Spanish Newsletter

Week of January 28, 2013

What we did this week...

Students were assessed on their knowledge and application of the verb "estar" (to be) and the adjectives that are used with this verbs to describe temporary conditions of people and items. Ex. The door is open it isn't closed. I am happy because today is Thursday. She is not in class because she is sick. Be sure to ask your student to demonstrate this new skill for you.

Students were also introduced to the verb "gustar" (to like/be pleasing). We watched a "rap" in Spanish about this verb and saw how it is not a regular verb. We will be working on this for the remainder of this week and into the beginning of next week. Students were also introduced to leisure activities yesterday. some of the activities that they are learning how to say are "to swim, to skate, to go shopping, to listen to music, etc. I also added in "to text" as this seems to be a popular activity among students today. (FYI..the verb to "text" in Spanish is "textear". They seem to really like this one :)) By learning these vocabulary words we are able to state what we like to do and ask others what they like to do as well.

Coming up Next Week...

Students will be assessed on the verb "gustar" and the leisure activities on Tuesday of next week. Feel free to remind them to study their vocabulary over the weekend. :)

Course Fair

Next week Milton High School is holding its annual "Course Fair" on Thursday February 7th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Students and parents of current 8th-11th graders are encouraged to attend. Students will be registering for their courses for next year during their TA's in February.

Which Spanish course will my student be taking next year?

Students who are currently enrolled in Spanish I part II now will be registering for Spanish II and Spanish III for next year. Colleges and Universities strongly recommend that high school graduates have at least 2 consecutive years of the same world language on their transcripts. This would be the equivalent to taking Spanish I (part I), Spanish I (part II), Spanish II, and (ideally) Spanish III.

If you have any questions about registration for next year, please don't hesitate to contact your child's guidance counselor.