December 21, 2012

Enjoy Break!!!

Like I said in class today/ all did a fabulous job writing complex subjunctive sentences about Sweet 15. Frankly, I plan to save them and use the as models for future students. You worked very hard over the last week+. Each of you made many mistakes, but you also continually improved your writing and sentence structure, in most cases nearly to the point of "perfection." I am really proud of your efforts! I hope you have a great break. No homework in Spanish! Well, no formal homework, but if you get the urge or want to keep the flame lit, take a minute or two over break to listen to a song in Spanish or tune into channel 18 (often called the "Spanish Cannel," but really called Univision) or text a friend in Spanish or anything else you can imagine. !Disfruten!

December 20, 2012

Another Reminder for Block 6 Tomorrow

Another reminder....your final edits and sentences must be done electronically BEFORE class tomorrow.

December 19, 2012

SP3 HW/Assessment Due Thurs/Friday (20/21)

Sweet 15 Project  is due before class on Thursday for block 3 and before class on Friday for block 6.

December 17, 2012

My Feedback on Your Sentences

You'll note in Google Drive/Docs that I bold some of your words, usually verbs. This means there is a problem with what I've bolded. Also, in the upper right above your document contents, you'll see a Comment button next to the Share button. Click on the Comment button to see more feedback. I will work on block 3 tonight and block 6 tomorrow.

SP3 HW Due Tues/Wed (18/19)

Continue writing and improving your sentences about Sweet 15. You must open, add to and edit your document before the next class to receive homework credit. If you are not using Google Drive/Docs, then you must email me your changes before our next class. Here are suggested changes:
  • Write more sentences
  • Be sure your sentences meet the project requirements
  • Use the handout from class today as a guide and check to be sure each of your sentences includes all of the 5 major components necessary to be a good subjunctive sentence
  • Try using sorprender as I explained in class, here is more of an explanation 
  • Email me questions or write your questions for me in your Google Doc
  • Remember you final sentences are due Thursday and Friday

December 14, 2012

SP3 HW due Monday (17)

You must share the Google Doc that you created during our last class with me. Share it to If you prefer, you may email me, as well. This must be done by Sunday night.

December 11, 2012

SP3 HW due Thurs/Fri (13/14)

Pick any two rows from your table of notes from "Sweet 15." Write two sentences using the information in your notes. The sentences should follow this model. Marta desea que tenga un novio.

December 4, 2012

SP3 HW due Thurs/Fri (6/7)

Go to, login and go to Chapter 3 of the eBook.
  1. Go to Vocabulario 1 and complete activities 1, 2, and 4
  2. Go to Vocabulario 2 and complete activites 1-4, & 6 (note that in activity 2 some of the questions use the preterite past and future tenses.
Practice conjugating the harder subjunctive verbs for 5-10 minutes here

December 3, 2012

SP3 HW due Tues/Wed (4/5) - Workbook - Chapter 3 - Vocabulary 1 - Activities A & B

November 27, 2012

Observations on Spanish 3 Food Presentations

I have to say, this has been an impressive and enjoyable week so far. Obviously, food is fun to eat, but what has struck me the most so far is the diversity, authenticity and quality of the food, and on top of that, the detail in your presentations has been simply wonderful. I am particularly impressed with your use of direct object pronouns combined with affirmative and negative commands. Way to push and go above and beyond!

November 19, 2012

Spanish 3 Food Presentations due Week of Nov 26

This is the project description for your food presentations. Also, remember your presentation date by looking at the posts below. Have a nice Thanksgiving!!!  Food Performance Assessment

November 16, 2012

SP3 HW for Thanksgiving Break

Other than the food presentation, you don't have any other homework.

SP3 Block 6 Food Presentation Schedule

If you forgot what day you were presenting, here is the schedule for the week of November 26.

November 15, 2012

SP3 Block 3 Food Presentation Schedule

If you forgot what day you were presenting, here is the schedule for the week of November 26.

November 13, 2012

SP3 HW for Thur/Fri (15/16)

On a piece of paper write down the dish you will be preparing and the origin.

November 8, 2012

SP3 HW for Tues/Wed (13/14) - Workbook - Chapter 1 - GRAMMAR 2 - Activities A, B, C, D and E

October 30, 2012

SP3 Plan for Whenever We Return to School!

The quiz we had scheduled for last Monday will be given the first day we return to school, whenever that may be, so come prepared! Look over your handout and notes on direct object pronouns. More info here...

Also, their will still be an assessment on food and subjunctives before the quarter ends, so this will happen in the second class meeting after we return. So in the end, nothing is changing from the original plan, everything is just bumped up a day for each day we have off. Hope to see you soon. Enjoy!

October 25, 2012

Classwork for Thurs/Friday

  • eBook - Capítulo 1 - Grammar - Activity 4
  • eBook - Capítulo 1 - Prepárate para el examen - Self-check for achievement - Activities 1, 2 & 3

October 23, 2012

SP3 Homework due Thurs/Fri (Oct 25/26) - Workbook - Chapter 1 - GRAMMAR 1 - Activity C

How to See What You Submit to eStudio

If you want to see the work you have or have not submitted to eStudio, these are the instructions. Logon to eStudio. Click on the eWorkbook. Under MY TOOLS click on RESULTS. Click on the workbook, chapter, etc. that you want to view. You'll see a listing of what you have or have not done including the date/time you submitted. To view the answers that you posted click on the little View Results icon, which looks like a little clipboard.

October 22, 2012

Practice for Monday (29) Quiz on Direct Object Pronouns

This is a basic description of direct object pronouns. You can read it in addition to the handout I gave you today.

Prepare for next Monday's quiz by completing this page:

SP3 Homework due Tues/Wed (Oct 23/24)

Read the following story. Answer the questions below the story. Click on the story to zoom in.

Answers to Homework Grammar 1 A & B

October 18, 2012

Inmersión: PowerPoint de LNVA

Buscen donde dice "Resources for Educators" para ver su obra de arte para preparar para su segunda presentación.

Presentaciones de arte del LNVA para español inmersión bloque 4

el martes (22 de octubre)
Jordan, Rachel, Bre, Jess, Samantha

el jueves (24 de octubre)
Andres, Quinton, Sarah, Alex, Mandy, Katherine, Rosie, Joycelynn

SP3 Homework due Monday (Oct 22) - Workbook - Chapter 1 - GRAMMAR 1
Activities A and B

Also, study for the quiz on este/esta, ese/esa, and aquel/aquella (plus the plural forms).

October 16, 2012

SP3 Homework due Thurs/Fri (18/19) OPTIONAL

Optional homework....complete the packet on this and that (este, ese, aquel, etc.)

October 15, 2012

SP3 Homework due Tues/Wed (Oct 16/17) - WORKBOOK - CHAPTER 1 - VOCABULARY - E, F and G

October 12, 2012

SP3 Homework due Monday (Oct 15) - WORKBOOK - CHAPTER 1 - VOCABULARY - A, B, C and D

October 11, 2012

SP3 Lab Activities Thurs/Friday

  • Go to  código ASD7844c1 and practice vocab flash cards for 5 mins
  • Login to
  • Enter your email address in eStudio (so I can email you your password if you forget)
  • Do Acivities 1 and 5 in eBook Chapter 1 Vocabulary
  • Go to My Tools - Voice Board

October 10, 2012

Proyecto de arte para español inmersión bloque 7

Este es el horario de sus presentaciones.

el lunes (15 de octubre)
Jose - Picasso, España

el viernes (19 de octubre)
Elizabeth B - Miguel Barcelo, España
Savanah - Joan Miró, España
Greg - Mario Bencomo, Cuba

el lunes (22 de octubre)
Rosie - Diego Rivera, Mexico
Kylie - Joaquin Sorolla, España

el miercoles (24 de octubre)
Gabby - Diego Velazquez, España
Sarah - Fernando Gallego, España
Samantha - El Greco, España
Andrea - Luiz Royo, España
Meghan - Antonio Gisbert
Elizabeth H - Dali, España
Evan - Carlos Haes, España
Alexis - Frieda Kahlo, Mexico
Mike - Fernando Botero, Colombia
Caile - 
Brenna - ?

October 9, 2012

Latin Views 2012

SP3 Homework for Thurs/Fri (Oct 11/12)

Complete activity 2 on page 6 of your book.

This is a basic reading activity, which will help you read, decode and become more familiar with the new food related vocabulary.

SP3 Vocab Handouts from Tues/Weds (Oct 9/10)

These are the vocabulary handouts for our food unit (chapter 1). A Spanish only version is provided with photos or there is a traditional English/Spanish vocal list. Use the one that works best for your learning style, or both.

Proyecto de arte para español inmersión bloque 4

Este es el horario de sus presentaciones.

el jueves (11 de octubre)
Josh - James de la Vega, Puerto Rico/NYC
Jordan - Pablo Serrano, España 

el martes (16 de octubre)
Rachel - Pablo Vidor, Chile
Andres - El Greco, España
Samantha - Dali, España
Quinton - Dali, España

el jueves (18 de octubre)
Sarah - Julio Valdez, Re
Alex - Joan Miró, España
Mandy - Juan Muñoz, España
Jess - Oscar Dominques, Islas Canarias
Katherine - Marcia Gerrero

el lunes (22 de octubre)

Rosie -
Bre - Miquel Barcela, España
Joycelynn - Picasso, España

Si quieres cambiar artistas, esta bien, pero hay que avisarme.

October 6, 2012

SP3 Homework for Columbus Day Weekend

OK, let's keep reviewing. So sometime over the weekend take a look at the second half of the 100 most common Spanish verbs. Pick 5 verbs that you are NOT so familiar with and click to the right of the verb, where is say something like "pagar conjugations," or whatever verb you picked. Take a look at the conjugations. You should see that the verb is pretty normal in the future and imperfect tenses. Now, for each of the 5 verbs, determine what "category" of verb you would consider it in the present and preterite tenses. By category I mean like boot, irregular, etc. for the present and things like UV, Jotas, -car verbs, etc. for the preterite. If you what to do this for more than 5 verbs, go for it! (Remember what I said at the end of class, this is not a graded assignment, but you still need to do it to keep up.)

October 3, 2012

After School Help

For those struggling with our month of review, please make the time to stay after school to practice. I will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays. I have a senior who will tutor you on Mondays. So, stay after today or Friday or next week, the sooner the better ;)

October 2, 2012

SP3 2nd Homework for Thurs/Fri (Oct 4/5)

Reflect back on the month of September and all of our review thus far. Look at your work, especially the rubrics that I have given you. Think of verb conjugations: the present, preterite and imperfect. Write a reflection IN ENGLISH of your current strengths, weaknesses and strategies to improve over the coming weeks.

SP3 1st Homework for Thurs/Fri (Oct 4/5)

Complete Activity 3 on page R45 of your book. That's R45, not the regular 45.

October 1, 2012

Homework for Tues/Wed (2/3)

Use the imperfect handouts and/or page R43 of your book to review imperfect verb conjugations.

Practice conjugating regular imperfect verbs
Practice conjugating the 3 irregular imperfect verbs

Complete the following activities to help you better understand the imperfect.

September 28, 2012

Getting Ahead

If you want to get ahead, practice the irregular imperfect verbs over the weekend, also. Five minutes a day keeps your parents happy ;)

September 27, 2012

Spanish 3 Homework for Monday October 1

Use the handouts from today and/or page R43 of your book to review imperfect verb conjugations. Simply go this site and practice for 10 minutes.

Spanish 3 Quiz Monday October 1

Blocks 3 and 6 will have a quiz on Monday, October 1. Simply memorize the following interrogatives (questioning words).

quién = who
qué = what

cuál= which or what
cómo = how or what
dónde = where
cuánto/a/os/as = how much/many
cuándo = when
por qué = why

adónde = to where
a quién = to whom

September 25, 2012

SP3 Prep for Thurs/Fri (27/28)

We will begin reviewing the imperfect on Thurs/Fri. Please take a look at this table which summaries the whole tense. We use imperfect for many things, among others when we want to describe what we USED to do.

regular –ar
regular –er and -ir

Imperfect tense as a Word doc

Clothing Vocabulary

This is a list of clothing/related vocab for Immersion Spanish.

September 22, 2012

Preparation for Performance Assessment

Use as many of these pictures as you like. Write sentences in both the past (preterite) and present tenses. Bring them to me on Monday and I will give you feedback on the Spanish you produce.

September 18, 2012

First Performance Assessment (25/26)

On Tuesday or Wednesday of next week (September 25/26) you be doing your first Performance Assessment of the year (remember this contributes to a category which is worth 50% of your quarter grade). You'll work in class, alone and without any notes; just you a pen and paper. I'll be giving you 3 pictures to describe. You'll describe each in a paragraph, so 3 paragraphs in all. Here is a description of the pictures/task.
  • You'll see a picture of a situation at school. You'll describe what is happening in the picture using the present tense.
  • You'll see a picture of a situation at home. You'll describe what happened in the picture using the preterite tense.
  • You'll see a picture of a situation with people on vacation. You'll describe what happened in the picture using the preterite tense.

First Small Assessment Thurs/Fri (20/21)

You'll present your A conocerte mejor skits on Thursday/Friday. Your presentation will be evaluated individually using the oral presentation rubric. Below is a checklist to be sure you are meeting all of the content requirements. Your presentation will be graded as a Small Assessment.
  • Do you have past and present tense verbs? 
  • Does everyone speak more or less the same amount? 
  • Do you use correct grammar? 
  • Will the presentation last 3-5 minutes? 
  • Did you turn in one copy of the skit to Mr. Jannke

Homework for Thurs/Fri (20/21)

Look at the picture in Práctica 4 on page R27 of your book (also below). Write 3 sentences using present tense verbs to describe what people are doing. Then, write 3 more sentences using past tense (preterite) verbs to describe what people did.

September 17, 2012

Homework for Tues/Weds (18/19)

Read/review the vocab on pages R24 and R25 of your book. (Remember, you should be leaving your book at home.) Then on page R26 complete Práctica 1 (just make the chart on a blank piece of paper and categorize the vocab phrases).

Spanish III SMART Lesson from Friday

This is the lesson I did on the board for block 6 on Friday. It just gives the conjugations for the irregular preterite verbs, but in addition there is a good slide on the common irregular endings, the ones that look like a paddle (er/ir) and then the -ar verb ending show up in the yo/Ud forms. Finally, there is my explaination of how to create questions. Check it out.... SMART Lesson, September 14, Block 6.

September 14, 2012

Spanish 3 Homework for Monday

Watch this video and make sure you understand everything. This should be very simple to understand. One Semester of Spanish - Love Song

Take a look at this review of regular preterite verbs. Pretty funny YouTube video!

There are two or three (depending on your perspective) errors in this video. Write them down on a piece of paper and hand it in to me at the beginning of class on Monday for a sticker or candy, your choice. ¡Tú eres mas inteligente que este chico!

Optional: check out this present tense review "Teach Me How to Verb"

Creating Questions

Review the list of interrogatives.

September 13, 2012

¡A Conocerte Mejor!


  • What is the role of a TV talk show host?
  • What kinds of questions does the host ask?

What we are going to do?

You will act out a TV talk show where the host asks questions to get to know the guests.


  • Break up into groups of 3 or 4 people. No groups of 2 or 5.
  • Elect one member of your group to be the Host(ess).
  • The other 2 or 3 students will be the Guests.
  • You can be anyone you like (a famous or fictitious person/host). Feel free to make this funny and entertaining.
  • Brainstorm (on paper) appropriate personal questions for the Host(ess) to ask the Guests. (name, age, family, likes, dislikes, etc.)
  • Be sure to include questions using past and present tense verbs. (for example ?s about what the person did, does, etc.)
  • Write out a role-play in Spanish.
  • Make sure every group member participates.
  • Practice asking and answering the questions several times.
  • Each team will stage a mock TV presentation of their talk show.
  • Members of the class who are the audience, take notes during the TV show.
  • After each team has presented their show, Sr. Jannke will ask you questions about what you heard.

September 6, 2012

SP3 Homework Bock's 3 & 6 for Monday

Complete this verb table in the present tense. You can skip doing it a second time in the preterite for now, until we review the preterite more. If you need help, you can always use your notes from today, your book or the website we used in class today, 100 Most Common Spanish Verbs.

Also, please practice vocab and verb conjugations daily. Ten minutes a day keeps the doctor away.

September 5, 2012

Block 6 Homework for Friday

To prepare for Friday's class, please review the present and preterite tenses again.

September 4, 2012

Block 3 "Homework" for Thursday and Monday

So, I messed up on the time in class today and did not pass out your homework; still adjusting to the new schedule. Anyhow, your next homework assignment, which will now be due Monday, is to complete two verb tables, one in the present tense and the other in the preterite past tense.

For Thursday: To prepare for Thursday's class, please review the present and preterite tenses again. In addition, please review the imperfect and future tense verb conjugations.

For Monday: If you want to get started on the homework for Monday, this is the verb table you'll need to complete. Print it out twice and complete it once in the present tense and once in the preterite. If you can't print this or don't have time now, don't worry, I'll hand this out to you on Thursday and you can do it over the weekend.

For advise on how to "review" these verb tenses see my prior post here.

Any questions, please email or stop by and see me.

August 30, 2012

Spanish 3 Homework for Tuesday/Wednesday

This is your homework for next week. This is a challenging upper level course, so please keep up with your assignments.
  • Review vocab list from Spanish I on FAMILY and SCHOOL
  • Read page R2 and R3 in your book
  • Cover your book and leave it at home
  • Review all the verbs you should know by following these instruction
  • Find the secret phrase on this page

Spanish 3 - Verb Review

After your first two years of Spanish, you should be familiar with how to conjugate regular and irregular verbs in these 4 tenses.
Take a look at the documents above. Review them. Print them out if you like and keep them in your binder. While we will review at the beginning of this course to refresh your memory, it is my expectation that you know all of these conjugations. If you are rusty, start reviewing on your own. Create flash cards, have your friends/family quiz you, or practice online at

August 29, 2012

Bienvenidos a español 3!

La frase secreta es "gato negro."

June 12, 2012

Study Resources for Final Exam

Stuff that I've given you over the course of the semester and that is important for your exam tomorrow....
All the vocab, grammar, flashcards, etc. that you could want are on the Español II page.

Another tip, look to the right underneath where it says SITIO POR CATEGORÍA. Click on where it says asd2 ch1, asd2 ch2, etc. This means Asi se dice chapter 1, chapter 2, etc. All the posts since January under asd2 ch1 to asd2 ch6 (chapters 1-6) should be very familiar to you/useful to review.

June 6, 2012

Performance Assessment on Chapters 5 & 6

Due on June 8, 2012

Performance Assessment
Title: Problemas Técnicas
Type: oral and written
Format: video with script
Assessment: oral rubric and writing rubric are worth 50% each
Performance Goal: demonstrate that you can have a telephone conversation about various technical problems that you are having, and to talk about what you are going to do about them
Vocabulary: technology and telephone conversations
Grammar: use of the preterite and imperfect together, use of the future tense
Situation: You are trying to get your homework done, keep up with your friends online and via text, etc., however you are having a nightmare of a day with technology. Everything seems to be going wrong. You cannot accomplish your homework, chat with friends, etc. So you call one of your friends on the only working phone you can find and you proceed to explain your woes. To your surprise your friend is having similar problems with technology. You each share your stories. You each explain what you are going to do about your problems.
  1. Partner up
  2. Write a phone conversation per the above situation
  3. Include a minimum of 6 questions total
  4. Each partner must use a minimum of 3 preterite & 3 imperfect verbs
  5. Each partner must say at least 2 sentences with include both a preterite and imperfect verb
  6. Each partner must use the future tense once
  7. Your dialogue must include at least 6 new vocab words from chapter 6
  8. Write a final draft of your conversation
  9. Record a video of you phone conversations
  10. Submit both the script and video

June 5, 2012

Homework for Wednesday June 6

Do this online activity.

The Future Tense

Handout from today explaining the future tense.

June 4, 2012

Homework for Tuesday June 5

Write two sentences about things that have happened to you (or make it up) with technology. Each sentence must include both a preterite and imperfect verb. Use imperfect to describe what was going on when something specific happened (preterite). Join the two clauses in the sentence with y, cuando, mientras, etc.

Mi madre hablaba por teléfono cuando sonó mi móbil.
Mientras yo hacía mi tarea en la computatora, no pude quardar mi archivo de Word.

The verbs are underlined. Remember pude? It is poder in the irregular.

Tarea para español conversaciónal

Mi pelicula favorita

Haz una presentación a tus compañeros sobre la pelicula favorita tuya. Incluye esta informaciíon:

fecha de estreno
reparto (los actors)

Y, ¿por qué te gusta la pelicula tanta?

June 1, 2012

Homework for Monday June 4

Practice what we learned in class today here:

Also complete these two activities in - Workbook - Chapter 6
  • Grammar 1 - Activity A
  • Grammar 2 - Activity A

May 30, 2012

Homework for Thursday May 31 - Workbook - Chapter 6 - Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B & C

All those who missed class today should practice the preterite and imperfect, per the previous two posts.

Practice the Imperfect

Keeping it Fresh with Preterite

Practice here once a day this week for 5 mins.

May 29, 2012

Homework for Wednesday

Complete both sides of the interview sheet which has you practice using imperfect for descriptions and feelings. Also, review the new vocabulary in chapter 6 of your book (also in the vocab handout from today).

May 24, 2012

Small Assessment Tomorrow

Reminder, we have a small assessment tomorrow. As I said in class yesterday, everyone will be taking it, even if you weren't in class today.

55 Essential Spanish Verbs

Here is a good list to be working on daily: 55 Essential Spanish Verbs.

May 23, 2012

Imperfect Tense

This is pretty much it in an nut shell.

55 Essential Spanish Verbs

Study these essential verbs from time to time.

Homework for Thursday May 24

Complete the worksheet on imperfect. Also, practice memorizing the imperfect endings. We'll have a "quiz" on imperfect tomorrow.

Upcoming Assessments

You'll have a small assessment in class this Friday on the imperfect tense. You will respond to a prompt similar to this.

Reflect back on your childhood. Describe, in detail, what you, your family and friends used to do when you were a kid (elementary school-aged). 

We'll learn to use the preterite and imperfect together next week, plus we'll learn the future tense. Beginning next Friday, June 1, you'll begin another performance assessment, which looks like this. You will also be expected to use the future tense in your conversations.

May 21, 2012

Homework due May 22 - Workbook - Chapter 5
  • Vocabulary 1 - Activities A & B 
  • Vocabulary 2 - Activities A & B

May 14, 2012

Preterite Verb Conjugation Guide

The preterite tense (past tense) is very important and has many irregular verbs. Study this verb conjugation guide tonight. How much of this do you already know?

May 11, 2012

Performance Assessment

Everyone will watch to first video below, except Laruen, Hayley, Ashlei and Paige, they watch the second video. Watch the video as many times as you like. Take DETAILED notes about what happened in the video.
Write a lengthy, detailed paragraph describing what happened in the video.

  • You must use traer, servir, pedir and decir at least once each
  • You must indirect object pronouns with servir and traer
  • Use 2 other irregular verbs from this list: tener, andar, estar, poner, poder, saber, hacer, querer and venir
  • Your description must be at least 10 sentences long
  • Do more than this, go above and beyond!

May 10, 2012

Performance Assessment Tomorrow

You'll watch one of the 2 videos we haven't written about tomorrow in class. You will not watch and write about your own video. You'll take notes on what happened in the video. Then you will write a lengthy, detailed paragraph describing what happened in the video. You'll be required to include traer, servir, pedir and decir at least once, and use indirect object pronouns with servir and traer. You'll use some of the other irregular verbs that we've studied like tener, andar, estar, poner, poder, saber, hacer, querer and venir.

May 9, 2012

Homework for Thursday May 10

Write a lengthy, detailed paragraph describing what happened in Cody, Brandon & Tylor's video. Include traer, servir, pedir and decir at least once. Use indirect object pronouns with servir and traer. Try to use some of the other irregular verbs that we've studied like tener, andar, estar, poner, poder, saber, hacer, querer and venir. (Cody, Brandon & Tylor: you should really write this in the third person, i.e. do not use "yo," for example Cody should say, "Cody pidió la...")

May 8, 2012

Extra HW

If you want extra optional homework, maybe to make up for the online one that so many of you did not do, then you can do the following:

Write a paragraph about what you did over the weekend. Use past tense verbs, of course. Use your verb conjugation guide.

Also practice our new verbs here.

May 1, 2012

Poetry Contest Results

Pretty Interesting

The True Size Of Africa

Homework for Wednesday May 2

Complete the worksheet on the back of the vocab list I gave you today on ordering in restaurants.

Restaurant Video

You'll write, perform, record and produce a video of a situation in a restaurant. The final video is due Monday May 7.

  1. Break in to groups of 3 or 4 students
  2. Select one person to be the waiter
  3. Identify the name and menu for the restaurant
  4. Write a roll play where the waiter takes orders and serves food to clients (the other students)
  5. Have Mr. Jannke edit the script
  6. Revise the script
  7. Practice the roll play
  8. Record the skit on a video camera
  9. Produce a film using iMovie or Windows Media Maker
Project Requirements
  • Appropriate greetings
  • The waiter must ask for drinks, meals and desserts at separate times
  • All clients must order (speak) more or less equally
  • Someone must ask for a recommendation
  • One client must ask for the bill
  • The clients must discuss leaving a tip
  • The waiter must make at least one mistake (e.g. serving the wrong food)
Feel free to add humor, but keep your choice of vocab to that learned in Spanish 1 and 2. See our departmental oral interpersonal rubric for expectations and evaluation criteria. Remember these are minimum requirements; go above and beyond!

April 24, 2012

Homework for Thurs, April 25

Write 3 awesome sentences about what happened in the movie, Tortilla Soup. You must use traer and/or servir, in the past tense. Lauren and Paige don't need to to it, since they did it already.

Food Presentation Schedule

Friday 4/20 - Ocean, David, Albert
Monday 4/23 - Paige, Lauren, Ashlei
Tues 4/24 - Zack, Kavan, Cody
Wed 4/25 - Brandon, Haley, Tylor
Thurs 4/26 - Nate, Adam, Leslie

April 18, 2012

Vocab Useful for Preparing Foods

These lists will be very helpful with your food presentations

Food Vocab and Flashcards

These vocab lists match the flash cards you made in class.

April 5, 2012

Presentaciones de Música (Conv. Spanish)

  • Género
  • De donde es originalmente
  • La hístoria del género
  • Explicación del estilo, como el rítmo, instrumentos, etc.
  • Ejemplos de grupos o cantantes
  • Hay que enseñarnos un ejemplo/s

Homework for Monday After Break

Look at the next 3 posts. Pick a dish from a Spanish-speaking part of the world, which you'll prepare for the class (later next week, just pick the dish for now). See the details of the presentation, too.

Requirements for Food Presentation

On the night before your presentation, prepare your dish. Include the following in your presentation. You may use notes, but don't read the whole thing.
  • name of dish
  • country of origin
  • ingredients
  • steps you took to prepare it
  • something interesting about what happened
Example of your presentation:
Mi plato es....
Es de....
Los ingridientes son.....
Primero yo.....

This is the rubric being used to evaluate your oral presentation. Remember you are not assessed on the food, rather the quality of you oral presentation. Your presentation will be recorded.

Foods Selected (so far)

David - Torta de Mandarina y cafe con leche
Lauren - Empanada de manzana o Quesada Austuriana
Kavan - Magdelenas
Leslie - Esenadas or Spanish Wedding Cakes
Zach - Empanadas de carne
Ocean - Tortilla
Cody - Tamal de maicena
Tylor - Horchat
Brandon - Patatas Bravas
Paige - Alfajorcitos de chocolate
Albert - Flan
Ashlei - arroz pollo y algo
Adam - Flan
Haley -???
Nate - orange juice type thing

Where to Start Looking for Food

April 4, 2012

Homework for Thursday Workbook - Chapter 4 - Vocabulary 1 - Activity E

April 3, 2012

Homework for Wednesday

Review food vocab flashcards by going to and entering Quick Pass code ASD7837c4. Practice the vocab one flash cards for chapter 4.

Look over these two new vocab lists of foods. How many do you know already?

Food Unit

We are starting a two week unit revolving around food today. Much of what you will learn will come from chapter 4 in your book. You'll learn tons of food vocabulary. You'll learn how to read recipes and describe how you prepared some dish. You'll learn to order in a restaurant. Oh, and you'll eat food! You'll have three assessments in this unit. The first will be a presentation which looks like this. For the second one you'll role play a scene in a restaurant. You'll be assessed on your oral skills. The final major assessment will looks something like this.

March 30, 2012


Due to the assembly on Monday our next class isn't until Tuesday. Between now and then, read over this explaination of what I presented today and then do this "quiz."

Indirect Object Pronoun Quiz

Indirect Object Pronoun Mini-Assessment

Part 1: Write the pronoun that represents the following (me, te, le, nos, les)
  1. to them
  2. for her
  3. to you (singular informal/familiar)
  4. to me
  5. for you all (plural you)
  6. for Maria and me
  7. to my parents

Part 2: Write the following sentences with dar or comprar (present tense: doy/o, as, a, amos, an).
  1. She gives you food.
  2. I buy books for him.
  3. They give me money (dinero).
  4. He buy her flowers (flores).

March 29, 2012

Mini Assessment Tomorrow

So we'll have a mini assessment on indirect object pronouns tomorrow. If you look in your packet right after the last questions we did in class today (the ones with the pictures with stick figures), you will see a "quiz." I think it is called Quiz 41. Anyhow, your assessment tomorrow will be along the lines of Quiz 41. Check it out, not to hard.

March 28, 2012

Assembly on Monday

This coming Monday Admin will hold the Courage to Speak Foundation assembly for all students in grades 10 and 11. We'll all go as a class. Please report to class, then we'll go.

Homework for Thursday March 29

In the big indirect object pronoun packet that I gave you, complete all questions 104-109. Take the time to read up on indirect objects here:

March 27, 2012

Take a Quick Read

I graded your essays today. They were better than we all expected. As I have been saying all along, you need to self-motivate to check this site, practice on your own, plan ahead, etc. My expectations for writing and speaking increase greatly as the course progresses. Anyhow, as I said today in class we'll move through this mini-unit on indirect object pronouns quickly. I had planned to have you do a mini-assessment on IOs on Monday, but I just found out that they have scheduled an assembly during block 2 on Monday. I want to get this assessment in before the end of the quarter (Monday), so we'll have to move it to this Friday. Take the time to read up on indirect objects tonight or tomorrow night here:

Homework for Wednesday March 28

In the big indirect object pronoun packet that I gave you, complete all questions up to 53 and then do ALL of Quiz 40.

March 19, 2012

Major Assessment on Monday

There will be a major assessment on Monday. In class you'll have to finish a story about a trip on a train: no notes, no partners, preterite, irregular preterite, time frame words, reflexive verbs, train vocab, etc. Start reviewing.

Homework for Tuesday

Review irregular verb conjugations here. Review the vocab and interview if you didn't do it over the weekend.

Irregular Preterite Verb Review

Keep practicing here!

March 16, 2012

Homework for Monday March 19 Workbook - Chapter 3 - Grammar 1 - Activities A & B

Also, review how to conjugate reflexive verbs in the past tense like we did in this interview. Review the past tense time frame words. We'll have a formal assessment on these next week.

March 15, 2012

Homework for Friday

Practice vocab online via the eFlashcards  code ASD7837c3.

March 12, 2012

Homework Due Thursday - Workbook - Chapter 3 - Workbook - Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B, C and D

¿Quién es lo mas sano?

  1. ¿Te cepillaste los dientes esta mañana?
  2. ¿Tomaste una ducha anoche después de jugar los desportes?
  3. ¿Te acostaste antes de diez anoche?
  4. ¿Te duchaste anoche o esta manana?
  5. ¿A que hora te acostaste anoche?
  6. ¿Te miraste en el espejo esta mañana?
  7. ¿Te cepillaste los dientes anoche?
  8. ¿Te peinaste el  pelo hoy por la mañana?

March 8, 2012

Basic Time Frame Words for Preterite Tense

ayer = yesterday
anteayer = the day before yesterday
anoche = last night
anteanoche = the night before last
ayer por la mañana = yesterday morning
ayer por la tarde = yesterday afternoon
el viernes por la mañana = Friday morning
el domingo por la tarde = Sunday afternoon
el lunes por la noche = Monday night
hoy por la mañana = this morning
esta mañana = this morning
la semana pasada = last week


quién = who
qué = what
cómo = how or what
dónde = where
cuánto/a/os/as = how much/many
cuándo = when
por qué = why

a qué hora = what time
adónde = to where
a quién = to whom

March 6, 2012

Homework for Thursday March 8

Review preterite verbs for 10 minutes online here

Lección de hoy

Basic Preterite Verb Conjugation

March 5, 2012

Homework for Tuesday March 6

Review preterite verbs for 15 minutes online here

March 1, 2012

Homework Due March 5 - 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.

February 29, 2012

No HW Tonight

No new HW due Thursday. Study vocab!

February 28, 2012

Homework Due Feb 29 - capítulo 2 - workbook - gramática 1 - actividades B, C, D y E

Today's Lesson

Simón Dice

Oral Interview - Interview everyone in the class using the following questions. Students should respond in complete sentences with reflexive pronouns as needed. Record answers in the table provided.

  1. ¿A qué hora te levantas durante la semana?
  2. ¿A qué hora te despiertas por el fin de semana?
  3. ¿A qué hora te levantas por el fin de semana?
  4. Típicamente, ¿te duchas por la mañana or por la noche?
  5. ¿Cuántas veces al día te cepillas los dientes?
  6. ¿Te lavas las manos después de usar el baño?

Grammar Lesson


February 24, 2012

Homework for the Weekend

If you didn't do the homework that was due today (see last post), then complete it over the weekend. In addition, review the vocab from chapter 2 again. Make flash cards, have someone quiz you, look at chapter 2 in the book or online, or go to and enter code ASD7837c2 to practice the vocabulary using the online eFlashcards.

February 23, 2012

Homework Due Friday Feb 24 - Chapter 2 - Workbook

  • Vocabulary 1 - Activities A, B
  • Vocabulary 2 - Activity A
  • Grammar 1 - Activity A

February 21, 2012

Spanish II Update

Nice job on the videos today. We'll be starting chapter 2 tomorrow. Look over the vocab and review the grammar packet that I gave you last Friday.

February 17, 2012

Block 2 Sub Plan for Friday, Feb 17

Hi guys. Nice job on your assessments yesterday. We'll finish up editing videos on Tuesday. You will be given a rather large grammar review packet. In it is essential, basic grammar rules. Much of it you learned last year and some is new to you. You all were saying that you seemed to be lacking some of the basics to putting sentences together in Spanish. Understanding the grammar in this packet will REALLY help you. So, what I want you to do is to read through the entire packet. I want you to write in it. Think about what you understand or don't understand. Think about new topics that appear that you would like to learn more about. While your are technically just reading and taking notes, this activity requires MUCH THOUGHT to be of lasting value. Please make your effort today the best it can be. If you do, I promise you, understanding all of that stuff will take you miles in Spanish! Good luck and enjoy your long weekend!!!

February 16, 2012

Friday Feb 17

I'll be out of school tomorrow, Friday, for a More Than Words workshop. We'll start a new unit (chapter 2) on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend.

February 14, 2012

First Major Assessment Tomorrow

Study, study, study tonight as we'll do our first big assessment in class tomorrow. Reminder it is closed book and the sample assessment which is similar to the one you will do tomorrow was posted here.

February 10, 2012

Homework for the Weekend

Some of you still seem rusty with the new vocabulary. Look over the packet I gave you or chapter 1 of your book. Have someone quiz you on the vocabulary. Alternatively, you could do the online flashcards on the site. The QuickPass code is ASD7837c1. Review the present progressive tense. Finally, it can't hurt to review the vocab from Spanish I that I gave you at the beginning of the course. Enjoy the weekend.

February 9, 2012

Tarea para 10/2 - Workbook - Chapter 1 - Workbook - Grammar 2 - Activities A, B & C

February 8, 2012

Homework for Thursday Feb 9

  1. Read over the details of what your first major assessment may be like.
  2. Do these online activities to practice vocab.
  3. Watch the Chapter 1 vocab video found in the Chapter Video tab in your eBook.

Sample Assessment for Chapter 1

This is a sample of what you will be expected to do at the end of this unit. You'll do it in class without notes. In addition, you'll be creating a video.


To check-in with a ticket agent at an airport.


You took a trip to Spain. You are checking in at the airport in Madrid for your flight home. Write and perform a dialogue between you and your ticket agent.


  • Work in pairs
  • One partner is the ticket agent and the other the traveler
  • Write a diallogue with your partner without using any notes, etc.
  • Your dialogue should include questions and answers about at least 6 of the following
    • Destination
    • Luggage
    • Carry-on luggage
    • Flight number
    • Boarding time
    • Departure time
    • Gate number
    • Boarding pass
    • Seat (number, window, aisle, etc.)
  • You must use the present progressive tense at least twice
  • Each partner must write his/her own copy of the dialogue
  • One complete copy of the dialogue must be submitted to Mr. Jannke
  • Practice your dialogue with your partner at least 3 times
  • On day 2 of this assessment, partners will have a chance to practice their conversation one final time
  • Dialogues will be presented and recorded

February 7, 2012

Tarea para 9/2

This homework will be due Thursday, but you can start tonight. Chapter 1, Workbook , Vocabulario 2, Activities A, B & C

February 6, 2012

Tarea para 7/2 Chapter 1, Workbook , Vocabulario 1, Activities A, B & C

February 2, 2012

Tarea para 3/2

Review all of the verbs conjugations in the verb table you have, plus review the Spanish I verb conjugation review guide that I gave you. Be prepared for our review/quiz thingy tomorrow!

Do the following two activities in

  • Repaso Workbook Repaso C, Gramática 1, Act. B
  • Repaso Workbook Repaso D, Gramática 1, Act. A

January 30, 2012

Tarea para 31/1

Finish all of both sides of the verb table.

Lab Activity for Today's Class

1) Review basic verbs here

2) Chat with a partner via the eStudio Voiceboard. Show Sr. Jannke your chat after you are done. Your chat should include the follow exchange/questions/answers: name, age, origin, and what you like do do. After ask your partner a question or two about one of his/her friends.

3) When finished review the irregular verbs again here

January 27, 2012

Tarea para el 30/1

This is the mandatory homework for a grade and due Monday.
Do these 3 activities... - Workbook - Repaso B - Grammar 1 - Activities A, B & C

Review the verbs ser, ir, tener, estar and decir for Monday. This is one way to review them.

January 19, 2012

Hasta la próxima...

Me disfruté este semestre mucho. Uds. son estudiantes muy listos. ¡Sigan adelante!

January 17, 2012

Final Final Reveiw

Don't forget to bring your book to the final exam.

These are the review notes from today and this is another copy of the final review guide/sample final.

January 13, 2012

Preterite Verbs to Review

Practice conjugating these 10 verbs into the preterite: dar, decir, dormir, hacer, ir, poner, ser, traer, venir, and ver. Here is a link if you want to practice online

Also be sure you can conjugate "pancake/cat daddy" verbs like pedir and servir in the él/ella form.

January 12, 2012

Tarea para 13/1

Review vocab from chapters 1-4, plus the food vocab (see handout from earlier in the year). All the vocab lists can be found on our Español II page.

January 10, 2012


There most likely will not be any more formal homework for the semester. I want you to review various things each night in preparation for the final. For example, tonight, please review your regular preterite and imperfect verb endings. If you are comfortable with those, move on to the irregulars. Hasta mañana.

January 9, 2012

Posted More Vocab and Grammar

I posted the rest of the vocabulary and grammar from chapters 7 and 8 to the Español II page.

Tarea para 10/1

  1. - Workbook - Chapter 8 - Grammar 1 - Activities A & B
  2. - Workbook - Chapter 8 - Grammar 2 - Activities A & B

January 6, 2012

Tarea para el fin de semana

No formal homework this weekend. I suggest reviewing the two new vocab lists as well as beginning to review the preterite and imperfect verb conjugations. As a minimum, you should be flawless in your conjugations of the REGULAR preterite and imperfect. Que les vaya bien.

January 4, 2012

Tarea para 5/1 - Workbook - Chapter 7 - Grammar 1 - Activities B & C (Activity D is optional)