Hola Chicas,

Thanks for your hard work on our monument project today! We’ll continue to work on these until next week when we’ll be presenting them to the class. For the written part of the project, I would like for you to answer the following questions in paragraph form:

  1. ¿Cómo se llama el monumento?
  2. ¿Dónde está?
  3. ¿Quién construye el monumento?
  4. ¿Cómo es el monumento?
  5. ¿Cuál es la importancia del monumento?
  6. ¿Existe un cuento sobre el monumento?

Sentence requirements: 10 sentences for one person, 20 sentences for partners.

Keep in mind that when you answer these questions, it will be as a part of a paragraph, not bullet point answers. Please stick to verbs in the present tense. Even though it’s not accurate to say “He builds this monument in 1443,” this is the verb tense we are studying and hopefully getting more comfortable with. Don’t forget to use Word Reference if you need help with definitions!

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me either through e-mail or in person. Gracias, chicas, I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with!


¿Cómo se dice…..?

Hola chicas,

Many of you have asked for the site for Word Reference again to help you with your homework for Friday. Remember, keep it simple! I want you to start with small ideas and get those on paper. The more we practice our Spanish, the more we’ll be able to talk about, but for right now, let’s use the words in our dictionaries and the adjectives that I gave you today in class. If you need anything, please send me an e-mail or come see me in the Cascade Room.

Gracias chicas,


Historia de México

Hola Chicas,

Gracias for all of your hard work today putting together the history of Mexico and answering the questions from the worksheet. The questions that haven’t been answered from the worksheet are due for homework. For this assignment, you’ll need the Mexico Timeline from the History Channel. I’ll also attach the Ficha Mexico if you’ve misplaced yours.

I’ll be collecting the worksheet for 8th grade on jueves el 15 de octubre and for 7th grade viernes el 16 de octubre. As always, if you have any questions, e-mail me or come visit in the Cascade Room.


Toros, Franquismo, y Frases Locas

Comunidades Autonomas de España

This week in Spanish we got to delve into la cultura y la historia de España. I lived in this country for three years and had a great time sharing it with the girls. We talked about cultural traditions like Flamenco dancing and singing, bullfighting, delicious foods such as Jamón Serrano and tortilla de patatas, and also their rich history of artists, including Miguel de Cervantes and Antoni Gaudí.

But of course no country history is complete without mentioning its dark times. We explored the times of Francisco Franco and the impact that his dictatorship and the Guerra Civil Española had on the country and its people. Fortunately for the Spanish and for the world, many Spanish artists refused to be silenced by a dictator. After the German bombing of the small town of Guernica, Pablo Picasso, while living in Paris, responded with the chaotic piece Guernica which covers and incredible 11′ 5″ x 25′ 6″ of canvas and is proudly on display at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Through this piece of art, the world is invited to have a much better understanding of the suffering that took place because of these tragic events.

Guernica-Pablo Picasso Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid, España

Of course, we couldn’t leave the week on such a sad note, so we took the 20 Spanish words that we have been learning each week and made them into crazy sentences. Needless to say, hilarity ensued. Here are some highlights to share with you all:

-La biblioteca está hecho de jamón-

-Mi perro come 28 libros en la biblioteca-

-La vaca le gusta comer bistec-

-La araña se asusta de mi-

-El perro gordo explora la mar en un auto veloz-

-El gato le gusta cantar Feliz Navidad-

-Me gusta comer arañas-

-Hay una araña en mis pantalones-

El pescado gordo es cariñoso al rico-

-Un plátano es muy bonito-

-El canguro le encanta fideos-

-Siempre estoy hablando-

-La gallina lee el libro-

-No me gusta correr-

-Mi perro se desmaya porque él es un perro-

-La gallina le gusta cantar-

-El cerdo come palomitas, pavo, y tocino-

If you need some translation help, don’t forget to use Word Reference and don’t forget to sign up for Spanish Club on Mondays from 3:45-4:45!