El 16 de noviembre

8th graders are working on infinitives and how to say “I like and I don’t like”

7th graders have a quiz on Friday (17th) or Monday ((20th) on dates.   They have to spell the numbers and months, so remind them to review spelling.   Quizlet.com (search kstrozascs) has a game in “Learn” that practices spelling.

6th graders are working on months and dates.  They should be able to tell you their birthday in Spanish.

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Es el 8 de noviembre del 2017

A big GRACIAS to all students and parents who brought in treats for our Día de los Muertos celebration.

8th graders should be able to ask you and tell you where they are from in Spanish.  They also know the 22 Spanish speaking countries and their locations.

6th and 7th graders are working on the months and singing them to La Macarena.  Ask them to sing it for you.

Es el 31 de octubre.

All middle school students have been talking about Day of the Dead, how it relates to All Soul’s Day, and how it is celebrated in Mexico.   Many students offered to bring in treats for our special Día de los Muertos class on Thursday.   If your student would like to bring in treats (cupcakes, brownies, “dead bread”, apple cider, etc.  please feel free.   We will be reviewing what we know about the holiday, having a moment of silence for our loved ones, and celebrating with some games and food.  Gracias ahead of time for those that bring in treats!!

 

8th graders are working on memorizing the 22 Spanish speaking countries and how to tell where people are from.

6th and 7th graders are finishing the alphabet and days of the week and will have a quiz next week.  We are starting months and dates.

Es el 26 de octubre

All students have started talking about El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Spanish class.   Ask your student to tell you a bit about this important Mexican holiday.

Encourage your students to count, say the alphabet, and to spell their names for you in Spanish.

I have enjoyed meeting with parents for student conferences this week.  I think we are off to a great start, and I am enjoying these students!  What a privilege to work at this great school!

 

el 9 de octubre del 2017

8th graders are preparing for their first test which will be Mon or Tues (16 or 17th)  Students have notes to study from, but there are also quizlet pages to study with.   On quizlet.com search for kstrozascs   (short for Kristen Strozewski All Saints Catholic School)

Es el 2 de octubre del 2017.

8th graders have been practicing the alphabet in Spanish.  They should be able to spell their names out loud using the Spanish letters.   For help with the alphabet check out Spanish alphabet military march on YouTube.  We are also working on how to ask and answer How are you? this week.  After this vocabulary, students should be ready for the first test.  Remind your student to review a bit every day.

6th and 7th graders are finishing vowel sounds, and will both have a quiz on numbers (0-30) and vowels early next week.   We are also working on days of the week and dates.  Remind your student to review a bit every day as well.

 

 

 

Es el 25 de septiembre del 2017.

All students (6, 7, and 8th) are learning/ reviewing numbers this week.  They should be able to answer the question ¿Cuántos años tienes?  (How old are you?) and say their phone numbers in Spanish.   6th and 7th graders are also working on vowel sounds to help with their pronunciation and spelling in Spanish.

If your student is in need of review of numbers 0-31, I have a quizlet page ready.   The link is              https://quizlet.com/_tcwd4

For 8th graders working on 0-100, the quizlet page is        https://quizlet.com/_v3zdd

 

 

 

El 19 de septiembre

8th graders are preparing for their first quiz on numbers 0-100, days, dates, and names.  Ask your student to tell you his/her birthday in Spanish.

6th graders are continuing to work on greetings, introductions, and good-byes.  We will be starting vowel sounds today to help with pronunciation and spelling.  The alphabet is next.

7th graders are reviewing greetings, introductions, and good-byes, as well as days of the week and numbers 0-20.   We will be working on months and dates soon, as well as reviewing the alphabet.

El 11 de septiembre

With 8th graders I am working on learning what they know.   They are doing a pretest ¿Qué sabes? (What do you know) so I can get an idea of what they have already learned.  We are currently reviewing days and dates, greetings and introductions, and numbers 0-39.

 

7th graders are reviewing greetings, introductions, and good-byes.  We will also be reviewing days, dates, and numbers 0-39.

6th graders are learning greetings and how to say their name and other’s names.  (me llamo/  se llama)   We will be working on vowel sounds to help with pronunciation as well.

El 7 de septiembre

All students have chosen a Spanish name to go by and are learning or reviewing basic greetings and introductions.   Students have organized their Spanish binders so they can use it this year (and over the next 1-2 years for 6th and 7th graders) as a reference.