Weeks 1 and 2 1st 9 weeks 2012

Have you ever thought that you were not born to do something?

That you can’t do something because you don’t have the ability?

PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE: http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=32124
and look at this diagram: http://alumni.stanford.edu/content/magazine/artfiles/dweck_2007_2.pdf


My Wikispaces.com site:

We aren’t ready to use my Wikispaces.com site yet.

When we are, I will give each student a username and password.



HOW TO STUDY SPANISH – presentation


We are learning the alphabet.  Go to the tab above entitled Primer Cuarto (First Quarter) to find some practice exercises and videos for that.

All vowels will ALWAYS be pronounced the same way.  It’s important to learn that pronunciation right away so that reading new words will be easy for you.

Have you turned in your paper with signatures saying that you have read the syllabus for Spanish class? 

BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE A 3-RING BINDER FOR CLASS.  We don’t use a book, so the information in your binder and on my websites are your study tools.

REMEMBER to REVIEW what we have been doing just 15 minutes per night and do all of the work for class, and you will have no problems in Spanish class.


El alfabeto





El vocabulario – The vocabulary

I know the alphabet. – Yo sé el alfabeto.
Hurray! = ¡Olé!


Hello! – ¡Hola! (“h” is silent)
Good morning, sir. – Buenos días, señor.
Good afternoon, Mrs. – Buenas tardes, señora.
Good night, Miss. – Buenas noches, señorita.
Mr. = Sr.
Mrs. = Sra.
Miss = Srta.


Goodbye. – Adiós. (accents are used to show the stressed vowel when the word doesn’t follow the pronunciation rules)
Well, I have class. – Bueno, tengo clase.
Bye. – Chao
See you later. – Hasta luego.
See you tomorrow. – Hasta mañana.
I have to go. – Tengo que irme.

Can you write this in Spanish?

1. Good morning, Mr. Dennis.
2. Hello, Mrs. Rose!
3. I have to go.  See you later.
4. I have class.  See you tomorrow.
5. Bye.

Can you do these actions?

Se levanta ————–s/he gets up
se sienta—————-s/he sits down
anda ————————s/he walks
rápidamente ———-rapidly
despacio —————–slowly
para ————————s/he stops
da la vuelta———–s/he turns around
toca————————-s/he touches
Tócate _(el pie)___—-Touch (your foot)

Vocabulario en el papel con los dibujos – Vocabulary from the paper with the pictures:
la pierna—————-the leg
el pie———————the foot
la cara——————the face
el cuello—————–the neck
el dedo——————-the finger
el pelo——————-the hair
la mano——————-the hand
el brazo——————the arm
la espalda————–the back
el estómago———-the stomach
el pecho—————-the chest
el ojo———————–the eye
la cabeza—————the head
la nariz—————-the nose
la boca—————–the mouth
la oreja—————-the ear



s/he jumps————–salta
s/he raises————-levanta
s/he lowers————-baja
s/he yells————–grita
loud or strong———-fuerte

s/he hits—————pega
s/he points at———-señala
s/he eats—————come
the door—————-la puerta
the chair—————la silla
the fish—————-el pez
the table—————la mesa
the head—————-la cabeza
the mouth—————la boca
the boy—————–el muchacho
the girl—————-la muchacha
s/he hits him/herself—se pega
the head—————-la cabeza
s/he laughs————-ríe

Our First Story

I told a story while students acted it out. Students drew the story while I said the story. Then they practiced telling the story while looking at their pictures. Practicing telling the story will help them gain confidence and will help them ask questions about the parts that they may not be able to tell. Next week we will practice telling the story and write it out so that students can see it in print and read it.

We tried 3 different methods for studying Spanish vocabulary.

1. Create a mental image of the word in your mind. Close your eyes and write the Spanish words in your mind across your forehead. Keep eyes close during the following practice: Spell the word out loud. Spell it backwards. Spell if forwards again. Then write the word on paper. Check your spelling.

2. Fan vocabulary sheet – Write the words in English in the first column. Choose no more than 6-7 words to study at a time or they all become jumbled up. Write the Spanish translation in the next column. Fold back the English column. Now look at the same 6-7 Spanish words and write the English translation. Check your answers. Fold the Spanish column back. Now look at the English list and write the Spanish…. Check your answers. Continue doing this across the paper. Then you can go on to more words. Go back and check to see if you still know the first list.

3. Study vocabulary using the exercise that I’ve created using SpanishDict.com We practiced the vocabulary in class using that exercise, which is above and on the Primer Cuarto (first quarter) tab located at the top of this page. I have created many of these exercises to use throughout the year.

PRACTICE SYLLABLES:   You may not know the words, but you should work on pronunciation.

OPEN HOUSE – August 6, 2012

I enjoyed meeting so many students and parents!

In case you weren’t able to see my presentation, I’m including a link to it below so you can view it at your convenience. Please e-mail me at Christie.Rose@hardin.kyschools.us so that I’ll have your e-mail info.


Students will need a 1-inch 3 ring binder for class.  We do not use a textbook.  All of the information that they need to study should be in their notebooks, which need to be brought to class daily.

Remember that I expect students to review vocabulary 15 minutes a day. If they do this, they will be ready for our work the next day.

The tabs above include a lot of information for you.  Primer cuarto means 1st quarter, so that’s a good place to go for information about what we are studying during that time.  There are podcasts that I have created in the right margin as well as numerous links to other helpful, fun and interesting sites.  You can download many documents with vocabulary and stories from the Blue BOX in the lower right margin.

I will be teaching 7 classes this year with no planning period, so I will not be able to talk on the phone during the school day or check or write e-mails.  Please be patient!!  I’m not trying to ignore you if I don’t respond immediately.

I’m looking forward to a great year!

NOTE:  We will be using gestures to learn vocabulary.  They REALLY DO HELP!!  Many articles have been published about it in the past, but the link below is a recent one from February that will explain how important it is.  Gestures can be fun to use, and they do help students remember the words and phrases.


Sra. Rose



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