Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ready for the assessment? 12/7

  1. Can you identify the vocab words (in Spanish) by looking at pictures? (yes? great! no? see below!)
  2. Can you use the vocabulary words in complex sentences in Spanish? (yes? great! no? see below!)
  3. Can you ask/answer questions using the vocabulary? (yes? great! no? see below!)

1. identify vocab words by pictures:

2. use vocab in complex sentences: (use who, what, wen, where, why, also, because, and, but, no, etc.)

  • emergency room, wheel chair, to skate

  • helmet, long distance race, to walk with crutches

3. ask/answer questions
  • ¿es normal usar un yeso durante un maratón?
  • Cuando una persona se cae ¿cuales son algunos consecuencias posibles?
  • ¿Por que es necesario tener una radiografía?
  • Visitar una sala de emergencia ¿es positivo or negativo? ¿Por que? 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

La Tomatina

write all answers on separate paper. be sure to turn in your work - today - for credit!: La Tomatina by Karen Kovacs
Some festivals are stranger than others. La Tomatina is one of the world’s most unusual celebrations. In this webquest, you will nd out more about this unique festival.

Activity 1
Go to the link below and read the text. Then, complete the summary of La Tomatina.
The festival of La Tomatina, which began in ______________(1), takes place in the town of ________________(2), Spain, on the last ________________(3) in ________________(4) every year. During the celebration, people throw about _____________(5) tonnes of large ________________ (6) at each other. It is a good idea to wear ______________(7).

Activity 2
In this activity,you will explore this unusual festival in more detail.There are four topics below.Investigate them using the links provided.You can work alone or in groups and present your findings in a written or oral report. ghting/ www.spanish-

Topic 1: History
How did the festival start? There are four theories presented on the websites.
Read about the theories and summarize them in your report. Which theory do you think is the most likely?

Topic 2: The Festival
1. When and how does it begin?
2. How many kilos of tomatoes are available? 3. Who throws the tomatoes?
4. How long does it last?
5. How does it end?
6. How do they clean up all the tomatoes?

Topic 3: Advice
Most things in life are controlled by rules and La Tomatina is no different.
1. What rules exist for La Tomatina?
2. What advice would you give to anyone who wants to take part in the festival? Prepare an original list of rules and tips for potential visitors.

Topic 4: Other events
There are many other events and activities in Buñol and beyond.
1. What can you do before the tomato throwing begins?
2. What other places can you visit in the surrounding area if you don’t want to throw tomatoes?

3. Prepare lists of possible activities for different kinds of tourists: teenagers, families and older visitors.

Watch, summarize and in crude your reactions/opinions for each video


Monday, October 31, 2016

La Mariposa/Nicaragua

Nombre ____________________________________ clase _________ fecha _______________________

¡Vamos a Nicaragua! (14 de abril – 24 de abril)

1.      Tienes interés en el viaje? ____________________
2.      ¿Puedes participar en un ‘bake sale’ el 8 de noviembre? ________________
3.      Lee sobre La Mariposa en ‘TripAdvisor’ - ¿Qué dicen la gente sobre la experiencia? ¿Cómo describe la escuela/hotel/actividades?
a.       Fecha de comentario:

b.      Fecha de comentario:

c.       Fecha de comentario:

d.      Fecha de comentario:

4.      Visita el sitio de la Mariposa:  escribe:
a.       Cinco hechos interesantes de la página:





5.      Scroll down and find: So…Please DO NOT COME HERE... summarize the main message below (in English)

6.       Describe algunas actividades disponibles en la escuela de La Mariposa. ¿Cuáles te gustan más?

7.      Lee sobre el centro de estudio y un horario posible. ¿Qué piensas?

Practica de escuchar:
Go to blog and continue watching videos (and taking notes):
Tarea: Visit the book website and explore resources and practice activities for Chapter 1.
Describe what you tried and practiced below:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016


Preterite Practice: 

To get accents on the Mac, hold down the Option key, and while holding it down, type the letter e; then release those keys and type the letter that you want the accent to appear on: á = Opt + e, then a. é = Opt + e, then e. í = Opt + e, then i.

To place the diaeresis over the u, hold down the Option key while pressing the u key; release and type u again. The inverted punctuation marks are achieved as follows: ¡ = Opt + 1. ¿ Opt + shift + ?

For PCs:

1. Inserting Accented Characters with an English Keyboard Layout

If you only need an accented character every now and then, there is no need to change your full keyboard layout.

For all PCs

There are several key combinations you can use to insert single characters into your text on a PC. The first is for newer computers using the Control key and may only work in Microsoft Office.
In Office for Windows: For accented vowles: Press Ctrl + ‘, then the vowel (ctrl + ' + a = á)
For Ñ: Press Ctrl + ~, then the letter n (ctrl + ~ + n = ñ)
The second way is using the ASCII code. Each character in your computer has a code made up of pressing the ALT key then a three-digit number, all of which are listed below.
á = Alt + 0225
é = Alt + 0233
í = Alt + 0237
ó = Alt + 0243
ú = Alt + 0250
ñ = Alt + 0241
ü = Alt + 0252
¡ = Alt + 0161
¿ = Alt + 0191

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


2.    Click on your textbook
3.    Click on Menu (top left)
4.    Click on Resources (left menu)
5.    Under Lesson Search find Repaso in the top drop down menu
6.    Explore the different Repaso units (A-F)
8.    To return to the main menu click on All Resources
9.    Click on Repaso and try a few of the self-check activities
10.                       Click on the Video link and watch a couple
11.                       At the top of the page, click on Keyword Search
12.                       Explore the Geo Vistas and Escapes

13.                       Go to other sites on our class blog when I indicate