!Bienvenidos a la clase de la Señora Fernández!
Name: Lydia Fernández
Campus Phone: 281-585-6626, ext. 5751
Room # 212
Conference Hours: 3:13 - 4:05 (7th period)
Spanish 1 (Periods 2, 3, 4, 6)
AP Spanish (Periods 1, 5)
Alma Mater: University of Houston-Central Campus
Tutoring times: Wednesdays 8:10-8:40 am
Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:10-4:40 pm
Lesson Plans for the week:
¡Bienvenidos! Yo soy la Señora Fernández. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I attended school in Houston, then went on to graduate from the University of Houston-Central Campus with a Bachelor's Degree in Education minoring in Spanish. I have been with the Alvin Independent School District since 1997. I began my teaching career in Alvin at R.L. Stevenson Primary as a 2nd-grade bilingual teacher. I began teaching Spanish at Harby in 2006. I really enjoy teaching Spanish and would like to open a wonderful new horizon in a foreign language for all of my students. I am married and have three children. My daughter attends Texas State University, my youngest son is a tight end for the Sam Houston State Bearkats and my eldest son graduated from Del Mar College in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy camping with my family and watching my children excel in sports.
TWO Spiral notebooks or composition notebooks (to be used ONLY for Spanish)
Paper, paper, paper (we take a lot of notes)
Writing utensils: pencil OR pen (any ink color that I can see, NO PINK, YELLOW, GOLD, SILVER)
LATE WORK POLICY (1st 9 weeks only, this is a high school course no late homework is accepted after the 1st 9 weeks)
DAY 1 - 10 POINTS
DAY 2 - 20 POINTS
DAY 3 - 30 POINTS
DAY 4 - STUDENT RECEIVES A 0
DAILY WORK/HOMEWORK 50%
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this year. I love teaching Spanish because I get the opportunity to share culture and the excitement of a new language. I believe all students can grow and develop by examining the issues we cover in class. The main goal of my course is to cover the fundamentals of Spanish. The course, Spanish 1, is a high school class and your student will receive high school credit upon successful completion of the course. Over the course of this year, I will introduce my students to the wonders of a new language.
I am very excited that we will be using a new textbook this year, Auténtico. The textbook is very well organized and designed to give your student a strong foundation in Spanish. The textbook is divided into four parts: 2 vocabulary sections and 2 grammar sections. There will be both quizzes and major exams after each section. The students will know about each quiz and test approximately one week before it is given and will also be given an oral review in class. Additional information about the textbook is provided in the following syllabus. Please read the syllabus with your student. Your child will be given a workbook that serves two purposes: GUIDED PRACTICE (GP) AND CORE PRACTICE (CP). If it is lost, your student will be responsible for writing out the information in the workbook to turn in whenever it is assigned, I will not issue another one out to any student.
It is crucial that your student arrives to class prepared to take notes and learn something new every day. As I mentioned before, it is a high school course, therefore, it may prove challenging for some students. The vocabulary in some chapters consists of many new and challenging words, please encourage your student to study their Spanish notes at least 20 minutes every night.
I update my website calendar weekly, so you can refer to it every week to know what your student will be doing in Spanish every day in addition to knowing if any homework, quizzes or tests have been assigned!
Homework will be given out according to what we are covering in class. It will not be given nightly. It will consist of activities they can use to practice vocabulary or grammar. It will always be due on Friday regardless of when it was assigned. Late homework can be turned in on Monday but, no homework will be accepted after Monday because that is the day it is reviewed. After the 1st 9 weeks, no late homework is accepted.
Tutoring hours will be from 8:10 – 8:40 a.m. on Wednesdays and from 4:10 - 4:40 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Also note that if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, I am available for phone calls and meetings on those days before and after school. To schedule a meeting, you may contact me at email@example.com or 281-585-6626, ext. 5751. The best contact method is via email, however, I will return your call as soon as possible. I will also have a REMIND 101 for my students and parents, simply text the code @0e02 to 81010 for Spanish 1 and the code @srafe to 81010 for AP Spanish.
I am excited about working with your child. I welcome questions or comments and am looking forward to a great year!
Theme: Capítulo 1: Mis amigos y yo
Chapter 1A – ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
Vocabulary 1A: Activities and Expressing likes and dislikes
Grammar 1A: Infinitives, Negatives, Expressing agreement or disagreement
Chapter 1B - Y tú, ¿cómo eres?
Vocabulary 1B: Personality traits
Grammar 1B: Adjectives, Definite and Indefinite articles, Word order: Placement of adjectives
Theme: Capítulo 2: La escuela
Chapter 2A - Tu día en la escuela
Vocabulary 2A: School subjects and schedules, School supplies, Class descriptions
Grammar 2A: Subject pronouns, Present tense of -ar verbs
Chapter 2B - Tu sala de clases
Vocabulary 2B: Classroom items and furniture, Computers, Words to describe location
Grammar 2B: The verb estar, Plurals of nouns and articles
Theme: Capítulo 3: La comida
Chapter 3A - ¿Desayuno o almuerzo?
Vocabulary 3A: Foods and beverages for breakfast and lunch, Expressions of frequency
Grammar 3A: Present tense of -er and -ir verbs, Me gustan, me encantan
Chapter 3B - Para mantener la salud
Vocabulary 3B: Food groups, Healthy activities, Ways to describe foods
Grammar 3B: Plurals of adjectives, the verb ser
Theme: Capítulo 4: Los pasatiempos
Chapter 4A - ¿Adónde vas?
Vocabulary 4A: Leisure activities, Places in the community
Grammar 4A: The verb ir, Asking questions
Chapter 4B - ¿Quiéres ir conmigo?
Vocabulary 4B: Sports and activities outside of school, Telling time, Extending, accepting, and declining invitations
Grammar 4B: Ir + a + infinitive, The verb jugar
Theme: Capítulo 5: Fiesta en familia
Chapter 5A - Una fiesta de cumpleaños
Vocabulary 5A: Family members and pets, Telling ages, Party decorations and celebration activities
Grammar 5 A: The verb tener, Possessive adjectives
Chapter 5B - ¡Vamos a un restaurante!
Vocabulary 5B: Describing people and things, Food and table settings, Eating out, Expressing needs
Grammar 5B: The verb venir, The verbs ser and estar
Theme: Capítulo 6: La casa
Chapter 6A - En mi dormitorio
Vocabulary 6A: Bedroom items, Electronic equipment, Colors, Describing, comparing, and contrasting
Grammar 6A: Making comparisons, The superlative, Stem changing verbs: poder and dormir
Chapter 6B - ¿Cómo es tu casa?
Vocabulary 6B: Houses and apartments, Rooms, Household chores
Grammar 6B: Affirmative tú commands, The present progressive tense
Theme: Capítulo 7: De compras
Chapter 7A - ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Vocabulary 7A: Shopping, Clothing, Prices and numbers
Grammar 7A: Stem changing verbs: pensar, querer, preferir , Demonstrative adjectives
Chapter 7B - ¡Qué regalo!
Vocabulary 7B: Stores and online shopping, Gifts and clothing accessories, Expressions to describe past events
Grammar 7B: The preterite of -ar verbs, The preterite of verbs ending in -car and -gar, Direct object pronouns
Theme: Capítulo 8: Experiencias
Chapter 8A: De vacaciones
Vocabulary 8A: Vacation destinations and activities, Modes of transportation, Attractions, parks, and animals, Expressions to talk about a trip
Grammar 8A: The preterite of -er and -ir verbs, The preterite of ir, The personal a
Chapter 8B: Ayudando en la comunidad
Vocabulary 8B: Recycling, Places in a community, Volunteer work
Grammar 8B: The present tense of decir, Indirect object pronouns, The preterite of hacer and dar
Theme: Capítulo 9: Medios de comunicación
Chapter 9A: El cine y la televisión
Vocabulary 9A: Television programs, Movies, Words and expressions to give opinions
Grammar 9A: Acabar de + infinitive, Gustar and similar verbs
Chapter 9B: La tecnología
Vocabulary 9B: Communication, Computer0related activities, Internet and digital products
Grammar 9B: The present tense of pedir and servir, Saber and conocer