Gabriela on January 16th, 2014

This unit introduces the use of the imperative form. We read a variety of magazine articles, newspaper articles, as well as short modified stories.

Spanish B students are using Spanish in class to socialize! It is fun to see them transition and use Spanish as their social language. As we have done before, we will be sharing work with the ES students and other Spanish learners around the world.

Some of our learning outcomes are:

  • Ask for information, follow and give directions orally and in writing.
  • Exchange descriptions of people, places, events, and products of the culture with each other and the class.
  • Understand articles, pamphlets, and itineraries about places, and festivals from the target language
  • Tell and retell stories with multiple and developed events and characters, orally or in writing.

Assessment:  digital storytelling, public service announcements

Gabriela on November 15th, 2013

Our second unit introduces the use of the reflexive form. Using a short, modified novel; students get to learn about a Spanish speaking country and compare daily routines among themselves and with others in a different country. Spanish B students continue reading newspaper articles; researching and sharing cultural experiences and using “solo español”

Some of our learning outcomes are:

  • Independently ask, answer, and justify feelings and emotions in familiar contexts or about favorite objects and characters.
  • Comprehend main ideas, connection between key events, solutions to problems in age-appropriate narratives based on familiar themes or stories.
  • Identify, compare and contrast the cultural features of daily life, customs, and the arts
  • Tell and retell stories with multiple and developed events and characters, orally or in writing.


Gabriela on September 2nd, 2013

In our first unit we look at newspapers from Spanish speaking countries. We do not only read our first article; but we also write letters to editors, present current events and make cultural connections.

While we do this we also work on vocabulary, review important grammar points from Spanish A such as question forming, the progressive tense and the comparative and superlative forms – all in context. Students will be doing several formative assessment to use language in context and get them ready for their summative assessment.

Some of our learning outcomes are:

  • Independently ask and answer questions about familiar topics.
  • Independently express agreement and disagreement with justification in conversations about familiar topics.
  • Spontaneously perform greetings, leave-takings, and common classroom interactions using culturally appropriate gestures and oral expressions with awareness of present, and future tenses.
  • Comprehend main ideas, connection between key events, solutions to problems in age-appropriate narratives based on familiar themes or stories.

 

Summative assessment for this unit: “Wanted Poster”  

 

Gabriela on September 2nd, 2013

After a well deserved summer break; here we go again…welcome to a new school year: 2013-14!

It is great to see my students again; now in Spanish B! I look forward to learning from each other, speaking more Spanish with your children and sharing with them more about my culture.

Parents, please visit our blog periodically and don’t forget you can ask “Qué pasa en la clase de Español?”

Reminder!  I look forward to meet you during Open House on Thursday Sept. 5

Esta es mi clase de Español B ¡es súper chéveres!

 

Gabriela on June 5th, 2013

Qué clase tan loca y divertida… buena suerte en secundaria y en su experiencia aprendiendo español…

Espero que tengan unas ricas vacaciones….abrazos!!!

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Gabriela on May 29th, 2013

I proudly present our class newspaper for this school year…. “La Vida desde el Medio”

LA VIDA DESDE EL MEDIO

Gabriela on April 23rd, 2013

This unit allows us to explore interests and be creative. Students read articles, share current events, socialize in Spanish…what a great feeling to listen to students use humor in a language they are learning….bravo!

Some of our learning outcomes are:

  • Exchange descriptions of people, places, events, and products of the culture with each other and the class
  • Initiate talk spontaneously, converse and write about familiar topics using specific vocabulary and connectors, in the present, past, and future
  • Understand main ideas in conversations on familiar and unfamiliar topics, some short routine conversations over the phone, or simple announcements and reports over the media
  • Write letters, e-mails, pamphlets, and journal entries about personal life and other familiar topics in the present, past and future

Assessment: Digital newspaper

Note: all assessments on students’ blogs…check them out!

Gabriela on August 29th, 2012

After a well deserved summer break; here we go again…welcome to a new school year: 2012-2013!

It is great to see my students again; now in Spanish B! I look forward to learning from each other, speaking more Spanish with your children and sharing with them more about my culture.

Parents, please visit our blog periodically and don’t forget you can ask “Qué pasa en la clase de Español?”

Reminder!  I look forward to meet you during Open House on Thursday Sept. 13

Esta es mi clase de Español B ¡es súper chéveres!

Spanish B

Gabriela on June 6th, 2012

And another year is gone! I am thrilled to have had the chance to work for two years with this group. I have witnessed their growth…linguistically – and physically! So proud of them!

Mis niños y niñas: ¡Qué año tan chévere! Qué gusto haber trabajado con ustedes dos años y ser testigo de su progreso aprendiendo español. Algunos de ustedes se van…los vamos a extrañar mucho 🙁 Por favor manténganse en contacto!  Gracias por compartir un poquito de mi cultura y mi idioma….qué orgullosa estoy de ustedes. Aqui les dejo un recuerdo de algunos buenos momentos…

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Gabriela on June 3rd, 2012

My Spanish B students worked collaboratively to create a newspaper with a variety of articles. I proudly present: “LA PRENSA DE LAS PANTERAS”

 

La Prensa de las Panteras