-Students reviewed the difference in meaning between preterite and imperfect verbs.
-Students shared sentences they wrote for homework and explained the translations to English.
-We played a team game to practice conjugation of preterite and imperfect.
-We reviewed grammar topics used throughout the year.
-Students practiced conversation partners.
-We talked about verbs like "gustar" and "doler" and how to use them with different subjects.
-We reviewed action words and played Simon Dice.
Students arrived and filled in all the verbs they know on the attached 100 most common verbs. We went over the list as a class.
We reviewed the concept of an infinitive verb -- which is the "complete" verb -- comer = to eat, trabajar = to work. There are 3 types of infinitive verbs in Spanish -- verbs ending in -ar, -er, -ir and the -er/-ir verbs often act in the same way.
We also reviewed present tense verb conjugations. Students competed in board races practicing conjugation of present tense regular verbs, and then I added some irregulars.
Tarea: make 50 notecards of the 100 most common verbs, Spanish on one side and English on the other. Also, review preterite conjugation, for ar verbs (é, aste, ó, amos, aron) for er/ir (í, iste, ió, imos, ieron).
We visited nearby Spanish language grocery store in class today. Students looked around and chose some things we will make in our next class and were welcome to buy anything they wanted to try using our class budget. Students were also tasked to learn a new word.
Tarea: no hay. We will try some of the food we bought today next class.
Students arrived and took an assessment to help determine their level for next year (see attached letter).
With remaining time, some students finished their videos as several groups have had technical difficulties with the camera. Other students completed their menu for the food they will be making the last day of class.
Several students will be gone the week of May 20th, so we will be working heavily on verbs, including the 100 most common verbs (attached) with verb drills and conjugations.
Tarea: for students who will be here next week, practice present tense conjugation because we'll be drilling verbs next class. For the last day of class, Tuesday May 28th, students will bring food from their "restaurant" and we will be practicing conversations in a restaurant.
-Students reviewed the difference between preterite and imperfect verbs in Spanish.
-We looked over the irregular conjugation of "ir" in both tenses.
-HOMEWORK: Students need to write 10 sentences total for homework. Use the same verb and sentence idea for 2 sentences, one with preterite and one with imperfect. Be prepared to explain the difference to the class.
1. Yo comía en este restaurante.
2. Y comí en este restaurante.
-Students review use and conjugation of imperfect tense.
-We went over preterite tense and how to conjugate ar, er, and ir verbs.
-Students were given verb sheets for preterite tense. They should finish filling these out at home.
-HOMEWORK: worksheet on preterite (see attachment)
Students arrived and we went over some vocabulary in the kitchen for cooking:
Students made salsas -- tomato, mango and pineapple.
Tarea: to work on video editing. Several students lost their videos or recorded on a read-only card, so several students need to refilm on Friday. Those students should be prepared to refilm on Friday. The official date for having the video edits done was Friday, but we are going to watch videos the last day of class so students can have some extra time. Also, Friday students will be taking a level assessment to figure out his/her level for next year, so please read the letter attached and, as always, email me if you have any questions. Thanks!