Señora Mills’ Spanish 2 Tigers
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 www.remind.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
A Little About Señora Mills
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
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.