What's Going On In The World Of Walton's Spanish Classes
We are planning a field trip for your child’s Spanish 3 classes for Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The trip includes a visit to The San Antonio Museum of Art, El Mercado, and Milam Park. Students will be able to see firsthand the history of the Hispanic community in San Antonio, their own home and use their Spanish. Each student will be responsible for researching a particular topic and sharing the information with classmates, in Spanish, on the trip. Following the visit to downtown San Antonio, students will enjoy lunch at “Mi Tierra” restaurant, allowing students to apply food vocabulary learned in past years and communicate with the restaurant staff, teachers and each other in Spanish.
The cost of the trip is $15.00 for students, chaperones and teachers. All permission slips must be returned with a parent signature and money no later than Thursday, April 26. All students need to meet outside of the South Wing promptly at 8:45 a.m. on the day of the field trip. Buses will depart at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m.
AAPPL (The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages)
Each year, students in the standard program of World Language Department participate in the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages. The AAPPL is unlike any other assessment as it addresses the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and uses today's communication media in which test takers perform tasks such as participating in virtual video chat, creating wikis, e-mailing, and using apps to demonstrate language ability. Students will receive a summative assessment grade for quarter 4. We will also measure growth from last year to this year. Students in my classes will be taking Interpersonal Listening and Speaking as well as Interpretive Reading and Listening.
Every year the World Language Department students sings along with a mariachi. The performances will be on Friday, May 4th during lunch. Spanish 3 Grade Level students will be singing Cielito Lindo and the Spanish 3 PreAP Immersion students will be singing La Bamba. Students will also be able to purchase Paletas (popsicles) in order to support our two language clubs: Los Amigos and the National Spanish Honor Society. Come see your kids sing...it will be awesome!!!
Library Game Day
Monthly the Spanish classes within the World Language department have a cross-sectional, cross-level, and cross-program Library Game Day. The purpose of this Game Day is to build fluency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the Target Language (Spanish). Having this cross-sectional time allows students to interact not only in a more comfortable environment but with students of various ability as well.
We are seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to serve as conversation partners once a month. This is an opportunity to connect with the community as well help our students speak Spanish. We will meet in the library during the morning and afternoon classes. Materials and topics will be provided by the teacher.
Next Spring Date: May 17th
We need your help for any of the following times:
Morning shift 9:40 - 12:25
- 2nd period 9:40 – 10:35
- 3rd period 10:40 – 11:30
- 4th Period 11:35 - 12:25
- 5th period 1:20 – 2:10
- 6th period 2:15 – 3:05
- 7th period 3:10 – 4:00
Please email me if you would like to volunteer