Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 80: papeles locos

As a writing practice activity, students were given the same color as their group and a blank piece of paper with a place. As a group, they needed to come up with a sentence describing what errand they did at … Continue reading

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Day 79: lugares y mandados en la comunidad

We reviewed how to use 2 verbs in a sentence in Spanish II today (they always seem to want to conjugate the second verb instead of leaving it in the infinitive.) Then, I had students list places in their community … Continue reading

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Day 78: what level of mastery?

In a non-standards based grading course, this student would’ve received a B on this test but she clearly has a difficult time applying the basic concepts to more complex situations showing true mastery. And although she is close to mastery, … Continue reading

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Day 77: matamoscas!

One of my favorite ways to practice vocabulary is matamoscas- the fly swatter game. I say a vocab word, students hit the pictures… As they learn the words, I later say the English and they have to say the Spanish … Continue reading

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Day 76: first leveled exam written

I need to reassess the proficiency level of my students’ verb skills as we just started the new semester and winter break, cultural activities, and final exam have occupied most of our January. Some of the students who didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Day 75: final exam not final

In my Spanish two class, we went over the final exam and students analyzed their strengths and weaknesses; prioritized what they needed help with; and reflected on the amount and kind of studying the did and could do the next … Continue reading

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Day 74: late hours

I am clearly going to have less than 180 posts as I am behind. Late hours due to final assessments that need to be graded. This is the third night this week I have left school around this time and … Continue reading

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