Wednesday, October 31, 2012

miércoles, el 31 de octubre de 2012

-Día de los Muertos - Word Searching / Matching
-Día de los Muertos - Jumping Skeleton (Calaca/Esqueleto saltante)
HW: None


-Día de los Muertos - Jumping Skeleton (Calaca/Esqueleto saltante)
HW: Día de los Muertos - Word Searching / Matching

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

martes, el 30 de octubre de 2012


Examen 2.1

-No Enfoque
-Leer pg. 93
-Escuchar/Escribir - Pg 94 Act. 1, 2
-Apuntes: Podría pg. 96, Act 5
-Apuntes: Positive/Negative Tú Commands pg. 97
HW: WB pgs 53-55

Monday, October 29, 2012

lunes, el 27 de octubre de 2012

SpII Honors
-No Enfoque
-Leer: Telehistoria pgs. 93, 98, 103
-Mirar: Telehistoria
-Leer: La Copa Mundial pgs 106-107
-Repasar: Pgs 96, 101, 102
-Review PPT 2.1
What's on the test?
-Preterite er, ir
-Argentina culture
-World Cup culture
-Vocab pg. 109

-Hablar con compañeros (solamente en español)
-Leer: Unit Opener EEUU pgs 88-89
-Leer: Vocabulario pgs. 92-93 (finish 93 on Tuesday)
HW: WB pgs 50-52
Vocab Quiz 2.1 on Friday

Friday, October 26, 2012

viernes, el 26 de octubre de 2012

-  SpII-Enfoque #16 –    Translate: 
1. I didn't score a goal in that net. Ugh! 
2. We are tied in this game and need to be fast and not slow.
3. Do you want to stay in shape and be healthy? 
4. It’s important to exercise and follow a balanced diet. 
5. Do you like that handsome sportsman?
-Leer Culture pgs 86-87, 96, 102, 106-107 + take notes
-HW: WB pgs 66, 68, 70
Test 2.1 on Tuesday

Examen 1.2

Thursday, October 25, 2012

jueves, el 25 de octubre de 2012

Sp II Honors
Enfoque #15 -   Translate:
1. I didn't eat that apple, I ate that one.
2. We competed in this game not that one.
3. Do you like this uniform, that one or that one way over there?
4. Which do y'all prefer this field or that one way over there?
-Correct WB pgs 56-58
HW: Book pgs 110-11 (2-3)
Friday's HW: WB pgs 66, 69, 70
Test 2.1 on Tuesday

-No Enfoque
-Finish reading "Como Agua Para Chocolate"
-Correct HW: Book pgs 80-81 (2-5)
-Review PPT 1.2

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

miércoles, el 24 de octubre de 2012

Sp II / Sp III

Library Day -  Your task today:
1.     Go to and sign up for an account (enter name, email and create a password)
2.     Create a website for your Spanish writing/work  (pick a title in Spanish!)
3.     Email me your URL, your name and your period  (
4.     Work on setting up, designing and personalizing your website (everything that you type should be in Spanish!) Publish it when you finish!
5.      Visit  for some help and to see what it should look like! Click on Tarea #1 for more info!

Hint: If you use MS Word to do your typing you can tell it check it in Spanish and then paste it into the blog. My blog also has the shortcuts for accent marks under the help section!)

HW: Finish Setting up your blog with these minimum requirements
  • Pick a design and personalize it using Spanish
  • "Publish" it (by clicking the publish button in the upper right hand side of the blog)
  • Write 1-2 paragraphs in Spanish about yourself
  • Email me your URL
Spanish III - 1.2 Test on Friday
Spanish II - 2.1 Test on Tuesday

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

martes, el 23 de octubre de 2012

SpII-Enfoque #14 – Translate: 
1. They exercised and then rested.
2. I followed a balanced diet.
3. Ugh! We are tied!
4. He’s very muscular and runs quickly!
5. It’s necessary to stay in shape!
-Vocab Game 2.1
-Vocab Quiz 2.1
-Notes: Demonstrative Pronouns pg. 100
HW: WB pgs 56-58 (Act 3) + Book pg. 101 Act 14 parts a & b
Bring your ID cards, Wednesday is a computer lab day!

Enfoque #16 - Leer pgs 71-72 + answer questions on pg. 72
-Mirar: Un video corto de "Como Agua Para Chocolate"
-Leer: Como Agua Para Chocolate (excerpt) by Laura Esquivel pgs. 74-75 (finish 76-77 tomorrow)
HW: 15 mins on Classzone on for Lesson 1.2 (send it to me and bring printed proof)

Note: Test has been moved to Friday; Wednesday will be a computer lab day, bring your ID!

Monday, October 22, 2012

lunes, el 22 de octubre de 2012

Quick Write #6
 You went to see a big championship soccer game this weekend! Mention what you saw while there. Think of your vocab! Describe the team, the players, the uniforms and the game! Mention the weather, food, what you did before/after if you’d like?
-Leer: Vocab pgs 90-91
-Correct WS URB 2.1 pgs 5-6
-Notes: Demonstrative Adjectives pg. 100
 HW: WB Pgs 56-58 (Acts 1-2 only)
Vocab Quiz 2.1 (pg 109) on Tuesday

Quick Write #6
You used to always go to your grandma’s house for dinner on Sundays when you were a kid. Talk about who else would come, what you used to eat, what you would do there. Pick one day that something unusual/funny/scary happened and describe it!
 -Leer/Escuchar pgs. 61, 66
-Act 11 pg. 67
-HW: Preterite Imperfect WS 1.2 on Súper Sandra
Test 1.2 on Wednesday

Friday, October 19, 2012

viernes, el 19 de octubre de 2012

Enfoque #13 – el 19 de octubre de 2012
Translate:  1. They played as a team in the last game.
2. They are scored a goal last night.
3. I didn’t compete in the Olympics.
4. Did you follow a balanced diet?
5. We saw the Panamerican Games!
-Question Word Quiz 1.2
-Notes: Adverbs pg. 94
-Correct HW: WB pgs 53-55
HW: WS URB 2.1 pgs 5-6

Enfoque #15 - use the preterite or the imperfect
Marisol y Roberto 1. (tener) veintidós años cuando  2. (casarse).
3. (ser) las nueve cuando yo 4. (llegar) a la fiesta.
5.  Nosotros (esperar) el autobús cuando 6. (venir) Daniela.
7. (Llover) mientras tú 8. (tomar) el sol en la playa.
 Ustedes  9. (estar) en la reunión cuando ustedes 10. (recibir) la noticia.
-Correct Pret/Imp WS #3, 5
-Apuntes - Y Changers
Leer: Cultura pgs. 64, 70
Leer: Pronuncation pg. 69
HW: Book pgs80-81 2-5
HW: Book pgs 80-81 (2-5)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

jueves, el 18 de octubre de 2012

Enfoque #12 – el 18 de octubre de 2012
Translate: 1. The team practiced on the field.
2. They are going to score a goal.
3. I went to see the World Cup.
4. Did you watch the Tour de France?
5. We won the championship!
-Notes: ER/IR Preterite pg. 95
-Review PPT 1.2 Question Words
HW: WB pgs 53-55
Vocab Quiz 2.1 on Tuesday
Question Word Quiz (1.2) on Friday

SpIII-Enfoque #14 – el 18 de octubre de 2012  (write P or I for each number.) 
It was 7:00 in the morning, and I was fast asleep (1) in my bed. My dog, Taco, came (2) into my bedroom and jumped (3) on my bed. His loud barking woke me up (4). I glared (5) at him, and he got off (6) the bed. He still growled (7) and barked (8) at me furiously and wouldn't leave the room. Finally, I got out (9) of bed and chased (10) him. I closed (11) the door and went back  (12) to my warm bed. As I lay (13) there unable to go back to sleep, Taco whined (14) outside the door. I finally understood (15) that my poor Taco doesn't know the days of the week. 
-Work on Preterite/Imperfect WS #3 (finish for HW)
HW: Preterite vs. Imperfect WS #5 + finish #3 if you didn't already
Test 1.2 on Tuesday

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

miércoles, el 17 de octubre de 2012

-Vocab Activity 2.1
-Notes: Interrogatives pg. 64
HW: WB pgs 50-52
Vocab Quiz 2.1 on Tuesday 10/23
Question Word Quiz on Friday, 10/19

-Enfoque #13 - Un Buen Testigo (click to make it bigger)
- Correct WB pgs 30-32
-HW: Preterite/Imperfect WS #2 (plus the bottom of WS #3)

Test 1.2 on Tuesday, 10/23

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

martes, el 16 de octubre de 2012

HW: None (unless you want to get ahead; WB pgs 50-52 due Thursday)

-Vocab Quiz 1.2
-Speaking Activity 1.2
-Notes: Irregular Preterite Meanings (saber, conocer, querer, poder)
-Correct Preterite/Imperfect WS #1
HW:  WB pgs 38, 39, 43

Monday, October 15, 2012

lunes, el 15 de octubre de 2012

Quick Write #5
-Leer: Pgs 76-77 Culture: Costa Rica and Chile
-Correct: HW pg. 80-81 (2-5)
-Review 1.2 PPT
HW: Study for your test
What's on your test
Vocab from pg. 79
Cultura – Costa Rica and Chile (72, 76-77)
Question Words (pg. 64)
Regular –ar preterite (pg. 65)—remember NO STEM CHANGING in the ar preterite
Irregular preterite pg. 70– hacer, ir, ser, dar, ver (remember, no accent marks on these five)
car, gar, zar verbs (pg. 226)

-Quick Write #5 - Prompt/instructions are on pg. 78
-Finish Notes - Preterite vs. Imperfect
-Begin WB pgs 32
HW: Finish WB pg . 32 + Do Pret/Imp WS #1
-Vocab Quiz 1.2 tomorrow!

viernes, el 12 de octubre de 2012

Enfoque #11 

1. Last Friday I made a reservation in an expensive hotel. 
2. We hiked and saw the Volcán Poas. How Beautiful! 
3. I’d like to go sightseeing & take photos. 
4. She went on vacation last month. 
5. Did you send them postcards? I think that they are good souvenirs. 
6. I fished and then visited a museum last week.   
 -P3 - Finish Mexico I movie
-Pass Back Test 1.1
-Review Culture pages/notes from pgs 66, 72, 76-77
HW: Book pgs 80-81 (2-5)

SpIII-Enfoque #12  
Complete each sentence with saber or conocer in the preterite. Follow the model.
Modelo: Yo nunca conocí a mi prima Fela. 
1. Nosotros nunca _______ por qué Fabián no fue a la excursión. 
2. Yo _______ a Félix en la escuela primaria. 
3. ¿ _______ ustedes por fin quién ganó la competencia de kayac? 
4. ¿_______  tú a alguien nuevo durante las vacaciones? 
5. Ayer Paula y yo _______ que ustedes van a jugar al voleibol playero esta tarde. 
6. ¿_______ usted que hicimos una fi esta para todos los profesores? 
 7. Mi hermana más pequeña no _______  a nuestros abuelos.  8. Esteban me _______ hace mucho tiempo.  9. Yo _______ que a Ramón le regalaron una tabla de surf.  10. La semana pasada Ana y Víctor _______ a mis padres. 
-Correct WB pgs 27-29
-Notes: Preterite vs. Imperfect pg. 68
HW: WB pgs 30-31 (32 we'll do in class on Monday)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

jueves, el 11 de octubre de 2012

Sp II Honors
-Mexico I Video
 HW: Read Culture on pgs 66, 72, 76-77 and do WB pg 44

SpIII-Enfoque #11
1. They cooled down in the rain.
2. My friends and I stood up and had a snack.
3. I got seasick when I went on a cruise.
4. You played beach volleyball.
5. You guys watched the sunset and laid down on the shore.
-Leer/Pronunciar- Vocabulario pg. 79
-Corregir: WB pgs 24-26
-Apuntes: Saber vs. Conocer change meaning in the preterite pg. 62
-Apuntes: El Imperfecto pg. 643
HW: WB pgs 27-29
-Vocab Quiz 1.2 - martes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

miércoles, el 10 de octubre de 2012

-Quick Write #4-You just got back from a trip to _____. Write an email to a friend about your trip. Include: Info about your trip/country  Info about the airport/plane/customs/baggage What you saw/visited while there. An invitation to them to fly somewhere with you.
-Book pg.66 Act 5,6
-Book pg. 7 pg. 66
-Book pg. 71 Acts 12, 13
HW: WB pgs 40, 42
Test 1.2 on Tuesday

-Leer: Pg 58-59
-Act 1 pg.60 (written)
-Act 2,3 pg. 60 out loud
-Leer: Pg 61 then do Act 4 pg. 62 (written)
HW: WB pgs 24-26

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

martes, el 9 de octubre de 2012

-Vocab Review Game
-Vocab Quiz 1.2
-Correct HW: WB pgs 27-29
-Notes: Irregular Preterite ir, dar, ser, ver + hacer pg. 70
HW: WB pgs 30-32

Examen 1.1

Monday, October 8, 2012

lunes, el 8 de octubre de 2012

SpII Honors
-No Enfoque
-Vocab Activity 1.2
-URB 1.2 Vocab WS 42-43
-Apuntes: Regular ar preterite pg. 65
-Correct Vocab Activity 1.2
HW: WB pgs 27-29 (not 30-32, sorry!) + Study for vocab quiz 1.2 on Tuesday

Sp III Honors
Escrito Rápido #4 - Fuiste a acampar con tu familia el fin de semana pasada y vas a escribir en tu blog sobre lo que hiciste. Debes incluir: Con quién fuiste, qué hicieron ustedes allí, qué comieron y muchas más detalles.
-Leer: Poesia de las paginas 48-51
-Correct HW: Book pgs 54-55 (2-5)
-Review PPT 1.1
HW: Study for test 1.1 tomorrow!
  • Regular Preterite (ar, er, ir) pg. 37
  • Irregular Preterite (car, gar, zar; coffin, i-fam, u-fam, j-fam verbs; ser/ir/dar/ver pg. 42, 43
  • Vocab from pg. 53 
  • Culture pgs. 28-29, 38, 44, 48-51, 52
Don't forget to check out the resources on They have flashcards, videos, games, and @Home Tutor which has practice tests and more!

Friday, October 5, 2012

viernes, el 5 de octubre de 2012

Sp II Honors
SpII-Enfoque #10 – el 5 de octubre de 2012
1. They always board the plane early.
2. I need to call a friend and then confirm the flight.
3. Are you going to take a train or walk to the bus stop?
4. She doesn’t like to go through customs.
5. One must pack a suitcase to go on vacation.
-Leer: Diálogo 1.1 pgs. 39, 44, 49
-Leer: Vocabulario 1.2 pgs 60-61
HW: WB pgs 24-26

SpIII-Enfoque #10 – el 5 de octubre de 2012
1. They lit the fire but not the tree.
2. I enjoyed going into nature.
3. They offered me a flower.
4. She climbed the mountain and then drank from the canteen.
5. I went on a guided tour but I’d like to use a guide book too.
-Corregir: WS pgs 31-32
-Juego del pretérito
-Leer: Cultura pgs 44, 52
HW: Book pgs 54-55 (2-5)
Test 1.1 on Tuesday

Thursday, October 4, 2012

jueves, el 4 de octubre de 2012

Sp II Honors

-Examen 1.1

-Enfoque #9
1. They had fun with the kayac.
2. My friends and I followed the path.
3. I got a new sleeping bag.
4. You got dressed before leaving the house.
5. You guys said goodbye and then went whitewater rafting.
6. I slept in the tent next to the fresh water.
-Pass back vocab quizzes and Test L.P.
-Correct HW: WS pgs 34-35
HW: WS pgs 31-32

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

miércoles, el 3 de octubre de 2012

Sp II Honors
-No Enfoque: Finish Mexico Basic Facts geography (Mexico Basic Facts PPT)
-Correct HW: Book pgs 56-67 (2-5)
-Review PPT 1.1
Test 1.1 Tomorrow
-Direct Object PNs
-Indirect Object PNs
-Double Object PNs
-Vocab 1.1
-Costa Rica - Culture
-Mexico (basics)

Library Day - Grammar Tutor
Preterite Practice
HW: WS - URB 1.1 pgs 33-34

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

martes, el 2 de octubre de 2012

Enfoque #9 – el 3 de octubre de 2012
For #s 1-3 answer the question. For #s 4-6 rewrite . Use both IOPN and DOPN when you can.  
1. ¿Les escribes correos electrónicos a   tus amigos?
2. ¿Ustedes me van a dar un regalo para mi cumpleaños?
3. ¿Debo daros mucha tarea?
4. La maestra siempre nos da tarea.
5. Tengo que comprar los boletos para ti.
6. Queremos llevar un paraguas hoy por la lluvia.
-Leer: Cultura pgs 52-53
-Mexico: Basic Facts PPT

Enfoque #8 - Act 9 pg. 39
-Vocab Quiz 1.1
-Corregir la tarea: WB pgs 7-9
-Apuntes: Coffin Verbs pg. 43
HW: Study either a) vocab from Sp I or Sp II; b) practice/study verbs in the preterite

Monday, October 1, 2012

lunes, el primero de octubre de 2012

Escrito Rápido #3 - Act 21 pg. 51
-Correct HW: WB pgs 16, 18, 21
-Apuntes: Double Object PNs pg. 588
HW: Worksheet (Double Object PNs) + Book pg. 47 Act 12 & pg. 47 Act 15
Test 1.1 on Thursday
-Direct Object PNs
-Indirect Object PNs
-Double Object PNs
-Vocab 1.1
-Costa Rica - Culture
-Mexico (basics)

Escrito Rápido #3 - Act 11 pg. 41
-Correct HW: WB pgs 4-6
-Apuntes: El Pretérito Irregular pg. 42
HW:WB pg 7-9
*Vocab Quiz 1.1 on Tuesday