May 30, 2012

Homework for Thursday May 31

estudio.quia.com - 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

estudio.quia.com - 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

http://www.ledyard.net/wlc/news.asp

Pretty Interesting

The True Size Of Africa http://bit.ly/Jntko8

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.

Setps
  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!