29 de agosto de 2014 

Be good!! 

I’ll be looking for the rating you get from my substitute!! 

Quickly write the plural forms of the words on your worksheet.

Practice saying these:

Listen to the recordings by clicking on this Orange square RSS  .  Then, a page will come up, and you can Click on  Rimas  and listen.  Next, you can go back to the page and click on Paco Peco and listen.  Then click back to this page.

Rimas y Paco Peco




En Buñol, España   It occurs the last Wednesday in August every year

Bunol Espana This comes from La Tomatina website:

How did La Tomatina Start …..

The tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Buñol since 1944 or 1945. No one is completely certain how this event originated. Possible theories on how the Tomatina began include a local food fight among friends, a juvenile class war, a volley of tomatoes from bystanders at a carnival parade, a practical joke on a bad musician, and the anarchic aftermath of an accidental lorry (truck) spillage.

One popular theory is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whatever happened to begin the tradition, it was enjoyed so much that it was repeated the next year, and the year after that, and so on. The holiday was banned during the Spanish State period under Francisco Franco for having no religious significance, but returned in the 1970s after his demise.

The festival is in honor of the town’s patron saints, Luis Bertran and the Mare de Deu dels Desemparats (Mother of God of the Defenseless), a title of the Virgin Mary.


This event used to attract 40,000-50,000 participants.  However, in 2014, participants had to purchase a ticket for the 20,000 slots available to participate.

La Tomatina en Buñol, España – 28 de agosto de 2013

La Tomatina 2014 Tomato Throwing


Recycled Orchestra

Fill out the information on your worksheet as you listen.

Recycled Orchestra – from Paraguay 27 de agosto de 2013  (1 hour in length)

Landfill Childrens Orchestra Makes Music From Trash ( 3:26 minutes)

Landfill Harmonic –  (13:31 minutes)

This is the Preview to the video above – ( a few seconds in length)  It is shown at the beginning of the video above.

Price of success:  Will the Recycled Orchestra last?  (5:59 minutes)

Learn Spanish Vocabulary for Spanish IA 1st 6 weeks

View Scoreboard | Learn Spanish | Get Help with Spanish Translation


¡Qué pasen un buen fin de semana! (Have a great weekend!)

¿Qué te pasa calabaza?  Nada, nada limonada. Que te pasa calabaza Nada nada limonada

Me encanta el espanol

What are YOUR GOALS for Spanish class

Does any of this sound like what we do in class? 

Think about it…

HOW DO YOU VIEW YOUR MISTAKES Hunter Maats and Katie O BrienCredit: Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien

Many new language learners fear being wrong. You WILL BE WRONG at some time.

IT IS OK to be wrong.

If you make a mistake while answering a question in class, chances are that there are 10 other students who are making the same mistake. If we can correct that one mistake, then you are helping 10 other students as well as yourself!!! I give points for your attempts to answer. By actually trying it, you will later be able to say that the answer just “sounds right” just as you do when you speak English.

It doesn’t matter what you can memorize, but what you can APPLY and USE!!  Through practice, you will be able to APPLY and USE what you are learning!!

Learning a language is a skill that improves with PRACTICE.

Remember that mistakes are our greatest learning tools! It is what we do with our mistakes that matters the most. Scientists love mistakes because, with each error, they improve the experiment or invention, and will know much more the next time.

We must lose our fear of being wrong—————————————————————-


César Chávez


March 3-9, 2014

NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK 3 3 2014 ————————————————————————————————————–

Follow the journey of Zach and Chris as they document their lives within the Za’atari refugee camp:

Save the Children, the International Refugee Committee (IRC) and the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – These organizations are key to  helping refugees all over the world.  Would you be interested in working with them?  My oldest daughter has worked for UNHCR in Africa.  It is quite an interesting experience.


“Vocabulary is the best single indicator of intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of success at school.”
– W.B. Elley
If you are studying for the ACT, SAT or for some of your classes, in English, here are a couple of sites that may be helpful:


I particularly like THIS ONE for plethora:

Words in a Sentence


Welcome to the 2nd trimester classes!

You can sign up for text messages or e-mail messages from me via Remind101.
Please follow the directions on the colorful half sheet of paper that you receive from me.

If you are in Spanish IA,
please look for information about our class under the Spanish IA tab above.

If you are in Spanish IB,
please look for information about our class under the Spanish IB tab above.

The work that we do in class is posted there under the appropriate week.

For Spanish IA, these were posted last trimester, so I will probably have to change them a bit to have them align with our weeks.
(Doing this for the trimester is new to me, so I’ll try to keep it all straight for you)

Check out all of the resources that I have made available to you on my site.


Do you need help with math in Spanish? 

Do you know anyone who could use help with math in Spanish?

Here is a collection of about fifty Spanish-language instructional videos for Algebra 1 and Geometry. They’ve been created by the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative, and can be found on their site and on their YouTube channel.


Landfill Harmonic –

Price of success:  Will the Recycled Orchestra last?


Do you listen to music while you study?

  It really can be distracting, especially if there are lyrics.

You should read this article.

Don’t Listen to Music While Studying


¿Quieres ver un fuego (fire) en un hogar (fireplace) durante las vacaciones?

Puedes verlo aquí:



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