This week en la clase de Señora Wells...
Ask a Story
- está- he/she is (location & feelings)
- es- he/she is (descriptions)
- tiene- he/she has
- quiere- he/she wants
- va- he/she goes
I can honestly say that I enjoy the stories that the students come up with each class!
I told them that writing in my class, especially this early in the year is nothing like what they are doing in their other classes. I keep up all the words on the board and I encourage them to simply re-write the story that we told in class. As you can see in the picture, there are a lot of words and different ways to combine them to tell a story. I'm not grading spelling at all and I'm very lenient on word order right now. For the first quarter of Spanish 1 it's not that bad if a student says "La alta chica" instead of "La chica alta" for "the tall girl."
Eventually, students will be writing 80-100 words in 5 minutes, but until then I will be grading on a curve. I find the average word count for students and then add points to the average to add it up to an 80.
Today's timed writing will be the baseline, so I won't be grading this one.
Mi vida loca
If your child was absent on Wednesday, or missed the previous episodes from the 2nd week of school, I always add a bit.ly address on the top right corner to watch the episodes. We will be grading the vocabulary towards the end of the quarter when we do a binder check.
If your child wants to come in, please let me know in advance so I can be prepared. They will need a pass to ride the bus at 4:30 that drops them off at their neighborhood elementary school.
* I don't want students to worry about speaking too much right now because it is still early in the year and there is always a "silent period" of language acquisition before early production.