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September 19, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of September 22, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 9:40 pm

MONDAY (September 22)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

> None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = ser part 2

2) Vistas p. 34 with video, pp. 36-37 

HOMEWORK

>Test Wednesday over lección 1 (practice test document on fusion,  VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc, link to a practice listening activity)

TUESDAY (September 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Computer lab to review for tomorrow’s test using VHL, Profe’s listening practice link to a practice listening activity, etc.

2) TCC = Vistas p. 29 Activities 3 and 4

3) Review for tomorrow’s test: Vistas p. 28, students practice speaking and listening sections with each other

HOMEWORK

>Test Wednesday over lección 1 (practice test document on fusion,  VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc, link to a practice listening activity)

WEDNESDAY (September 24)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but test today over lección 1

CLASSWORK

1) lección 1 test

2) Handout:  lección 2 vocabulary

HOMEWORK

>Quiz next Tuesday over lección 2 vocabulary (review activities on Quizlet)–remember, 15 terms will be matching and 5 will be “Which one doesn’t belong?”

THURSDAY (September 25)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Vistas pp. 76, 39-41

2) Calendar flipchart activity

3)  Assigned VHL vocabulary activities in the computer lab

HOMEWORK

>Quiz next Tuesday over lección 2 vocabulary (review activities on Quizlet)–remember, 15 terms will be matching and 5 will be “Which one doesn’t belong?”

FRIDAY (September 26)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Vistas p. 42, activity 6 (complete sentences)

2) lección 1 tests back, take notes for what to study for test corrections (explain how to take notes and how to study from them)

3) Classroom description wiki page

HOMEWORK

>Quiz next Tuesday over lección 2 vocabulary (review activities on Quizlet)–remember, 15 terms will be matching and 5 will be “Which one doesn’t belong?”

>Study for lección 1 test corrections which will take place next Monday in class

English 9A_SNYDER_Week of September 22, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 9:24 pm

MONDAY (September 22)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 2.2 a

2) daily journal 

3) 15 minutes choice reading time

4) Go over handouts for narrative essay that you received last week

5) Fill out graphic organizer

HOMEWORK

>Graphic organizer for narrative essay

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.5 through 2.3

TUESDAY (September 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Graphic organizer for narrative essay

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 2.2 b

2) Merriam-webster.com word a day 

3) Computer lab to work on 1st draft of essay

HOMEWORK

>Work on narrative essay

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.5 through 2.3

WEDNESDAY (September 24)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 2.3 a

2) daily journal 

3) 15 minutes of choice reading

4) computer lab to continue working on 1st draft of narrative essay

HOMEWORK

>Print out of 1st draft of narrative essay for revising/editing in class Friday

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.5 through 2.3

THURSDAY (September 25)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) English 9A games

>Scattegories

>Scrabble

>Charades

>Freerice.com

2) Go to computer lab to continue working on 1st draft of essay

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.5 through 2.3

FRIDAY (September 26)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Print out of 1st draft of narrative essay for revising/editing

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 2.3 b

2) daily journal 

3) 15 minutes personal reading time

4) Revising/editing time:   (file name = Narrative final revision directions–is available on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Final narrative essay due to turnitin.com by 11:59 P.M. Tuesday night!

September 17, 2014

Listening practice for Spanish 1A test over lección 1

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:12 pm

September 14, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of September 15, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 2:49 pm

MONDAY (September 15)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

> None, but quiz today over nouns and articles (Practice quiz document is on Fusion)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz today over nouns and articles (on VHL)

2) TCC = Definite and indefinite articles worksheet

3) Vistas pp. 16-18

HOMEWORK

>Listening homework on VHL due Tuesday night (¡Bingo!–look for assignment due Sept. 16)

TUESDAY (September 16)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None but VHL activity must be completed tonight

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Draw your own subject pronouns  (can self-correct)

2) Vistas p. 19

3) Pronoun paradise lyrics (document on Fusion)

4) Number review activities

HOMEWORK

>Listening homework on VHL due Tuesday night (¡Bingo!–look for assignment due Sept. 16)

WEDNESDAY (September 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = TCC subject pronouns “Fin de la saga Crepúsculo”

2)  Discuss tú vs. ud.

3) Introduce the conjugation skeleton

4) 7 min. video about ser 

5) Subject pronouns activity on Quizlet 

HOMEWORK

>Test next Wednesday over lección 1 (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

THURSDAY (September 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Turn in 10 TCCs

2) Concept of verb conjugation:

> 3 ½  minute video

>Ser intro ppt (document on Fusion)

>Ser grammar notes (document on Fusion)

3) Vistas pp. 20-21

4) Show different videos to help kids remember the forms of ser (drawback is they don’t include sois)

>Silly rap sound

>Modern song “I’m yours”

>Goofy teacher and his buddy 

5) Vistas p. 23

 

HOMEWORK

>1st hour = read Vistas pp. 20-21(remember, you can access your textbook through  VHL)

>1st hour = watch ser videos under classwork

>Test next Wednesday over lección 1 (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

FRIDAY (September 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = ser part 1

2) Watch 4 minute telling time tutorial from VHL– follow along with Vistas pp. 24-25

3) Examine a train schedule

4) Fotonovela from VHL lección 1 with handout

 

HOMEWORK

>Test next Wednesday over lección 1 (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

September 13, 2014

English 9A_SNYDER_ Week of September 15, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:41 am

MONDAY (September 15)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

> Final draft of summer reading essay was due to turnitin.com by Sunday night at 11:59 pm

>Quiz today over D.O.L. 1.2-1.4

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. QUIZ over 1.2-1.4

2) daily journal

3) 15 minutes of choice reading

4) Introduction to Memoir (Document on Fusion)

5) Sample memoirs from multicultural textbook

HOMEWORK

>Reading bookmarks are due Thursday

TUESDAY (September 16)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.5 a

2) Word of the Day

3) Watch 5 minute video about memoir 

4) Watch video from  The Wonder Years, a weekly T.V. show from the late 80s and early 90s in which the adult narrator looked back on events from his childhood

HOMEWORK

>Reading bookmarks are due Thursday

WEDNESDAY (September 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.5 b

2) daily journal

3)  Memoirs dramatization activity

HOMEWORK

>Reading bookmarks are due tomorrow (Fill in the number of pages you have read, and have your parents sign your slip.)

THURSDAY (September 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Reading bookmarks

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  2.1 a

2) Word of the Day

3) Turn in reading book marks

4) Handouts for the narrative essay that we will write (Document on Fusion)

5) Work with groups to plan memoir presentation

HOMEWORK

>Any materials necessary for memoir presentation

FRIDAY (September 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Any materials necessary for memoir presentation

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 2.1 b

2) daily journal

3) 15 minutes personal reading time (receive new reading bookmark)

3) Receive summer reading essay “redo” document for students who want to earn up to 10 more points on their summer reading essays. (Document on Fusion)

4) Memoir presentations

HOMEWORK

>Conduct family interviews for your narrative essay if you are able to schedule them

September 7, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of September 8, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:48 pm

MONDAY (September 8)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Greetings worksheet

2) Pledge/homework

3) introductions (10 min video)

4) greeting group speaking activity

5) Vistas pp. 10 and 11

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz tomorrow over lección 1 vocabulary (online study link:  quizlet flashcards/activities– handout = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES—tells format for vocabulary quizzes–document on Fusion 

TUESDAY (September 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over lección 1 vocabulary (online study link:  quizlet flashcards/activities)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over lección 1 vocabulary

2) TCC = Vistas p. 10 ¿Cierto o falso? on looseleaf

3) Handout = El Abecedario and pronunciation practice ppt  document on Fusion 

4) Pronunciation practice with Spanish tongue twisters

HOMEWORK

>none

WEDNESDAY (September 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = noun worksheet

2) Vistas pp. 12-13

3) Online nouns/articles practice

4)  Gender of nouns listening activity with handout 

5) Vistas p. 14

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Monday over nouns and articles (Practice quiz document on Fusion )

THURSDAY (September 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Meet in computer lab to set up online Vistas accounts

2)  Student complete 1st assignment on VHL  (for a grade)

3) TCC = gender of nouns 

4) Grammar activities = definite and indefinite articles: flip chart with manipulatives, handout

HOMEWORK

>Finish VHL activity that we began in class (if necessary)

>Study for quiz next Monday over nouns and articles (Practice quiz document on Fusion )

FRIDAY (September 12)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Meet in lab for 2 VHL listening practice activities

2) TCC = definite & indefinite articles listening activity

3) Vistas p. 15, Vistas pp. 30-31

HOMEWORK

>Study for quiz next Monday over nouns and articles (Practice quiz document on Fusion )

ENG 9A_SNYDER_ Week of September 8, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:33 pm

MONDAY (September 8)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Summer reading novels or notes from them

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 1.3 b

2) Daily journal

3) 15 minutes free reading

4) Summer reading essay outline worksheet

5) claim frame 9a summer reading ppt slide (students use this to create their summer reading essay thesis) document on Fusion 

6) students can spend the class time rereading their novel and looking for good examples in the text that support their arguments

HOMEWORK

>Begin working on 1st draft of summer reading essay (1st draft must be turned in to turnitin.com by 11:59pm Wednesday night

TUESDAY (September 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1)  D.O.L. 1.4 a

2) Word of the Day

3) Students learn how to cite quotes from their novels with video and how to make the works cited page (easybib.com)

4) go to computer lab to continue working on 1st draft of essay

HOMEWORK

>1st draft of summer reading essay (1st draft must be turned in to turnitin.com by 11:59pm Wednesday night

WEDNESDAY (September 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>1st draft of summer reading essay (1st draft must be turned in to turnitin.com by 11:59pm tonight!), 3rd hour may turn it in by Thursday night because there was a mix up with our computer lab times

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L. 1.4 b

2) Daily journal

3) Computer lab for last in-class time to work on 1st draft of essay

 

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.2-1.4

>1st draft of summer reading essay (1st draft must be turned in to turnitin.com by 11:59pm tonight!), 3rd hour may turn it in by Thursday night because there was a mix up with our computer lab times

THURSDAY (September 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>3rd hour must turn in their summer reading essay to turn it in by tonigh  night because there was a mix up with our computer lab times

CLASSWORK

1) Media Center Orientation with Mrs. Landgraf

2) If we finish early, print out a hard copy of your essay for peer revision tomorrow.

 

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.2-1.4

>If possible bring a print out of your revised essay to class tomorrow

>3rd hour must turn in their summer reading essay to turn it in by tonigh  night because there was a mix up with our computer lab times

FRIDAY (September 12)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Print out of your revised essay (if possible)

CLASSWORK

1) Any questions about D.O.L. 1.2-1.4?

2) Daily journal

3) 15 minutes free reading

4) Revise essay drafts: editing document on Fusion 

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Monday over D.O.L. 1.2-1.4

>Final draft of summer reading essay due to turnitin.com by Sunday night at 11:59 pm (called Revision 1)

 

August 31, 2014

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of September 1, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:32 pm

MONDAY (September 1)

>Labor Day!  Enjoy one last day of summer fun and relaxation!

TUESDAY (September 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions: Profe, Spanish 1A

2) 1A pre test (diagnostic purposes only—not for a grade)

3) Procedures

4) Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

HOMEWORK

>Bring all supplies (binder, 5 dividers, writing utensil, textbook, and planner) tomorrow (remember to see me if you need anything)

WEDNESDAY (September 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Need all supplies for class

CLASSWORK

1) Sign computer lab agreement (document on Fusion)

2) label dividers  (document on Fusion)

3) Course syllabus  (document on Fusion)

4) Vistas p. 9 (pronunciation)

5) Receive vocabulary list (lección 1—printed from Quizlet), (additional lists can be printed from Quizlet)

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

THURSDAY (September 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = cognates

2) 1st wiki post.pdf

HOMEWORK

> Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

FRIDAY (September 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions TCC

2) Vistas pp. 2-3

3) Create a a wiki page for audio recordings (1st wiki post.pdf), then record and post lección 1 vocabulary

HOMEWORK

>Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday September 9 (online study link = quizlet flashcards/activities)   (Handout to explain format = SPANISH 1A VOCABULARY QUIZZES, document on Fusion)

 

English 9A_SNYDER_Week of September 1, 2014

Filed under: English 9 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:51 pm

MONDAY (September 1)

>Labor Day!  Enjoy one last day of summer fun and relaxation!

TUESDAY (September 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions: Profe and English 9A

2) Editing handout (document on Fusion)

3) D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language)–grammar

4) freerice.com (if time)

 

HOMEWORK

>Bring a notebook for D.O.L., journals, words of the day (see me if you need help getting a notebook)

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them for class on Thursday

>Bring in any book that you would like to read (it may be your summer reading books)—Remember, people who read more tend to be better writers!

WEDNESDAY (September 3)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>a notebook for D.O.L.

>personal reading book

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L  1.2 a

2) Course information handout (document on Fusion)

3) Discuss Letter of Self-introduction (document on Fusion)

4) Time to begin essay in the computer lab (due at the beginning of class tomorrow)—remember you can use remote access or e-mail it to yourselves

 

HOMEWORK

>Letter of self introduction (document on Fusion)

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them

THURSDAY (September 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Letter of self-introduction (document on Fusion)

>Summer reading novels or notes from them

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.2 b

2) Word of the day 

3) At Groves we enjoy a diverse population, and we have certain house rules to ensure that all can achieve to the highest potential possible (Groves House Rules are in student handbook–link available on Profe’s Fusion page under “Web Pages”)

4) Discuss summer reading novels in the context of Groves House Rules (“Groves house Rules group brainstorm document” available on Fusion)

HOMEWORK

>Bring in summer reading novels or notes from them

FRIDAY (September 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Summer reading novels or notes from them

>personal reading book

 

CLASSWORK

1) D.O.L.  1.3a

2) Daily journal 

3) 15-minutes of reading time (students see reading expectations–document on Fusion–projected on front white board and receive a bookmark to document their reading)

4) Multicultural textbooks pp. 9 -11 (multicultural terms) –wiki page with terms

5) Introduce summer reading essay (document on Fusion–Eng 9A Summer Reading Essay_ House Rules, rubric also available on Fusion)

6) Go to the computer lab to make a turnitin.com account

7) Students may join my wiki using the “join code” provided in class; then they can edit the multicultural terms pages

HOMEWORK

>Refresh yourself on your summer reading novels; we will be prewriting on Monday

June 8, 2014

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of June 9, 2014

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 2:07 pm

MONDAY (June 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Speaking component of final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog post of study links) — writing will be Tuesday, multiple choice will be during normal exam period

TUESDAY (June 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Writing component of final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for final exam (blog post of study links)

WEDNESDAY (June 11)

>Link to Spanish 1B final exam

 

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