Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Finish Strong

We are coming to the end of the semester. We have been discussing class schedules, times and descriptions of classes and people.
We have a test on this tomorrow, Thursday, the 10th of December.

Upcoming items:
A. Monday - Wednesday (December 14-16th) = Semester Review for the Final Exam
B. Thursday December 17th - Final Exam for periods 1,3 & 5
C. Friday December 18th - Final Exam for periods 2,4, & 6

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Questions for Speaking test on Oct. 23rd

Questions and answers for the upcoming speaking test. The test will be on Friday October 23rd.

1. ¿ Qué hay en tu mochila?
Hay un cuaderno y dos lápices en mi mochila.

2. ¿ Tienes un libro de español?
Si, tengo un libro de Español.
No, no tengo un libro de Español.

3. ¿ Tienes un cuaderno azul?
Sí, tengo un cuaderno azul.
No, no tengo un cuaderno azul.

4. ¿ Hay muchos estudiantes en la clase?
Sí, hay muchos estudiantes en la clase.

5. ¿Cuántos lápices hay en tu mochila?
Hay ocho lápices en mi mochila.
Hay un lápiz en mi mochila.

6. ¿ Cuántas calculadoras tienes?
Yo tengo una calculadora.
Yo no tengo una calculadora.

7. ¿ Cuántos diccionarios hay en la clase de español?
Hay muchos diccionarios en la clase.

8. ¿ Tienes un bolígrafo azul?
Sí, tengo un bolígrafo azul.
No, no tengo un bolígrafo azul.

9. ¿Cómo te llamas?
• Me llamo Señor Madsen.
• Mi nombre es Señor Madsen.

10. ¿De dónde eres?
• Yo soy de Fresno.

11. ¿Dónde vives?
• Yo vivo en Sanger.

12. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
• Yo tengo quince años.

13. ¿Qué es tu color favorito?
• Mi color favorito es rojo.

14 ¿Qué es tu comida favorita?
• Mi comida favorita es sushi.

15. ¿Qué te gusta?
• Me gusta los deportes.

16. ¿Qué no te gusta?
• No me gusta la música clásica.

17. ¿Qué tienes en tu mochila?
• Tengo tres lápices, dos cuadernos, y tres libros en mi mochila.

18. ¿Quieres un libro de ingles?
• Sí, quiero un libro de ingles.
• No, no quiero un libro de ingles.

19. ¿Necesitas mucho papel?
• Sí, necesito mucho papel.
• No, no necesito mucho papel.

20. ¿ Tienes ocho cuadernos?
• Sí, tengo ocho cuadernos.
• No, no tengo ocho cuadernos.
• No, pero tengo ____ cuaderno(s).

21. ¿Quieres una lámpara?
• Sí, quiero una lámpara.
• No, no quiero una lámpara.
• No, ya tengo una lámpara.

22. ¿Necesitas una cama?
• Sí, necesito una cama.
• No, no necesito una cama.
• No, ya tengo una cama.

23. ¿Tienes cinco carteles en tu cuarto?
• Sí, tengo cinco carteles en mi cuarto.
• No, no tengo cinco carteles en mi cuarto.
• No, pero tengo _______ carteles.

24. ¿Quieres una carpeta amarilla?
• Sí, quiero una carpeta amarilla.
• No, no quiero una carpeta amarilla.
• No, ya tengo una carpeta amarilla.

25. ¿Necesitas una computadora?
• Sí, necesito una computadora.
• No, no necesito una computadora.
• No, ya tengo una computadora.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Today we began our quick change (varying partners) activity with a new set of questions:
1. ¿ Qué hay en tu mochila?
2. ¿ Tienes un libro de ciencia?
3. ¿ Tienes un cuaderno rojo?
4. ¿ Hay muchos estudiantes en la clase?
5. ¿Cuántos lápices hay en tu mochila?
6. ¿ Cuántas calculadoras tienes?
7. ¿ Cuántos diccionarios hay en la clase de español?
8. ¿ Tienes un bolígrafo azul?

Calendar items:
Friday, October 16th ~ Chapt. 2 paso 1 & 2 test
Friday, October 23rd ~ Chapt. 2 speaking test.
Friday, October 30th ~ Common Assessment #2 (-er verb test)

Today's homework was from the workbook. Page 17 activities 9 & 10.

Our focus for this unit are the items that are normally located in your bedroom or home. We will continue using school item vocab as we practice asking how much and how many.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sept 28-Oct 2

During this week we have been reviewing general questions as well as introducing new vocabulary about school and items associated with school.

9 preguntas used in speaking activity with partner switch.
1. Cómo te llamas?
2. De dónde eres?
3. Dónde vivies?
4. Cuántos años tienes?
5. Qué es tu color favorito?
6. Qué es tu comida favorita?
7. Qué te gusta?
8. Qué no te gusta?
9. Qué tienes en tu mochila?

Friday, September 25, 2009

End of the grading period and AR verb test

Today is the end of the first six week grading period. It's hard to believe how fast this semester is going by. We will be taking the "ar" verb test today. This is a common assessment given in all of the Spanish 1 classes. This will be part of your six week grade.

We will begin our autobiography project next week. We will also be talking about school and things that you have at home and in your backpack.

Hasta luego.

Send it in a letter!

We have been practicing using "me gusta" & "no me gusta" to express likes and dislikes. We are going to incorporate this with the other information that we have learned on how to present ourselves, to write a letter to a pen pal.
These letters are going to be exchanged with another class, and each student will receive a response to their letter.

Interviews and Review

On Friday the 18th, I was out ill. In class the students finished their mini interviews. They were asking the following questions:
Cómo te llamas?
Cuántos años tienes tú?
De dónde eres?
Qué es tu dirección?

You needed to ask 15 people in the class these questions.

The review was a worksheet that was assigned as a homework assignment. It was due on Monday the 21st of September.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Supplies Check

On Friday the 18th of September we will have a supplies check.
Included on this list are : a pencil or pen, lined paper, a binder or folder for holding papers and notes, Spanish/English dictionary, and a dry erase marker.

17 de septiembre

Notes for today: (general questions;personal information)
1. ?Cómo te llamas? - Me llamo ___________.
(what's your name?) (My name is_________.)
2. ?Cuántos años tienes? - Yo tengo ____ años.
(How old are you?) (I am ____ years old.)
3. ?De dónde eres? - Yo soy de ___________.
(Where are you from?) - ( I am from _[city where you were born]____.)
4. ?Qué es tu dirección? - Mi dirección es _____________.
(What is your address?) - My address is ______________.

Asking about others.....
? De dónde es él? - Él es de __________.
( Where is he from?) (He is from __________.)
?De dónde es ella? - Ella es de__________.
(Where is she from?) (She is from ________.)
? Qué es la dirección de __{somone's name}___?
respuesta= La dirección de ___{name} __ es _____________.

We practiced these question by conducting mini-interviews in class. 2 minutes per person. Everybody completed 8 or 9 interviews. We will complete this in class on Friday.

Monday, September 14, 2009

14 de septiembre

Vencomigo textbook: pages 22-24. Practiced some dialogues and invented phrases for certain situations. Students worked individually and in pairs to practice writing and speaking Spanish.

Homework: Workbook (cuaderno de actividades) page 8 (all)
Due: martes, el 15 de septiembre

Upcoming Calendar items: 25 de septiembre ~
1. benchmark test ("ar" verbs)
2. End of grading period [first report card
goes home]


Today is Back to School Night. Be sure to come and visit. Room 1205 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

September 7 - 11

~This week we continued learning greetings & farewells. We also learned how to introduce
ourself and others in Spanish.

~ Introduction of "regular (ar) verbs". We learned the Spanish pronouns { yo,tú, él,ella,usted,
nosotros, nosotras, ellos, ellas, ustedes}. Conjugating or modifying the verbs to match the
pronoun. We will continue to practice this for the next couple of weeks.

~ viernes: Speaking quiz on general questions. Most of the kids were prepared for this quiz. If you
missed it, you need to make it up before the 16th of September. The conjugation chart of the 30
verbs was also due. This was worth 150 points. If you were absent, turn it in on the day you

Friday, September 4, 2009

viernes, el 4 de septiembre

Today in class we reviewed material that has been covered over the past 2 weeks.

~ workbooks were handed out. Students are to have the workbook with them
everyday in class.
~ Cuaderno de actividades (workbook) assignment
1. Pages 1 - 4 all activities
2. Page 5; activity 5 only
3. Page 7 all activities
The aforementioned assignments are all due on Tuesday, September 8th.

Homework: finish workbook assignment and study for quizzes next week (quiz 2 on Tuesday & Speaking quiz on Friday)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Questions for Speaking test on Sept. 11

Questions for Speaking Quiz on Friday, September 11th.
1. Pregunta =¿ Cómo estás?
Respuesta = Yo estoy ___bien____. (choose adjective from class notes)
2. Pregunta = ¿Qué pasa?
Respuesta = Nada/Mucho/ Estoy bien etc…
3. Pregunta =¿Qué clase tienes ahora?
Respuesta = Yo tengo la clase de Español. (use class subject from list provided in class)
4. Pregunta = ¿Qué es tu color favorito?
Respuesta = Mi color favorito es azul. (choose any color in Spanish)
5. Pregunta = ¿Qué es tu numero de teléfono?
Respuesta = Mi numero de teléfono es _____________.
6. Pregunta = ¿Cómo te llamas?
Respuesta = Me llamo Señor Madsen. (say your name)
7. Pregunta = ¿Cuántos años tienes?
Respuesta = Tengo _______ años. (say the number of your age

August 31st ~ lunes

Today was an introduction to the textbook. We discussed different reasons why it is important to learn Spanish. We took turns reading aloud from the textbook.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

25 de agosto

We practiced pronunciation of the letter sounds in the Spanish alphabet.
Study how to say the letters and letter combinations in the Spanish alphabet.

Tomorrow will be continuation of this as well as Spanish speaking countries identification.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

lunes, 24 de agosto

Spanish 1 pre-test. This is not for a grade. This is to see what you may already know in Spanish.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Semana 1 (week 1)

20 de agosto ~ Personal information sheet received by students. Needs to be filled out and turned in on Friday 21 de agosto.

21 de agosto ~
1. "La cabeza" assignment: Decorate the blank head outline. Include a minimum of 5 descriptive words and/or symbols. Be colorful and creativo/a!
2. Class description/syllabus needs to be reviewed by student and parent. Signature portion of page 2 due back to me by the 25th of August (martes, el 25 de agosto)
3. 4 week calendar handed out. Students need to record daily objective as well as assignments and due dates for assignments.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bienvenido a la escuela!

Welcome to the 2009-10 school year. I am looking forward to having you in my Spanish 1 class this year.