Student's in Señor Lawhead's Spanish 5-6 classes are putting the finishing touches on their Fantasy Scrapbooks. Students have chosen to be whomever (or whatever) they wish to be and have written an autobiography and put together a scrapbook of pictures, realia and memorabilia of their fantasy lives. The autobiography will show students' mastery of the two major concepts for the year: Imperfect vs. Preterite and the Subjunctive and the scrapbook part is "muy divertido"!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Spanish 1-2 students with Profe Bañuelos completed a modified version of chapter 5.1 that covered ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.) and culturally highlighted the South American country of Ecuador. Profe shared his photos from his trip there in 2009. Pictured is Profe with one half of his body in the northern hemisphere and the other half in the southern hemisphere.
Madame Leidhoff's students of first year French viewed French commercials, learned the comparative structure, imperatives and wrote and performed their own clever commercials.
Students of AP French discussed with French 7-8 Honors strategies that will help them during testing this week. All students felt very confident about doing well!!!
Students of third year are ready for their production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Dr. Jacobson's Spanish 5-6 and 7-8 students are currently working on analyzing text through critical thinking activities. Students, parents and teachers can access an overview of the principles of higher cognitive analysis as well as examples of text analysis questions and responses through models available on Dr. Jacobson's SRHS web page. The information is also available on the Spanish 7-8 'anuncios y tarea' page.
Dr. Jacobson attended a World Language Workshop presented by College Board on May 18, 2013. She reports that the invaluable benefits of the course included in depth pedagogical principles, online resources and instructional strategies designed to enhance and assess students' interpretive, presentational and interactive language skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiencies.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Although it's not classroom-related, the World Languages Department is excited for Madame Leidhoff and the birth of her new grandson, Mayson! Madame Leidhoff will be back in the classroom this week once her daughter is home. Happy for you!
Mrs. Redelings's ASL 2 began their final presentations: This final project focuses on individuals who have significantly influenced the Deaf community. Students started out by researching and creating a fact sheet. Next, students will be scripting their signed presentation using gloss. Finally, students will create a visual timeline using PowerPoint to illustrate their signed presentation.
Students is Spanish 1-2 with Profe Bañuelos learned a brief history of Spain that covered from when the Romans brought the language of Latin there, the arrival of the Moors, the Spanish Empire, the Spanish Civil War, and up to current day issues of the country. Profe finds it important that his students have knowledge of the country of the language that they are learning about.
Dr. Jacobson's AP students took the AP Spanish language and culture test this week! Students clearly put forth their best efforts. We have the highest expectations for outstanding results!
Spanish 7-8 and 5-6 students read classical stories in Spanish to preschool students in the Childhood Development Center, located on campus. We thank Mrs. Hillman and Mrs. Ledbedder for their hospitality and collaboration with all classes. Working as peer tutors provides Spanish language learners a wonderful opportunity to practice reading and speaking skills within a context of leadership roles.
Students have begun writing skits based on vocabulary related to careers and common scenarios in daily life presented in Dr. Jacobson's book Spanish Across America
Class activities and discussions continue to focus on expanding vocabulary, refining grammatical proficiency and improving critical thinking and writing skills in preparation for district final exams.
Mr. Blackwelder's students learned about May 5th, Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day), on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The significance of carp streamers, the legend of Kintaro the Nature Boy, and a special food (Kashiwa Mochi - mochi wrapped in oak leaves symbolizing strength) were shared and discussed. The hope for strength in growing children and young adults, a central theme of Kodomo no Hi, couldn't have come at a better time. We are now in AP season!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Spanish 5-6 students of Señor Lawhead, Señora Ranzolin and Dra. Jacobson participated in the annual mock-job interview project this week. Over 300 students were interviewed in Spanish by thirteen wonderful members of the community. The students researched their careers, dressed for success, honed their interviewing skills and represented Scripps Ranch High School in an exemplary manner.