All 6th grade sections will have Spanish 2 times a week this year. I will have 6F and Mrs. Goodman will have the other sections. We will be working on Chapters 1,2 and 3 from the textbook Buen Viaje.
Spanish will take place in you child's specific classroom according to their schedule. Building on vocabulary, simple commands and interrogatives plus the grammar concepts that were introduced previously, we will begin to put it all together in dialogues, skits and written form. Students will work with the pronouns, verb conjugation, adjective agreement and definite - indefinite articles. And they will review previous material as they are introduced to the new. Students will continue to develop their listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing skills. In 6th grade students will continue to present verbally (date and weather)as well as take notes. Regular quizzes and projects will evaluate their progress.
Week 37-end of year: Practice dialogue with small groups and listen to recorded conversations
Week 36: NJASK Testing
Week 30-35:Chapter 1 Verb Ser and descriptive adjectives. Students will practice writing and speaking about themselves, about others and answering questions in a dialogue.
Week 27: Quiz for Estar/Emotions 3/12, Ser and new adjectives next
Week 26: Additional practice for Estar and Emotions
Week 25: Introduction to Chapter 1 in Buen Viaje, vocabulary list and the Verb Ser and corresponding adjectives
Week 24: Sentence Construction, games to practice. Quiz Thursday 2/21 on the emotions
Week 23: Continue practice of Emotions and Estar
Week 22: Introduce the vocabulary for the emotions, the verb estar and continue practice of adjective agreement.
Week 21: Verbally describe what you are wearing, guess who is wearing something from Spanish clues. Quiz 2nd visit.
Week 20: Practice sentence construction with the verb tener to link pronouns, verbs, articles and adjectives.
Week 19: Introduction to verb conjugation and complete sentence construction
Week 18: Adjective agreement practice
Week 17: Christmas Break
Week 16: Posadas Celebrations
Week 15: Adjective Agreement continues
Week 14: Adjective agreement grammar lessons
Week 13: Grammar Basics - definite and indefinite articles, quiz
Week 12: Thanksgiving
Week 11: Grammar Basics
Week 10: School Closed
Week 9: School closed
Week 8: Continue grammar basics
Week 7: continue grammar basics
Week 6: Pronouns, Adjectives and agreement, defintite and indefinite articles - Spanish grammar basics
Week 5: Numbers 1-1000 and beyond/ QUIZ Thursday
Week 4: Numbers 1-100/ QUIZ
Week 3: Command Practice and Numbers 1-100
Week 1 and 2:Review dates and weather information and vocabulary. Review and discuss the Spanish alphabet, practice spelling. Introduce interrogatives and commands in Spanish and practice
This year I will be visiting your child in their regular classroom to instruct them in Spanish. In order to make our classroom safe and fun, I will ask the students to follow these rules:
1. Be prepared and listen to the directions the first time they are given.
2. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
3. Ask for permission to leave your seat or the room.
4. Keep your hands, feet and objects to your self.
5. Be polite and kind. Show respect for everyone and everything in the room.
I will follow the consequences that are used by your child's classroom teacher and I will call you if I have any concerns.
The students will be rewarded for following the rules with praise from the teacher, a positive report to their regular teacher, a note or a call home or a "Sit with a Buddy" pass.
My goal is to create the best possible learning environment for your child and all the students in their classroom. Each grade will have its own routine that we will follow each visit - a "hola" song, journal writing, etc. Students will be asked to stay in their seat unless they have permission to do otherwise. One boy and one girl may be excused at a time to use the bathroom, drinks of water should be done before or after class and pencils may be sharpened during the first few minutes of the class. A special pass will be given if the child needs to go to the nurse.
We do a variety of activities during the period, therefore the students need to look and listen for the "Dame 5" (Give me 5) command. The alerts the students that we are going to change activities and they will receive new directions.
STUDENT EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT
There are many ways to assess learning of a foreign language. For grade 6 we will use the O (outstanding), S (satisfactory), U (Unsatisfactory) grading system. For the Spanish program we use the traditional quiz as well as the rubric which is a scoring tool that lists specific criteria student's must meet in order to achieve a certain grade. When we evaluate a student we look for listening proficiency, speaking proficiency and classroom participation. All of these are very important!
SPANISH CLASS SUPPLIES
1 three ring binder with paper
1 folder with pockets
Pencil case (already being used in other classes - please add a highlighter if you do not have one. Should have scissors, glue stick, pen or pencils, crayons and markers)