Assessments came/are coming home by the end of this week! (Spanish at Beverly- 5th Grade)

Hola familias,

Assessments have recently come home or were sent home just today.

HOMEWORK: IF STUDENT RECEIVED A 1 OR 2 ON ANY PART OF THE ASSESSMENT, PLEASE RETURN IT WITH A PARENT SIGNATURE by Monday, el 23 de abril!

The meaning of the scores is as follows:

  1 2 3 4
Cultural Understanding Did not answer any questions correctly.  

___________

1 correct answer 2 correct answers
Listening 0 correct answers 1-2 correct answers 3 correct answers 4 correct answers
Speaking Student was not able to complete any of the tasks correctly. Student was able to complete 1-2 tasks correctly. Student was able to complete 3 tasks correctly. Student was able to complete all 4 tasks correctly.
Reading Did not answer any questions correctly. Answered 1-2 questions correctly. Answered 3-4 questions correctly. Answered 5 questions correctly.
Writing Student was unable to write a sentence.  Verbs were not present. Wrote 1-2 sentences with several errors (5+).  Verbs were not used correctly. Wrote two sentences with 3-4 errors.  At least one of the verbs was used correctly. Wrote two sentences with 0-2 errors.  Verbs were used correctly.

 

1 = Below Standard

2 = Working Toward the Standard

3 = Met Most of the Standard

4 = Mastering the Standard

 

We’ve already moved on to the next unit, My Community/Mi comunidad

We’ve started off by reviewing direction words and are learning names for places.

 

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

 

 

conference info. + 5th Grade Spanish test- study!!

Hola familias,

There’s 5th Grade HOMEWORK to: Study/practice!

Study/practice what? Students will need to write two sentences IN SPANISH about a friend or family member using vocabulary learned in the unit (which they used writing paragraphs).

Also, using that vocabulary, students will need to say the following:

  • Give a friend’s name using “Se llama…”
  • Describe their own hair color (Yo tengo pelo ______.)
  • Say something they like (i.e.; a color, an animal, a sport, etc.), [using “me gusta” or “me gustan” correctly]
  • Describe a family member or friend using an adjective/personality trait (Example: Mi papá es alto.)

Third, students will need to share something about their family life that’s different, and something that’s similar to family life in a Spanish-speaking country. (Examples: similar= we both like soccer or watching other sports; we both have famous monuments &/or architecture…different= a big lunch and little “siesta” [nap] in the middle of the day during which many families go home, going to school either in the AM or PM, etc.)

Last, it would be beneficial, but is not required for students to review the following words: triste, feliz, enojado(a), enfermo(a), cansado(a), and nervioso(a).

Students have 3 or more papers from which they may study that I sent home with them, and they may also use the following link: http://quizlet.com/16464674/las-emociones-flash-cards/

 

ASSESSMENT DATES (students have known since last week):

Thomas: Wednesday, March 20 

O’Rourke: Friday, March 23

Pardington: Monday, March 26

 

*Last, the office sent out a sign up for my conferences almost 2 weeks ago, but if you haven’t signed up and would like to meet, here is the link to do so: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45afaf22a20-mskelly

 

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

MUCHAS GRACIAS,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

5th Grade Spanish test came (or is coming) home!

Hola familias,

Assessments came home this week or will by the end of this upcoming week of febrero!

HOMEWORK: IF STUDENT RECEIVED A 1 OR 2 ON ANY PART OF THE ASSESSMENT, PLEASE RETURN IT WITH A PARENT SIGNATURE by the end of next week!

 

The meaning of the scores is as follows:

  1 2 3 4
Cultural Understanding Did not answer the question correctly.  

___________

 

____________

Answered the question correctly.
Listening 0 correct answers 1-2 correct answers 3 correct answers 4 correct answers
Speaking Not able to perform any restaurant tasks. Performed one restaurant task with errors. Performed one restaurant task correctly. Performed two restaurant tasks correctly.
Reading Did not answer any questions correctly. Answered 1-2 questions correctly. Answered 3 questions correctly. Answered 4 questions correctly.
Writing Student was unable to write a sentence.  Verbs were not present. Wrote 1-2 sentences with several errors (5+).  Verbs were not used correctly. Wrote two sentences with 3-4 errors. One of the verbs was used correctly. Wrote two sentences with minimal errors (0-2).  Verbs were used correctly.

 

1 = Below Standard

2 = Working Toward the Standard

3 = Met Most of the Standard

4 = Mastering the Standard

 

Also, we have begun learning a few new words ( like tall, short, funny, intelligent, etc.) to describe ourselves & others, & will continue on in the next several weeks with words to describe what we are feeling.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

5th Grade Spanish: study! Homework at Beverly :-)

Hola familias,

5th Graders have learned several more verbs and completed restaurant skits since our trip to Mexican Town. (GRACIAS again to all the volunteers and thanks for a great trip!) They’re definitely ready for this test!

HOMEWORK: STUDY!

ASSESSMENT DATES (that students have been told of since last week):

 PARDINGTON & THOMAS – Wednesday, January 10

O’ROURKE – Friday, January 12

 

What to study? 

I’ve shown students 3 pages in class to review from (breakfast/drink vocab. page, food vocab page, and verb chart page).

They may also study with the games at: http://www.quia.com/jg/1948169.html

They’ll be tested on their knowledge of what the biggest meal is in most Spanish-speaking countries, names for food and drink items, what “buen provecho” means (“enjoy your meal”), and their knowledge of the bold items below (although we have gone over all of the following):

 

I eat- Yo como

You (informal) eat- Tú comes

You (formal), he, she eats – Usted, él, ella come

 

I want- Yo quiero

You (informal) want- Tú quieres

You (formal), he, she wants – Usted, él, ella quiere

 

Last, for speaking, students will need to be able to “order” a food item, say what food they like or prefer, and/or use manners (like “thank you, you’re welcome, please”) in Spanish, all like they did in our in-class restaurant skits.

 

Muchas gracias, and let me know if you have any questions,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

 

 

Field trip MONDAY *reminders

Hola familias,

Just a reminder that our field trip is on Monday, the 27th– right when we are back from Thanksgiving break!

Please remind your child to:

  • Wear their concert t-shirt
  • Bring their “little green sheet”- papel verde (as a vocab. & schedule reminder)
  • Bring $1.00-$15.00 maximum OPTIONALLY if they do want to purchase a souvenir or bakery item
  • Stay with their chaperone group the ENTIRE time.

 

*They have lunch provided for them- details in previous post.

 

Gracias, and let me know if you have any questions via e-mail.

 

Feliz día de gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at:http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Spanish FIELD TRIP- due MONDAY- permission slip & money

Hola familias,

We have been very busy the last couple of months reviewing and also learning names for foods and phrases we can use in a restaurant. By now I hope you have heard of the upcoming trip to Mexican Town. If not, please read the letter & permission slip your child brought home, or read a copy of it here: Mexican Town field trip parent letter 20172018

Friendly REMINDER: PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY MONDAY WITH $9.00 STUDENT LUNCH PAYMENT- that’s this upcoming MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13th! Some asked what the $9.00 lunch included…it’s a buffet of rice & beans, cheese enchiladas, cheese quesadillas, chicken taquitos, beef tacos, salad, & sopapillas (a dessert). Chips, salsa, and a drink are also included. (Tip is also covered with the $9.00.)

I am so appreciative of the generous amount of parents volunteering to chaperon- ¡muchas gracias! We ONLY need 2 more! We need ones who can attend the Friday the 17th 4:10-4:25 meeting in the computer lab, please, so we all are sure to get needed information. If you’ve already paid, turned in the form to chaperon including the background check information (if Beverly’s office doesn’t already have it), you will receive an e-mail from me on Tuesday the 14th at the latest, letting you know that you have “officially” been signed up as a chaperone.

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly17.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Last 5th Grade test coming home!

Hola familias,

Assessments are coming home this week.

HOMEWORK: IF STUDENT RECEIVED A 1 OR 2 ON ANY PART OF THE ASSESSMENT, PLEASE RETURN IT WITH A PARENT SIGNATURE by the end of next week!

The meaning of the scores is as follows:

  1 2 3 4
Cultural Understanding Did not answer the question correctly.  

___________

 

____________

Answered the question correctly.
Listening 0 correct answers 1-2 correct answers 3 correct answers 4 correct answers
Speaking Student was not able to complete any of the tasks correctly. Student was able to complete 1-2 tasks correctly. Student was able to complete 3 tasks correctly. Student was able to complete all 4 tasks correctly.
Reading Did not answer any questions correctly. Answered 1-2 questions correctly. Answered 3-4 questions correctly. Answered 5 questions correctly.
Writing Student was unable to write a sentence.  Verbs were not present. Wrote 1-2 sentences with several errors (5+).  Verbs were not used correctly. Wrote two sentences with 3-4 errors and/or only one verb was used correctly. Wrote two sentences with minimal errors (0-2).  Verbs were used correctly.

 

1 = Below Standard

2 = Working Toward the Standard

3 = Met Most of the Standard

4 = Mastering the Standard

 

To finish the year, we are sharing some facts from several different Spanish-speaking countries, and identifying their location on a map.

Muchas gracias ,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

5th Test Tomorrow (reminder)

Hola familias,

Students have completed mini- projects on “LA COMUNIDAD” (the community) & have brought them home to study from (and/or add more design to it, if desired).

 

HOMEWORK: STUDY! (They may use their project, vocab sheet &/or flashcards to do so, &/or watch the videos posted at: http://tinyurl.com/ljdpxwh

Students may also click on the following review game: http://www.quia.com/mc/1951661.html

 

What do students need to know?

-Names for places in the community,

-how to say a time,

– how to write, read, and comprehend sentences about places and prepositions, for example: Mi casa está cerca del parque. (My house is close to the park.)

-Last, they should be able to explain the significance of a plaza in a Spanish-speaking country (as a gathering place).

 

 

ASSESSMENT DATES (which they’ve known about since Monday—absent students can take it next week if needed. Let me know if need a date change this time):

O’Rourke, Pardington AND Thomas – Friday, May 26

 

 

Muchas gracias ,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Spanish test Friday (viernes)

Hola familias,

There’s 5th Grade HOMEWORK to: Study/practice!

Study/practice what? Students will need to write two sentences IN SPANISH about a friend or family member using vocabulary learned in the unit (which they used writing paragraphs).

Also, using that vocabulary, students will need to say 2 of the following:

  • Give a friend’s name using “Se llama…”
  • Describe their own hair color
  • Say something they like (i.e.; a color, an animal, a sport, etc.), [using “me gusta” or “me gustan” correctly]
  • Describe a family member or friend using an adjective/personality trait

Third, students will need to share something about their family life that’s different, and something that’s similar to family life in a Spanish-speaking country. (Examples: similar= we both like soccer or watching other sports; we both have famous monuments &/or architecture…different= a big lunch and little “siesta” [nap] in the middle of the day during which many families go home, going to school either in the AM or PM, etc.)

Last, it would be beneficial, but is not required for students to review the following words: triste, feliz, enojado(a), enfermo(a), cansado(a), and nervioso(a).

Students have 3 or more papers from which they may study, and they may also use the following link: http://quizlet.com/16464674/las-emociones-flash-cards/

 

ASSESSMENT DATES:

 O’Rourke , Pardington & Thomas: Friday, March 17 

 

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask.

Muchas gracias,

Señorita Kelly

E-mail me at: kkelly@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly16.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home