Ms. Astrid Acevedo – Spanish I

14Nov, 20

Week of November 16th-20th

Chapter 2A – Tu día en la escuela

  • Talk about school schedules and subjects
  • Discuss what students do during the day
  • Ask and tell who is doing an action
  • Compare your school with that of a student from a Spanish-speaking country

Announcements:

Mini-quiz Wednesday – On subject pronouns and present tense of -ar verbs

WEEK OVERVIEW:

Monday – Review Gramatica – Subject pronouns (Page 82-83)

Listening and speaking using subject pronouns

Writing subject pronouns 

Choosing socially appropriate subject pronouns

  • Exercises 10-12 pg.83
  • Core practice workbook – pg. 35
  • Guided practice workbook – pg. 63-64

Tuesday – Gramatica: Present tense of -ar verbs (Page 84-85)

Listening for verb endings 

Writing simple sentences with -ar verbs 

Listening comprehension of infinitives; providing forms of verbs 

  • Exercise 13 pg. 84
  • Exercises 14-15 pg.85
  • Guided practice workbook – pg.65-66
  • Core practice workbook – pg. 36-37

Wednesday – Mini-quiz on subject pronouns and present tense of -ar verbs

Practice and communicate (Page 86-87)

Writing using –ar verb conjugations

Listening comprehension; writing about school breaktime

Writing and speaking using –ar verbs in personalized context

Writing using nosotros forms of –ar verbs in a personalized context

  • Exercise 16-17 – pg. 86
  • Fondo cultural – How is this similar to your school? How is it different? – pg. 86
  • Exercise 18-19 – pg. 87

Thursday – Pronunciacion: The letter “C” (Page 88-89)

Reading about a Spanish-speaking school in Costa Rica

Demonstrating reading comprehension

  • Exercise 20-21 page 88
  • El Español en la comunidad box questions

Friday – Spanish Thanksgiving/grateful related vocabulary

Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries 

  • Learn vocabulary related to gratefulness and Thanksgiving
  • Videos on typical celebratory foods in Spanish-speaking countries
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10Nov, 20

Week of November 9th-13th

Chapter 2A – Tu día en la escuela

  • Talk about school schedules and subjects
  • Discuss what students do during the day
  • Ask and tell who is doing an action
  • Compare your school with that of a student from a Spanish-speaking country

Announcements:

Mini-quiz on 1st-10th hour and school classes vocabulary – Wednesday

Bible Quiz – Friday

WEEK OVERVIEW:

Monday – El primer día de clases (Page 76-77)

Reading about the first day of school in a bilingual school in Mexico 

Practice using context clues when reading Spanish text 

  • Exercise 3 page 77
  • Core practice workbook pages 33-34
  • Guided practice vocabulary check pages 59-62

Tuesday – Vocabulario en uso (Page 78-79)

Discuss the school day, ask and tell about likes and dislikes, learn to use subject pronouns, learn to use verbs that end in -ar 

  • Exercise 4-5 page 78
  • Exercise 6-7 page 79

Wednesday – Practice and communicate (page 80-81)

Mini quiz on 1st-10th hour and school subject vocabulary

Making comparisons using mas…que

Writing and speaking in a personalized context

  • Exercise 8-9 pg.80
  • Fondo cultural questions pg. 80

Thursday – Gramatica – Subject pronouns (Page 82-83)

Listening and speaking using subject pronouns

Writing subject pronouns 

Choosing socially appropriate subject pronouns

  • Exercises 10-12 pg.83
  • Core practice workbook – pg. 35
  • Guided practice workbook – pg. 63-64

Friday – Gramatica: Present tense of -ar verbs (Page 84-85)

Bible quiz Romans 8:28

Listening for verb endings 

Writing simple sentences with -ar verbs 

Listening comprehension of infinitives; providing forms of verbs 

  • Exercise 13 pg. 84
  • Exercises 14-15 pg.85
  • Guided practice workbook – pg.65-66
  • Core practice workbook – pg. 36-37
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04Nov, 20

Week of November 2nd – 6th

TEST ON CAPITULO 1B WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH 

 

WEEK OVERVIEW:

MONDAY – TEST REVIEW

  • We will spend the class period reviewing for our upcoming test on Wednesday
  • Core practice workbook – Page 29

TUESDAY – ELECTION DAY/NO SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY – TEST ON CHAPTER 1B

THURSDAY – Perspectivas del mundo hispano – “Que es un amigo?” 

Reading about friendship 

Writing a mock e-mail as an introduction to a perspective pen pal  

  • Check it out! Activity pg. 66 
  • Think about it! Activity pg. 66 
  • Writing a mock e-mail introduction to a prospective pen pal pg. 67

FRIDAY – El Mundo Hispano – El Caribe (Page 68-69) 

Learning about culture of the Caribbean  

  • Read about the Caribbean pg.68-69 
  • Watching a video about the Caribbean 
  • Video on traditional dances and music seen and heard in the Caribbean 
  • Para pensar activity pg. 68

 

 

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23Oct, 20

Week of October 26th-30th

Announcements

 

Test on 1B – Friday, October 30th  

This week we will be finishing up chapter 1B and tested on the chapter Friday.

Remember to review the terms in the chapter review (Page 70-71) often/every other day before our upcoming test! 🙂 

If you need extra help/tutoring please email me to schedule an appointment.

[email protected]

  

Week Overview: 

Monday – Continue Gramatica – Word order: Placement of adjectives (Page 62) 

Using correct word order  

Listening for comprehension  

Writing and speaking about oneself and other people 

  • Exercise 21-22 pg. 63 
  • Guided practice workbook pg. 50 
  • Core practice workbook pg. 28 

 Tuesday – Lectura – un self-quiz (Page 64) 

Reading and completing a magazine personality quiz 

Fondo cultural – Common clothing worn in Spanish speaking countries  

  • Magazine self-quiz comprendes? activity pg. 65 
  • Watch a video on various Spanish-speaking countries examples of clothing 

 Wednesday – Perspectivas del mundo hispano – “Que es un amigo?” 

Reading about friendship 

Writing a mock e-mail as an introduction to a perspective pen pal  

  • Check it out! Activity pg. 66 
  • Think about it! Activity pg. 66 
  • Writing a mock e-mail introduction to a prospective pen pal pg. 67

Thursday – El Mundo Hispano – El Caribe (Page 68-69) 

Learning about culture of the Caribbean  

  • Read about the Caribbean pg.68-69 
  • Watching a video about the Caribbean 
  • Video on traditional dances and music seen and heard in the Caribbean 
  • Para pensar activity pg. 68 
  • Review for test tomorrow 

Friday – Chapter 1B Test  

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19Oct, 20

Week of October 19th – 23rd

Announcements

Mini-quiz/adjective vocabulary recognition chapter 1B – Monday, October 19th 

We are almost done with chapter 1B!

Remember to review the terms often before our upcoming test 🙂

 

Week Overview:

Monday – Mini Quiz on vocabulary recognition 1B

Continue Gramatica (Page 56)

Asking and answering questions about personality traits 

Listening for comprehension

Grammar application 

Writing descriptions of yourself and others 

  • Exercise 8-10 pg. 56

Tuesday – Exploracion del lenguaje – Cognates that begin with -es + consonant (Page 57)

Simon Bolivar (Page 58)

Asking and answering personalized questions about what you and others like to do 

  • Exercise 12 pg. 57
  • Exercise 13 pg. 58
  • Guided practice workbook pg. 47-48
  • Core practice workbook pg. 26
  • Simon Bolivar video

Wednesday – Poema (Page 59)

Reading and writing using adjectives 

Writing poetry with learned vocabulary 

  • Exercise 14-15 pg. 59

Thursday – Gramatica – Definite and indefinite articles (Page 60)

Listening for definite/indefinite articles 

Speaking using definite/indefinite articles 

  • Exercise 16-18 pg. 60-61
  • Core practice workbook pg. 27
  • Guided practice workbook pg. 49

Friday – Pronunciacion – The vowels o and u

Gramatica – Word order: Placement of adjectives

Using correct word order 

Listening for comprehension 

Writing and speaking about oneself and other people

  • Exercise 19 pg. 62
  • Exercise 21-22 pg. 63
  • Guided practice workbook pg. 50
  • Core practice workbook pg. 28
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11Oct, 20

Week of October 12th-16th

THIS WEEK BEGINS THE 2nd 9 WEEKS

 

Announcements: 

Bible Quiz FRIDAY 

Mini-quiz Monday October 19th on vocabulary recognition  

Bible verse of the week:  

 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 

Cercano está el Señor a los quebrantados de corazón y salva a los abatidos de espíritu.” Salmo 34:18 

Week Overview: 

This week we will continue to work through Chapter 1B 

 Monday – Chapter/Capitulo 1B – Introduction Recap (Pages 50-51) 

Talk about personality traits 

Ask and tell what people are like 

Use adjectives to describe people 

Understand cultural perspectives on friendship 

  • Page 22-23 in core workbook  

Tuesday – Amigos por internet (Pages 52-53) 

Reading conversations using cognate strategy  

  • Exercise 3-4 pg. 53 
  • Guided workbook pg. 43-46 
  • Core workbook pg. 24-25 

Wednesday – Vocabulario en uso (Page 54) 

Talk about what people are like 

Ask people to talk about themselves and others 

Describe your own personality traits

  • Exercise 5-6 page 54 

Thursday – Gramática (page 55) 

Breaking down adjective rules  

  • Exercise 7 page 55  
  • Exercise 8-9 page 56 

Friday – Bible Quiz 

Bilingual Benefits 

  • Video on the benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli 
  • Video “The Benefits of Being Bilingual” – Univision Noticias 
  • Discuss benefits of learning a second language, goals for learning Spanish.  

 

If you need extra help, please email me to schedule a time for tutoring. 

[email protected] 

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04Oct, 20

Week of October 5th-9th

Exam THURSDAY!

Exam will cover Para Empezar and Capitulo 1A

  • Numbers 1-100
  • Greetings
  • Telling time
  • Seasons
  • Weather
  • Date (Days of the week, months of the year)
  • Classroom commands
  • Body parts
  • Ask and tell how someone is
  • Saying good-bye phrases
  • Activities
  • Saying what you like and don’t like to do
  • Ask others what they don’t/like to do
  • Common expressions/useful words
  • Asking for help

Study the end of chapter reviews, our chapter 1A test and para empezar test, extra resources sent through email, and worksheets and exercises we completed in class.

If you need extra help, please email me to schedule a time for tutoring.

[email protected]

 

Week Overview:

This week we will introduce Chapter 1B briefly and watch enrichment videos that tie to what we have gone over in the text so far. There will be no homework or big assignments due to exams.

Monday – Exam Review Day

  • Organize notes
  • Questions before exam Thursday
  • Examples given on exam layout
  • Focus on areas students may need extra help with

Tuesday – Introduce Chapter/Capitulo 1B

  • Talk about personality traits
  • Ask and tell what people are like
  • Use adjectives to describe people
  • Understand cultural perspectives on friendship

We will discuss the artist Frida Kahlo

  • Students will create a self portrait and list personality traits to later translate to Spanish as we learn the new vocabulary

Wednesday – Bilingual Benefits

  • Video on the benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli
  • Video “The Benefits of Being Bilingual” – Univision Noticias
  • Open discussion after watching videos
  • Review for exam with games

Thursday – EXAM 

Friday – Teacher work day/No school for students

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17Sep, 20

Week of September 21-25

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS    

Bible verse quiz – Wednesday, September 22nd  

Pre-test quiz – Monday, September  28th

Test on Capitulo 1A – Wednesday, September 30th

 Bible Verse of the Week:  

Todo lo puedo en Christo que me fortalece.

Filipenses 4:13

For test prep/extra practice: Guided practice workbook – pages 25-32 (To keep terms organized & flashcards with pictures to help study)  

WEEK OVERVIEW   

lunes – Vocabulario en uso page 30-31   

  • Talk about activities    
  • Say what you like and don’t like to do  
  • Ask others what they like to do    
  • Learn about infinitives and negative statements   
  • Exercises 5,6,7,8 – page 30-31   
  • Core workbook – pages 15-16   

martes – Gramática y vocabulario en uso – Infinitives   

  • Introduce infinitives – page 32-33   
  • Exercises 9, 11, 12 – pages 32-33   
  • Core workbook – page 17    

miercoles –  Bible Verse Quiz  

Exploracion del lenguaje – Cognates/Cognados   

  • Introduce cognates – page 34-35  
  • Make a list of cognates using pages 34-35  

jueves – Gramática – Negatives   

  • Introduce negatives – pages 36-37  
  • Exercises 15, 16, 17 – pages 36-37  
  • Core workbook – pages 18-19  

viernes – Pre-test quiz review 

  • Pre-test quiz review on pages 25-37  
  • In preparation for upcoming test next Wednesday 
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11Sep, 20

Week of September 14-18

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

Mini Quiz (Vocabulary Page 26 & 27) – Wednesday, September 16th  

Country Poster Project – Thursday, September 17th  

Pre-Test – Wednesday, September 23rd  

WEEK OVERVIEW: 

lunes – ¿Qué te gusta hacer? Page 28-29 

  • Likes and dislikes – Reading and speaking practice using visuals and short stories  
  • Exercise 3 & 4 – page 29 
  • Core workbook – pages 13-14  

For test prep/extra practice: 

Guided practice workbook – pages 25-32 (To keep terms organized & flashcards with pictures to help study) 

 

martes – Vocabulario en uso page 30-31 

  • Talk about activities  
  • Say what you like and don’t like to do 
  • Ask others what they like to do  
  • Learn about infinitives and negative statements 
  • Exercises 5,6,7,8 – page 30-31 
  • Core workbook – pages 15-16

 

miercoles – Mini Quiz (Vocabulary Page 26 & 27)  

  • Prueba 1A-1: Vocabulary recognition  

       Gramática y vocabulario en uso – Infinitives 

  • Introduce infinitives – page 32-33 
  • Exercises 9, 11 – pages 32-33 
  • Core workbook – page 17 

 

jueves – Country poster project due  

Turn in and begin poster presentations  

 

viernes – Country poster project presentations  

Continue poster presentations  

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07Sep, 20

Week of September 7-11

Announcements: 

Test 1 “Para empezar

Pages 1-24 

WEDNESDAY/MIERCOLES 

Country Poster Project

Due September/Septiembre 17th 

 

Week Overview: 

lunes – ¡No escuela 

Labor Day 

martes – Test 1 Review Day 

Realidades – Para Empezar Pages 1-24  

  • Repaso del capitulo – Pages 23-24 
  • Core workbook – Pages 10-12 

miercoles – Test 1  

Introduce Tema 1 – Mis amigos y yo  

jueves – Capitulo 1A – ¿Que te gusta hacer? 

Vocabulario en contexto – Page 26-27 

  • Talk about activities that you like and don’t like to do 
  • Ask others what they like to do  
  • Understand cultural perspectives on favorite activities  
  • Core workbook – Page 13 

viernes – ¿Que te gusta hacer? 

  • Speaking Practice – Pages 28-29  
  • Core workbook – Pages 14-15 
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31Aug, 20

Week of August 31 – September 4

Bible Verse of the Week: Hebrews 11:1

Versículo de la Biblia de la semana: Hebreos 11:1

“La fe es la confianza de que en verdad sucederá lo que esperamos.”

Hebreos 11:1

 

Week Overview:

lunes – Review on el calendario y la fecha pages 14 & 15

Days of the week, months, writing dates

Exercise 8 page 15

Worksheet page 8

 

martes – pre-test quiz review packet 

Introduction to “El tiempo” pages 18-19

Describing weather conditions and the seasons

 

miercoles – pre-test quiz

Continue “El tiempo”

Describing weather conditions and the seasons

Exercise 1,2,3 pg. 19

Page 9 in the core practice workbook

 

jueves – Dos hemisferios pages 20 & 21

Seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Exercise 5 & 6 page 21

 

viernes – Bible Quiz: Hebrews 11:1

Begin first assessment review pages 22 & 23

Workbook page 10

Test/Assessment 1 – Wednesday September 2nd

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18Aug, 20

Parent Letter/Week of August 17-21

Week of August 17-21

Friday: Bible Memory Verse Quiz:

“Dios no nos ha dado un espíritu de temor, sino de poder y de amor y de una mente sana.”

2 Timoteo 1:7

 

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos!

My name is Astrid Acevedo. I am so blessed, excited, and honored to be the Spanish teacher at First Baptist Christian School for the 2020-2021 school year.

I am a first year teacher and I am so excited to begin this journey God has laid out for me.

 

About Me

I was born in Honduras, but grew up in Louisiana since I was a month old! I graduated from Salmen High School in 2013. I graduated from LSU in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After graduating, I taught English as a second language online for 2 years. God has always led me to ministry with children and I have a genuine gift and heart for them. I have babysat, nannied, taught Sunday school, volunteered at local public schools, and more. I recently got engaged to my high school sweetheart on November 18th, 2019. We pray Covid ends soon so we can continue forward with our wedding plans. We have 2 cats and a husky that we spoil and love so much.

 

Favorites

⁃    Jesus

⁃    Candy

⁃    Coffee

⁃    Traveling

⁃    Saints Football

⁃    LSU Football

⁃    Huskies & Cats

⁃    Purple

 

I cannot wait to grow alongside the students this year. Despite the worldly circumstances lately, God has shined through with blessings and love. This school year will be amazing!

 

Expectations

 

⁃    Follow all school rules and guidelines

⁃    Follow all safety protocols

⁃    Come to class prepared and ready to learn

⁃    Participation is key

⁃    Be kind

⁃    Be respectful

⁃    Love one another

⁃    Do your best

⁃    Have fun

If you have any questions or concerns please email me at [email protected].

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

“Dios no nos ha dado un espíritu de temor, sino de poder y de amor y de una mente sana.”

2 Timoteo 1:7

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