Class video (Feb 5) -- We tell the future of four students in the class ... and it gets kind of wacky! -- 2nd period video -- 6th period video Class video (Feb 9) -- We're learning about weather and emotions in second period and in sixth period. (PS: There are some pretty good memory hooks, too ... including one where Mr. Miller channels his inner Taylor Swift.) Class video (Feb 10) -- We talk about a student needing pizza pretty badly and the lengths he goes to to get it. (2nd period and 6th period)
FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 25 -- Go to our KidBlog site (http://kidblog.org/TRSpan1) and start a new post. In at least 40 words, EITHER retell the story in class yesterday OR make one up of your own. Use lots of the material in the Unit 5 study guides above (going to, stores, weather, emotions, hacer, animals, transportation). Make sure you find an image at search.creativecommons.org that illustrates some part of your retell and add it to your post. (For the image to show up, you'll have to download it to your computer and then upload it to your blog ... copying and pasting won't work!) If you weren't in class yesterday, you can make something up based on the drawing on the board (see pic below) or just make the whole thing up. (Click the image to see a larger version of it.)
Instructions for Jan 18 (Mon) -- Read the study guide
Go to the "Quia "Rags to Riches" game". Do that activity using the verb "tener" (to have). Note: There are a couple forms of the verb that we haven't learned yet ... figure them out to win! When you win the game, take a screenshot of it. (CTRL + Switch Window Key ... see image at right)
Then, practice the new Quizlet flashcards below (TR Spanish 1 Unit 4 week 3). Then do a test (either by choosing "Test" on the Quizlet site or choosing "Test" from the drop-down menu in the bottom-right of the box below). MAKE SURE TO UNCHECK "WRITTEN" ON THE RIGHT AND CLICK "CREATE NEW TEST" (BLUE BUTTON). When you get a 100 percent score on the test, take a screenshot of it. When you have both of your screenshots, go to Classroom and turn them in under the assignment for today.
-- Use Google Presentations to create the pages of your book. Each page must contain at least 40 words and an illustration (photo, drawing, etc.) The book must have a cover (the first slide of the presentation) with an illustration, author’s name and a title. -- Make this project look nice! This book is a reflection of yourself. Give yourself a fine reputation to live up to. Use a consistent layout. Use quality images. Write in neat, accurate Spanish. -- On Wednesday, we will embed our presentations onto a page where they all can be viewed. Thursday will be a day where we read each other’s work and do an activity with them. RUBRIC 60 points: Content (all pages included, each page has correct number of words and an image) 60 points: Spanish (accuracy, use of vocabulary, use of correct grammar) 30 points: Presentation (overall look of book, neatness, general appearance) TOTAL: 150 points
Spanish 1 (2nd and 6th pd) -- Students should continue to work on their class schedule drawings on Google Apps. On their drawings, they should write for each class: -- En clase numero *uno*, yo voy a … (In class number one (or two, or three …), I go to …) -- El maestro es … OR La maestra es … (The teacher is …) -- Yo necesito … (I need … and they list something in Spanish they need for that class.)
To each class, they need to add an image found on the Creative Commons search (search.creativecommons.org) in clip art or created on the Google Drawing.. That image needs to illustrate the class, something about the class or the object they need for the class. When they’re done, they should turn their drawings in to Google Classroom (they’ll know how to do that).
If they get done, they should go to Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) or Free Rice (www.freerice.com … change the subject to Spanish) to practice Spanish in the remaining time. They can borrow headphones from me (I have a bunch in the left side middle drawer of my desk … please keep track of who has them and make sure they get returned by the end of class!) if they’re working on Duolingo (they’ll need them for some questions).
If you need to make up the "have/want/need blog", see instructions below!
Part 1 (create the family tree) 1. Make a new Google Drawing in Google Drive. 2. Chart out your family tree: -- Use a shape (square, circle, whatever you want!) for each person. -- In each shape, use text to write what that person's relationship is to you AND what his/her name is. -- Connect each person with lines showing how they're related (i.e. sideways lines show marriage, lines down show children, etc.) 4. Make sure you have 15 different people in your family tree (count the shapes). Also, make sure you use 10 different family vocab words. (Hint: the masculine and the feminine of each word count as different words ... hermano is one word and hermana is another word) 5. NOTE: You do NOT have to put your whole family on this family tree!!! You only need 15 people. If there are complicated parts of your family or people you don't know, just don't include them. 6. NOTE: If you don't want to do a family tree of your own family, you can do a different family (a famous family, a friend's family, etc.).
Part 2 (make a picture file of your family tree) 1. In Google Drawings, click "File > Download as > JPEG". It will put an icon for your image at the bottom of your screen.
Part 3 (write a blog post) 1. Go to Kidblog.org/TRSpan1 and log in (link in top right). 2. Click "New post." 3. Title of your post should be "La familia de ________" with your name in the blank. 4. In the post, write the following: -- An introduction sentence that says "Mi familia es ________". This sentence describes your family. Add two or three words to describe your family in the blank. -- A description of a family member. Use these sentences: >>>>> Mi ___________ se llama ________________. (My brother's name is Bob.) >>>>> ___________ es ______________________. (Bob es comico y divertido.) >>>>> ___________ tiene ____________________. (Bob tiene ojos verdes ... or something else that Bob has.) Do three or four of these descriptions ... enough to make 50 words or more. 5. When you're done, add the picture of your family tree. Click the "Upload/add media" button and then drag your picture icon at the bottom of the screen into that box. Then scroll down and click "insert into post." Your picture should be in the post. 6. Check it over and click publish! You're done!
Assignment for MONDAY, SEPT. 15 -- Start class by practicing with the Quizlet set below for 5-10 minutes. Play games, use the flashcards, take quizzes, etc. When you're done with that, start work on the project pictured below. Create a Google Drawing in Google Drive (drive.google.com ... make sure you use your school Google account!). Once it's created, use the line tool to draw two horizontal lines and two vertical lines (making a tic tac toe board ... or a hashtag (however you want to view it!)). In eight of those boxes, add a picture (images.google.com) and add a text box with a sentence. Here's what the sentences should say (just like in the example):
Yo soy (I am)
Tú eres (You fam. are)
Él es (He is)
Ella es (She is)
Usted es (You pol. are)
Nosotros somos (We are)
Ellos son (They are)
Ustedes son (You all are)
NOTE: Do NOT include the English translations in parenthesis and use a different appearance or personality word to complete each sentence. (Again, just like the example below.) Use the last box to put your name, class period and Spanish 1. When you're done, you can work on your Quizlet set again or go to Duolingo and practice Spanish there. Don't worry about sharing it with me or turning it in -- we >>> If you want to be EXTRA GOOD at making these sentences, then do this: If the describing word ends with an "o", then change it to an "a" if the person in your picture is a girl. If it's more than one person, change it to "os" if it's a group of boys. Change it to "as" if it's a group of girls. I'll be interested to see who can do this expert trick -- without me even teaching it to you!
Assignment for Monday, Sept. 8, and Tuesday, Sept. 9
So far this year, we've learned the capital cities of all of the countries where Spanish is a main language. Today, we're going to find out a little more about those countries. But we're only going to look for INTERESTING stuff. Create a Google Presentation in your school Google Account. The title page (the first page) should have the name of the country you're assigned, and the subtitle under it should have your name. Create a new page (the second page) and use the title "Basic facts". On that page, you should add a map of the country and list the population, the common climate, weather and/or temperature, and the capital city. Create a new page (the third page) and use the title "Top tourist spots". On that page, you should find two popular places to visit in the country, include a photo of each and a couple details about each. Create a new page (the fourth page) and use the title "Famous people". You should list the names of and photos of the following people: the leader (president/prime minister/etc.) and two famous actor/actress/singer/athlete (total of three people). Create a new page (the fifth page) and create your own title for it. On this page, you should find something that interests YOU about the country and write 20+ words about it and include two pictures of it. It HAS to be interesting ... don't just list the main exports and imports or the gross domestic product ... who really wants to read that??? Make it something your classmates will actually want to see! You have two days (Monday and Tuesday) to work on this project. If you get done early, there are a couple of things to do:
Look at a couple classmates' presentations and tell them what you think of them.
Go to duolingo.com, log in and continue studying Spanish!
You can listen to music with your own headphones while you work, and you can sit wherever you'd like in the class -- assuming that you stay on task! Stick to the assignment on your computers -- stay off websites that will distract you from your work! Most importantly, have fun and be creative! If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Mr. Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ask the sub to e-mail him ... he will have access to e-mail both Monday and Tuesday.