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Octubre Noviembre

Hello, parents and guardians!
In grade 7, students are expanding their vocabulary by talking, reading, and writing about school schedules, classes, and teachers. They will soon start the next unit which continues the theme of school; however, they’ll be concentrating on describing the items that they need and have for class as well as describing where things are located in the classroom. To fully communicate their ideas about their classes, teachers, their classmates, their classrooms, and themselves during the school day, students will integrate “the old”—previously-learned vocabulary and grammar—with “the new” (vocabulary and grammar). The cultural emphasis in these two chapters is on comparing and contrasting schools, classes, and schedules.

In grade 8, students are asking many questions and responding to the questions of others about the places that they go and the events that they attend. While this unit revolves around places in the community, frequency, methods of transportation, and the irregular verb IR (to go), our next unit extends the idea of talking about leisure activities and events by including sports, the stem-changing verb JUGAR (to play), and polite invitations.  Students will be expressing their future plans and they will learn to politely extend, accept, and reject invitations to participate in activities. Perspectives on community and a comparison of student pastimes are the cultural topics in these two chapters. 

Up-coming date: 

  • Conference Day for both grades: Tuesday, November 6th - Sign-ups for each teacher will be distributed in October. If you’d like to set up a meeting with your child’s Spanish teacher ahead of the date, please contact her (email is quickest) to set up an appointment.
  • 8th grade Field Study Opportunity:
    • We are accepting registrations and deposits for the 2019 New York City Field Study Trip(s),
    • The trips are April 9, 2019 and May 16, 2019. *The second date will only be used if enough students register.  
    • Registrations and Deposits are due by October 10th, 2018. 
    • The link to sign up can be found here

We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to use Spanish whenever possible. “Use it or lose it” really is a truism. We hope that you encourage your child to share something from class with you or ask her/him to teach you a phrase or two. 


Sra. Anderson
Sra. Pierce
Sra. Sullivan-Jacques
Sra. Tomlinson