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Please click on the date and/or title of the assignment to see details (newer ones on bottom). This is not intended to be a complete and comprehensive list. - Myspace assignment
- October 3 HW: know the vocabulary for Chapter 1B. Do Act 4. on p 50. read pp. 42-47.
- October 8 HW: read pp 51,56,58&59, 62&63, 70, and if you would like a head start on next week, ch. 2 material.
- Oct 13th and 14th HW: have conjugation of certain key verbs in your notes (some of which you may already have): ir, tener, ser, estar, deber, & hacer. These are to stay in your notes
- Oct 15th and 16th HW: give me 5 sentences showing reflexive verbs about getting ready (good sentences). p. 80 act. 8.
- Oct. 20 and 21's homework was to add sentences using posessives to the previous homework. This will be checked Wednesday and Thursday.
Students were to do pages 33 & 35 in the workbook on the 21st & 22nd, ready to go over on Monday. Also, check out Una rosa blanca on page 25. Work on memorizing it as it will be recited on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
- Oct. 23 & 24. Do worksheets reviewing possessives and demonstratives.
- Oct. 30 & 31 the "sub" had a dictionary quiz. Stay after if you wish to make it up one day. Also complete the workbook/worksheet assignments for next week and be ready to recite from "Versos sencillos" in class. Homework for Oct. 28th & 29th. Review the part or the poem "Versos sencillos" on page 25 and memorize it. Focus on pronunciation. Review the demonstative adjectives (this, that, these, and those). Review the vocabulary listed on pages 102-103 (124), and practice comparisons of equal values ("I'm as pretty as she." "Soy tan guapa como ella.")
- November 3 & 4 students received worksheets reviewing posessives and demonstratives (pp. 157-158 & 162-163) We recited from "Versos Sencillos" in class. If you have not seen Mr. McCoy about this, then you have a 0 on a large assignment.
- November 5 & 6 read pp. 118 & 119 and do the questions. We read for comprehension and built vocabulary from the text
- November 7 & 10 the notes covered in class dealt with telling time and making comparisons. Get the notes off neighbors, if you need extra practice with this, stay after or check out the Spanish I textbook site. The work taken up in class was 9 sentences with comparisons, check with Mr. McCoy for details.
- November 13 & 14 were review days.
- November 17 & 18 were test days.
- November 21. The notes have been placed here.
- December 1 & 2. We learned the preterite tense for regular verbs. Now we can talk about things that happened. See pp. 110,111 in textbook. We did p. 44 in the workbook (not turned in yet) and wrote sentences to demonstrate usage.
- December 17 & 18. To see the breakdown for the group project click here.
- December 19 & January 5 We did act. 19 on p. 142. Be sure to use the appropriate preterite conjugation. Also, copy the vocabulary for Chapter 3-A into your notes.
- January 6 & 7 We reviewed the vocabulary on pp 126-131 dealing with chores and the city. We practiced reading on pp 132 & 133, and conversation with Act 13 on p. 139.
- January 8 & 9 We took a quiz on vocabulary that we went over the last couple of classes. There was a noticeable differece in grades for those who said they studied, and those who didn't. We also practiced vocabulary with pp. 49,50, & 52 in the Workbook. This along with p.44 in the workbook will be collected if it hasn't been so yet.
- January 12 & 13 We spent time reading and working on pronounciation in the Lecturas 2 booklet (Mi Tío Mundo). Take time to look up various occupations. We also took up the assigned HW from before.
- January 20 & 21 enero We took a little time out to discuss the political ongoings, do remember it's your responsibility as Americans to understand what's going on and to support our president regardless of your positions. We had designed a small city map the last class and we used it to map out a jogging route this time. So, if you have not done so already, draw a map of a small city (at least 3 x 3 blocks) and label at least 8 landmarks (buildings, etc.) from Chapter 3-A. Then, using tú commands, tell someone how to follow your jogging route. In English you would say something like "Go straight. Turn left past the hospital," or "go up Martin St." Your jogging route should have at least 8 commands, and many of the words (turn, cross, go back, sprint, etc. we went over in class. Do look them up as they may not all appear in your textbook.
- January 22 & 23 enero - Check out the vocabulario for Chapter 3B. We also took a vocab quiz on Ch3A. We also took time to meet with out groups - January 26 & 27 enero - Read through the Fondos Culturales in Chapter 3B and the también se dice on p. 162. Do activity 4 on p. 162 and act. 12 on p. 166. Make sure to read the box for a quick review on direct object pronouns.
- January 28 & 29 We took a vocabulary quiz and a dictionary quiz. Through WB pages 66 & 67B, we reviewed direct object pronouns (See chapter 3 in the book, or notes for help).
- January 30 & February 2 Students reviewed occupations from "Tio Mundo", corrected each others pronunciation for 10-15 minutes, and took turns reading from the story "La pensión de doña Flor" in the librillo Lecturas. Students are also goign to write 14 lines (FCAT writes length) in Spanish about if there were to study abroad. - Where would they go? How would they feel? Where would they live? What would they study? What else would they do? What kind of people would they meet?
- February 3 & 4 Today we turned in our RESEARCH PAPERS. Those not received today will receive a late penalty. We read Fondos culturales on p 169 & 172 and reviewed present progressive (see p. 171). 4th block must do p. 68 in the WB since they didn't work with this in class
- February 5 & 6 Today we worked p. 68 in the WB and reviewed briefly for the test.For a copy of the 3rd Study guide, click here.
- February 13 & 23 Students learned about Pablo Picasso and diagrammed what they learned using a KWL chart, an effective reading strategy. Also, they went over vocabulary related to chapter 4A dealing with childhood.
- February 17 - February 20 Students presented their group projects on Spanish-speaking countries.
- February 24 & 27 Students studied indirect cogates showing how Spanish and English are more closely related that anyone would have thought and completed worksheets on them.
- February 25 & 26 Students were introduced to the imperfect tense. This is probably the easiest and most fun tense, used to tell when they used to do (all the time, as opposed to what they did once).
- March 4 & 5 marzo We practiced this new tense by doing Activities 10, 16, and 17 in chapter 4A. While it is not necessary to write everything on 16 and 17, You must answer 10 in complete sentences, and to help with reading comprehension, you must write a 1 sentence English summary for each section in act. 17. Also, to see the correct answers for the third test, click here.
- March 6 & 9 We read "El Grillo y el Jaguar" and as a reading strategy, used page 31 in the back section of our Workbooks to chart plot elements. Also, many other stategies could be employed and should as necessary, including Cornell notes of the paragraphs, using context clues, and looking up new or unfamiliar words.
- March (10th & 11th &) 12 & 13 Student were introduced to indirect object pronouns, a concept they should be familiar with from English. We went over usage and placement within the sentence. Students should take notes from p. 199 and complete activities 22 & 25 on pp. 199 & 201 respectively.
- March 28 & 29. Here's the study guide for the Test if you didn't get it: click here. - May 6 & 7th We finished watching "Bajo la misma luna" and went over the test answers for corrections. To see the correct answers for the fourth test, click here.
- May 13 Here are the final exam details. Click Here

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