Ms. Astrid Acevedo – Spanish-Junior High

10May, 21

Week of May 10th – 14th

Week of May 10th announcements: 

Test 3 – Thursday   

Will cover the alphabet (el alfabeto), common question phrases and their responses, classifying nouns (say if they are masculine or feminine), days of the week (los dias), months of the year (los meses del año), family member words

Please use all notes, all worksheets, all textbook pages (10-14) to help you study. I sent these to your emails.

If you need after/before school tutoring, please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a time.

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

Mastering

  • the alphabet
  • months of the year
  • days of the week
  • asking questions/responding
  • family member words
  • classifying masculine and feminine nouns

Monday: El calendario y la fecha (Page 14)

  • Review days of the week
  • Review months of the year
  • Worksheets on this

Tuesday: Review – Family oriented words

  • Mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, pawpaw/mawmaw, sister, brother, cousin (F/M)

Wednesday: Review for test 3 tomorrow

  • Last minute questions
  • Examples of test questions given
  • Review games

Thursday: Test 3

Friday: Exam review day

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23Apr, 21

Week of April 26th – 30th

Week of April 26th announcements: 

Parents – Please excuse my lack of updating my grades. I had a family emergency and missed some days of school. I am doing my best to update them as soon as I can. I have moved the upcoming test to Tuesday so the students have an extra day to study and I will review with them Monday. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Ms. Acevedo

Test 2 – Tuesday  

Will cover numbers 0-100 (los numeros), the parts of the body (El cuerpo), telling time (Que hora es), la sala de clases, and gramatica nouns (Masculine or feminine)

Please use all notes, all worksheets, all textbook pages (7-11) to help you study. I sent these to your emails.

If you need after/before school tutoring, please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a time.

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

Mastering

  • telling time
  • numbers 0-100
  • parts of the body
  • classroom objects
  • classifying masculine and feminine nouns

Monday: Review for test tomorrow – Recap of lessons

We will spend the class period reviewing for the test tomorrow. Any final questions will be answered. Students will be given examples of questions.

Tuesday: El alfabeto/The alphabet (Page 12)

  • Exercise 5 – page 12
  • Exercise 6 – page 13
  • Phrases “How do you spell ____?” “It’s spelled _____.”

Wednesday: Punctuation and accent marks (Yellow box page 13)

El calendario y la fecha (page 14)

  • Exercise 8-9 page 15

Thursday: Continue calendar and the date

  • core practice workbook pages 7-8
  • guided practice pages 11-18

Friday: Country of the day (TBD)

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19Apr, 21

Week of April 19th-23rd

Week of April 19th announcements: 

Test 2 – Friday 

Will cover numbers 0-100 (los numeros), the parts of the body (El cuerpo), and telling time (Que hora es).

Please use all notes, all worksheets, all textbook pages to help you study.

If you need after/before school tutoring, please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a time.

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

  • Continue with telling time practice using clocks and full Spanish phrases
  • Continue parts of the body/el cuerpo
  • Review numbers
  • Introduce common classroom objects

Monday: Review/Continue telling time and parts of the body

  • Speaking practice using time phrases and numbers learned
  • Writing out the time in Spanish using phrases for different times of the day
  • Review parts of the body and creating sentences using the body vocabulary

Tuesday: Classroom objects (Page 10)

  • Introduction to classroom object vocabulary
  • Classifying/identifying masculine and feminine words

Wednesday: Continue working through classroom objects and masculine/feminine words

  • Worksheets for practice
  • Video for enrichment

Thursday: Review day for test 

  • Recap of lessons for test tomorrow

Friday: Test 2 

Country of the day

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12Apr, 21

Week of April 12th – 16th

Week of April 12th announcements: 

Mini-quiz on numbers 0-10 Wednesday (See chart below)

  • Mini-quiz on numbers 0-10 (KNOW HOW TO SPELL THEM)
    • Zero – Cero
    • One – Uno
    • Two – Dos
    • Three – Tres
    • Four – Cuatro
    • Five – Cinco
    • Six – Seis
    • Seven – Siete
    • Eight – Ocho
    • Nine – Nueve
    • Ten – Diez

Christian word quiz – THIS FRIDAY

Know the following words:

Christ – Cristo 

Sin – Pecado

The Bible – La Biblia

Verse – Versículo 

Christian – Cristiano/a 

Jesus – Jesús 

God – Dios 

Forgiven – Perdonado/a 

Faith – Fe 

Church – La iglesia

 

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

  • Continue: able to read and write Spanish numbers 0-100
  • Introduction to telling time
  • Learning common Christian words in Spanish
  • Introduction to parts of the body

Monday: Review/Continue Spanish numbers 15-100 (Page 7)

  • Speaking practice using numbers 15-100
  • Exercise 8-1o – Page 7 in textbook
  • Workbook page 4 part A

Tuesday: Introduction to telling time (Page 8)

  • Defining time and structure
  • Exercise 11 page 8

Wednesday: Quiz on numbers 0-10

Telling time continued

  • Practice writing out time
  • Practice saying the time
  • Worksheet on time

Thursday: Introduction to parts of the body

  • Identifying vocabulary for common parts of the body
    • eg. head – la cabeza
    • hand – la mano

Friday: Christian word quiz 

Country of the day

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28Mar, 21

Week of March 29th – April 1st

Week of March 29th announcements: 

TEST 1 on textbook pages 1-6 – Wednesday (See chart below)

  • Know the proper greetings to use during different times of the day (Eg. If the time is 8 AM – The proper greeting would be “Buenos dias.”)
  • Know the proper phrases to say goodbye during different times of the night (Eg. If the time is 9 PM – The proper closing would be “Buenas noches.”)
  • Know the phrases to ask and tell how someone is (Eg. How are you? – ¿Cómo estás?)
  • Know when to use tú vs usted (Page 5 yellow box)
  • Know classroom commands (Page 6 in textbook)
  • Know the differences between Mr., Ms., and Mrs. (Señor, señora, señorita) (yellow box page 2)

Spanish-speaking country project due THIS MONDAY – March 29th 

We will begin presentations on the 29th and continue them through the 30th

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

  • Spanish-speaking country project presentations this week
  • We will have mastered greetings, asking/telling how someone is, closings, classroom commands vocabulary, the use of tú vs usted, and sir, Mrs., Ms.
  • Continue: able to read and write Spanish numbers 0-100

Monday: Spanish-speaking country projects DUE TODAY – Bring them to school TODAY even if you don’t present today!

  • Presentations

Tuesday: Continue presentations

Review for test 1 TOMORROW

  • Presentations
  • Review for test 1 in class
    • Last minute questions
    • Examples of questions given in class

Wednesday: Test 1 – Spanish greetings, closings, classroom commands, asking/telling how someone is, tú vs usted, Sir, Mrs., Ms.

Thursday: Continue Spanish numbers 15-100 (Page 7)

  • Speaking practice using numbers 15-100
  • Exercise 8-9 – Page 7 in textbook
  • Mini-quiz on numbers 0-10 when we get back from Easter break! 4/13 Know how to spell them! See list below:
    • Zero – Cero
    • One – Uno
    • Two – Dos
    • Three – Tres
    • Four – Cuatro
    • Five – Cinco
    • Six – Seis
    • Seven – Siete
    • Eight – Ocho
    • Nine – Nueve
    • Ten – Diez

Friday: Easter break begins/No school

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19Mar, 21

Week of March 22nd – 26th

Week of March 22nd announcements: 

Quiz on Spanish Greetings vocabulary – Wednesday (See chart below)

  • Know the proper greetings to use during different times of the day
  • Know the proper phrases to say goodbye during different times of the night
  • Know the phrases to ask and tell how someone is

Spanish-speaking country project due March 29th 

We will begin presentations on the 29th and continue them through the 30th

Test 1 – Wednesday, March 31st 

 

Week Overview:

Objectives: 

  • Continue: compose basic conversations utilizing Spanish greetings and introductions
  • Difference between usted vs tú
  • Follow classroom commands in Spanish
  • Be able to read and write Spanish numbers 0-100

Monday: Tú vs usted (Page 5 in textbook)

  • Informal and formal you – Yellow box page 5 in textbook
  • How to greet elders, people of higher authority vs greeting friends/cousins/people around your age or younger
  • Reading dialogue practice exercises 4-6 – page 5 in textbook
  • Workbook – page 2

Tuesday: Introduction to classroom commands – (Page 6 in textbook)

  • Exercise 7 – page 6 in textbook

Wednesday: Quiz 1 – Spanish Greetings

If time allotted after quiz: Begin intro to Spanish numbers

Thursday: Introduction to Spanish numbers 0-30 (Page 7)

  • Speaking practice using numbers 0-10
    • Depending on the mastery of 0-10, we will move on to 11-20 and 20-30 (Some students haven’t had exposure to Spanish before so we will move at the appropriate pace for all students)
  • Exercise 8-9 – Page 7 in textbook

Friday: Country of the day – Spain

  • Learning about Spain’s culture, popular foods, tourist spots, history, and facts
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12Mar, 21

Welcome Letter & Week of March 15th – 19th

¡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.

My favorite things:

  •  Jesus
  • Candy
  • Coffee
  • Traveling
  • Saints Football
  • LSU Football
  • My husky
  • My 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

Week of March 15th announcements: 

1st Bible verse quiz – Friday (See image) 

Spanish-speaking country project due March 29th 

Spanish Bible Verse I can do all things through Christ print image 0

 

Supplies needed:

  • Loose-leaf paper – I will collect all bellwork and exercises done in class on loose-leaf at the end of each class
    • Bellwork and classwork is counted for a grade each day
  • Binder or folder to keep all handouts and notes organized

Lesson 1

  • Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
  • Correctly pronounce and use several basic greetings in Spanish
  • Correctly pronounce and use introduction questions and responses in Spanish
  • Compose basic conversations utilizing Spanish greetings and introductions
  • Introduce yourself to others
  • Follow classroom directions in Spanish

Monday: Introduction to classroom rules, grading breakdown, about me, introducing themselves 

  • Introduction to the semester
  • Translating common greetings
  • Speaking practice using common greetings and closings

Tuesday: Titles for married and unmarried people, greetings specific to different times of the day

  • Core practice worksheet page 1
  • Señor, señora, señorita
  • Profesor, professora

Wednesday: Recap/Review Practice 

Review on common greetings

  • Task card translations
  • Practice writing a short, greeting dialogue
  • Review word search
  • Speaking practice asking “What is your name?” and responding “My name is…”
  • Speaking practice – greetings for different times of the day
  • Exercise 1-3 page 3

Thursday: Tú vs usted 

  • Informal and formal you
  • How to greet elders, people of higher authority vs greeting friends and people your age
  • Core practice workbook page 2
  • Reading dialogue practice – meeting someone new page 4

Friday: Enrichment lesson on a Spanish-speaking country 

Each week we will learn about a Spanish-speaking country – Their culture, popular foods, facts, etc. I will have a list of countries and students will pick from the list each Friday. 

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08Mar, 21

Week of March 8th – 11th

EXAM WEDNESDAY

Monday – Enrichment (Buena Gente Series on YouTube)

Tuesday – Review Day

Wednesday – Exam Day

Thursday – Discussing bilingual benefits

Friday – No school

 

Exam will cover:

  • Numbers 1-100
  • Greetings
  • Telling time
  • Spanish alphabet
  • Common classroom objects
  • Proper names
  • Masculine vs feminine
  • Tu vs usted
  • Date (Days of the week, months of the year)
  • Classroom commands
  • Body parts
  • Ask and tell how someone is
  • Saying good-bye phrases
  • Common expressions/useful words
  • Asking for help

Students were given back their previous tests and quizzes. These are good resources to use to study for the exam. They can also use quizlet to study. We will have an in class exam review Tuesday before the exam.

If extra help or tutoring is needed, please do not hesitate to email me. [email protected] 🙂

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01Mar, 21

Week of March 1st – 5th

Announcements:

If you need tutoring, extra help, etc. Please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected] 🙂 

Test Friday on:

  • Identifying parts of the body
  • Common classroom objects
  • Spanish alphabet
  • Identifying nouns (Masculine and feminine)
  • Common phrases used to ask for help
    • Como se dice … ? Se dice …
    • Como se escribe … ? Se escribe …
    • Que quiere decir … ? Quiere decir …

Objectives: 

  • Using the Spanish alphabet to spell words
  • Talk about things related to the calendar (on exam but not on the test this week)
    • Days of the week, months of the year, how to say and write the date in Spanish

Week Overview:

Monday – El alphabeto continued

  • Using the alphabet to spell words
  • Using the phrases: Como se escribe …? Se escribe …
  • Exercise page 4-5 page 12

Tuesday – Punctuation and accent marks 

The Mayans – Los Maya

  • Try it out! Yellow box page 13
  • Exercise 6-7 page 13
  • Fondo cultural – Los Maya

Wednesday – El calendario y la fecha 

Calendar – Days of the week

  • Days of the week worksheets
  • Sentence structure – What day is today? Today is … tomorrow is …
  • Speaking practice

Thursday – El calendario y la fecha continued 

Calendar – Months of the year

  • Exercise 8-9 page 15
  • Core practice workbook page 7-8
  • Review for test tomorrow – any last minute questions or expansion on topics students need help with

Friday – Test 

  • Outline exam for next week
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22Feb, 21

Week of February 22nd-26th

Announcements:

Quiz on parts of the body and classroom objects Friday

Objectives: 

  • Identify parts of the body
  • Classroom objects vocabulary
  • Spanish Alphabet

Week Overview:

Monday – Review on body parts for quiz Friday 

Classroom objects

  • Labeling the body review for quiz Friday
  • Going over common classroom objects vocabulary
  • Exercise 2 page 11

Tuesday – Continuing classroom objects 

Gramatica – Nouns 

  • Exercise 2 – 6-10 page 11
  • Exercise 3 page 11
  • Core practice workbook page 6

Wednesday – El alphabeto 

  • Learning the Spanish alphabet
  • Exercise page 4-5 page 12

Thursday – Punctuation and accent marks 

The Mayans

  • Try it out! Yellow box page 13
  • Exercise 6-7 page 13
  • Fondo cultural – Los Maya

Friday – Quiz on body parts and classroom objects 

Country day – Puerto Rico 

  • Quiz on body parts and classroom objects
  • We will learn about Puerto Rico culture including their famous landmarks, food, people, etc.
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05Feb, 21

Week of February 8th-12th

Announcements:

Quiz on telling time – Wednesday

Quiz on parts of the body and classroom objects next Wednesday

Objectives: 

  • Tell time
  • Identify parts of the body
  • Classroom objects vocabulary
  • Spanish Alphabet

Week Overview:

Monday – Review on telling time for quiz Wednesday

  • Exercise 12 page 8 (In class)
  • Speaking practice on telling time
  • Pre-quiz review

Tuesday –El cuerpo/The body 

  • Worksheet page 5 (Sent to email)
  • Exercise 13, 14 page 9 (In class)

Wednesday – Quiz on telling time 

Classroom objects 

  • Exercise 1-2 (in class)

Thursday – Gramatica (Nouns) 

  • Exercise 3 (In class)
  • Worksheet page 6 (Sent to email)

Friday – Mexico Day (We didn’t get to this last week)

  • We will learn about Mexico’s culture including their famous landmarks, food, people, etc.
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01Feb, 21

Week of February 1st-5th

Announcements:

Test – Thursday 

  • Greetings, closings, numbers 0-100, classroom commands, informal vs. formal, titles of people, short introduction dialogues

Bible verse quiz – Friday 

Éste es mi mandamiento: Que se amen unos a otros, como yo los he amado. 

Juan 15:12

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

John 15:12

Objectives:

  • Greet people at different times of the day
  • Introduce yourself to others
  • Respond to classroom directions
  • Using numbers 0-100

New:

  • Tell time
  • Identify parts of the body

I have decided to implement learning about a different Spanish-speaking country each Friday. Last week we learned about Spain. This week we will learn about Mexico.

Week Overview:

Monday – Introduction to telling time: Que hora es?

  • Page 7 – exercise 10
  • Page 8 – exercise 11-12
  • Page 4 – worksheet

Tuesday – Continue lesson on telling time 

  • Speaking practice using different times of the day
  • 15 after, 30 after, 45 after, on the hour
  • Video on telling time

Wednesday – Review Day

  • Students will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have before the test
  • Students can ask me to expand on a theme they may have trouble with
  • See announcements for a list of what the test will cover
  • We will play review games
  • If tutoring is needed, please email me to schedule a time before or after school [email protected]

Thursday – Test 1

Friday – Bible verse quiz (see announcements for verse)

Mexico Day

  • We will learn about Mexico’s culture including their famous landmarks, food, people, etc.
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19Jan, 21

Week of January 19th-22nd

Announcements: 

Spanish-speaking country project due January 19th

Presentations will be Tuesday/Wednesday

Introduction to spanish numbers 0-100 Thursday/Friday

Quiz on numbers 1-100 Wednesday, January 27th

Lesson 1-3

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Follow classroom directions in Spanish
  • Write and read Spanish numbers 1-100
  • Learn cultural perspectives about several Spanish-speaking countries

Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday: Spanish-speaking country projects due!

  • Presenting projects

Wednesday: Project presentations continued

  • Presenting projects

Thursday: Introduction to numbers in Spanish 0-10

  • Speaking practice using numbers 1-10
    • Depending on the mastery of these numbers, we will move on to 11-20 (Some students have not had Spanish previous to this class)
  • Worksheet on number word recognition
  • Exercise 8-9 page 7

Friday: Numbers in Spanish continued – 10-30 

if time allotted we will move on to 31-100

  • Worksheet page 3
  • Exercise 10 – page 7
  • Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
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11Jan, 21

January 11th-15th

Announcements: 

Bible verse quiz – Friday

Spanish Bible Verse I can do all things through Christ print image 0

Basic greetings quiz – Friday

Spanish-speaking country project due January 19th

Supplies needed:

  • Loose-leaf paper – I will collect all bellwork and exercises done in class on loose-leaf at the end of each class
    • Bellwork and classwork is counted for a grade each day
  • Binder or folder to keep all handouts and notes organized

Lesson 1-2

  • Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
  • Correctly pronounce and use several basic greetings in Spanish
  • Correctly pronounce and use introduction questions and responses in Spanish
  • Compose basic conversations utilizing Spanish greetings and introductions
  • Introduce yourself to others
  • Follow classroom directions in Spanish

Monday: Introduction to classroom rules, grading breakdown, about me, introducing themselves 

  • Introduction to the semester
  • Translating common greetings
  • Speaking practice using common greetings and closings

Tuesday: Titles for married and unmarried people, greetings specific to different times of the day

  • Core practice worksheet page 1
  • Señor, señora, señorita
  • Profesor, professora

Wednesday: Sub-Day

Review on common greetings

  • Task card translations
  • Practice writing a short, greeting dialogue
  • Review word search
  • Students were sent a sheet to help them throughout the semester with common and popular Spanish words

Thursday: Going over sub work, how are you, what is your name, my name is 

  • Speaking practice asking “What is your name?” and responding “My name is…”
  • Speaking practice – greetings for different times of the day
  • Exercise 1-3 page 3

Friday: Tú vs usted 

  • Informal and formal you
  • How to greet elders, people of higher authority vs greeting friends and people your age
  • Core practice workbook page 2
  • Reading dialogue practice – meeting someone new page 4
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09Jan, 21

Welcome Letter Jr. High Spanish

¡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.

 

My favorite things:

  •  Jesus
  • Candy
  • Coffee
  • Traveling
  • Saints Football
  • LSU Football
  • My husky
  • My 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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