October 31, 2011

Performance Assessment on November 1

Tomorrow's performance assessment will cover three units. From chapter 2 you'll be responsible for demonstrating that you can conjugate reflexive verbs. From our mini-unit on preterite verbs, you will be responsible for demonstrating that you can conjugate regular preterite verbs. From chapter 3 you will be responsible for demonstrating your understanding of all of the train vocabulary as well as conjugating the 10 irregular verbs that we have been studying.

I will start a story for you in which a group of people take a trip on a train. You will need to finish the story using the past tense, train vocab, and reflexive, regular and irregular verbs.

Use the following resources to study:

October 28, 2011

Tarea para 31/10

Practice conjugating irregular verbs. Careful, one of them in this list is actually regular.

comprar, decir, estar, hacer, poder, poner, querer, saber, tener, venir


October 27, 2011

Tarea para 28/10

estudio.quia.com - Workbook - Chapter 3 - Workbook

  • Vocabulary 2 - Activities A, B, C and D
  • Grammar 1 - Activity A

October 26, 2011

Tarea para 27/10

Read article on the Day of the Dead

October 25, 2011


Black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

Tarea 2 para 26/10

Your second homework assignment is to read all the answers to the Gods Must be Crazy survey. Highlight 5 phrases, sentences, points, comments, etc. that you think are most profound. Profound means deeply meaningfully or thought provoking.

Tarea para 26/10

estudio.quia.com - Workbook - Chapter 3 - Workbook - Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B, C and D

Plan for Last Week of the Quarter

The first quarter ends next Wednesday. We have a lot to rap up before then. We will be finishing up our discussions of the GMBC, learning about the Day of the Dead, and completing chapter 3 in the book.

Tuesday - Intro to new vocab on trains
Wednesday - Vocab review and intro to Day of Dead
Thursday - Intro to new grammar (irregular preterite verbs)
Friday - Verb practice and planning for Day of Dead celebration
Monday - Review for assessment
Tuesday - Chapter 3 performance assessment
Wednesday - Day of Dead celebration

October 24, 2011

Sugar Sculls with Spanish Club

The next Activity Day is Wed. Nov. 2nd. Spanish Club will be decorating sugar skulls to commemorate El Día de los Muertos. Skulls will be pre-made (by Mrs. Anderson) and icing and other decorations will be provided. All the students need to bring is a true interest in the activity and some creativity. Sign up in 205 with Mrs. Anderson. First come first served.

Assessment on Language, Culture and Perception


October 21, 2011

Tarea para 21/10

Write a paragraph about what you did today (hoy) using the past tense. This was assigned for homework on the day I was out, Thursday, to be due today, Friday, however you may turn it in on Monday. Have a nice weekend. Hasta luego.

October 17, 2011

Follow-up on Today's Discussion

Read this article from the Wall Street Journal as a follow up to our discussion on languages and culture today. Hasta mañana.

October 14, 2011

Daily Routine

Write a paragraph which describes your morning and evening routines.

Minimum requirements

  • 5 sentences
  • 4 different reflexive verbs
  • 4 different new vocabulary words from chapter 2

October 13, 2011

Mini-Assessment Friday 14/10

Describe your daily routine during the week, excluding your time in school, one paragraph in length.

October 12, 2011

Tarea para 13/10

Write a paragraph describing your morning and evening routines. Use as many reflexive verbs as possible. Email it to me if you like, kjannke@ledard.net. Start with "Por la mañana..."

Lesson 12/10

  • Review HW
  • Favor de...
  • Whiteboard review
  • Pictionary
  • Oral practice
  • Mini-assessment Friday
  • Major assessment due next week

October 11, 2011

Tarea para 12/10

estudio.quia.com - capítulo 2 - workbook - gramática 1 - actividades F and H

For activity H, be sure to leave sentences without a reflexive pronoun, if none is needed.

Reflexive Practice



FreeRice.com Update


October 6, 2011

Tarea para 7/10

estudio.quia.com - capítulo 2 - workbook - gramática 1 - actividades A, B, C, D y E

Simon dice

October 4, 2011

Classwork for 4/10 and/or homework for 5/10

estudio.quia.com - Workbook - Chapter 2 - Workbook

Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B, C and D
Vocabulary 2 - Activities A and D