Spanish Class (7th and 8th Grade)
Welcome to Spanish with Mrs. Lux!
I am excited for the start of the 2017-2018 School Year! During Curriculum Night, we will have the opportunity to meet and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call or email with any additional questions.
This school year, we will be using the Realidades A Text Book, along with many other materials, to keep the class as exciting as possible. Students in 7th and 8th grade will have Spanish Class every Tuesday and Thursday morning. The 8th Grade Students will be working on the second half of the text book this year, and we will start working on the preterite, past tense.
A Spanish/Dictionary (hard copy) is highly recommended for home use, as well as a 501 verb book. They are also available at the local library for check out.
Welcome to Spanish 2018-2019
This summer was fun filled with my family, and it is now time to return to the classroom!
My experiences this summer included the Tijuana Trek with St. Louise, where I had the opportunity to continue in my personal growth with the language, Parish community, and understanding of the cultures I teach about.
I am passionate about the beautiful and vibrant people and places of the Spanish Speaking World, here and abroad.
I look forward to guiding the students through another year of learning Spanish in the best place possible, our library!
Please contact me personally with any questions about the Spanish program and I will look forward to meeting new students next week, and the families at Curriculum Night, September 4th at 6:30pm.
The Bilingual Brain
Several sources have been publishing information about the benefits of bilingualism over the past 10 years. It has been proven that students that are bilingual are able to multi-task with greater ease, and accomplish tasks more efficiently in a chaotic environment. One of the many reasons we have added Spanish to our required curriculum for the Junior High.
The seventh grade students are working currently on conjugating verbs in the present tense, including irregular verbs such as SER, ESTAR, and TENER. We are learning about definite and indefinite articles, as well as adjective coordination. They are each making a family tree in Spanish at the moment.
The eighth grade students are working on writing skills this week, including preterit verbs (past tense verbs) that they are learning to conjugate. They are working on proper accents with those verbs, in addition. They have been reviewing food and family vocabulary learned last year, as well.
Several students brought traditional Latin American food last Thursday to share with our classes. We had pan dulce, empanadas, tacos, and more. Thank you so much to the families that contributed. It is fun to learn about the art, dance, food, and culture that the Spanish language lives within.