¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!
Welcome to Spanish class! I am teaching Spanish 2, 3 and 4 this year. In Spanish class, we will do a lot of speaking, reading, writing and listening in Spanish and we will also learn about the Spanish history and culture. This is my 4th year teaching Spanish at Spring Hill and I am very excited for it!
Spanish 2 will be working on the following this semester:
- Unit 5: Childhood: Vocabulary related to childhood events, past (imperfect tense), reflexive pronouns and verbs
- Unit 6: A History of Love: Vocabulary with celebrations in life and things you need for those celebrations, the progressive tense, mastery of when to use both preterite and imperfect when talking about the past
- Unit 7: Restaurant: Vocabulary related to restaurants, direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns and double object pronouns
- Unit 8: Good Heath: Vocabulary related to maintaining good health, pronoun placement review, formal commands (usted and ustedes), and pronoun placement for commands
- Unit 9: Chores and the Beach: Vocabulary related to household chores and going to the beach, informal commands (negative and affirmative), adverbs ending in –mente.
- Unit 10: Health and Illness: Vocabulary dealing with going to the doctor and hospital, hacer with expressions of time (how long it’s been since something had been done/how long something has been going on for), subjunctive with impersonal expressions.
Spanish 3 will be working on the following this semester:
- A Planet in Danger: pg 128-149 Talk about environmental problems and solutions and state what should be done to help. Grammar: Present Subjunctive, Present Perfect Subjunctive
- Nature: pg 150-173 Describing nature and talking about animals and the weather. Grammar: The Subjunctive
- Research Paper: Indigenous tribes of Central and South America.
- Graduation: pg 180-201 Talk about celebrations and what people want. Grammar: Subjunctive, Imperfect Subjunctive
- New Year: pg 202-223 Describe ideals, talk about the holidays, hypothesize and express doubts and disagreements. Grammar: Subjunctive and Conditional
- Home Celebrations: pg 224- describe historic events, make suggestions and wishes, express emotion and doubt and state cause and effect. Grammar: Subjunctive vs Indicative
- Un Verano Misterioso: A short novel about a mysterious summer a brother and sister spend in Mexico.
Spanish 4 will be working on the following this semester:
- Grammar: Future, Conditional, Subjunctive (present and past), commands, por vs para
- Vocabulary: Election terms
- Activity: Malaguas election!
Need to practice?
Find the tab with your class's website information!
A great website for additional help is www.conjuguemos.com . There, you can practice your vocabulary by going to "Spanish: Vocabulary (book)" and locating the title "En Español 1, 2 or 3 depending on what class you're taking. From there you can quiz yourself with different activities. You can also practice our current grammar topic by going to the same website, clicking on "Spanish: Grammar (verbs)" and then selecting the topic you'd like additional help with.
Here are some other helpful websites:
classzone.com (our textbook-En Español. Spanish 1=Middle School book and Spanish 2-4=High School)
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.