Señora Mills’ Spanish 2 Tigers

Weekly Newsletter

9/6/15 Weekly Updates

Our second quick review unit is over numbers, time, dates, days of the week, classes, and the verb 'tener'. This week we reviewed numbers, how to write the date in Spanish, telling time, and discussing class schedules. We had a formative over numbers and dates. We will continue practicing next week until our summative!

Also, I encourage you (and/or your student!) to sign up for Remind. It is a texting service that allows teachers to safely communicate with students and parents. You can go to the website to check it out, or you can simply text @21d90b7 to this number: 81010 to enroll! I will use this service to remind students and parents about upcoming assessments and class events.

Curriculum Corner

Preliminary Unit B

  • Review Spanish 1 Skills - Numbers 0-5,000
  • Review Spanish 1 Skills - Dates and Time
  • Review Spanish 1 Skills - The verb 'tener' and its phrases

Your student needs to look over these words and concepts for 5 minutes per night.

Coming to a Spanish Class Near You!

  • Time Formative - Wednesday, September 9th
  • Preliminary B Summative - Friday, September 11th

Since we are reviewing last year's material, I am holding off on passing out text books until September. During the review units, the students have always seemed to prefer using their notes from last year to help them remember these concepts. If you would like your student to have a textbook now, simply email me at . I would be more than happy to accommodate your request!

Also, the school rolled out the student iPads to freshmen and sophomores. To help the student in Spanish class, please have your student download the following free apps:

  • Word Reference (has a WR in a white box)
  • Spanish Dict (has i! in the icon)
  • DuoLingo (has a green owl as the icon)
  • Pic Collage (has lines and a red circle)

If your student is a junior or a senior, they may download these on their own device, but we have these apps already downloaded onto our 10 Foreign Language Departmental iPads for their use.

Instagram Challenge!

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

My Instagram: @cmills3

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.

Costa Rica Trip Information Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 6pm

Excelsior Springs High School, Room 21

I am taking some students (and a few parents!) to Costa Rica this summer (June 2016). This is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and biodiversity as we trek through the rainforests of Costa Rica on horseback and zip-line and by hiking. This 9-day experience will be action-packed and adventurous! I will be having a meeting to go over trip details, travel questions, and pricing on Wednesday, September 9th in my room (Room 21). If this experience interests you and/or your student, please plan on attending this meeting. If you cannot make the meeting but are still interested in information, please email me at .

Please know that this travel experience is not affiliated with Excelsior Springs High School nor the Excelsior Springs School District.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.