Recap of December 2 to December 6

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students practiced conversational skills through various activities and on Thursday and Friday took their chapter 2 interpersonal assessment, a conversation, and watched an Argentine animated film called Metegol.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students practiced conversational skills through various activities and on Thursday and Friday took their chapter 2 interpersonal assessment, a conversation, and watched the movie Diarios de motocicleta.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of November 25 to November 26

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students practiced the verb gustar and presented their libritos to the class on Monday. On Tuesday, students took their interpretive and gustar quiz. Students have no homework for their break.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students read an infographic on how cellphone usage can have an impact on health on Monday. On Tuesday, students took their interpretive and mandatos negativos quiz. Students have no homework for their break.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of November 18 to November 22

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students learned to use the verbs gustar and encantar. Students learned to talk about what they like and really like and watched a couple videos of native speakers doing the same. Later on in the week, students read an infographic on music in Latin America and Mexico transitioning into a short video on the rise of Latin music in the United States. On Thursday and Friday, students worked on a short book of their likes and dislikes with current unit vocabulary.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students at the beginning of the week learned to use negative commands and read an authentic article on how to be healthy to keep your weight in check. Later in the week, students began working on a mini-poster with a partner choosing a health topic important to them, and using positive and negative commands to give advice on this health topic for the poster. On Friday students also watched a short video about the level of happiness in Nicaragua despite many problems in the country.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of November 11 to November 15

Español I

Last week in Spanish 1, students presented on a favorite movie in Spanish with a partner practicing unit vocabulary. On Wednesday and Thursday after the snow day, students practiced vocabulary for their vocabulary and grammar quiz on Friday.

Español II

Last week in Spanish 2, students played a couple of games with the circunloquios or definitions they made the week before. On Wednesday and Thursday after the snow day, students practiced vocabulary with a game and a couple activities for their vocabulary and grammar quiz on Friday.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of November 4 to November 8

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students practiced their vocabulary in the context of a few activities. Students watched trailers of Spanish movies to identify the genre of the movies, read a short article on the preferred genres of movies in Spain, watched a short video on a movie billboard from Perú, and worked on a mini-presentation with a partner about their favorite movie that they will present on Monday.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students practiced vocabulary by watching a short video of a woman’s daily routine in Spain. Students listened to some authentic commercials for health/beauty products and then took a look at a few advertisements for medicine in Spanish-speaking countries. On Friday, students learned about body parts and worked with a partner to write circunloquios, or definitions for vocabulary words.

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Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of October 28 to November 1

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students played a few games practicing new vocabulary and reinforcing the verb ser from last unit. The second unit specifically focuses on descriptions of people and things.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students finished the movie Coco, practiced vocabulary through a couple games and began learning about reflexive verbs that are used in daily routines and often when talking about health, our new unit.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of October 21 to October 25

Español I

Last week in Spanish 1, students analyzed cultural differences between Spain and Bolivia as they saw some in También la lluvia. In preparation of Day of the Dead at the end of the month, students looked at an infographic and did an online search relating to Day of the Dead and also how it is similar and different to Halloween, which is also celebrated at the end of the month. Students also watched a movie in Spanish called Book of Life that gives a visual representation of Day of the Dead.

Español II

Last week in Spanish 2, students individually presented their recipes in front of the class, doing a terrific job. On Tuesday, students did a Kahoot on Day of the Dead in preparation of the holiday at the end of the month. Students also began the Day of the Dead movie Coco, and read an article relating to the customs and traditions of the holiday Day of the Dead.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of October 14 to October 18

Español I

Last week in Spanish 1, students played a Jeopardy review with a partner and an additional ser game in order to prepare for their ser and interpretive quiz on Tuesday. On Wednesday, students practiced writing a simple letter to a character from a Spanish tv program they recently watched. Later in the week, students began watching a movie called También la lluvia (Even The Rain) that highlights cultural differences between the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries, but also between Spanish-speaking countries, in this case between Spain and Bolivia. Students will finish the movie on Monday and further investigate Spain and Bolivia with a partner on Monday.

Español II

Last week in Spanish 2, students finished their practice presentations on Monday and prepared for their commands and interpretive quiz on Tuesday. Later in the week students worked on their own individual recipe presentations that they will present on Monday of the upcoming week, and also took part in a cultural food day, bringing in food items that come from Spanish-speaking countries.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of October 7 to October 11

Español I

This week in Spanish 1, students worked with personal pronouns and associating them with the verb ser, which means “to be.” Students also worked with telling time in Spanish, which also using the verb ser. At the end of the week, students took a look at real calendars from Spanish speaking countries and identified important dates from them. Next week Tuesday, students will have a ser, time and interpretive quiz with a very short writing quiz on Friday.

Español II

This week in Spanish 2, students took a look at how sopa de tortilla is prepared and then created their own simplified recipes from a Mexican dish. Students then began to present these on Thursday and will finish these practice presentations on Monday. Next week Tuesday, students will have a commands and interpretive quiz and an individual presentation next Friday.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)

Recap of September 30 to October 4

Español I

Last week in Spanish 1, students presented their skits, learned about the verb ser through a variety of games and activities and finally created a “small book” with examples of this verb in context. Next week, students will practice more personal pronouns and take a look at numbers and also calendars in preparation for their quiz on Tuesday, October 15th.

Español II

Last week in Spanish 2, students practiced giving and receiving directions with current unit vocabulary through a verb tense known as commands. Towards the end of the week, students played a game called “Chain Reaction” performing these different directions in the classroom and on Friday, students learned about a food called Chipa and created a simple recipe for it based on what they heard from a video. Next week, students will continue to practice with these authentic videos and articles and also the command verb form in preparation for their quiz on Tuesday, October 15th.

For more information and daily activities/homework for either Spanish 1 or Spanish 2, check the calendarios!

Calendario (Español I)

Calendario (Español 2)