Sunday, January 26, 2014
Spring Semester 2014 begins Monday, January 27. All students should report to their CORE classes at 7:25 AM to receive their schedules and then continue on to a Periods 1-6 day.
Señor Lawhead's Spanish 5-6 students hold up each other's picture stories as visual prompts to tell the story that they depict. A few days later, students took their third oral exam by telling an unrehearsed story in the past tense from a picture story drawn by the instructor. The oral tests were recorded using Google Voice and evaluated by the teacher on the computer!
In support of his students who play on the JV and Varsity Women's Soccer Teams, Profe Bañuelos showed his support attending their games this week against Mira Mesa HS. Both teams won their matches, 6-0 (JV) and 3-0 (Varsity). Profe will be traveling to Brazil this summer to support his team, México (as seen in the photo), along with attending other matches including the final.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Mrs. Redelings's ASL 3 students are preparing for their final presentation of the semester, Dream Trip. Contents include local food, lodging and transportation, activities, currency, and local spoken and signed languages. Grammar points include use of facial grammar and verb inflection.
Señorita Chen’s Spanish 1-2 classes presented writing prompts in front of the class that helped students practice using different expressions of frequency to say how often they do certain activities in the day. They practiced conjugating “-ar” verbs and used sentences with “tener que + infinitive” to express different activities that they do: always (siempre), never (nunca), once in a while (de vez en cuando) and every day (todos los días).
Students of Madame Leidhoff's second year French class studied the caves of Lascaux. We learned terms of geography relating to the Ice Age, animals, was the way of life during these early times. Students learned the story of the discovery of these caves by four teens from the village of Montignac in the 1940s. Students made “cave drawings” in class in the style of the caves of Lauscaux and wrote clever stories in French to match their illustrations.
Students of AP French are beginning a unit on Justice and Politics. Current events are the topic of discussion this week.
Students in Spanish 3-4 with Profe Bañuelos learned how to spell many body parts in Spanish and how to properly express when an item hurts. Unlike in English when it is said "My knee hurts," in Spanish it is "Me duele la rodilla," which is more translated like "The knee hurts me."