Feliz Día de San Patricio!
Hola Estudiantes and Families!
Thank you for your time, effort, and patience during distance learning. Students have worked hard to complete assignments and maintain motivation. For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning Spanish through an interactive Spanish Drama called Mi Vida Loca. Students have visited Madrid, Spain, and they have learned to ask basic questions, meet and greet, finding directions, using numbers, ordering food at a restaurant, and a lot of vocabulary. In the middle of the show, we are 12 more episodes to find out what happened with the main character (Teresa). Please invite your student to watch the episodes again to become familiar with the pronunciation, learn Spanish grammar through the conversations, and improve their listening skills.
Mi Vida Loca Exam
Next week (Week # 27), students (Spanish 1 and 2) will have an exam of Mi Vida Loca episodes 1 to 12. The exam will include:
Communication - use of Spanish to meet & greet, basic directions, order at a café, asking for the bill, buy tickets (bus, train), book a room, shop for food and basic items.
Knowledge of the episodes (What happened, who is involved, where is Merche, why is she hiding).
IF YOU NEED ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR STUDENT, PLEASE CONNECT WITH ME, AND WE WILL USE PANTHER POWER DAY TO COMPLETE THE EXAM.
Viaje Cultural/Cultural Journey
Students have been sharing their cultural journey. A cultural journey is an opportunity to discover the culture, history, art, gastronomy, religion, sports, ethnicity, and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries. Every week, students will create a 2 min Google Slides selecting a country of their interest to build cultural competency and grammatically correct sentences describing a country's topic.
Therefore, participation is essential to the success of this project.
Students will play two roles.
1. Presenter Job - Be prepared to present a 2 min Google Slides of the selected topic.
Slide # 1 = 5 Sentences in Spanish.
Slide # 2 = 5 images to illustrate your work.
Slide # 3 = What is your takeaway from this experience.
Slide # 4 = References
2. Audience Job - Active listening. Using the exit ticket (teacher provided) to ask the presenter - What, Who, Where, How, and Why.
Vamos a Cocinar
To provide more Spanish time for students, I have offered an After School activity where students are welcome to cook with me. Every Wednesday between 2:30 pm and 3:15, I am making an easy recipe while speaking Español for students to enjoy.
You can find me at 2:30 pm.
Every Wednesday, March 10th - March 31st (the April schedule will depend on our new school schedule).
Via Google Meet AMSTOLEDO.
NO INGREDIENTS REQUIRED - YOU ARE WELCOME TO STOP BY!
We made 3 ingredients panqueques last week, and today we made Galletas de Azúcar Verde (Green sugar cookies) to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day!
Next Wednesday, March 24th we will make Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet). Es muy delicioso!!!
I will see you next Wednesday!!!
The Grammar Corner
In the last few weeks, I have connected with students to support their language journey. I am grateful for that. However, due to time and scheduling, I cannot reach out to each of the more than 260+ students I work with every week. Also, live lessons are short for conveying all the curriculum students need to learn in an extensive language as Spanish. Therefore, I have decided to include a Grammar Corner where students can independently listen to Grammar lessons to support language acquisition. Also, students will use Power Panther Day to complete a grammar lesson to support their journey. I believe it will help address student's needs to build an independent learner eager to learn more Español!
Today, students learned about Present Tense - Ser and Estar and how to use it.
Thank you in advance for all your support at home in helping your student accomplish each of our class goals.