Hello, I am a Spanish 1 teacher at Pittsburg High. I love teaching my subject using authentic resources to help my students build their cultural awareness in our society.
Urgent- Message to parents after COVID-19 school dismissal, March 2020
Dear parents and guardians,
Due to our current circumstances, I will be using Google Classroom to keep students engaged within an online classroom community! Yes, our school is closed, but I will make sure that students are using this time toward maximizing their own academic success!
- To enroll in our Google Classroom, students must (i) have or create a Gmail account, (ii) go to Google Classroom and (iii) select “join class” and (iv) enter the code that corresponds with their class and period below
2do Periodo – @hd6cb3
3er Periodo – @k3g3bh
4to Periodo – @4aeakf4
5to Periodo - @8d88h3
6to Periodo – @espaol6th
Google Classroom Codes
2do Periodo – umjykl4
3er Periodo – h3xjwdc
4to Periodo – vpf3zko
5to Periodo - ujkorbg
6to Periodo – t6bxci3
Helping your student at home
Please keep in mind that this time is not about you knowing each subject and helping the student to do their work, this time is about you showing that you are interested in their education, helping your students get organized, providing a quiet place for the students to do their work, monitoring the students work to make sure is completed and praising their efforts.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Talk with your student, let the student know that education is important and that the schoolwork should be done
- Set a time for your students to complete assignments, have the student participate in the creation of the schedule and follow-up on that every day. It is helpful to write the schedule and posted at home in a visible place at home where everyone can see it.
- Remove all distractions, turn off the TV, and other devices that might distract the student during study time.
Student’s assignments overview
Your student will have assignments to complete daily and these assignments are to turn in for grade. In a language class we read, write, listen and speak therefore we will be covering all of these areas.
The following are your weekly work instructions and all work must be completed in Spanish:
Writing: Keep a daily journal and do an entry Monday thru Friday (School days only). Write half a page per day: for example, what you will do in the day, how do you feel, describe people around you and the food you will eat or would like to food...etc. (All must be in present tense and in SPANISH)
Students can make up an imaginary friend and write about them and what they do each day. (All must be in present tense and in SPANISH)
Follow the prompts in your own google slide created for this class
Note: Journals will be checked every Friday, students are required to turn them Friday by 5PM on the weekly assignment I post for journals
Speaking: Always take the opportunity to practice speaking Spanish. I will be posting flipgrids tasks so I can hear and see the student speak Spanish (I will discuss further instructions once I post the flipgrid in my Google classroom.
Note: Speaking activities are due Monday and Friday by 5PM
Reading: Books have been uploaded for reading. Start with “Berto y sus buenas ideas”, “Pobre Ana” and “Patricia se va a California”. Complete the activities for each reading in Spanish.
Note: READING QUIZ on Thursdays by 5PM
Listening: Listen to two songs in Spanish per week and write key vocabulary and the main idea per song in Spanish.
ASSIGNMENTS DUE: Listening Activities Wednesday by 5PM
Vocabulary and grammar practice: I will be posting boom cards to practice, and students should be using the choice board, graphic organizer and their notebook to practice vocabulary