Enero, 2009

 

La Clase de Espańol

 

Dear Parents,

 

What a wonderful week this has been!  It is great to see all the students refreshed from the long break!  It is hard to believe the semester is already nearing an end…

 

6th grade:  The students have started their last unit on the person.  They are learning how to describe people and things by their personality, physical appearance and emotions.  In this unit they are creating a poem about themselves and an oral presentation on their favorite pet.  We will finish this unit just in time to review for the final exam which is cumulative.  Each student will be able to bring a note card cheat sheet into the exam to help them.   

 

7th grade:  This class is also working on their last unit of the semester.  They, too, are learning how to describe people and things in regards to their personality, physical appearance, and emotions.  The students will create a three dimensional cube.  Each side of the cube will describe/compare themselves to their friends.  Also in this unit, we are reviewing the verbs “to be” (ser and estar) and when to use each verb appropriately.  We will end the semester with a review before taking the final exam.  This is a cumulative exam, but they will be allowed to bring in a note card cheat sheet to assist them.

 

8th grade:  The 8th graders are also working on description of people and things (personality, appearance and emotions), although more in depth than the other classes.  They are working on an oral report about their friends followed by a writing assignment on themselves.  They will be taking a cumulative exam at the end of the semester and will have the opportunity to bring in a note card cheat sheet to help them.

 

Spanish I:  They are wrapping up the third unit as they learn how to conjugate verbs into the present tense, tell with what frequency things are done and discuss the weather.  We will be done with the unit just in time to review for the cumulative exam.  The students will be able to bring in a note card cheat sheet when they take the exam.

 

Spanish II:  I am so impressed by how hard the students are working, but also by how much they are learning!  They have just finished taking a test on unit two.  In the next two weeks, we will review reflexive verbs and begin unit three before reviewing for the final exam.  This is cumulative, but they can bring in a note card cheat sheet with them to the test. 

Some of the Michigan Standards taught during this month:

Middle School:

1.1.N.SL.e: Share a detailed description about physical appearance, character and personality traits of friends, family, classmates and answer using a list of traits.

1.1.N.SL.f: Ask questions about feelings, emotions and health of friends, family, classmates and answer using a list of traits.

1.3.N.S.b: Present brief personal descriptions on familiar topics in target language such as self, friends, family, home, and school.

1.3.N.W.c: Write brief personal descriptions on familiar topics in the target language such as self, friends, family, home, and school.

 

High School:

1.1.N.SL.g: Exchange information in the target language about personal and social, community or current events

1.1.M.RW.F: Share a written detailed description of places and things beyond the student’s immediate environment or in the target language.

1.2.M.L.a: Demonstrate understanding of oral classroom language in the target language on familiar topics.

1.3.M.S.c: Present brief oral reports about personal experiences, school, and community happenings in target language.

 

It will be sad to see the middle school students leave Spanish, but I can’t wait to meet the next set of new faces!  Feel free to contact me at nkolehmainen@manistee.org if you have any concerns.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Mrs. Naomi PM Kolehmainen

 

www.onekama.k12.mi.us