Spanish 1 Update

October 13th 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences

I would like to invite you to come see me at parent teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 21st at Troy Buchanan High School. Conferences will take place in the gymnasium in an open-house style. I will be there from 3:00 to 7:00.

See you there!

What we are Learning

We are currently in our second unit, which focuses on communities. This unit also introduces some major grammar information. It is essential that students stay up to date with vocabulary and information learned in class.

If students do not understand a grammatical concept, I am more than happy to meet with them in ac lab if they request a pass from me. The foreign language department also offers free tutoring at TBHS from 2:35 to 3:30 pm every Tuesday afternoon! This is a great opportunity as tutors can be expensive!

As for our next big unit test, it's looking like we will take it on the week of November 9th-13th. It's never too early to start preparing!

Conjuguemos Rocks!

We have officially started using the online flashcard website, conjuguemos. Students all have their own accounts paid for by the school. I have gone in and created activities for students to practice on their own. They can choose the skill they need to practice and practice it until they have it mastered. Students should be able to complete a minimum of 30 minutes with 80% accuracy within the 5 minute time frame to consider a portion mastered.

There are a lot of other great thing available through the website, such as:

-Print pre made flashcards!


-Print vocabulary with the English and Spanish already written for you!

Online Learning Tutorials

Please check out my classroom website for videos and tutorials of concepts we are learning in class! From my home page, click on "Study Links and Tools." This is organized by the order we will learn concepts.

Videos to watch this unit:

Subject pronouns

AR verb conjugation

ER verb conjugation

IR verb conjugation

I have provided a link below for my classroom website.