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

Students’ assessments sent home

Hola familias,

Students came home today and the past several days with their ½ sheet assessments!

In class we are finishing up projects on describing ourselves and others.

The meaning of the scores is as follows:

1 2 3 4
Cultural Understanding Did not answer correctly at all. Answered 1 correctly. Answered 2 correctly. Answered 3 correctly.
Listening Wrote no or 1 word correctly. Wrote 2 words correctly. Wrote 3 words correctly. Wrote 2 answers correctly with correct spelling.
Speaking Did not say either phrase correctly. Said only 1 phrase correctly. Said 2 phrases with slight errors. Said 2 phrases with zero errors.
Reading Answered 1 correctly. Answered 2 correctly. Answered 3 correctly. Answered 4 correctly.
Writing Wrote 1 phrase correctly. Wrote 2 phrases correctly. Wrote 3 phrases correctly. Wrote 4 phrases correctly.

1 = Below Standard

2 = Working Toward the Standard

3 = Met Most of the Standard

4 = Mastering the Standard

 

 

HOMEWORK: PARENT SIGNATURE IF STUDENT SCORED A 1 OR 2 ON ANY PART OF THE MINI ASSESSMENT.

 

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

Quiz for 5th Grade Spanish

Hola familias,

5th Graders will take a small quiz coming up (as noted previously in assignment notebooks) on TUESDAY, JANUARY 31. HOMEWORK= STUDY

 

The following is what they need to know:

I have= yo tengo

You (informal) have= tú tienes

He has= él tiene

She has= ella tiene

You (formal) have= usted tiene

 

I am = yo soy

You (informal) are= tú eres

He is= él es

She is= ella es

You (formal) are= usted es

 

(*The above are forms of “ser,” which means “to be” when talking about physical characteristics. “Estar” also means “to be,” but forms of it are used when talking about how someone is feeling.)

 

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://kelly15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Assessments coming home! Sign & return if 1 or 2!

Hola familias,

From our assessment we started before break, & finished this week (with the speaking section), students will come home with them starting today & by the middle of next 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 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 begin learning a few new feelings to describe ourselves & others, & will continue on in the next several weeks with describing ourselves with words like tall, short, funny, intelligent, etc.

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://kelly15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

 

5th Grade Spanish homework: study!

Hola familias,

5th Graders have learned several more verbs and completed restaurant skits since our trip to Mexican Town. They’re definitely ready for their test next week.

HOMEWORK: STUDY!

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

 O’ROURKE & THOMAS – Monday, December 19

PARDINGTON- Tuesday, December 20

 

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 drink – Yo tomo

You (informal) drink- Tú tomas

You (formal), he, she drink – Usted, él, ella toma

 

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,

Señorita Kelly

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

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/

Upcoming field trip PERMISSION SLIP & money DUE!

Hola familias,

We have been very busy the last month 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-20162017

Friendly REMINDER: PERMISSION SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY MONDAY WITH $9.00 STUDENT LUNCH PAYMENT- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7th! 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 now have more than enough who have volunteered- NO MORE CHAPERONES ARE NEEDED. If you’ve already paid & turned in the form to chaperon, you will receive an e-mail from me on Monday the 7th, or the following Tuesday.

 

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://kelly15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/home

5th Spanish homework: study!

Hola familias,

This week we’re wrapping up our unit with some restaurant skits.

HOMEWORK: STUDY!

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

THURSDAY, MAY 26 –  O’ROURKE, PARDINGTON & THOMAS 

What to study? 

I’ll show 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 drink – Yo tomo

You (informal) drink- Tú tomas

You (formal), he, she drink – Usted, él, ella toma

 

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,

Señorita Kelly

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

Visit our class wiki (where there are a few games) at: http://kelly15.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/