Homework, Quiz, Test and Special Event Information for Grade
9/28/20: Reminder to study for your first vocab test, PE, pt 1, which takes place on 10/6. Study the Quizlet set everyday for 10 minutes a day and you'll get an A. Use the link on Google Classroom to study.
9/22/20: Test on Para Empezar, pt 1 will take place on 10/6/20. Study your Quizlet set 3 to 4 times a week until the test date. If you do that you should do well on the test.
CODE for Google Classroom 61: mghlkau
CODE for Google Classroom 62: z4kuqok
4/16/20: Please join your class in Google Classroom using the codes above. Once in Google Classroom click on the classroom tab and you will find instructions for your class. I have linked 6 Quizlet sets there for you to use while you're home. You should practice the sets twice a week for about 20 minutes at a time. If you have any questions, please email me.
3/13/20: Please use Quizlet to study chapter 2b vocabulary while you're home. The link for the digital page of the vocabulary for that chapter is below under the 3/4/20 entry. Remember that you won't be able to open it if you're browser is Internet Explorer. You'll have to type in the information instead.
3/11/20: The vocab test for chapter 2b is scheduled fo 4/2/20.
3/4/20: Links for digital copy of chapters 2a and 2b vocab
Test on vocab for chapter 2a is scheduled for 4/2 for both classes.
2/12/20: Test on vocab for chapter 1b is scheduled for 2/20/20. Please use Quizlet to study at home. If you want to access the digital page online for the vocabulary, type the following in your browser: Realidades 1, c. 1b vocabulario y gramatica. The following link will not work if you're using Internet Explorer browser. Type in the info instead.
1/4/20: Test on vocab for chapter 1a is scheduled for 1/23/20 for both classes.
11/14/19: Link for vocabulary, c. 1a ¿Qué te gusta hacer? (What do you like to do?)
11/13/19:Test is tomorrow on PE, pt 2 and includes months of the year and days of the week.
11/7/19: Both classes should complete Quizlet activities by next Wednesday, 11/13/19. (Learn, Flashcards, Write, Spell, Test).
10/24/19: Link for vocabulary, Para Empezar
10/17/19: Test on Para Empezar, pt 2 is scheduled for November 14 for both classes. Vocab on the part 2 test is all of the 2nd column vocab on pg 22, the vocab at the top of p. 23, and the days of the week and months of the year.
9/24/19: Test on Para Empezar, pt. 1 is scheduled for October 17 for both classes. Use Quizlet. It really helps with memory work.
5/8/19: Test on chapter 2a, pt 1 is scheduled for for both classes. Use Quizlet. It's your friend.
4/3/19: Vocab for chapter 2a should be in your copybooks (Tu día en la escuela).
2/25/19: Vocab test for 1b is moved to 3/14/19 for both classes.
2/5/19: Vocab test for 1b is scheduled for 3/6/19 for both classes.
1/3/19: Vocab test for chapter 1a is scheduled for 1/30/19 and 1/31/19. Use your Quizlet set to help you study.
11/29/18: Vocab for 1a is due. The test on vocab for 1a is 12/18 for 62 and 12/19 for 61. If you're not going to be here those days please let me know and we'll arrange a make up day.
11/19/18: Make sure your vocab for chapter 1a is in your copybook. I'll check when we're back from Thanksgiving break.
11/7/18: Test on Para Empezar, pt 2 on 11/14 for 62 and on 11/15 for 61.
10/25/18: Test on Para Empezar, pt 2 is rescheduled to 11/14 for both classes.
10/18/18: Test on Para Empezar, pt 2 is scheduled for 10/30 for 61 and 11/6 for 62.
10/2/13: Reminder that 61 has a vocab test tomorrow on the first column of Para Empezar, pg 22. Please use Quizlet tonight. You should have your own Quizlet set done, but you can access mine by going to Google Classroom for 61 Spanish. I have the set there (Para Empezar, Part 1). Just click on the link.
The test for 62 will be next Tuesday, 10/9. Please follow the instructions for 61 above if you can't access your Quizlet account.
9/27/18: Quiz on -ar, -er, -ir verb endings next Thursday, 10/4, for 61, and the following Tuesday, 10/9, for 62. (-AR verb endings: -o, -as, -a, -amos, -aís, -an; -ER verb endings: -o, -es, -e, -emos, -éis, -en; -IR verb endings: -o, -es, -e, -imos, -ís, -en.)
9/19/18: Most of you have your Quizlet set done for Para Empezar, pt 1 (the first column of vocab on page 22 in your text). You should be using Quizlet at home to study. Test is on 10/4 for 61 and 10/3 for 62.
9/12: Homework for 61 is due tomorrow (9/13). Finish entering vocabulary from p. 22, column 1 in your copybook. 62 has the same homework but it is not due until next Tuesday, 9/18.
9/11/18: Welcome to all our students, returning and new. We've lots of new faces in 6th grade this year. We're so happy to have you with us.
A few beginning-of-the-year essentials: you must have a new copybook for Spanish, so be sure to get one if you haven't already.
Textbooks should not be covered with book socks as they break the spines on our books. It's fine to leave them uncovered. You can put clear film on the workbook if you'd like but it's not required.
Please remember to bring your text, workbook, copybook and pencils with you to every class. We don't use pens in Spanish (erasable pens are fine).
You'll have tests and homework in Spanish in middle school. That's new for most of you.
We'll use the Chrome books and iPads often. We'll set up Quizlet accounts for those of you who don't have a Quizlet account. It's a great study tool and lots of fun to use.
If you didn't finish your Puerto Rico/Cuba comparison please have it with you next class.
Please check this site once a week for updates.
5/11/18: By way of reminder, the test for 61 3a, Part 2 is next Thursday (will move to Tuesday if there's a change to the schedule on Thursday) and the test for 62 is next Wednesday.
4/23/18: Vocab test for chapter 3a will be divided into 2 parts. 61 will have part 1 on 5/3 (first column of words and the top of the second column that includes drinks). The second column test will be on 5/17. 62 tests will take place a week later than 61: part 1 on 5/13 and part 2 on 5/22.
3/26/18: Reminder that the quiz on the verb estar is tomorrow for both groups.
3/8/18: Chapter 2b vocab test is scheduled for 4/11 for 62 and 4/12 for 61.
3/7/18: Reminder to 62 to study for 2a vocab test tomorrow.
2/12/18: Reminder to study for 2a vocab test which is scheduled for 3/7 for 62 and 3/8 for 61.
1/22/18: Reminder to study for vocab test for 1b this week.
12/18/17: Vocab test on chapter 1b will be on 1/23 for 62 and 1/24 for 61. If you haven't finished your Quizlet set for this unit, it needs to be done before we go on Christmas break. I have both classes tomorrow and you can finish it then if you haven't already.
11/17/17: Test on chapter 1a vocab will be on 12/13 and 12/14. You should be using Quizlet regularly.
10/23/17: You should be using Quizlet 4 to 5 times a week. The test on Para Empezar, pt 2 is scheduled for 11/1/17 for 62 and 11/2/17 for 61.
10/11/17: Test for 62 is moved to next Tuesday due to Fatima movie today.
10/10/17: Please make sure to have your copybook and textbook with you on test day. We start the next chapter immediately (Para Empezar, pt 2).
10/2/17: Test is next week on Para Empezar, part 1. You should be using Quizlet everyday for about 10 minutes to help you learn the vocabulary.
9/22/17: If you haven't finished your Quizlet set today, you'll need to finish it over the weekend. I'll check next Tuesday, 9/26.
9/13/17: First test is scheduled for October 12, 2017 and covers the vocabulary in the first column (including body parts found on page 9) on page 22. Only the first column, not the second.
9/8/17: Welcome to our new middle-school students! A few reminders: you need a new copybook for Spanish. You can't use your copybook from last year.
Do not cover your textbook with a book sock. We've had to replace a number of books because the spines are broken and pages start to fall out.
Do not take home your workbook. Ever. There's never a bit of homework to do in the workbook; we only use the workbook in the classroom. Don't take it home.
Your name and initials should appear on/in your workbook. If you lose your workbook, your name and initials will help to get it back to you. If you lose your workbook and can't find it, you have to buy another one.
Bring earbuds or headphones for use in Spanish class. We use Chromebooks and iPads several times a month and listening activities can only be used in a classroom if you have earphones.
Good to see all of you again. God bless you all.
4/28/17: Vocab test for 3a has been postponed. Instead, we will have a quizzle on the verb "estar" (conjugate it and translate it), and on making nouns and articles plural. Date is 5/2 for both classes.
4/14/17: Next vocab test is on chapter 3a. Date is 5/2 for both classes.
3/16/17: 62 has a verb quiz next week, 3/22. Use Quizlet to study the verb set you created in class two weeks ago. 61's Lenten project will be finished in class today.
3/8/17: Test on chapter 2b is scheduled for 4/4 for both classes.
3/7/17: Lenten project for 61 must be completed by the end of class next Tuesday 3/14/17. Make sure you and your partner know what your responsibilities are. Bring everything with you to class that you need to finish your Lenten poster. We'll work on them this Thursday and next Tuesday.
2/15/17: Test for 2a has been rescheduled. The new date is 2/24.
2/1/17: Chapter vocab test on 2A is scheduled for 2/17/17 for both grades. Make sure to study every week at least 3 to 5 times a week. Use your Quizlet set.
1/13/17: Test on 1b has been changed to 1/20/17 for both classes. Please make a note.
1/9/17: You should be studying everyday for your vocab test on 1b.
12/19/16: Test on chapter 1b is scheduled for January 25, 2017 for 62 and January 26, 2017 for 61. ¡Feliz Navidad!
12/8/16: Both classes should be doing the next Quizlet set for chapter 1b. Due next Thursday, 12/15. Vocab test will be after Christmas break (date to be determined).
11/21/16: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
11/9/16: Vocab test on chapter 1a, ¿Qué te gusta hacer?" is scheduled for 12/9/16 for both classes. Use your Quizlet set to study at home. You should be studying 4-5 times a week, 10-15 minutes at a time for every week leading up to the test. Start this week! Your Quizlet set needs to be completed by this Friday, November 11. I'll be checking it this weekend. It's going to count for flashcards. Please name your set "Realidades A, c1a."
10/31/16: Test on Para Empezar, part 2 is scheduled for 11/8/16. Make sure to use Quizlet to study.
10/21/16: 61 and 62 should finish flash cards over the weekend and bring them to class on Tuesday 10/25. The test on the remainder of the vocabulary for Para Empezar is scheduled for 11/8 for both groups. Everyone should create their own Quizlet page for Realidades Para Empezar, part 2. It's not hard to create your own Quizlet pages and I would like to move from flashcards to Quizlet in the next two months. Please work on that this weekend as well. Write down your user name so I can check your Quizlet page.
10/13/16: We looked at a site today that you can choose to study for "Para Empezar, part 1." Type into your search engine "Quizlet Realidades Para Empezar Slaughterm." You'll have 56 terms to study. Start doing it tonight. I'm still missing flash cards for 3 students in 62. You are very, very late!
10/10/16: Be sure to study the first column of "Para Empezar" a bit every night. If you've got your flash cards at home take them out and learn two or three words a night. Any flash cards that I still have will be returned tomorrow.
9/29/16: Please make sure to get your textbook covered. If you don't have a copybook, please bring one to your next class with me. Also both 61 and 62 need flashcards for class tomorrow.
10/4/16: Test on "Para Empezar, en la escuela" is scheduled for 10/19 for 62 and for 10/20 for 61. We'll use Quizlet one class before the test to help prepare. You should be using Quizlet at home as well. It's a great resource to help you master lots of new vocabulary and it's fun! Just type "Quizlet Realidades Para Empezar" into your search engine. Look for "Realidades Para Empezar" in the search results and click on the link.
4/18/16: Quiz tomorrow for both classes on date/day/weather and time. Test for chapter 3a is scheduled for May 2, both classes.
3/8/16: Flashcards for chapter 3a are due on Monday, 3/14 for both classes. We are not doing flashcards in the classroom for this unit.
2/24/16: Please use Quizlet to study before the test: Quizlet, Realidades 1, chapter 2b.
Quiz on Estar and Ser next Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
Soy I am
Eres You are
Es S/he, it is, you are
Somos We are
Soís You (all) are
Son They are, you (all) are
Estoy I am
Estás You are
Está S/he, it is; You are
Estáis You (all) are
Están They are; You (all) are
2/4/16: Flash cards for chapter 2b are due on Monday, 2/8. Please make sure to bring them with you Monday.
2/2/16: Test on chapter 2b is scheduled for 3/1/16.
1/20/16: Reminder that the vocab test is Monday, January 25 for both classes. If we're not in school on Monday, the test is scheduled for the next time class meets.
1/8/16: Flash cards are due next Monday for chapter 2a. Quizzle on subject pronouns next week as well. Study the chart in your copybook.
11/30/15: Don't forget to bring in your flash cards for chapter 1b. They're due by Wednesday, 12/2/15.
11/23/15: I'm including updates for all my classes on the main page as well as the tabbed pages for individual grades. Sometimes I'm unable to edit the individual class pages, but I can usually update the main page. See main page for test info for December. BTW, we've been able to use the Chromebooks several times in grade 6 to review for chapter tests using Quizlet and the online digital pages of the test.
9/28/15: Vocab for the remainder of "Para Empezar" should be in your copybooks and flash cards should be handed into me by 9/30/15 (p. 22, subheadings: "to ask and tell how someone is," "to say good-bye," "to talk about the classroom," "to say the date," "to ask for help," and "other useful words." (Do not include "to tell time," "to count up to 100," "to talk about the body," "to say the days of the week and the months of the year.")
Test date is 10/14/15.
9/21/15: Test has been moved to 9/23. Content is the same.
9/11/15: Test date change: Both classes will have the test on 9/22. Content for test has not changed.
9/2/15: Flash cards are due next class for the "Para empezar" unit. Vocabulary can be found on pp. 22 and 23. The first column on page 22, subheading "to greet someone" (12 entries) and the first column on page 23, subheading "to talk about the weather" (7 entries from the book, and an additional 8 entries I added to the list). The test for 61 will be on 9/21 and the test for 62 will be on 9/23.
Students should have a book sock on the textbook.
4/30/15: Test on chapter 4a is scheduled for 5/28 for both groups.
4/15/15: Test on chapter 3B is scheduled for 4/30 for both classes.
3/26/15: Quizzle tomorrow on verb endings for all verb groups: -ar, -er, and -ir.
3/23/15: Test for unit 3b is scheduled for 4/30 for both groups.
2/25/15: Test for unit 3a is scheduled for 3/12/15 (Thursday) for both classes.
2/9/15: Flash cards for unit 3a are due this Wednesday, 2/11 for both classes.
2/4/15: Reminder to study for your vocab test which is scheduled for 2/5/15.
1/15/14: Vocab test for 2b is scheduled for 2/12/15 for both groups.
12/9/14: Vocab test for c. 1b is moved to 12/17/15for both classes.
11/5/14: Reminder that vocab test on 1a is next week. All unit vocab is included.
10/29/14: Reminder that vocab test for 1a will be on 11/13 for both classes. Study, study, study. Use your flashcards and Quizlet.
10/8/14: Para Empezar, part 2 test is moved to 10/16. Test on unit 1a vocab will be on 11/13 for both classes.
10/1/14: Quiz tomorrow on -er verb endings: -o; -es; -e; -emos; -eís, -en has been cancelled. The quiz will be next week after the Para Empezar, part 2 vocab test.
9/26/14: Flash cards for chapter 1a are due on 10/2/14. Make sure you have them numbered and enclosed in a plastic baggie.
9/25/14: Second part of test for the unit "Para Empezar" will be on 10/9 for both classes. Sections include To talk about the classroom, To say the date, To ask for help and Other useful words.
9/12/14: Quizzle on 9/17 for 62. Includes days of the week, and questions about the date, day and weather. (lunes: Monday; martes--Tuesday; miércoles--Wednesday; jueves--Thursday; viernes--Friday). ¿Cuál es la fecha de hoy?--What is today's date? ¿Qué día es?--What day is it? ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?--What's the weather doing today?
9/9/14: Reminder to bring flash cards for "Para Empezar" tomorrow (9/10). You should be learning 10-12 words a week. Your first test is on 9/25.
9/5/14: Flash cards to not have to be done for homework. We'll finish them in class. If you need a plastic baggie or flash cards, please check with Mrs. Pultro or Ms. Libby. They have your supplies of index cards and plastic baggies.
9/4/14: Examen, pt 1 for 61 and 62 on Thursday, 9/25/14, on the following: EN LA ESCUELA: to greet someone; to ask and tell how someone is; to say goodbye. EN LA CLASE: to talk about the classroom; to say the date.
9/3/14: Please remember to bring blank index cards and a plastic baggie to class tomorrow. If your flash cards are finished tomorrow, I'll collect them and grade them. If you don't finish them in class tomorrow, you'll have to finish them for homework and turn them in on Friday.
4/11/14: Quiz on Hacer and Ser next Monday for 62 and this Friday for 61.
3/11/14: Test on chapter 3a vocab is 3/18 for 62 and 3/20 for 61.
2/27/14: 62, Flashcards due tomorrow for c3a. 61 students, your flashcards were due Monday, 2/24/14. If you haven't turned them in you lose one point everyday until you do.
2/20/14: Test tomorrow for 62 on c2b vocab. Test for 61 is today. Test moved from last week due to weather closings and delays.
1/30/14: Both groups: If you haven't given me your flash cards for chapter 2b, get a move on. You lose a point for everyday they're late.
Test on chapter 2b is scheduled for 2/13 for 61 and 2/14 for 62.
1/8/14: Test on c2A for both groups on 1/17/14. That's next Friday so make sure to study a bit everyday.
12/5/13: Reminder to both 61 and 62 to bring scissors, glue and glitter to class on Friday. In order to participate in the crafts, your work must be up-to-date, so if you haven't turned in your flashcards, be sure to do it before class on Friday.
11/14/13: Reminder to continue to study for your 1b vocab test next week. It's the last big test before the trimester ends.
11/5/13: Vocab test on 1b vocab on 11/19/13 for 62 and 11/21/13 for 61.
10/15/13: Change to chapter 1a vocab test date for 62 from 10/22 to 10/21 due to 6th-grade retreat next Tuesday.
10/10/13: Quizzle next week on numbers 20 to 100 for both groups. Keep studying for your 1a vocab test.
10/1/13: 62: Students in 62 who have homework must turn it in on Monday, 10/7/13. The verbs you must conjugate are escuchar, usar, practicar, bailar and nadar. Use your book, copybook, any material that helps you do it correctly.
Flash cards are due on Monday, 10/7/13. Remember to bring them in a baggie.
9/26/13: Dates for -ar verb quiz. 61--10/3; 62--10/1. Flash cards for chapter 1a are due next Thursday, 10/3 for 61 and next Tuesday, 10/1 for 62. Test for c. 1a will be on 10/22 for 62 and on 10/24 for 61.
9/25/13: Quiz next week on -ar verbs. You must know the endings and what they tell us.
9/18/13: Please take home your flash cards and keep them at home. Make sure to study everyday for 5 minutes. Test is next week!
9/10/13: Test for 61 and 62 will be on 9/27. Vocab can be found on page 22 in the text. The sections to be included on the test are: to greet someone, to ask and tell how someone is, to say good-bye, to talk about the body.
Students should bring in blank index cards and a clear plastic baggie for Friday's class.
9/6/13: Please remember to get a copybook for Spanish if you don't have one. Also make sure textbook is covered. Workbook doesn't need to be covered.
3/18/13: Continue to study vocab for chapter 3b.
12/12/12: Vocab test on c2a will be January 12, 13 for 61 and on January 9 for 62. Quizzle this week on conjugations of the verbs tener and ir.
11/27/12: Continue to study for big vocab test next week. It seems that most of you really know the vocab so I expect good results.
11/1/12: Next test on chapter 1b vocab is scheduled for 12/4 (62) and 12/6 (61). Vocab in copybooks and flash cards are due next Friday (11/9).
Here's a link to "Conjugations back."
10/16/12: Reminder to bring flashcards to class. Keep studying for next vocab test on 11/8.
10/4/12: Vocab and flashcards for chapter 1a (p.52) are due on 10/8/12 for 61 and on 10/9 for 62.
10/3/12: All chapter 1a vocab should be done and you should be working on flash cards. The test is on 11/8 for both groups.
9/25/12: Reminder to continue to study for test on October 11. Quizzle on days of week and seasons this week.
9/18/12: Very big test coming up on October 11. Please make sure you are studying everyday for 5 to 10 minutes. The second group of flash cards is due tomorrow. Don't forget to bring them with you. Flashcards, done correctly and handed in on time, are an easy way to get an "A."
9/11/12: Test on chapter 1 vocab, p. 22 will be on 10/11 for 62 and on 10/11/12 for 61. Start studying now. Spend 10 minutes a day 4-5 days a week memorizing the vocab. If you wait until the week before the test to start studying, you're going to have a hard time on the test. It's a 100 point test, so do your very, very best.
August 27, 2012: Welcome to Middle School Spanish! We have a wonderful Spanish program in Middle School. You're going to learn lots and lots and be well prepared for high school. Please make sure you have a copybook dedicated to Spanish and bring it with you to every class. You also need pencils rather than pens. There's no need to purchase a Spanish-English dictionary for 6th grade, but if you want to, I recommend "The Bantam New College Spanish and English Dictionary." It's inexpensive and you can find used copies for pennies. You'll have to pay shipping costs though.
I'll see you on Wednesday or Thursday this week.
2/14/12: Reminder to study for vocab test for c. 2B.
2/2/12: 62 don't forget to study for your subject pronoun quiz. 61 and 62 keep studying for next vocab test on c. 2B vocab.
1/26/12: Quiz on subject pronouns for 62 on 2/6/12. Keep studying for vocab test on 2b vocab. Test on 2b is on 2/15/12 for 61 and on 2/16/12 for 62.
1/24/12 Reminder that flashcards for chapter 2B are due this week for both groups. Please have them with you on Friday, 1/27/12.
1/18/12: Quiz for 61 on subject pronouns this Friday, 1/20/12. Don't forget your flash cards if you forgot them today.
1/9/12: Quiz for 62 on 1/12/12, second column words, p. 22.
1/4/12: Continue to study for chapter 2a test. Quiz on p. 22 column 1 for 61 this Friday, January 6 and on Monday, January 9 for 62. (Quiz is review).
12/13/11: Next big test on chapter 2a will be after the Christmas break on 1/19/12 for 61 and 62.
12/9/11 62: Your test will be on Monday since we didn't have it today. Be sure to study.
12/2/11 61 and 62: Continue to study for your big vocab test next week. First big test of the new trimester.
11/17/11 Below is a link for VideoEle.. The site is entirely in Spanish. It's filmed in different locations in Spain, so the pronunciation is Castilian. What does that mean? Well, the letters "z" and soft "c" have a "th" sound. There are other regional differences, but much like American English, it's not hard to figure out what is being said where. For example, "pop" and "soda" are the words used to mean "soft drink" in different regions of the US.
Videoele has lots of exercises related to each video. Be sure to try some of them. You'll be exposing yourself to Spanish at home as well as at school. You'll have fun, too.
Nivel A1 is level one Spanish. There are a dozen or more videos to view. Please experiment with the first 4-6. They're very easy to do. ¡Diviertense!
11/7/11 A number of students in 62 have not completed their vocab homework that was due 11/3. By way of reminder, a percentage of points is forfeited for every day an assignment is late (absence doesn't count against someone's grade). Please check your child's grade for this assignment; if they have a "10" posted that means they still haven't completed the assignment.
Homework for 11/7-9/11 (62)
Please view video at the following link for the next three days, and work on pronounciation. You can stop and start the video as often as you like. Remember that vowels in Spanish don't change their sound--well, very infrequently.
If you can't access the site using the above link, go to www.senorjordan.com, then click on videos. You'll be brought to a page with a long list of videos. You want to view video 12.
Next test for both groups will be chapter 1, part B, (p. 82) the beginning of December (12/7) for both groups.
Vocabulary for c. 1b must be completed for homeweek next week for both groups. Vocab (p. 82) must be written in vocabulary section of copybooks.
Due date for 6-1 is 11/2, and due date for 6-2 is 11/3.
6-1 and 6-2 have a test on vocabulary for chapter 1, part A, (p.52) on Wednesday, October 26 (6-1) and Thursday, October 27 (6-2).
Flash cards are due the day of the test.
Flash cards are due the day of the test.
If you don't know another language, you don't know your own.
(Old German proverb)
¿Qué tiempo hace?
(Old German proverb)
¿Qué tiempo hace?