Diane-Caprice Felger Adams
aka Cappy Felger Adams
aka Sra. Adams
Spanish Teacher since 1994
Welcome to Introduction to Spanish and the 2017-2018 school year. I am so excited to be your child's teacher and I look forward to a wonderful school year full of learning and fun.
Sra. Felger Adams
The syllabus, supplies and grading policy can all be found on my teacher website.
La evaluación (Assessment):
1. Los examenes y los proyectos grandes (escritos y orales 50%)
Exams and major projects (written and oral 50%)
2. Las pruebitas, la participación, el trabajo de la clase y los proyectos pequeños (escritos y orales 40% )
Daily i.e. quizzes, participation, classwork and small projects (written and oral 40 %)
3. La tarea y crédito extra (escrito y oral) 10%
Homework and extra credit
Total : 50% +40% +10% =100%
FYI: According to district policy, there must be at least 3 exam or major project grades, 9 daily grades and 3 homework grades per 9 weeks.
Any failed exams, tests or quizzes may be retaken after a tutorial has been attended. The two exam grades will be averaged together. If neither grade is passing, then the higher of the two grades will be recorded.
Cheating will be taken VERY SERIOUSLY. Any student caught cheating will receive an automatic zero on that work. Parents or guardians will be notified. Have confidence in yourself! Do your own work! Copying homework IS cheating too!
********!Entrega tu trabajo a tiempo!********
All work missed when absent can be made up, however the type of absence determines the grade scale.
Work assigned during an excused or unexcused absence will follow the late policy found in the student handbook.
Attendance is very important. When you are absent you miss important instruction and information. Please try your best to attend EVERY class. REMEMBER: It is the student’s responsibility to gather and turn in work missed when absent.
Tardies are not a good thing either. They lead to lunch detention and a loss of important instruction. In the real world excessive absences and tardies lead to job loss.
Let’s create good habits now! Do your best to be on time!
Nombre del estudiante ___________________________________________
(Printed name of student)
*********************He leído el sistema de evaluación en
la clase de Sra. Adams y entiendo el sistema.
*********************I have read the grading policy for Sra. Adams’ Spanish class and understand the policy.
(Firma del estudiante y fecha)
(Signature of student)
(Firma de los padres y la fecha)
(Signature of parent/parents)
# de teléfono________________________
e-mail for Monday Mail List_______________________
In addition to your IPAD, online textbook and state issued workbook pages, you will need the following supplies in order to be successful in “la clase de español”.
a “ Know I Can “ attitude
an open mind
a caring heart
# 2 pencils
a black or blue pen
a spiral notebook
a pocket folder with brads
a Spanish / English dictionary (New World, Barron’s, University of Chicago, Larrouse or Velasquez) or equivalent App on your IPAD
dry erase markers (odorless)
****** See Señora Adams if you have ANY difficulty with this list.
Food and drink (except water )are not permitted in the classroom,; however, cultural days may include food projects. When this occurs, additional supplies may be requested to be brought by the students such as paper plates, napkins, etc. Note… Tissues are needed year round and are appreciated at any time. !Muchas Gracias!
Let’s have a great year!
! Arriba el español !
Cappy Felger Adams
Welcome to Introduction to Spanish and the 2016-2017 school year. I am so excited to be your child's teacher and I look forward to a wonderful school year full of learning and fun.
Introduction to Spanish
1st period Intro.
2nd period Intro.
3rd period Intro.
4th period Intro.
5th period Intro.
6th period Conference
7th period 6th Grade Advisory
8th period Intro.
Cappy Felger Adams
Telephone in Rm : 830-629-8524
FYI:(E-mail is my preferred way of contact.)
Getting to know each other
alphabet, vowels, sounds, etc.
Basic classroom commands
Monday:Use homework (cartoon skit) to act out skit in class
Word search of months and days of the week
Tuesday: Finish acting acting out skits using Greeting cartoon if not finished
WS with numbers and Math
Say Math problems and answers in Spanish
Line talk with Math
Sing and act out the Jokey Pokey
The body and face
Read articles and textbook about the importance of studying Spanish and create posters to present to the class.
Why study Spanish? Posters in partners
National Hispanic Month begins
Independence dates of Hispanic countries
Saying important dates in Spanish
Finish Why study Spanish? posters
Tuesday :Open House
GT / ESL 5:30
PTA 6:00 (cafeteria)
Class rotation follows PTA meeting
Encourage your students to try hard and to keep up the good work! Remember, Spanish is continuously being recycled and reviewed.
Please check out the www.spanishspanish.com website. It is great for Spanish students!
Tú vs Usted informal and formal registry txtbk.p.5
Wednesday : Quiz
Thursday: Skit What is your name?
Where are you from?
TPR Common classroom commands
Hmwk.Comic Strip Presentation of friends with colors (Due Monday)
Months, days of the week and birthdays
¿Cómo se dice?
El lunes estoy en Canada
Review of vowels with Unicorn Cheer
This week on Friday, we will have our first celebration for National Hispanic Month, the independence of 5 Central American countries and for Mexican Independence. Students may bring cookies and juice to share with the class. Please check with me to see what is needed. Small plates, napkins and small cups are always welcome.
Why study Spanish? posters and presentations
Tuesday: Why study Spanish?
posters and presentations.
Time p. 8
¿Qué hora es?
Review for Exam #1
National Hispanic Month continued
Maps and Independence dates
Focus: Mexico and Central America
Capital Rock song
Miguel Hidalgo = The Father of Mexico
National Hispanic Month Fiesta
Cookies and Juice
El Grito reenacted by the President of Mexico
Thank you so much for all the parents who sent goodies for our fiesta on Friday. We had a great time!
The students were great!
Tuesday: Time At what time with TV guides
Wednesday:Turn In Hmwk.
Song : ¿Qué hora es Marita?
What time is it?
At what time is ________
Start ITUNES assignment
Finish ITUNES assignment Los colores, la hora y el cuerpo
Pep Rally @ 3:00
Monday: Columbus Day / El Día de Colón
He sailed for the Monarchs of Spain.
Reached the West Indies on Oct, 12, 1492.
A primera vista p. 24
No me gusta
Infinitives (bailar = to dance)
Make flashcards with infinitives
Line talk with infinitives
Line talk with classes and sports
Me gusta: The video
Line talk with infinitives, classes, sports and food
End of 1st Nine week grading period
Video : The Colombian Exchange (Columbus video)
Monday: Put final touches on Spark videos and email them to email@example.com.
Tell each other where we went and what we did over the break.
Tuesday: ELA Testing
8:20 - 11:40
5th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th ( approx. 18-20 minute classes)
Watch videos with listening sheets
Noun, verb and adjective agreement W/S
Finish watching Spark videos
AR verbs and subject pronouns
Thursday and Friday
Subject pronouns pg. 98 Act. 14 p. 99
Regular AR verbs p. 100
Act. 17- 18 p.101
studyspanish.com lessons and quizzes.
Unit 1 Lesson #7 / Basic Quiz
Unit 1 Lesson #8 / Basic Quiz
Under Verb drills / present tense
Just AR verbs (20 question quiz)
Welcome back to 2018! Hope everybody had a wonderful break!
In the 3rd 9 wks. we will cover Tema 2B, Tema 3A and Tema 3B of our textbook in addition to constantly reviewing, revisiting and reteaching previous concepts.
Monday: Welcome back!
Read about Epiphany in the Hispanic world.
Talk about Epiphany
What is an epiphany?
Play family feud to review and get the students back in to Spanish.
More review games.
Play Mexican lotería. (Traditional game played at this time of year.)
Go over Dec. bench mark exams.
Introduce new vocabulary from Tema 2B. (Check out resources posted in ITUNES for Tema 2B.)
Use skeletons and TPR to practice prepositions of place.
Sing : Where's the train station?
Una pera y dos bananas
Tema 2B and prepositions of place W/S (vocabulary production)
Use TPR to demostrate prepositions of place.
Practice new vocabulary
Vocabulary practice with whiteboards
Play Where's Waldo?
Vocabulary quiz over Tema 2B will be on Wednesday, Jan. 17th.
Listening and reading comprehension test with cultural and grammatical component on Friday
Reteach Tema 2B vocabulary and articles W/S
School supplies (20)
Go over guided practice W/S estar as a class
Grammar Unit #1 Lesson 5
Definite and Indefinite articles (Take notes)
Do Oral 1 and Oral 2 exercises
Take Basic Quiz
Go over Examen 2B
Ser, estar Take notes
Generate Unique 20 question quiz wih vosotros
Corrections and re takes by the end of the week
Read and summarize cultural notes in group
Finish up cultural notes
Practice using the verb estar
Listening , reading comprehension EXAM with cultural and grammatical points from Tema2B included
Tema 3B cont.
Sabroso o sabrosa
sabrosos o sabrosas
No es saludable
plural forms of adjectives
La prirámide nutritiva
Act. 5 p. 184
La pirámide nutritiva
QR code exit quiz
Wednesday: Send home letter about the Field trip on March 21st
Cost $10 dollars
The verb ser
Act. 20 p. 192
Act. 22 p. 193
Work with partner on March Madness game
Thursday: La locura de marzo
March Madness begins
Friday : Enrichment
La lluvia de hamburguesas
Places we go and the verb to go in the present tense
Monday: Turn in City Grid
A primera vista p. 208-209
Oral listening and speaking practice
La Plaza p. 215 (Read)
Exploracion del lenguaje (days of the week)
Connections with geography : Reading a map City grid p. 217
Wednesday: Listening Acts. 5-8
Line talk with flashcards
Warm up /Line talk with flash cards
March Madness(4th quarter)
Acts. 10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21 (white boards)
Friday : March 30th
¿Quieres ir conmigo?
Do you want to go with me?
Asking, accepting and declining invitations
How are you feeling?
the verb jugar and other boot verbs
Selena Quintanilla Perez
Born April 16, 1971
Died March 31, 1995
Make quizlet to prepare for Oral Proficiency Exams.
Exams start on Wed. May 10th.
Mini Fiesta : el cinco de mayo (Salsa making contest / on Friday) (culture)
The history behind:
el cinco de mayo (history connection)
Bravo Sra. de Ortiz
Start reviewing for EOC
Practice for proficiency exam
Finish up with Bravo, Sra. de Ortiz
Start Quizlet proficiency review
Questions posted in ITUNES
Make papel picado for the hall (connection to culture and art)
Sing: Buenos días, ¿Cómo está?
Read about Goya and Picasso
el dos y tres de mayo
Skit: ¿Cómo te llamas?
Work on Quizlet
Pep Rally Schedule (Fiesta theme)
Read about El cinco de mayo : Pick student to be the teacher during reading
Work on Crossword over el cinco de mayo
Continue ProficiencyPractice/ quizlets
Friday : El cinco de mayo : Mini fiesta/ Salsa tasting contest
Students may bring some type of candy, cookies, chips or juice to share with the class, if they are not entering the salsa contest.
El cinco de mayo (fiesta)
Student lead: Loteria Nacional
Song: ¿Qué hora es Marita?
Time on spanishspanish.com
Gender of nouns with the seasons
Weather and the seasons
Weather in the northern and southern hemispheres.
Gender of Nouns and adjectives
Definite and Indefinite articles
Weather and seasons
Definite and Indefinite article practice
Countries and Capitals with Rock the capitals song
Homework W/S Para Empezar ps. 5-6
Go over article practice W/S
Finish map with Rock the capitals song
Brief review for quiz: review posted in ITUNES.. countries and capitals, concept of gender (masculine and feminine)
Grammar, Unit 1, Gender of Nouns 1, Take Basic Quiz
Definite and Indefinite Articles, Take Basic Quiz
Thursday Quiz over concept of gender (masculine and feminine) and time.
Friday : Introduction to weather
Monday: 2nd nine weeks begins
Go over extra credit shoe box altar. Extra credit homework assignment for Day of the Dead Celebration on Oct. 28 in downtown NB. 5pm - 10pm Farmer's Market
Warm-up Verbs (spanishspanish.com)
Me gusta with infinitivesWS
Countries, capitals with partner
Rock the capitals
Homework: study for quiz
AR, ER and IR verbs
QUIZ over infinitives and the verb gustar
Pass out requirements for extra credit Day of the Dead Project
Wednesday: Day of the Dead letter
Wings over Mexico ( article/ITUNES)
Butterfly Project for Day of the Dead
Negative expression with me gusta W/S
Thursday:¿Cómo eres? Descriptions.
Download Adobe Voice for project
Go over requirements for project.
Get started on Me gusta project.
Work on Me gusta project
Thursday: Work on Me gusta project
Friday: Start group project with the Ca;acas
Introduction of Vocabulary
A primera vista
Vocabulary using adjectives
noun/ adj agreement
Textbook activities pgs. 58-70
Adjectives /Tema1B (ITUNES)
Looking ahead:Spark video expectations
Review for test 1A/ 1B
Friday: Major Exam
¿Qué te gusta?
1A Me gusta montar en monopatín.
No me gusta escribir cuentos.
1B Soy atrevida.
No soy artística.
Los Días de los Muertos
Countries and capitals
Please try your very best to have all students in class on Thursday and Friday for their mid term benchmark.
Please try to avoid scheduling any appointments for Thursday and Friday or picking them up early during their Spanish class.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Benchmark tutorials will be held every day after school this week from 3:35 - 4:15.
All students are encouraged to attend.
Monday : Sing songs for review
Remind students about AR reteach verb poster (Due tomorrow)
Pass out and start review packets for Benchmark (Due on Friday)
Tuesday: Watch txtbook videos / Temas PE and 1A
Work on review packets in groups
Wednesday : Watch txtbk videos Temas 1B and 2A
Continue Benchmark review in groups
Check with key
Thursday : SPANISH Benchmark Part 1
Friday :Spanish Benchmark Part 2
Review Packets due
Monday : Introduction of new chapter Tema 3A vocabulary
Finish up cultural notes and online activities
Students who still are not finished, should finish up during tutorials.
Videohistoria p. 150-153 Acts. 3,4,5
Hmwk. p. 49-50 workbook
Wednesday: Guided practice ER/IR verbs in the present tense
Guided practice page
Thurday: Tema 3A vocabulary practice
Friday : Tema 3A
Extra Credit :Student generated work
La lluvia de Hamburguesas : Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Monday: Sing :
.Jugo de Naranja song
Discuss the artwork of Fernando Botero
Work with ¡Por supuesto! and ¡Qué asco! Speaking activity
Work with ways of saying you like and don't like at all.
Finish up worksheets from Friday.
Sing Jugo de Naranja
Ask questions about Botero
Repeat ¡Por supuesto! and 1Que asco activity!
Sing and do cloze activity :Soy una pizza.
Fill out Loteria board with food.
¡Por supuesto! and ¡Que asco activity!
Hold up flashcard with opinion.
Thursday: Play warm up loteria game.
Watch videos and fill in activity sheet as you watch.
¿Qué hay de desayunar?
With a partner, make a food poster
to be hungry
to be thirsty
Next Tuesday : Fruit shakes (send bananas, etc) to class
Next Friday:Feb. 16
Exam Tema 3A
Last day to work on food poster in class.
Test over Tema 3A on Friday the 16th.
Fruit shake reminder and brief history of Carnaval.
Carne va = Meat goes
Tuesday : Licuados de fruta
Fruit shakes : Make shakes in class.
Read about the origins of the banana and a fruit shake recipe.
Wednesday: Er and Ir verbs comer, beber, compartir, escribir
Guided practice (ITUNES)
Go over guided practice
Turn in to EBACKPACK)
Questions and answers using the verbs comer and beber
Test review and homework: Mini conversations and crossword puzzle.
Study for Test Tema 3A
Turn in homework.
Take test over Tema 3A.
Have a great weekend! See ya on Tuesday.
The verb tener = to have ; to be
Guided practices with BBAll shooting
Turn in field trip for full homework credit (last grade of this nine weeks)
Review for Tema 3B exam
Wednedsday : Tema 3B exam
La Tomatina (video)
La lluvia de hamburguesas with word contest
Friday : Last day of 3rd nine weeks
ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!
Tema 4B continued
At what time?
Practice with TV guides from the Herald
Students take over and ask the questions
Oral speaking practice and textbook activities
Acts. 12, 13, 16, 18, 24 ps. 249-253
Tuesday: Cultural notes
more oral activities
Wednesday: Review for Exam 4B
Work on review in class.
Finish up for homework if not complete at the end of class.
Thursday: Exam 4B
Pass out oral proficiency tasks, goals and questions for final oral proficiency test in May.
Go over questions and tasks.
Homework: Make quizlet with questions and answers to prepare for proficiency exam
Cultural: Finish watching Selena
Different song every day for review.
¿Qué es esto?
¿Dónde está la terminal?
El lunes estoy en Panama
Tengo una cita
Paragraph for Spanish class yearbook.
Make a Mother's Day card
Oral Proficiency testing
Review for final bench mark (Written portion given out.
Weather and temperatures
Use weather chart to express weather and temperatures around the world.
weather expressions and activities
Temperatures C to F
F to C
Quiz over weather
Test your Columbus IQ
: Review for EXAM:
Everything we have studied since last major exam.
Time,at what time, weather,seasons, dates, Independence, concept of gender, definite and indefinite articles, the body, classroom commands, classroom items and colors
Review packet. Work on review together in class.
Finish at home if not completed in class.
Friday:: Major Exam
This will be the last major exam for the 1st 9wks.
This will allow for corrections, re teach and re testing if necessary.
Monday: Turn in Butterfly Project for Day of the Dead
Send me all photos taken Downtown NB this past weekend for extra credit.
Finish and hang calacas in the halls.
Tuesday: Idiom Day
Article with Day of the Dead terms
Finish hanging the Calacas
Extra credit altars due (Tuesday)
Wednesday and Thursday: Butterfly presentations
Extra Credit Altars
Day of the Dead celebrations
Bring hot chocolate (packets) or pan de muertos to share with the class.
Present Butterflies to the class
Friday : Descriptions and adjectives with me gusta expressions.
P. 54-55 Tema 1B
Objectives of Tema 1B
A primera vista ps. 56-57
Talk about future Adobe Spark video project.
Likes and Dislikes and descriptions
More Adjectives : Me gusta leer y escribir cuentos. Soy muy estudiosa y talentosa.
Work on Spark video.
Tu sala de classes
Go over Extra credit Thanksgiving assignment
Work on Spark video
Warm up : studyspanish.com
Classes we study
AR verb conjugation
¿A qué hora?
Thanksgiving enrichment project (extra credit)
I give thanks for ...Le doy las gracias por.... (10)
Work on Spark videos
Pass out papers
Finish any studyspanish.com not completed
Friday : Pirinola / Toma Todo
Count our blessings...
Play a typical Thanksgiving game with money from around the world.
We completed our bench mark on Friday. Students who missed their bench mark will have to go to Mrs. White to arrange a make up time to take the exam. Scores should be released later this week on exams taken last week.
This week is a modified schedule. Students will meet in their testing advisory class until 11:40 and then go directly to 5th period which meets for it's regular time. All other classes are modified to 18 minutes. There is early release on Friday.
Mon. Math Bench mark
Reading Christmas in Mexico
The story of " la flor de la Noche Buena" or the poinsettia
Tuesday - Reading Bench mark
Read about José Feliciano
Watch him sing Felíz Navidad
Sing Felíz Navidad
Wednesday - Science Bench mark
Candy/ Snack exchange in the classes ( Do not spend more than $ 3)
Semester in review
Thursday:Social Studies Bench Mark
Play Pirinola o Toma Todo
Turn in any and all late or make up work.
Friday - Early release and end of 2nd 9 wks. grading period
Pick 3 classes to go sing to...
¡Felíz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo!
Return back to school on Jan. 8th!
Grades go out.
Mon. Jan. 15 MLK DAY NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Bad weather day
Finish cultural notes in groups that were started on Friday
Wednesday : Start preparing for an EXAMEN 2B on Wednesday, Jan.24th.
Video with w/s
En mi mochila roja Yo tengo (In my red backpack I have)
The verb estar in the present tense.Guided practice
When to use the verb estar...PLACE
Practice worksheet on singular and plural forms of nouns, definite articles and indefinite articles
Listening act. Tema 2B
Homework: Study for the vocabulary test
Friday :Vocabulary exam Tema 2B
Monday: off / No school
Tema 3B La cena
New vocabulary and concepts of the chapter
Eyeball the chapter.
A primera vista.
Thursday : 3B Vocabulary quiz.
Connections with science and math: Farenheit to Celsius and Celsius to Farenheit
Monday : Field trip permission forms and money
Guided practice vocabulary for Tema 4A (ITUNES)
Tuesday:Field trip permission forms and money
Turn in words
Wednesday :FIELD TRIP TO THE MISSIONS
Thursday: Re cap of trip
Gustos y disgustos
March madness (3rd quarter)
White boards with Tema 4A vocabulary
Sing songs using the verb ir= to go
¿Adónde vas? Hip Hop
¿Adónde vas? Voy a la panaderia.
Write Thank you notes and sign in all classes
City Grid in ITUNES
Monday : Tema 4A
The verb ir = to go in the present tense
conjunction a ( a plus el = al)
Warm up Act. 15 p. 220
Make up listening acts. from Wed. of last week
Tuesday / Tema 4A
Workbook ps. 71-72
The verb ir = to go
Questions words (Interrogatives)
Wednesday :Cultural notes
Marc Anthony and la música puertorriqueña
Puerto Rico and San Augustine Florida
Homework: Tema 4A
Workbook ps. 73-74
Review for exam
Thursday:Exam Tema 4A
Friday :Introduction to Tema 4B
The verb jugar = to play
Exam on Thursday
April 26, 2018
Review for Bench mark
Finish oral proficiency exams
EOC on Wednesday and Thursday
Please do everything possible to have your students at school this week..
Tema PE (Para Empezar)
Mandatos en la clase
En la escuela
En la clase
Tema 1A ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
Tema 1B Y tú, ¿Cómo eres?
National Hispanic Month
National Hispanic Month Sept. 15- Oct. 15
Sept. 5, 2017
6:00- 8:30 pm
EXAM 1 Thursday Sept. 21
Friday Sept. 22
Viva la independencia
Carnaval y el martes gordo/ Carnaval and Fat Tuesday
Fruit Shakes Tuesday the 13th of Feb.
Tema 3A Exam Friday, the 16th of Feb.
Field Trip to San Antonio and the Mission Trail
March 21, 2018(Chaperones needed) Cost 10$ per student
Please bring sack lunch or let me know so that I can order one from the cafeteria.
Exam Tema 4A Thursday, April 5, 2018
Exam Tema 4B Thursday April 26, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018 Salsa Contest and Cinco de Mayo Celebration
April 10th / 7th grade writing STAAR
8th grade Math
April 11th / 8th grade Reading STAAR
May 14th - May 17th STAAR Testing
May 23-24 Intro to Spanish EOC (Wed.-Thurs.)
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