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El fin del año

Well, well, well. You all made it to high school. What a wonderful school year. I hope that you all are motivated to continue learning Spanish or another foreign language and do well transitioning to your step step in life(high school).
Ustedes son muy inteligentes y van a hacer bien.
¡Sigue adelante!
Remeber to continue practicing Spanish orally and by visiting: www.studyspanish.com

Keep in touch by emailing me in Hawaii at: polloasado2@yahoo.com
Bohemian Rhapsody

posted on: May 26, 2007

Last few days of tutoring!!!!

If you need extra ayuda en español come and see me tomorrow at 8:15 in front of building and next week will be the last week for extra help or make-ups!
Next Wed. & Fri. at 8:15! Also next Wed. will be the last day to redeem pre-actividad points.

posted on: May 10, 2007

Stem-changing verbs

The thing to remember with stem-changing verbs is that the nosotros form stays the same.
There are two steps for the stem changing verb.
1. Look at the stem and change the vowel o---ue, e---ie or
u---ue.
empezar
2. Look at the ending of the verb to determine what endings you will use. empez
ar

o-----ue

p
oder
yo p
uedo
tú p
uedes
ella p
uede
nosotros p
odemos
uds. p
ueden

v
olver
d
ormir
alm
ozar
dev
olver
rec
ordar


e-----ie

pref
erir
yo pref
iero
tú pref
ieres
ud. pref
iere
nosotros perferimos
ellas pref
ieren

emp
ezar
p
ensar
mer
endar
c
errar
You note cards for your project are due mañana, update your verb sheets including verbs from hoy(hint,hint), Projects are due Monday!!!! and Tu eres el profesor sheet is due Tuesday! Buenas suerte.

posted on: May 10, 2007

¡Apuntes importantes!

Copy Nota gramatical en pagina 124 about los dias de la semana.


APRENDER EXPRESCIONES CON TENER Y IR.

There are 3 steps to make the following expressions with ir and tener.

A. ir + a + infinitive form=
going to do something
1 2 3
modelo: Voy a nadar. I am going to swim.
1 2 3
modelo: Ellos van a estudiar. They are going to study.
1 2 3
step 1: You have to conjugate the verb “ir”.
step 2: You have to put “a”.
step 3: You have to use the infinitve form of the verb.

B. tener + que + infinitive form=
have to do something
1 2 3
modelo: Tengo que nadar. I have to swim.
1 2 3
modelo: Ellos tienen que estudiar. They have to study.
1 2 3
step 1: You have to conjugate the verb“tener”.
step 2: You have to put “que”.
step 3: You have to use the infinitve form of the verb.

los verbos: estudiar
montar en bicicleta
tomar un refresco

comprar comida ver una película tomar una clase de baile

comprar ropa
nadar
jugar los videojuegos
caminar en el parque
ir a la playa

Some of you need to come to the tutoring sessions: Fri. 8:15 & Wed. 8:15. There will only be two more weeks of tutoring! May 18th is the last day!

Spanish Projects- Due May 14th 2007. No late projects will be accepted. May turn in early.

Los proyectos finales de español

This project is an assignment to help you become familiar with the twenty Spanish-speaking countries of the world. There is México, Centroamérica, el Caribe, España, y Sudamérica. As we wrap up our successful year of learning the official language of these countries, we will further familiarize ourselves with the culture, news, geography and history.
Each student will randomly pick a country and do the research required to successfully complete this project. This is an individual project. When you have chosen your country, you cannot trade!
Requirements:

1. Cover 10 points
2. Title page 5 points
3. Body of paper: 4 pages typed (minimum). 14 font 55 points

Times New Roman (10 points note cards and 5 points question sheet)
A. Geography (where the country is located, what
countries surround it, physical description, etc.
B. History of the country (who were there before
los conquistadores, what happened when they arrived?
did they bring slaves, when did the country gain
it’s independence from Spain or the U.S.).
C. Current Events (who is the president or leader,
relationship with the U.S.).
D. Culture (what is the racial make of the people,
do they speak any other languages, what are their
customs, music, food, clothing, etc.).
4. Map, flag and some pictures from that country. (To be put 20 points
on a poster board, tri-fold poster board or keynote presentation used
to present to the class).
5. Bibliography page (list websites, reference books, or 10 points
books using MLA style).
Your written project must be in research format. This means that any information gathered must be written in
SENTENCE AND PARAGRAPH form in YOUR OWN WORDS. This project is due el 14 de mayo. Van a presentar el 14 y 15 de mayo, 2007. Please do not waste my time with excuses. Either your project is done and turned in on time or a 0. This project will count as 30% of your grade. ¡Buenas suerte!
PROJECTS ARE DUE__________________________________
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on: May 02, 2007

¡Anuncios importantes!

¡Hola, estudiantes! Pase un buen fin de semana.

Review los verbos y escribe en tu hoja de verbos.

If you earned a 79 or less on the last examen, correct the answers for tarea
due, el 23 de abril, 2007.

Now we are almost finished with the año, but we have a lot aprender.

Upcoming important citas: notebook check due el 26 de abril

o el examen oral due el 25 de abril
o el examen de los verbos (parte 2) el 30 de abril
o la prueba de los verbos el 8 de mayo
o los proyectos del fin de año el 11 de mayo
o un repaso (review) de todo el 15 de mayo

¡El examen final will be cumulative ( meaning will include everything that you’ve learned this año!

Remember:
La tarea: Tu eres el/la profesor/a due el martes, el 24 de abril. Update verb sheets, come to tutoring Wed & Fri 8:15 a.m. if you need extra help, keep up with your trabajo y tarea y estudia!!!!!!!

posted on: April 20, 2007

¡Bienvenidos!

Welcome back from Spring Break( Semana Santa)!
Vamos a tener un examen este viernes, el 13 de abril, 2007 en los verbos
de "AR" , "ER", y "IR". Make sure you know your verbs, subject pronouns and verb endings!!!

SPANISH TENSES: THE PRESENT
 
THE SIMPLE PRESENT - EL PRESENTE
The situations in which you use this tense are the same both in English as in Spanish. Consequently, we are going to see some examples and we are not going to concentrate on when or when not to use this tense as you will do it intuitively if your native language is English.
 
This tense, EL PRESENTE, is used when you say sentences such as...
 

I work every day.
Trabajo todos los días.

You are working now.
trabajas ahora

She  needs my help.
Necesita mi ayuda.

The earth is round.
La tierra es redonda.

The plane leaves at 6 tomorrow.
El avión parte mañana a las 6.

 

 

 

 
How to form EL PRESENTE in 3 easy steps

 
 1  Take the verb in the infinitive form...
trabajar
comer
partir

 

 

 

 

 

 
 2  Drop the infinitive ending...
trabaj-
com-
part-

 

 

 

 

 

 
 3  Add the present form ending...

(this ending varies depending on the person)

 

 
Yo

 

trabajo
como
parto

 

 

 

trabajas
comes
partes

 

 
Usted - Él - Ella

 

trabaja
come
parte

 

 
Nosotros

 

trabajamos
comemos
partimos

 

 
Vosotros

trabajáis
coméis
partís

 

 
Ustedes

trabajan
comen
parten

 

 
Ellos

 

trabajan
comen
parten

 

posted on: April 10, 2007

los juegos

¡Vamos a jugar!

Click juegos to play and practice ar verbs.

¡Pase una buena semana santa!

posted on: March 30, 2007

¡Hola!

el 16 de Marzo, 2007. Este viernes es una presentacion.
¡Tu eres el/profesor/la profesora! Student groups will be teaching some of the things that we have been learning.
Be prepared. This grade will count as the notebook grade & participation grade!
For those of you who are absent, there will be a make-up package for you to complete!

Padres(Parents) Look out for a revised syllabus for the last quarter on Friday! Please sign and return by Monday
el 19 de marzo, 2007. It will count as a "tarea" grade.
The grade percentages will change!!!!
Continue to remind students about tarea and 10 minutes of Spanish practice even if there is no
written homework! They can make flash cards, play games from the blog and visit other websites like:
www.learnspanish.com
www.scholastic.com


Extra tutoring will be offered on Wed. & Fri. from 8:15-8:45.

¡Podemos hacerlo! We can do it!

posted on: March 14, 2007

¡Vamos a practicar!

¡Hola clase! Remember practice makes perfect! Hoy vamos a practicar usando la computadora Capitulo 3- Primer paso y Segundo paso.

A. First click on this web site HRW


B. Do the interactive sheet and complete with the websites.Click here.
HRW

Finally let's play(Juguemos) Only play games after you have turned in your interactive sheet.

Go to my web page click hereJuegos to play games.

Recuerda-Estudia mucho!!!!!!!

posted on: February 28, 2007

¡Hay una prueba mañana!!

Use the study guide given to you all today to prepare for the quiz on La hora, mañana!
Mañana we will start with the Muzzy series!!!! It is exciting!!!!!
Hasta Mañana.
Señorita Bonita.

posted on: February 15, 2007

Quiz postponed

Students you have more days to review by: playing some of the Spanish games from previous posts, making flash cards, reading over notes, reviewing your textbook, etc. You get the idea.

There will be a quiz this Tuesday, January 16th.
¡Buenas suerte!

posted on: January 11, 2007

Are you ready for capitulo 3?

Here are some notes and things you should know before we move on.

Can you answer these questions in a complete sentence in Spanish?

Preguntas Personales

1. ¿Cómo te llamas?
2. ¿De dónde eres?
3. ¿Cuántos años tienes?
4. ¿Qué necesitas para la clase de español?
5. ¿Cómo estás?
6. ¿Tienes un diccionario en tu mochila?
7. ¿Quieres ir al central comercial?
8. ¿Tienes tarea en tu clase de ciencias?
9. ¿Cuál es tu numero de teléfono?
10. ¿Qúe hay en tu cuarto?

Apuntes:

Repaso de los nombres y nombres plurales.


-ends with vowel + s
modelo: carro—carro
s

-ends with a consonant +
es
modelo: carril---carril
es

-ends with
z—change it to c and + es
modelo: lápi
z ---lapices

-ends with
es or is, it does not change to plural.
modelo: el mart
es---los martes
We will have a quiz this friday!!!!!! Estudia mucho!!!! There are some games on my previous post that you can play to brush up! Do not forget the extra credit opportunity by creating your own Spanish-English dictionary.

posted on: January 09, 2007

¡Feliz año nuevo! ¡Bienvenidos!

How is studying a foreign language like CHOCOLATE?

It’s sweet!
It’s fun to share!
You can’t get enough of it!

And if you don’t like chocolate (could this be possible?!)...then replace CHOCOLATE with your favorite sweet and studying a foreign language is like THAT!

Important reminders for 2007

1. This is a high school course and expectations for achievement and behavior are high.
2. Come to class prepared.
3. A key to success in high school is an organized notebook. Notebook checks WILL be conducted (some unannounced)!
4. Continue to study harder as the concepts become more complex.
5. Some new rules:
a. No bathroom breaks during class.
b. No late work will be accepted.
c. Improperly labeled work (e.g., no name, no date, no assignment) will not be graded.
6. Check the blogs frequently.


Our goal is to be prepared for success in Spanish II and French II by the end of the school year. (Also remember that recommendations for Honors French and Spanish will be made the 3
rd nine weeks, so remain attentive, participate and study outside of class!)

¡Buena Suerte! ¡Buen Trabajo!
Bonne Année! Bon Travail!

posted on: January 05, 2007

El fin del ano.

Clase, we have a few more things to wrap up el 2006!
Notebook check due today, by the end of today.
El examen oral is today and tomorrow.
El examen escrito canceled, the examen oral will count as the written examen as well.

Your Spanish Projects are due this week! Periods 1,2 and 3 will present on Dec. 21st and 6th and 7th period will present on Dec. 20th!!
Please be prepared! This counts as a project grade!

I will post some games later to continue practicing your Spanish. Excelente!

posted on: December 18, 2006

Senorita Bonita's Quia Home Page

Visit here to have fun and practice your Spanish: Senorita Bonita's Home Page

posted on: November 07, 2006

Do not be alarmed!

There was a technical problem with the system and all grades will be updated and posted by monday!

posted on: November 02, 2006

Las notas-current grades

Parents you may check i-parent on Wednesday for up to date grades for Spanish!

Clase keep up the good work!

posted on: October 30, 2006

¡VAMOS A COSTA RICA!

Let’s go to costa rica! THIS WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME!
Let's put our spanish to good use!

What:
An adventure of culture and language
Where:Costa Rica
When:
Spring Break 2007

This will look good on your college resumes and imagine how much you will learn on this awesome trip!

Informational meetings will be held at
Gritters Library on Monday, Oct. 16th and Wednesday, Oct. 18th from 7pm to 8:30 and at Mountain View Library on Sunday, Oct. 22nd from 2pm-5.

Please direct all questions to
Señorita Bonita’s home email:
polloasado2@yahoo.com or call 404-451-4245. Gracias.
NOTE: THIS TRIP IS NOT SPONSORED BY MABRY MIDDLE SCHOOL OR THE COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT!

posted on: October 12, 2006

Una prueba

There is a change for the quiz date! It will not be on tuesday, Oct. 10th, it will be moved to thursday, Oct. 12th!
Estudia y practica! Reminder: Have someone at home to practice your Spanish with! A parent or older sibling must sign!
Not just your friends at school. This is homework! Practice at home! Updated notas(grades) will be posted by Tuesday!

Adios!

posted on: October 08, 2006

Cuadernos!

Si, this Friday I will be checking cuadernos(notebooks)! Be sure to have all of your notes and your dates in order!

It will count as a test grade.

Here's what to look for:
1. syllabus
2. Pre-actividad 8/16
3. el alfabeto espanol 8/17
4. el articulo: Los Angeles
5. Prueba del alfabeto
6. Vamos a explorar(Espana) 8/42
7. libros del alfabeto 8/25
8. Apuntes: frases utiles 8/29
9. el vocabulario 9/19
10 Pre-actividad -Rincon cultural 9/22

Buenas suerte!

hay una prueba next tuesday! el 10 de octubre! Do not forget to keep track of your homework logs(la tarea), due Fridays! Speak to someone in Spanish!
Continue practicando there can be a pop-quiz any time!

Adios.
Senorita Bonita

posted on: October 04, 2006

Practice Spanish

Go to these websites to practice Spanish. At home, this is another fun way to study, do not forget to practice pronunciation!
In class: You need to select at least 7 different links and play 10 different games. Log your games and scores! Buena suerte!
Practice los numeros.

Number in Columns

Numbers in Battleship

Numbers in Order

Jumbled Numbers

prueba de los numeros

Numbers-Concentration

Practice classroom expressions

classroom expressions-matching

classroom expressions-study and play

Practice los colores.

colores-game(juego)

colores-hangman

colores-battleship

posted on: September 28, 2006

Review for el examen!

This thursday is your first Spanish exam! Be sure to study! Estudia!

You need to know the following!



Abren los libros.
Levantense.
Sientense.
Levanten la mano.
Bajen la mano.
Escuchen con atencion.
Repitan despues de mi.
Saquen una hoja de papel.
Silencio, por favor.
Miren la pizarra.

Buenos dias.
Buenas tardes.
Como se dice…en espanol?
Como se escribe…?
Mas despacio, por favor.
Puedo ir por mi libro?
No entiendo.
No se.
Puede repitir,por favor?
Perdon.
Tengo una pregunta.

0-39

posted on: September 19, 2006

Hoy es el primero de septiembre.
  1. Review el alfabeto y vocales.
  2. Practiced la pronunciacion.
  3. Learned classroom expressions and greetings.
  4. Learned numbers up to 30.

posted on: September 01, 2006

Bienvenidos-Welcome

Hola! (o-la)

I am very excited to be your new Spanish Teacher. We are going to have fun learning Spanish, while I prepare you for High School! Come to class ready to speak another language!

Nos vemos en lunes- See you on Monday!

Ms. Crawford- Senorita Bonita (seen-your-ree-tah-boe-knee-tah)

posted on: August 11, 2006

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