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March 20, 2015

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of March 23, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:20 pm

MONDAY (March 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none for class, but MANDATORY practice quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation (you may take it as many times as you wish; I will take your best grade as a homework grade) must be completed by tonight–NO LATE WORK FOR THIS WILL BE ACCEPTED!)  –link to regular practice quiz.– link to the vocab-focus practice quiz

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = write a comic strip

2) Present tense verb conjugation ALL (regular, irregular, stem-changers): Quizlet flashcards

HOMEWORK

>MANDATORY practice quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation (you may take it as many times as you wish; I will take your best grade as a homework grade) must be completed by tonight–NO LATE WORK FOR THIS WILL BE ACCEPTED!)  –link to regular practice quiz.– link to the vocab-focus practice quiz

>Regular present tense verb conjugation quiz tomorrow (conjuguemos practice)

TUESDAY (March 24)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over regular present tense verb conjugation (conjuguemos practice)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation  –vocab-focus quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation

2) 2  VHL activities assigned for today’s date

3) If you have more time in the lab before we go back to the class, practice conjugating stem-changing verbs and irregular verbs (see links under “homework”)

4) TCC = tener expressions worksheet

5) Gramática en Vivo video: stem-changing verbs

6) Begin stem-changing verbs packet

7) Information for test next Tuesday over the review unit: PRACTICE TEST Spanish 1B review unit OR, PRACTICE TEST VOCAB FOCUS Spanish 1B review unit–both documents available on Fusion

HOMEWORK

>Review stem-changing verbs and irregular verbs 

>Study for test next Tuesday over review unit (post of online study links)

WEDNESDAY (March 25)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = twiccionario (expresiones idiomáticas con tener)

2) Listening activity: Vistas p. 109

3) writing activity–¿Qué hacen los estudiantes americanos típicamente?

4) Online practice with stem-changing verbs

5) Continue working on stem-changing verbs packet

HOMEWORK

>Study for test next Tuesday over review unit (post of online study links)

THURSDAY (March 26)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = reading/logic worksheet

2) Gramática en Vivo video: present tense of irregular verbs

3) VHL listening activity

4) Online practice for conjugation of irregular verbs

5) Present tense writing activity

HOMEWORK

>Present tense writing activity due tomorrow

>Study for test Tuesday over review unit (post of online study links)

FRIDAY (March 27)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

> Present tense writing activity

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = verb categorizing worksheet

2) Review of present tense conjugations.ppt

3) Fotonovela reading/viewing activity

HOMEWORK

>Study for test Tuesday over review unit (post of online study links)

March 14, 2015

Spanish 1B_SNYDER_Week of March 16, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 B — ms11bps @ 11:13 pm

MONDAY (March 16)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Introductions and settling into communicating in Spanish

2) Spanish 1b pretest—it’s not for a grade, and you’ll take it again at the end of the trimester

3) Review all vocabulary from Spanish 1A 

HOMEWORK

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

TUESDAY (March 17)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Make and/or label dividers:  divider tabs.ppt

2) Spanish IB syllabus (document available on Fusion)

3) Handouts: “useful info for the classroom,”  review unit vocabulary list

HOMEWORK

>Study review unit vocabulary for quiz Friday (online study link)

WEDNESDAY (March 18)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) 1st TCC = worksheet: Spanish 1B review unit vocabulary (20 mult. choice questions)

2) Speaking activity: speed greetings

3) Video/listening activities

HOMEWORK

>Study review unit vocabulary for quiz Friday (online study link)

THURSDAY (March 19)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet: Los numerous 1-30 (20 mult. coice questions)

2) Review numbers 1-30 (practice #1, practice #2)

3) Review present tense verb conjugation

HOMEWORK

>Study review unit vocabulary for quiz Friday (online study link)

>MANDATORY practice quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation (you may take it as many times as you wish; I will take your best grade as a homework grade—link to regular quiz, link to vocab-focus quizmust be completed by Monday night)

>Regular present tense verb conjugation quiz Tuesday (conjuguemos practice)

FRIDAY (March 20)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but vocabulary quiz today (online study link)

CLASSWORK

1) 1B review unit vocabulary quiz

2) Sign into VHL and enroll in the appropriate hour of Profe’s class –(if you have more time, work on verb conjugation homework or review present tense verb conjugation)

3) TCC = present tense review worksheet (ALSO receive handout: regular verb conjugation notes)

4) Present tense verb conjugation listening activity

HOMEWORK

>MANDATORY practice quiz over regular present tense verb conjugation (you may take it as many times as you wish; I will take your best grade as a homework grade—link to regular quizlink to vocab-focus quizmust be completed by Monday night)

>Regular present tense verb conjugation quiz Tuesday (conjuguemos practice)

March 10, 2015

LINKS TO FINAL EXAMS

Filed under: English 9 B,Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 8:20 pm

ENGLISH 9B final exam

SPANISH 1A final exam (regular)

SPANISH 1A final exam (vocab-focus)

March 7, 2015

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of March 9, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 11:10 am

MONDAY (March 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but the speaking section of the final exam will take place today during class

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = worksheet–reading activities

2) Turn in 10 TCCs

3) Speaking section of the final exam

4) Continue independent review for the final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for the final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion, VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.):   Writing/finish speaking for the final exam will be Tuesday March 10

>Question words on Quizlet

TUESDAY (March 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but the writing section of the final exam will take place today during class

CLASSWORK

1) Writing section of the final exam

2) Continue independent review for the final exam

HOMEWORK

>Prepare for the final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on FusionVHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.)

>Question words on Quizlet

March 6, 2015

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of March 9, 2015

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 7:00 pm

MONDAY (March 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) Test over The Odyssey 

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 21-25 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>Word roots from the entire trimester on Quizlet (flashcards and activities) Greek roots, Latin roots –links are also on Fusion page under “Web Pages”

TUESDAY (March 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over Latin word roots 21-25 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over Latin word roots 21-25

2) Write final exam essay (paragraph) and post it to turnitin.com

HOMEWORK

>Word roots from the entire trimester on Quizlet (flashcards and activities) Greek rootsLatin roots –links are also on Fusion page under “Web Pages”

March 1, 2015

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of March 2, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:10 pm

MONDAY (March 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None 

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Vistas p. 137 ¡Inténtalo! all, and write all words

2) Verbs from lecciones 1-4

>Handout

>Quizlet activity (description if irregular, etc) 

>Quizlet activity (meaning in English)

3) Vistas p. 138 act. 2

4) VHL activities assigned for today’s date

 

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion, VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.) –Speaking will be Monday March 9, and Writing/finish speaking will be Tuesday March 10

TUESDAY (March 3)

NO CLASSES…ACT TESTING

WEDNESDAY (March 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

 

CLASSWORK

1)  TCC = Mexicantown map activity (link to podcasts)

2) VHL activities assigned for today’s date

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on FusionVHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.) –Speaking will be Monday March 9, and Writing/finish speaking will be Tuesday March 10

THURSDAY (March 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

 

CLASSWORK

1)  TCC = ser/estar review worksheet

2) Quizlet flashcards for all irregular yo verbs, their irregularities, and their meanings

3) Computer lab for individualized choices of activities:

3.1) >ser v estar   (gives you feedback to understand why the answer you gave is correct or incorrect)

> ser v estar      VHL, content, activities, lección 2, estructura, 2.3 Present tense of estar , workbook, 3 – ¿Ser o estar?

> ser v estar      VHL, content, activities, lección 2, estructura, 2.3 Present tense of estar , workbook, 5 – conversación

3.2) >ir     VHL, content, activities, lección 4, estructura, 4.1 Present tense of Ir, Practice Activities, ¡Inténtalo!

> ir     VHL, content, activities, lección 4, estructura, 4.1 Present tense of Ir, Practice Activities, Repaso

3.3) >irregular “yo” verbs     VHL, content, activities, lección 4, estructura, 4.4 Verbs with irregular yo forms, Practice Activities, Yo, yo y yo

>irregular “yo” verbs     VHL, content, activities, lección 4, estructura, 4.4 Verbs with irregular yo forms, workbook, –2 completar

3.4) >vocabulary lecciones 1-4     VHL, content, activities, lección 1, contextos, Practice activities, Repaso

>vocabulary lección 1 Quizlet

>vocabulary lecciones 1-4     VHL, content, activities, lección 2, contextos, Practice activities, Repaso

>vocabulary lección 2 Quizlet

>vocabulary lecciones 1-4    VHL, content, activities, lección 3, contextos, Practice activities, Repaso

>vocabulary lección 3 Quizlet

>vocabulary lecciones 1-4     VHL, content, activities, lección 4, contextos, Practice activities, Repaso

>vocabulary lección 4 Quizlet

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on FusionVHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.) –Speaking will be Monday March 9, and Writing/finish speaking will be Tuesday March 10

FRIDAY (March 6)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = VERY CHALLENGING Present tense verb conjugation worksheet

2) Exam review activities:

>speaking practice (write up possible questions that go with the topic and possible responses)

>AND writing practice (anticipate prompt and practice writing)

>AND finding page #s in Vistas for exam topics

>AND 1a exam review flip book.ppt (document on Fusion)

3) Computer lab to work on practice tests for lecciones 1-4 posted on VHL, and practice exam posted on Quia

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on FusionVHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.) –Speaking will be Monday March 9, and Writing/finish speaking will be Tuesday March 10

>Question words on Quizlet

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of March 2, 2015

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 9:47 pm

MONDAY (March 2)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 22 & 23, continue 4, 6 & 13-17

CLASSWORK

1) Handout with information for the final exam

2) Group or independent work:

> Read book 22

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet page 24 for homework

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Wednesday over Latin word roots 16-20 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 24, continue 4, 6, 13-17

TUESDAY (March 3)

NO CLASSES…ACT TESTING

WEDNESDAY (March 4)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet page 24

CLASSWORK

1)  Quiz over Latin word roots 16-20

2) Time to get caught up with The Odyssey reading and packet 

HOMEWORK

>Get caught up with The Odyssey reading and packet pages

THURSDAY (March 5)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet through page 24 (ideally)

CLASSWORK

1) Latin word roots 21-25

2) Group or independent work:

> Read book 23

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet pages 25 for homework

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 21-25 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)–already wrote, assigned and gave extra time for this quiz

>The Odyssey packet = entire packet should be complete by tomorrow!!!

>Word roots from the entire trimester on Quizlet (flashcards and activities) Greek roots, Latin roots links are also on Fusion page under “Web Pages”

FRIDAY (March 6)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The entire packet for The Odyssey

CLASSWORK

1) Ms. Snyder will check in the packet for The Odyssey for a grade

2) Review activities for Monday’s test over Homer and The Odyssey

 

>12 questions, multiple choice

>30 questions, most apply to our reading

>You choose the book on which you want a multiple choice quiz generated

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 21-25 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)–already wrote, assigned and gave extra time for this quiz

>Test Monday over Homer and The Odyssey

>Word roots from the entire trimester on Quizlet (flashcards and activities) Greek rootsLatin roots –links are also on Fusion page under “Web Pages”

February 22, 2015

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of February 23, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:26 pm

MONDAY (February 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = review: possessive and article adjectives

2) Watch ir tutorial video from VHL (students can follow along with Vistas p. 126)

3) Vistas p. 126 ¡Inténtalo!

4) Speaking and listening activities for ir a + infinitive

5) Writing activities for ir a + infinitive = online activity, Vistas p. 127 activities 1-3 

HOMEWORK

>Quiz next class over lección 4 vocabulary (online flashcards and study activities )

TUESDAY (February 24)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over lección 4 vocabulary (online flashcards and study activities )

CLASSWORK

1) Lección 4 vocab quiz

2)  TCC = worksheet: ir  a + infinitive

3) Lección 3 tests back, take notes for test corrections (students can come in for test corrections during x-block on Wednesday)

4) Stem-changing verbs: flipchart, Vistas pp. 130-131

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Friday over stem-changing verbs: online study practice ), practice quiz = stem-changing verb quiz practice (document is on Fusion) (I also made a shortened form of the quiz, which is on Fusion too)

WEDNESDAY (February 25)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = 2-sided worksheet:  stem-changing verbs e_ie and stem-changing verbs o_ue

2) Stem-changing verbs: flipchart, 2 VHL listening activities, competition with random pictures

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Friday over stem-changing verbs: online study practice ), practice quiz = stem-changing verb quiz practice (document is on Fusion) (I also made a shortened form of the quiz, which is on Fusion too)

THURSDAY (February 26)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1)  TCC = worksheet: stem-changing verbs e_i

2) Geeky teacher video about stem-changing verbs

3) Stem-changing verbs: flipchart,Vistas p 134 act. 2

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Friday over stem-changing verbs: online study practice ), practice quiz = stem-changing verb quiz practice (document is on Fusion) (I also made a shortened form of the quiz, which is on Fusion too)

FRIDAY (February 27)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but quiz today over stem-changing verbs (online study practice)

CLASSWORK

1) Stem-changing verbs quiz (paper and pencil)

2) TCC = worksheet: all stem-changing verbs patterns.

3) Verbs with irregular “yo” forms: Vistas pp. 136-137, irregular yo form verbs chart

4) Distribute final exam review sheet = Spanish 1A exam topics_to post on Fusion (also posted on Fusion) Talk about the final exam schedule –Speaking will be Tuesday March 10, and Wedensday March 11, Writing will be Thursday March 12.  Friday March 13 will be more review.

5) Students rank what topic they would most like to have retaught as we review

HOMEWORK

>Begin preparing for final exam (Spanish 1A final exam topics posted on Fusion, VHL = information for review, practice activities, etc.):  Speaking will be Tuesday March 10, and Wedensday March 11, Writing will be Thursday March 12.

English 9B_SNYDER_Week of February 23, 2015

Filed under: English 9 B,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 3:11 pm

MONDAY (February 23)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet pages 1, 2, 3, top half of 4, 5, 7-11

CLASSWORK

1) Discuss books 1 and 9:

>Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, Calypso and Circe

>”Dawn with her rose-red fingers” (alliteration & personification)

>en media res, Narrative drift 

2) Divide students into their Odyssey groups  –individuals may choose to work independently from their individual groups, but they may not join another group.

3) Group or independent work:

>The Hero’s Journey Poster (document is on Fusion)

>Read book 10

>Complete packet pages  12-13, begin 14 & 15-17, continue 6, continue 4, page 18 for homework

3) Students receive handout with schedule for the week–if there is a snow/cold day students MUST keep up with the scheduled reading/work for the day!

HOMEWORK

>Hero’s Journey Poster (if you didn’t finish in class)(document is on Fusion)

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 11-15 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 13 & 18, continue 4, 6, 15-17

TUESDAY (February 24)

NOTE:  If we have a snow/cold day you must still complete the assigned reading/work that is scheduled for that day!

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>Quiz today over Latin word roots 11-15 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>The Odyssey packet pages 13 & 18

CLASSWORK

1) Quiz over Latin word roots 11-15 

2) Group or independent work:

> Read book 11

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet page 19 for homework

HOMEWORK

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 19, continue 4, 6 & 13-17

WEDNESDAY (February 25)

NOTE:  If we have a snow/cold day you must still complete the assigned reading/work that is scheduled for that day!

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet page 19

CLASSWORK

1) Group or independent work:

> Read book 12

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet page 20 for homework

HOMEWORK

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 20, continue 4, 6 & 13-17

THURSDAY (February 26)

NOTE:  If we have a snow/cold day you must still complete the assigned reading/work that is scheduled for that day!

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet page 20

CLASSWORK

1) Full class discussion–check in on packet, take any group questions, etc.

2) Latin word roots 16-20 (ppt available on Fusion)

3) Group or independent work:

> Read book 17

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet page 21 for homework

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 16-20 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 21, continue 4, 6 & 13-17

FRIDAY (February 27)

NOTE:  If we have a snow/cold day you must still complete the assigned reading/work that is scheduled for that day!

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>The Odyssey packet page 21

CLASSWORK

1) Group or independent work:

> Read book 21

>Continue packet pages 4, 6, 13-17

>Complete packet pages 22 & 23 for homework

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday over Latin word roots 16-20 (matching, fill in the blank, give examples)

>The Odyssey packet pages: complete 22 & 23, continue 4, 6 & 13-17

February 8, 2015

Spanish 1A_SNYDER_Week of February 9, 2015

Filed under: Spanish 1 A,Uncategorized — ms11bps @ 10:42 pm

MONDAY (February 9)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

 

CLASSWORK

1)  TCC family tree worksheet

2) Vistas p. 100 and tener que/tener ganas de on p. 101

3) tener expressions for SPN1a.ppt (document on Fusion)

4)  family reunion writing /speaking activity  (tener/venir and speaking practice for the test)

5)  Computer lab to begin VHL activities (some listening and recording)–you will find them under tomorrow’s date

HOMEWORK

>Test Wednesday over lección 3 (Bonus question will be from Vistas pp. 112-113) (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

TUESDAY (February 10)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>none

CLASSWORK

1) TCC = Vistas p. 101 ¡Inténtalo! #s 1-5 for each verb

2)  Share family reunion writing from last class in small groups, then do the speaking activity

3)  Computer lab to finish VHL activities (some listening and recording)–you will find them under today’s date

HOMEWORK

>Test Wednesday over lección 3 (Bonus question will be from Vistas pp. 112-113) (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

WEDNESDAY (February 11)

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None, but test today over lección 3 (practice test document on Fusion, link to VHL (textbook website for vText, practice activities, tutorials, etc)

CLASSWORK

1) Test over lección 3

2) turn in 10 TCCs

3) handout = lección 4 vocabulary list

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday Feb 24 over lección 4 vocabulary (online flashcards and study activities)

THURSDAY (February 12)

Ms. Snyder will be out this day for a conference.

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

>Lección 4 vocabulary packet, part 1–will be collected at the end of the class period and will be checked for a quiz grade (random #s from each section checked)

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday Feb 24 over lección 4 vocabulary (online flashcards and study activities)

FRIDAY (February 13)

Ms. Snyder will be out this day for a conference.

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

>None

CLASSWORK

>Lección 4 vocabulary packet, part 2–will be collected at the end of the class period and will be checked for a quiz grade (random #s from each section checked)

HOMEWORK

>Quiz Tuesday Feb 24 over lección 4 vocabulary (online flashcards and study activities)

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