Señora Mills’ Spanish 1 Tigers

Weekly Newsletter

Weekly Update 9/28/2015

We're continuing to learn how to manipulate the language (what little we know). This is proving a little challenging for most students (in English and in Spanish). We are learning about subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, we, they, etc.) and how to conjugate the verb ser according to the subject pronoun. Students are having difficulty linking the idea that if I am talking ABOUT Maria and Josefina, I would use the pronoun they (or ellas in Spanish!). Beyond that, we are learning that to say, "They are..." we would say "Ellas son..."

We are also learning the countries and capitals of Central and South America. The videos are below! Enjoy!

Rock The Countries - Central America
Rock the Capitals- South America

Curriculum Corner

Unit 1B

  • Pronouns: I, you, he, she, we, and they
  • Our 1st verb: ser
  • Spanish-speaking countries and capitals
  • Numbers - Coming soon!
  • Time - Coming soon!

Your student needs to study these words 5 minutes each day!

Developing our Skits

Coming to a Spanish class near you!

  • 1/2 Day - Tuesday, September 29th
  • Unit 1B Formative (South and Central American capitals and countries) - Friday, October 2nd
  • Homecoming (Students released at 12:30pm) - Friday, October 2nd

Instagram Challenge!

If you spot Spanish being used out in the "real world", post it on Instagram and tag me in it!

My Instagram: @sramills4

Class Needs

To help meet the needs of all students in the class, I am always looking for some basic school supplies to be shared in class. If you are able to, please send one of these items with your child. I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Expo dry erase markers
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups

A Little About Señora Mills

I'm excited to be teaching for my fifth year here at ESHS! I love teaching world languages because it opens a whole world of opportunities to our students here in Excelsior Springs.

I have two Bachelor's degrees--one in Journalism from the University of Georgia and one in Spanish Education from Missouri Western State University. I also have my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I went back to school to become a Spanish teacher because I had met so many awesome people from all over the world, and I wanted to positively impact others to seek out global experiences. Travel is my passion, and I love to discover and experience cultures different than my own.

I have two beautiful children, a patient husband, and two crazy cats. When I'm not teaching, you can find me cheering on my kids in their many activities--from ice hockey to dancing to soccer.