., Nov. 29:  Same as Mon., Nov. 27.  Also, make sure you know that "comer" is used with food and "beber" is used with drinks.

Thurs., Nov. 30:
 Same as Wed., Nov. 29.  Also, complete the "beber" and "comer" conjugation handouts and write 6 Spanish sentences for each verb using a different food or drink and a different subject pronoun.

Fri., Dec. 1:  ? 






Week of Nov. 20-24, 2017
This week we only have school Mon. and Tues., Nov. 20 - 21.  May you enjoy time with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.   Happy Thanksgiving!   Students will review for their Chapter 2B test Mon., Nov. 20, and take the test Tues, Nov. 21.  Students will also be introduced to present-tense ER and IR conjugations.  

Mon., Nov. 20:  
Study for the Chapter 2B test, which will be given tomorrow, Nov. 21.

Tues., Nov. 21:  
Students are to memorize the conjugation endings for ER and IR verbs in the present tense and complete the acorn conjugation handout.  This is to be completed prior to returning back to school Mon., Nov. 27. 


Week of Nov. 13 -17, 2017  
This week, students will learn how to make nouns plural and express quantity with "hay."  They will use prepositions of place to talk about the location of classroom nouns.  Emphasis is on the present-tense conjugation of the irregular verb "estar." 

Tarea (homework):
Mon., Nov. 13:  
Write 10 Spanish sentences describing what items "hay" in each of your classes.  Also, study Chapter 2B vocabulary.

Tues, Nov. 14:  
Complete handout 2B-6 and study Chapter 2B vocabulary.

Wed., Nov. 15:  Study "estar" conjugations and complete the "chips and salsa" homework on estar conjugations.

Thurs., Nov. 16:   Review all of your notes from this week.  We have been working diligently on the use of "hay," making singular nouns into plural nouns, and changing the definite and indefinite articles to plural ones, too.  We have also learned the present-tense conjugation of "estar," worked with prepositions of place, and learned the contraction de + el = del.  Please make sure you understand these concepts.  Your test on Cahpter 2B will be either Mon. or Tues. of next week prior to our Thanksgiving break.

Fri., Nov. 17:  Study for your Chapter 2B test.  Make sure you study the vocabulary, know how to conjugate "estar", know the prepositions of place and the contraction "del", and know how to make nouns plural, including their definite and indefinite articles.  The Chapter 2B test will be given on Tues., Nov. 21.




Week of Nov. 6 - 10, 2017  This week students are finishing their studies of Chapter 2A.  They will write about their school schedules, read aloud about their classes, recite from memory a poem, and take a test on AR conjugations in the present tense.

Tarea (Homework)
Mon. and Tues., Nov. 6-7:
 Students do not have school.

Wed., Nov. 8:  Practice reading aloud your paragraphs about your school schedule for tomorrow.  This is a summative grade.  Memorize and recite the poem "Bailando, Bailando" for Fri., if not earlier.  Students were told last week that if they recited the poem before Fri. outside of class time, they may earn up to 10 points of extra credit.  This is a summative grade. Study for your AR conjugation test this Fri., which is also a summative grade.

Thurs., Nov. 9:  Memorize and practice the poem "Bailando, Bailando," which must be recited from memory tomorrow for a summative speaking grade.  Study for your Fri. AR verb conjugation test, which is also a summative.

Fri., Nov. 10:  Study the new Chapter 2B vocabulary given to you in class today.  Make sure you know how to spell the vocabulary, know what the terms mean, and know how to spell them, too.




Week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2017   This week, students will continue to use vocabulary pertaining to school in order to talk about their school schedules.  An emphasis will be on conjugating AR verbs in the present tense, using ordinal numbers, and using school items vocabulary to provide information about their school day.  The concept of adjective agreement is also very important.  In addition, students will also explore the cultural celebration of El Dia de los Muertos.  

Tarea (homework): 
Mon., Oct. 30:
 Study Chapter 2A vocabulary.  Make sure you know how to pronounce the terms, know what they mean, and know how to spell them.  !st, 2nd and 4th periods need to complete Activity 16 on text page 86.  All classes need to complete Activity 7 on page 79.

Tues., Oct. 31:  Continue to study Chapter 2A vocabulary.  Make sure you know how to pronounce the terms, know what they mean, and know how to spell them.  Complete the chart handout regarding your class schedule.  For extra credit, you may color a sugar skull (provided in class) to be placed on your locker for the remainder of the week.

Wed., Nov. 1: Study Chapter 2A vocabulary and grammar.  Practice the poem "Bailando, Bailando" and if you like, finish your Dia de los Muertos sugar skull to place on your locker.

Thurs., Nov. 2: Study Chapter 2A vocabulary and grammar.  Practice the poem "Bailando, Bailando," which must be memorized and recited by Fri.
Nov. 10.  Extra credit will be given to those who recite it earlier than the due date.  This may be done, with notice, during lunch, my 6th period planning or 7th period connections.  Students may also recite during homebase.

Fri., Nov. 3:  Please see the homework listed for Thurs., Nov. 2.    In addition, Wed. and Thurs.  of next week students will be working on a summative speaking and writing assessment.  On Fri., Nov. 10, students will take a Chapter 2A AR conjugation test and recite the poem "Bailando, Bailando" if not already completed.  Please remember students do not have school Mon., Nov. 6, as it is parent-teacher conference day, and there is no school Tues., Nov. 7.




Week of Oct. 23 -28, 2017   This week students will continue their study of subject pronouns and present tense AR verb conjugations.  The concept of subject-verb agreement is an essential grammar point that must be mastered.  Additionally, students will be introduced to vocabulary pertaining to school schedules and subjects.  

Mon., Oct. 23:  Study subject pronouns and AR present-tense endings. Know how to conjugate these verbs.  Be able to say the subject pronouns from memory in order tomorrow for a summative grade.  Study for a formative quiz Wed., Oct. 25, on AR conjugations.  The quiz has written conjugations as well as saying the AR endings in order from memory in 5 seconds or less with proper pronunciation.  You will have a test on AR conjugations this Fri., Oct. 27.  It is a summative grade that requires you to select which verb completes the sentence and conjugate the verb to agree with the subject or subject pronoun in the sentence.

Tues., Oct. 24:  Study subject pronouns and AR present-tense  endings. Study for a formative quiz tomorrow, Oct. 25, in which you will be assessed on your ability to conjugate AR verbs in the present tense in writing.  You will also need to be able to say the AR endings in order from memory in 5 seconds or less with proper pronunciation as part of this quiz.  Also,complete the bottom half of the green grammar handout you received in class today.  On the back of the handout, write decent AR sentences in Spanish.   You will have a test on AR present tense conjugations this Fri., Oct. 27.  This summative assessment requires you to select the verb that completes the sentence and conjugate it to agree with the subject of the sentence.

Wed., Oct. 25:   Students did not take the quiz today.  We played a review game, which took longer than anticipated.  The only homework for tonight is to study for tomorrow's formative quiz worth 50 points. You will be assessed on your ability to conjugate AR verbs in the present tense in writing.  You will conjugate verbs into a chart and also conjugate verbs to agree with the subject of sentences.    You must also be able to say the AR present-tense endings from memory with correct pronunciation in 5 seconds or less.  This is part of the quiz grade.  

Thurs., Oct. 26:  Complete defining the Chapter 2A vocabulary if you did not do this during class.  Study the terms.  Make sure you know what they mean, how to spell them, and how to pronounce them.  Continue to study the present tense AR verb conjugations and review subject pronouns.   At this point, you must know and remember all AR infinitives you have learned and their spellings so that you can accurately conjugate them.   

Fri., Oct. 27:  Study the Chapter 2A vocabulary.  Make sure you know what they mean, how to spell them, and how to pronounce them.  
An AR conjugation test will be given Mon., Oct. 30.  You will have to decide which verb to use from 2 possibilities, and conjugate the correct verb to agree with the subject or subject pronoun of the sentence.  This is a summative grade.  Also, keep up with all the Chapter 2A vocabulary. This means that you need to know how to spell the terms, how to define them into English, and how to pronounce them correctly.



Week of Oct. 16 - 20, 2017  This week, students will continue their study of subject pronouns and be introduced to present tense conjugations of AR verbs.  The concept of subject-verb agreement is an essential grammar point, which must be mastered.

Mon., Oct. 16:  No school.  Students should study the 12 Spanish subject pronouns.

Tues., Oct. 17:  Study the 12 subject pronouns.  Tomorrow, students will take a small quiz on the Spanish subject pronouns.

Wed., Oct. 18:  Review the 12 subject pronouns.

Thurs., Oct. 19:  Know the difference between an infinitive and a conjugated verb and how to conjugate an AR verb in the present tense. Memorize the endings to AR verbs in the present tense.  Conjugate any 3 regular AR verbs.  Be sure to include the subject pronouns with the conjugations.

Fri., Oct. 20:  Study AR present tense endings and how to conjugate these types of verbs.  Also, complete the AR present tense conjugation worksheet.  Another 2-minute subject pronoun quiz will be given on Mon., Oct. 23, so study for it.




Week of Oct. 9 - 13, 2017  This week students will take a test on adjectives and begin the important work of learning all 12 subject pronouns.  Students have learned 5 of them previously.  It is critical that students understand how these pronouns are used as this is the basis for verb conjugations.

Mon., Oct. 9:  Students are to finish answering the ?s to the reading on text page 64 if they did not complete the assignment in class today.

Tues., Oct. 10:  There is no homework for tonight.

Wed., Oct. 11:  Students are to commit to memory the 12 subject pronouns in the correct order.  They must know how to pronounce them correctly, know what they mean, and know how to use them.  They must also be able to spell all 12 subject pronouns.  Students have a speaking grade this Fri., Oct. 13, in which they must correctly pronounce all 12 subject pronouns in the proper order in 30 seconds or less.

Thurs., Oct. 12:  Please read Wed.'s homework as it applies to today.  Also, complete subject pronouns "chips and salsa"  for tomorrow. 

Fri., Oct. 13:  ?




Week of Oct. 2 -6 , 2017  This week, students are continuing the study of adjective agreement.  They will also be introduced to the placement of adjectives and word order.  
tarea (homework)
Mon., Oct. 2:  Complete the handout on ?s and answers with adjectives and review all 1B vocabulary and grammar concepts.

Tues., Oct. 3:  Complete handouts 1B-4 and 1B-5 and review all 1B vocabulary and grammar concepts.

Wed., Oct. 4:  Complete Activities 17 and 18 on text page 61.  Act. 17 needs to have the ? and the response written.  Act. 18 needs to have each sentence written out completely.  Also, review all 1B vocabulary and grammar concepts.

Thurs., Oct. 5:  Complete  handout 1B-7 and review all 1B vocabulary and grammar concepts.  There is a Chapter 1B test on Mon., Oct. 9.

Fri., Oct. 6:  Review all of Chapter 1B (grammar and vocabulary).  There is a Chapter 1B test on Mon., Oct. 9.  It is a summative grade, so make sure you study.




Week of Sept. 25 - 29:  This week, students will be introduced to the concept of adjectives in Spanish.  They will learn how to describe themselves and others, and will learn how to ask people what they are like.  
Tarea (homework)
Mon., Sept. 25:  Complete whatever assigned work from today that you did not finish during class. Study all of the new vocabulary from Chapter 1B.

Tues., Sept. 26:  Study all of the Chapter 1B vocabulary, especially the adjectives. Make sure you know how to pronounce them, write them and define them into English.

Wed., Sept. 27:  Continue to study all of the Chapter 1B vocabulary.  Also, write your diamante about yourself.  Use text page 59 as a guide.  Write your diamante on the provided template.  Be certain to write clearly.   Study for adjective vocabulary quiz on Fri.  It is matching.

Thurs., Sept. 28:   Continue to study Chapter 1B vocabulary.   Study for adjective vocabulary quiz for tomorrow.  It is matching. .

Fri., Sept. 29:  Study all of the Chapter 1B vocabulary.  Make sure you know how to pronounce the terms, spell them, and define what they mean into English. Complete handout 1B-3.





Week of Sept. 18 - 22
This week students are continuing to express likes and dislikes of actions.  They will finish Chapter 1A by Fri., and Chapter 1B will be introduced Mon., Sept. 25.

Homework:
Mon., Sept. 18:
 Students should review all vocabulary and grammar concepts from Chapter 1A.  They also should study for the vocabulary test tomorrow.  It is a summative grade in which the English infinitives will be provided, and students will have to write the Spanish infinitives.  Spelling counts.

Tues., Sept. 19:  Students should review the Chapter 1A vocabulary and grammar concepts.

Wed., Sept. 20:  Students should finish the writing assignment that expresses their likes and dislikes of activities.  They will be receiving up to 50 points for their writing and up to 50 points for their reading aloud of what they wrote.  Students will present what the wrote by reading aloud to the class.  This is a 100 point summative grade assignment.  Students will present Thurs. and Fri. this week.

Thurs., Sept. 21:  Those students who did not present today will present tomorrow, and they should practice reading aloud about their likes and dislikes.  Those students who presented today do not have any homework.

Fri., Sept. 22:  Students do not have homework for the weekend.  A new chapter 1B, will be introduced Mon., Sept, 24.




Week of Sept. 11 - 15 
This week students will be introduced to the concept of infinitives and how to express liking and disliking.  They will be receiving many new vocabulary words and will need to know how to correctly pronounce this vocabulary, spell the terms and know what they mean.  It is imperative that they know how to say, spell, and define the infinitives.

Homework:
Mon., Sept. 11- Study the list of infinitives.  You must know what they mean, know how to pronounce them, and know how to spell them.  In your own handwriting, write each infinitive from Spanish to English 3 times.  This assignment is due Wed., Sept. 13.  You will have a matching quiz on the infinitives Wed., Sept. 13.  You will have another quiz on these same infinitives Fri., Sept. 15.  For this quiz, you will be provided the Spanish infinitives and you must write the English ones.  You will have a test on these same infinitives on Tues., Sept. 19.  For this test, I will provide you with the infinitives in English and you must write them in Spanish...spelling counts.  
Here is an example for the homework that is due Wed.
 1. bailar - to dance
      bailar - to dance
      bailar- to dance

Tues., Sept. 1
2
-  The homework is the same as Mon. night.  Also, continue to prepare for your 3 assessments:  2 quizzes and 1 test.

Wed., Sept. 13 -  See Mon. 's homework for information about Fri. and next Tues.'s assessments.  Continue to study the infinitives and the new terms you defined after today's quiz.

Thurs., Sept. 14 -  Study for tomorrow's quiz.  The infinitives will be written in Spanish, and you will provide the definitions in English.  Here is an example:
ir a la escuela = to go to school.  Remember, you must write the word to plus the verb or action; if not, it will be graded as wrong.  Also, please complete the practice quiz that you were given today.  It is for your benefit.  I will not be checking it for a grade, but it is a way for you to determine what you really know.

Fri., Sept. 15 - Review all of your infinitives, new vocabulary and grammar notes from Chapter 1A.  Also, continue to prepare for the infinitives test you will take Tues., Sept. 19.  This is a summative grade, and I will provide the infinitives in English, and you will need to provide the infinitives in Spanish.  Spelling counts!  Here is an example:
to use the computer = usar la computadora




Week of Sept. 5 - 8 (No school on Sept. 4)
This week students are working with a partner to write and verbally present a dialogue using as much vocabulary as possible.  This dialogue must be memorized.

Homework:  The homework for Sept. 5 and 6 is to practice your dialogue and commit it to memory.  It should flow and sound natural.  If you and your partner do not present on Thurs., Sept. 7, then your homework for Fri.  is to practice your dialogue for Fri.'s presentation.
There is no homework for the weekend of Sept. 8.




Week of Aug. 28 - Sept. 1
This week students will review numbers 0-100 and telling time on Mon., take a test on the numbers 0-100 and be introduced to new vocabulary on Tues., learn more about masculine and feminine nouns and the use of definite articles while practicing the new vocabulary on Wed., continue to work with the new vocabulary, gender of nouns and definite articles on Thurs. and Fri., and discuss a painting by Salvador Dali.

Homework
Mon., Aug. 28:  Study the numbers 0-100 for the test tomorrow.  Also, review all vocabulary you have learned thus far.

Tues., Aug. 29:  Begin to learn the new vocabulary introduced today.  Make sure you know how to pronounce the words or phrases, know what they mean, and know how to spell them.  Also, review all other vocabulary.

Wed., Aug. 30:  Study the new vocabulary given on Tues.  Study the concepts of nouns having gender in Spanish and memorize the gender rules.  Also, memorize the definite articles, know what they mean and when to use them.  Finally place a "m" in front of the nouns from the new vocabulary that are masculine and an "f" in front of the nouns that are feminine.

Thurs., Aug. 31:   Same as Aug. 30 except don't place the "m" and "f" in front of the nouns again.  Also, study the new vocabulary given today on days of the week, months and seasons.  Finally, review everything you have learned so far this school year.

Fri., Sept. 1:   Study everything you have learned this year.  You will be writing and rehearsing a dialogue next Tues. and Wed. with a partner, and presenting the dialogue Thurs. or Fri.   This is to include most of the vocabulary you have learned as well as all of the ?s with appropriate responses.  This dialogue should be presented with fluency and without looking at your written work.  Although you will need to memorize it, you should present it in a manner in which it appears to be "natural" conversation.  You will receive criteria for this summative test grade as well as a grading rubric.




Week of August 21 - 25
Monday FMS will be operating on a modified bell schedule for a Solar Eclipse activity. This week students will be introduced to the concept of telling time, with an emphasis on the numbers 1-59 (#s 0-100 were introduced on Aug. 17).  Without looking at notes, students should be able to consecutively count from 1-59 and count from 0-100 by 10s.  Students will also revisit the vocabulary and expressions they learned last week to meet, greet, and say goodbye to someone.   They will present their dialogues to the class Mon., Aug. 21.  Additionally, students will learn about the painting by Salvador Dali called La Persistencia de la Memoria.  (note:  We did not have time to discuss the painting on Fri.  We will do this next week) 

Homework:

Mon., Aug. 21 -  Students need to practice counting aloud from 1-59 consecutively and from 0-100 by 10s.  Also, the signed returned portion of the course syllabus is due Fri., Aug. 25. 

Tues., Aug. 22 - Same as Mon. night

Wed., Aug. 23 - Same as Mon. night  plus make sure you know how to tell time for each exact hour and for 30 minutes after each hour.
 
Thurs., Aug. 24 - Same as Mon. night plus make sure you know how to tell time for each exact hour, for 30 minutes after each hour, for 15 minutes after and 15 minutes until each hour, and for every minute in between. 

Fri., Aug. 25 -  Same as Thurs. night  Students are encouraged to be able to say any number from 0-100 without hesitation.  They should practice saying numbers in random order.  On Tues., Aug. 29, students will take a test on numbers 0-100.  Telling time is  NOT on the test.




Week of August 14 - 18, 2017
This week, students will learn how to meet, greet, and say goodbye to each other.   They will also learn the Spanish alphabet, the days of the week and how to count from 0-30.   Thurs., Aug. 17 - Students actually learned how to count to 100 instead of just to 30.

Homework:
Mon., Aug. 14
 -  Students need to know how to say the alphabet in Spanish.  They will say this aloud to me on an individual basis for a speaking grade this Fri., Aug. 18.  It is essential that the ABCs in Spanish are practiced aloud each night.

Tues., Aug. 15 - Same as Mon. regarding the ABCs plus study the new vocabulary given in class today pertaining to meeting, greeting and saying goodbye.  Make sure you know how to correctly pronounce the vocabulary words or phrases, know what they mean in English, and know how to spell them in Spanish.

Wed., Aug. 16 -  Same as Mon. and Tues.

Thurs., Aug. 17 - Same as Mon. and Tues. plus please practice counting aloud to 100.  Remember, you will say the ABCs aloud for me tomorrow on an individual basis for a speaking grade.

Fri., Aug. 18 - Study the new vocabulary given to you on Tues. pertaining to meeting, greeting and saying goodbye.  Make sure you know how to correctly pronounce the vocabulary words and phrases, know what they mean in English, and know how to spell them in Spanish.  Also study the numbers 0-100.  Make sure you can count aloud to 100.  You will be focusing on numbers 1-59 next week as you begin to learn how to tell time in Spanish.   Practice your dialogue this weekend as you will be presenting it to the class Mon., Aug. 21.

  














2015-2016 school year
Homework and upcoming dates
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Exam Schedule:
Tues., May 23:  1st period in the a.m. and 5th period in the afternoon
Wed., May 24:  2nd period in the a.m. and 6th period in the afternoon
Thurs., May 25:  3rd period in the a.m. and 7th period in the afternoon
Fri., May 26:  4th period in the a.m.

Week of May 22 - 26  Students will take their final exam this week per the schedule above.  There is no homework this week except to study for the exam and to make sure that your issued textbook is returned to me.  It's the final countdown!   May you have an incredible summer!



Week of May 15-19  This week students are continuing to describe self and others as well as making comparisons.  

There is no homework this week except to study for the final exam.



Week of May 8 - 12  This week students are continuing to describe self and others as well as making
comparisons.

Mon., May 8 -  Finish your writing about yourself based on the model from class last week.  Study body part vocabulary and all of the new descriptive words vocabulary.

Tues., May 9 -  Read aloud your paragraph about yourself several times to practice for your reading to the class aloud sometime this week.  Students will read on Wed., Thurs., or Fri. of this week.  Study body parts and all of the new descriptive vocabulary plus how to make comparisons. 

Wed., May 10 - Study comparisons, body parts and all new descriptive vocabulary.

Thurs., May 11 - Same as Wed. night

Fri., May 12 - Same as Thurs. night.



Week of May 1 - May 5  This week students are continuing their studies of body parts and expressing pains/ aches.  They will also describe physical characteristics of self and others.

Mon. Students should be prepared for Tues.'s speaking grade about describing their monsters.

Tues.  Students need to finish defining the new vocabulary they received in class today and complete the handout, which requires them to draw the faces of 4 people and write 4 sentences about each person while using the new vocabulary.  Those students who did not present their monsters today will present tomorrow, Wed., May 3. I will have a very short 4th period and no 5th period today due to the History SOL starting at 12:30.  
 
Wed.  Students are to study the new vocabulary and continue to review body parts and the verb doler. They are also to edit the sentences they wrote for homework last night.  5th period just received this assignment today since they were SOL testing yesterday.  It is the same assignment others received Tues. 

Thurs.   Since there is a Math SOL tomorrow, the homework given today is not due until Mon., May 8. Additionally, students should study body parts, the verb doler, and the new vocabulary given to them this week.

Fri.   The homework for the weekend is the same from Thurs. night.  Students are taking the Math SOL today, and I will not teach 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods today.  Depending on how long the SOL takes, I may not have other classes as well.

Looking ahead to next week, May 8 -12, the main focus will be for students to talk about self and others by describing physical characteristics and personality traits. Students will continue to talk about aches and pains.  

 


Week of April 24 -28  This week students are learning how to express aches, pains and what is hurting them by using body parts vocabulary and the verb doler.  The structure tener dolor de ___ will also be introduced. 

Since 8th graders are taking SOLs this Tues. and Thurs., I am not anticipating seeing my 1st, 2nd and 3rd period classes these 2 days.  

Mon.  Students are to create a new creature and draw it, label at least 10 different body parts in Spanish, and color it.  Then, they are to write 10 sentences in Spanish explaining how many of each body part their creature possesses. This assignment will be used later in the week for a speaking grade Fri.  Additionally, students should study the body parts vocabulary.  All of my Spanish students need to have Mon.'s homework completed when they arrive to class on Wed.   

Tues.  The homework is the same from Mon.  Students are to complete the new creature assignment for tomorrow and write their 10 sentences, and continue studying the body parts vocabulary.  I do not anticipate seeing my 1st, 2nd and 3rd period classes today due to SOL testing.

Wed.  Students are to study body parts vocabulary and to carefully read and complete the handout given to them in class today on the verb doler.  They are also to write 12 sentences in Spanish about aches/ pains people have.  This is the last section of the handout students received in class today.  All of my Spanish students need to have Wed.'s homework completed when they arrive to class on Fri.

Thurs. 
Students are to continue studying body parts vocabulary and to carefully read and complete the handout given to them in class yesterday.  They are to write 12 sentences in Spanish about aches/pains people have.  All of my Spanish students need to have their 12 sentences completed when they arrive to class on Fri.

Fri. 
Students are to continue studying body parts and how to express pain/ aches by reviewing the handout given to them on Wed.  In addition, they are to complete a handout due Mon., May 1. 






Week of April 17-21
  This week students are working on asking and answering questions, in particular with the verb IR and the structure IR + A + INFINITIVO.

Mon.  Students are to study and to review all concepts.

Tues.  Students are to study and to review all concepts.

Wed.  Students are to study and to review all concepts.  Students will complete a take-home test tonight which is worth 50 points.

Thurs.  Students are to study and to review all concepts.

Fri.  Students are to study and to review all concepts.

 

Week of April 3 - April 7
  This week students are learning about places in a community and how to ask and answer where a place is located.  They are continuing their study of possessive adjectives as well as using the irregular verb "ir".

Mon.  Review the possessive adjectives in preparation for a speaking grade tomorrow during which students will say the possessive adjectives in order from memory.  Also, learn the places in a community:  know what they mean, how to say them and how to spell them.  

Tues.  Complete the handout about asking and answering where a place is located for homework.  Continue to study the places in a community vocabulary as well as the possessive adjectives.  A quiz on places in the community is scheduled for this Thurs., April 6.

Wed.  Study the possessive adjectives and places in a community.  A quiz on places in the community will be given tomorrow, April 6.

Thurs.  Continue to study places in a community and the possessive adjectives.  Make sure you can conjugate the verbs ir and dar:  know what they mean, how to say the conjugations and how to spell them.  Review ir a infinitivo, and write 10 sentences using this structure.

Fri. Please review the ir a infinitivo structure during Spring Break.  May you have a very enjoyable Spring Break!





Week of March 27- 31    This week students are describing items found in a bedroom and their location in relation to other items in the room.  Students will also compare their bedroom or items in their bedroom to those of another.  Finally, students will focus on the stem-changing verbs poder and dormir and continue their study of possessive adjectives.

Mon.  Students should review making comparisons, bedroom vocabulary, prepositions of place, and the verb estar as well as the conjugations of dormir and poder.

Tues.  Students need to complete their questions in preparation for a writing grade tomorrow during class.

Wed.  No homework

Thurs. Review how poder and dormir conjugate and study for tomorrow's summative quiz on these 2 verbs.   

Fri.  Review the conjugations of poder and dormir and possessive adjectives.  Also, complete the handout of possessive adjectives.



Week of March 20 - 24  This week students are conjugating stem-changing verbs, identifying items found in a bedroom, and describing the location of their bedroom items in relation to other items. 
 
Mon.  Students need to complete all of their stem-changing flip book except for the last page. Students should also study for the quiz on this grammar concept, which is this Wed., March 22.  Also, students should review the vocabulary about bedroom nouns, prepositions of place and the verb estar.

Tues.  Students should study for the quiz tomorrow on stem-changing verbs.

Wed.  Students should review their list of stem-changing verbs as well as vocabulary about bedroom nouns, prepositions of place and the verb estar.  

Thurs.   Tonight's  homework is to review the same concepts as last night.

Fri.  
This weekend's homework is to review the same concepts as last night.


Week of March 13 - 17
Mon.  Teacher workday
Tues. - Fri.  Due to the writing SOL, students will be working on activities in class, and I will not be assigning homework other than to review their notes regarding the current grammar and vocabulary.



The test scheduled for Mon., March 6, has been moved to Tues., March 7.

Week of March 6 - 10, 2017

Mon
.  Study for the test, which is now tomorrow, Tues., March 7.  It deals with estar, prepositions of place, and review of classroom vocabulary and making nouns plural.

Tues. No homework

Wed. Begin to learn the new vocabulary.  Know what the words mean, know how to say them, and know how to spell them.

Thurs.  Draw a picture of your bedroom and label the items in Spanish.  Write 5 sentences about where the items are located in relationship to another item using estar and prepositions of place.

Fri.  Study the new vocabulary pertaining to your bedroom and the concept of stem-changing verbs.


Week of Feb. 20 – 24, 2017

Mon.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Conjugate it 5X in Spanish and provide its English conjugations as well.  Learn how to say and spell the vocabulary introduced in class today and know what the words mean.  Study for the colors quiz, which is Wed., Feb. 22. 

Tues.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the new vocabulary and know what the words mean.  Study for the colors quiz, which is tomorrow, Feb. 22. 

Wed.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the new vocabulary and know what the words mean. 

Thurs.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the new vocabulary and know what the words mean, particularly prepositions of place.  Complete the “chips and salsa” homework assignment on the verb estar. 

Fri.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the new vocabulary and know what the words mean, particularly prepositions of place.   Bring in a stuffed animal, action figure, Barbie doll, etc. for Tues., Feb. 28, as you will need it for part of the class.

 

Week of Feb. 27 – March 3, 2017

Mon.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the vocabulary from last week and know what the words mean, particularly prepositions of place.   Bring in a stuffed animal, action figure, Barbie doll, etc. for tomorrow, Feb. 28, as you will need it for part of the class.  Study for the quiz this Wed., March 1, on the verb estar and the new vocabulary, including the prepositions of place.  Prepare/study for the Chapter 2B test, which is next Mon., March 6.

Tues.  Study the verb estar and its conjugations.  Learn how to say and spell the vocabulary from last week and know what the words mean, particularly prepositions of place.   Study for the quiz tomorrow, Wed., March 1, on the verb estar and the new vocabulary, including the prepositions of place.  Prepare/study for the Chapter 2B test, which is next Mon., March 6.  Practice the prepositions of place song.

Wed.  Practice the prepositions of place song and prepare/study for the Chapter 2B test, which is Mon., March 6.    

Thurs.  Prepare/study for the Chapter 2B test, which is Mon., March 6.  Practice the prepositions of place song and complete the handout on making nouns and articles plural.  The handout is due tomorrow, March 3. 

Fri.  Study for the Chapter 2B test, which is Mon., March 6.    

 

 

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