Homework – Beginner

Week 13 – dieciocho y diecinueve de enero = Jan. 18 & 19

Hola estudiantes,

Last classes of first semester are next week, Jan. 25 & 26.  

Hoy = today:  Good job sharing on one of your favorite gifts.

La tarea = the homework:

If you didn’t share your about one of your favorite gifts today, you will next week.  If you need, scroll back on this page to find pdf.

EVERYONE do the homework in GREEN:

Watch this 5 minute video.  Learn 3 ways of making plurals from Why Not Spanish?

Add 5 or more NEW words of your choice to your PWT.  The words do not have to be from the above video.  They can be new words you want to remember.  You will share these in class. 

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 12 – once y doce de enero = Jan. 11 & 12 

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  ¡Bienvenido a un año nuevo!  Welcome back to a new year!

La tarea = the homework:

One Minute Oral Presentation topic: a special gift!

Tell your classmates about one of your favorite gifts.  It doesn’t have to be from Christmas.  It can be any gift you’ve received in your life.  Half of the class will share Jan. 18 & 19 and the remaining half of the class will share Jan. 25 & 26.  But EVERYONE should be prepared to share Jan. 18 & 19.

Practice reading your script aloud.  You will sound better in class.

Use the pdf as your script and fill in the blanks.  You do not have to print the pdf.  You can write in your notebook or your phone.

NEW!!  You have the option of using the “todo en español” = all in Spanish” script if you like.  

Un regalo especial student script

Un regalo especial – todo en español

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 11 –  treinta de noviembre y el primero de diciembre = Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 

Tuesday & Wednesday – Last Classes before Christmas break.  See you Jan. 11 & 12, 2022

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  So fun to video record your Haiku poems for your parents & guardians. If you were absent today, we can video record your poems when we return in January 🙂

La tarea = the homework:

No formal written homework for Christmas break.  BUT, I hope you will do a little Spanish every day.   Speak it, read it, write it, listen to it.   YOU choose and have fun with it!!

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

 

Week 10 – dieciséis y diecisiete de noviembre =  Nov. 16 & 17 

Hola estudiantes,

NO CLASS NEXT Tuesday & Wednesday, NOV. 23 & 24, due to HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK!

Hoy = today:  ¡Bien hecho!  =  Well done!   You did so well with your Haiku poems.

La tarea = the homework:

Memorize your Haiku poem. I will video record you reciting your Haiku poem for your parents & guardians when we return from Thanksgiving break.

EVERYONE do the homework in GREEN:

Watch this 4 minute video. Maria from Why Not Spanish? does a good job explaining the use of articles.

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 9 –  nueve y diez de noviembre = Nov. 9 & 10

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  ¡Buen trabajo! = Great job!  Thank you for sharing your movie reviews  & your Thanksgiving food words.

La tarea = the homework:

Write a Haiku in Spanish.  Haiku is a fun and easy type of poem.  Write a Haiku in Spanish.  Make it interesting to you.  Everyone will share their Haiku poem in class next week.

Make it a Christmas theme Haiku if possible.  Or you can choose a different topic if you like.  I will video record you reciting your Haiku for your parents & guardians on November 30th or December 1st.

How to write Haiku poem 

Haiku is a 3 Line Poem

1st line – all words add up to 5 syllables

2nd line – all words add up to 7 syllables

3rd line – all words add up to 5 syllables

See examples below:

  

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 8 –  dos y tres de noviembre = Nov. 2 & 3

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  Isn’t it fun to talk about movies?

La tarea = the homework:

If you didn’t share your movie review today, you will next week.  If you need, scroll back on this page to find the pdf script.

EVERYONE do the homework in GREEN:

Plan to speak a little Spanish at Thanksgiving. Surprise your family and friends 🙂

Watch this 4 minute video.  Notice she uses the word “pay” for pie.  Some countries, like Mexico, use that word. In some other Spanish-speaking countries, you will hear “pastel”. 

Scroll down on this link to listen to vocabulary with pictures on Quizlet.  You don’t need to have an account to use Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/170261125/spanish-thanksgiving-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Create a “Thanksgiving” page/tab to PWTadd 5 words of your choice.  You will share them in class next week. 

Watch this video.  “Me gusta” = “I like” is a very common way of expressing yourself. 

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 7 –  veintiséis y veintisiete de octubre = Oct. 26 & 27

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  Bien hecho. =  Well done.  Your poems were so good!

La tarea = the homework:

One Minute Oral Presentation topic: movie review!  You can choose any movie, but make it PG.  No spoilers of new releases meaning do not tell the ending of the movie 🙂

New format, read below:

To allow enough time for Oral Presentations AND activities, games, etc. ONLY HALF OF THE CLASS will share their movie review next week Nov. 2 & 3.  The remaining half of the class will share Nov. 9 & 10.  But EVERYONE should be prepared to share next week.

Watch & listen to this video of me reading the script.  Practice reading your script aloud.  You will sound better in class.

Use this oral presentation pdf as your script and fill in the blanks.  You do not have to print the pdf.  You can write in your notebook or your phone.

pdf script – Reseña de una Pelicula

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

Week 6 – doce y trece de octubre = Oct. 12 & 13 

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  Bien hecho. =  Well done.  Always fun to talk about food!

La tarea = the homework:

“Around the table” = everyone will share their “Así soy yo” poem when we return on October 26 & 27.

NO CLASS NEXT WEEK, OCT. 19 & 20 = 7th Week Break

Watch this video and listen to me read my poem.  Practice reading YOUR poem aloud.  You will sound better in class.

Use this pdf template to write your poem. No need to print this template. You can write it in your PWT notebook.

Asi soy yo poema

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

 

Week 5 – cinco y seis de octubre = Oct. 5 & 6 

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  Good job reading aloud in class.

La tarea = the homework:

One Minute Oral Presentation topic: ¡Comida! =  FOOD!!

Use this oral presentation pdf as your script and fill in the blanks.  You do not have to print the pdf.  You can write in your notebook or your phone.  Everyone will share their presentation next week.

Comida! = Food!

Watch this video and listen to me read the script.  Practice reading your script aloud.  You will sound better in class.

Watch this video for fun!

Create a “food/drinks” page/tab to your PWT: add 5 words of your choice

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

 

Week 4 – veintiocho y veintinueve de septiembre = Sept. 28 & 29

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  You did great sharing from your family tree!  Good class work practicing with the days of the week 🙂

La tarea = the homework:

Watch this video.  How long should I study Spanish?  Maria from Why not Spanish gives the best advice in this video.  Listen to Maria starting at 1:00 minute and read the subtitles.

Write down in English ONE thing you will start doing to help you learn Spanish. You will share this with the class next week. Remember how Maria explained dividing your time in 4 parts?

  (4 min.)

Practice your pronunciation with Kristen from Spanish is Your Amigo

 (Part 1 – 4:39 min.)

 (Part 2 – 4:03 min.)

Add 5 or more words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Review Spot It vocab! & Memory Game vocab spot-it-vocab-001    Memory Game Vocab 001

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

 

Week 3 – veintiuno y veintidós de septiembre = Sept. 21 & 22 

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  You tried your best with your first One Minute Oral Presentations!  PLEASE DO ALL THE HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU GET TO CLASS. 

La tarea = the homework:

“Around the table” = everyone will share their family tree in a more casual way. You will not be standing in front of the class as you did today with One Minute Oral Presentations. You will be sitting at the class table and taking turns reading some of your family tree aloud.

Use this Family tree pdf and fill in as many blanks as possible. Yours will not look like mine. Yes, you can add pets 🙂

Family Tree template 001

Watch and listen to me say the family member titles. It will help you with pronunciation.  PRACTICE READING your family tree out loud.  You will sound better in class.

Senora T family tree001

Watch this video. Como es tu familia?  Song with family vocabulary

Quizlet link for flashcard help – https://quizlet.com/join/V7QQXt3Gu

Create a “family” page/tab to PWT:  add at least 5 words such as: papá = father, mamá = mother

Open Memory Game pdf to familiarize yourself with the vocabulary.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MEMORIZE ALL this week.

Listen & Practice for proper pronunciation. YOU can sound amazing in class!

memory-game-vocab-0011

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 2 –  catorce y quince de septiembre = Sept. 14 and 15 

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy = today:  Everyone did very good participating.  Let’s keep “hablando más español” = speaking more Spanish.

Thank you to those who started your PWT = Personal Word Translator notebook.  EVERYONE work on their PWT this week.

If you need help, click on “What is a PWT?”  in the menu on the HOME page.

La tarea = the homework:

VERY IMPORTANT before you start homework, open this pdf: Purpose of Oral Presentations and Tips for Writing

One Minute Oral Presentation topic:  Introduce yourself & what you like to do.  Everyone will share their presentation in class next week.

Watch this video and listen to me read the script.  Practice reading your script aloud.  You will sound better in class.

Use this oral presentation pdf as your script and fill in the blanks.  You do not have to print the pdf.  You can write in your notebook or your phone.

Quién eres y qué te gusta hacer

Watch this video:  ¿Cómo eres?  Song to learn adjectives to describe yourself.

Add 10 words of your choice to your Personal Word Translation book = PWT

Open Spot It! game pdf to familiarize yourself with the vocabulary.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MEMORIZE ALL this week.  We often play this game in class.

spot-it-vocab-001

Listen & Practice for proper pronunciation. YOU can sound amazing in class!

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

 

Week 1 –  siete y ocho de septiembre =  Sept. 7 and 8   

Hola estudiantes,

Hoy:  ¡Bienvenido!  =  Welcome!  It was so good to start class with you today.  You all tried your best and participated!!

I really want you to learn and have fun.

Things to know so you can learn and have fun:

There is homework EVERY WEEK.  Sometimes you will have writing homework, sometimes you will have listening homework.  BUT hopefully you will have LEARNING homework every week! 🙂

START at THE HOME PAGE of the blog every week.  THE HOME PAGE is part of your homework.

Doing a little Spanish every day is the way!!  Speak it, listen to it, read it, write it. This is how you will improve your speaking skills.  Only YOU can do this for yourself.  No one can learn it for you.

Homework tip:  Don’t wait until the day before class to try and do all the homework.  Spread out the homework over several days.  I expect your best effort with your homework. 

Practice Duolingo one lesson 5x a week.  One lesson takes only 5 minutes.

I like SpanishDict.com for online dictionary and translation.  TIP: when using translator, input fewer words at a time. The translation may come out more accurate. The most important part:  YOUR SENTENCES MUST MAKE SENSE TO YOU 🙂

Please send me a message if you have questions regarding this blog.  Go to the HOME page and click Contact Señora T.

FYI: How to change translation setting on YouTube if you want to read subtitles in English.

La tarea = the homework:

Watch this video. What is your reason for learning Spanish?  Listen to Maria starting at 6:09 to the end of the video.

Write down your answer in English.  You will share it with the class next week.

Start your Personal Word Translation book this week.  Go to the page in menu “What is a PWT?” for how to make your own.  Add at least 10 meaningful words or phrases in your PWT.  You choose what category tabs to begin.  Perhaps food, persons, places, or ?

IF YOU NEED HELP, go to the “What is a PWT?” page in the menu of this blog.

Practiquen = Practice Duolingo one lesson at least 5X a week.  Students who do Duolingo speak more Spanish 🙂

Recordatorio: = Reminder:  The HOME page stories, videos and reminders are part of your homework.  Hopefully, you already READ the entire HOME PAGE post BEFORE coming to this page 😉

¡Hasta luego!

Señora T

 

 

Hola.  =  Hello.

Conversational Spanish Beginner Classes will start on Tuesday, September 7, & Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Gracias,  =  Thank you,

Señora T