I A – Weeks 1 and 2 2014-15

A mind stretched by new experience never returns to old dimensions

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

If you need to sign up for the Infinite Campus Mobile Portal for your cellphone, download this document for information:


The district access code you’ll need is RDRTRM

Or learn more about getting the Mobile app here: http://infinitecampus.com/mobile


Have you signed up for Remind.com?

Each class has a different code.

Use the information from the paper that I gave you at the beginning of the trimester.


Parent Homework:  Please complete the following assignment…


That’s right… you are getting your very own homework assignments! It is very important to me to get to know my students individually. With the trimester system, I will have less time to do that. It seems that no matter what, I find out later in the year that “Johnny” needs to wear his glasses in class, or “Jane” has ADD. I’d like to know things like that as soon as possible.

Please let me know what is important for me to know about your child so that we can work toward a successful experience.

I prefer that you send me an e-mail as listed on the paper I sent home, with your child’s name as the Subject. That will help me return an e-mail to you in the future. If you can’t e-mail me, please send the information to me with your child.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this assignment. I look forward to teaching your scholar.


Sra. Rose


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 Spanish IA (First Half) 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 do in class just 15 minutes per night and do all of the work for class, and you will have no problems in Spanish class.

Study 15 minutes per day
El alfabeto


A Mardsan Giberter for Farfie
Translate the following and answer the questions about the reading.

Glis was very fraper. She had denarpen Farfie’s mardsan. She didn’t talp a giberter for him. So she colanted to plimp a mardsan blinky for him. She had just sparved the blinky when he jibbled in the gorger.

“Clorsty mardsan!” she boffed.

“That’s a crouistish mardsan blinky,” boffed Farfie, “but my mardsan is on Stansan. Agsan is Kelsan.”

“In that ruspen,” boffed Glis, “I won’t whank your giberter until Stansan.”
Here are some questions that might help you figure this out:
1. Why was Glis fraper?
2. What did Glis plimp?
3. Who jibbled in the gorger when Glis sparved the blinky?
4. What did Farfie bof about the mardsan blinky?
5. Why wouldn’t Glis whank Farfie his giberter?


Vocabulary Quiz Preparation and HOW TO STUDY SPANISH


WEEK 2 – 11-15 de agosto de 2014


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.

I call myself John (or whatever your name is)— Me llamo Juan.
He calls himself John. ————————– Se llama Juan.
How do you call yourself? (What’s your name?)- ¿Cómo te llamas?
Good morning———————————- Buenos días
Good afternoon——————————— Buenas tardes
Good evening———————————– Buenas noches
Hi!———————————————- ¡Hola!
S/he plays (a game) —————————- juega
I play——————————————- juego
Do you play___?——————————- ¿Juegas___?
basketball————————————– baloncesto
football—————————————– fútbol americano
soccer—————————————— fútbol
tennis—————————————— tenis
baseball—————————————- béisbol
volleyball————————————— vóleibol
s/he rides a bicycle—————————– anda en bicicleta
Who?—————————————— ¿Quién?

Can you do these actions?   Can you spell the words?

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


How do you know if it needs an accent?  á, é, í, ó, ú

If a word ends in a vowel, n or s, you should stress the second to the last syllable.        If it isn’t stressed there, it needs an accent mark where it IS stressed.

atrás        rápidamente


Paco Peco, chico rico,

insultaba, como un loco,

a su tío, Federico,

y éste dijo, -Poco a poco,

Paco Peco, poco pico.

Un cuento… (a story)

the boy—————-el muchacho
the girl—————la muchacha
s/he hits him/herself–se pega
the door—————la puerta
s/he yells————-grita
the chair————–la silla
s/he laughs————se ríe

Can you tell the story in Spanish?

El muchacho y la puerta


I can say my name and say the alphabet in Spanish.
I can listen to Spanish verbs and do them.
I can listen to syllables and write them.
I can listen to words and spell them.
I can listen to a story and understand it.
I can tell story while looking at pictures.
I can write a story that I have heard.
I can read the story that we told.
I know where to put an accent and when it is needed.
I can read a story and pronounce the words correctly.

We will write the story that we told.

We will read the story that we told.

El muchacho bueno (a combination of stories written in all classes):

Hay un muchacho bueno. El muchacho juega fútbol americano. El muchacho se levanta y anda rápidamente para adelante a la puerta. No para y se pega la cabeza en la puerta. Da la vuelta. El muchacho toca la cabeza y grita fuerte. El muchacho da la vuelta y anda despacio a la silla y se sienta despacio. La muchacha se ríe. La muchacha es mala.

¿Conoces el mundo hispano?  Do you know the Hispanic world?


El mundo hispano

Spanish-speaking countries:

la Argentina
Costa Rica
Puerto Rico
El Salavador
el Perú
la República Dominicana
Son los países en el mundo donde hablan español.

Did you know…?

– for approximately 330 million people worldwide Spanish is their 1st language?




According to the World Atlas, the following countries have Spanish as its official language: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea (Africa), Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.



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.

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 frente————-the forehead
el dedo del pie——-the toe
la rodilla————the knee
el hombro————the shoulder
la oreja—————-the ear

Practice spelling… this way:

Close your eyes.

Write the word “la pierna” (or whatever word you are studying) in your own handwriting across your forehead in your mind. (Not literally)

Now spell it out loud in Spanish…

Keep your eyes closed. Now spell it backward in Spanish.

Keep your eyes closed. Now spell it forward again in Spanish.

Now open your eyes.

Write the word.

This has created (or imprinted) a mental image that you can use later when you close your eyes and try to spell the word.

Then give yourself a quiz from English to Spanish.


Learn Spanish Vocabulary for First Days TPR with some parts of the body

View Scoreboard | Learn Spanish | Get Help with Spanish Translation

Body parts wkst 1Body parts wkst 2




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