Señor Baumgart's Webpage

My name is Mr. Baumgart. This will be my 19th academic year of teaching Spanish at St. Benedict School, as well as 29 years of educating in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese. I am elated and inspired to teach students in grades 1 to 8 the skills necessary to survive in a Spanish-speaking country as well as the Hail Mary prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. Eventually, the students in middle school will learn the Our Father and the prayer of Saint Francis. The best methods of communicating with me is in person, through phone at 835-2518 or via e-mail (e-mail is the better of the two as I check it everyday) RBaumgart.Baumgart@gmail.com or R.Baumgart@SaintBenedicts.com. Please visit my curriculum page to find the information necessary for a pleasant academic year of Spanish. Another excellent source of learning and reviewing the Spanish language is located on the RESOURCE page. Simply scroll down to the bottom and click on the SPANISH LINKS section. Please feel free to make any suggestions or comments regarding my website as I want to make it an easily accessible component to the overall spectrum of language learning. I continually utilize http://quizlet.com/ and you can easily search for all of my themes by either looking under RBaumgart or SBS. Please feel free to peruse this excellent aide in language development. It is very easy and free for the parents to have their child(ren) join Quizlet. All you need to provide is your e-mail and then wait for a confirmation (e-mail) from me. This is a great learning tool for foreign language as well as the many other school subjects available at Saint Benedict School.

This academic year will be one in which the textbook will be used in conjunction with technology , whereas the lessons are taught using the New York State Standards followed by assessments, whether simple responses, detailed sentences, fill-in-the-blanks, verbal answers, games,on-line quizzes/tests, projects involving the integration of other subjects and relevant to daily life, etc. Additionally, the students will be exposed to the following: 1) native pronunciation of all Spanish-speaking countries via vocabulary learning essential to each region; 2) cultural features such as food, dance, arts and crafts,music, current events, as well as how the people have an impact upon the fortitude and growth of each country; 3) listening comprehension; 4) relevant phrases and idiomatic expressions in Spanish to improve one’s ability to survive in a Spanish-speaking society; 5) numerous grammar rules and pronunciation; and 6) real life events and situations in our world having an impact on different Spanish-speaking locations throughout our planet. Throughout the year, the students in fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade will be provided with an ample amount of vocabulary (on-line and via handouts) to further enhance their ability to write entries in their journals on a monthly basis. Furthermore, there will be a Spanish club after school (TBA), in which those students intrigued by Spanish culture can experience food, music, and prayer. All in all, it looks like this year will be both an inspirational and fun learning experience as well as the opportunity for the students to display their strengths and to further strengthen their love, understanding, speaking, and involvement in this beautiful worldly language spoken by so many people both near and afar.

God is such an important part of my life. Actually, He is what makes up my life. For without Him, I have nothing. Without Him, I am nothing. And without Him, there is nothing. Thus, God is everything good in this world. His light is piercing the darkness throughout this planet. His love for us is ever flowing and so plentifully overflowing to engulf our hearts with His abundance of joy, love, and harmony. Let His plentitude of angels sing their harmony in reverence of Thee God Almighty. May His army of angels stand by our side and protect us from the known and unknown entities who long to cause us harm, as we are the children of God, our Father. His name is above all others. His name causes the evildoers to flee and scream out in fear. For if you have God in your heart, mind, and soul, none can harm you. If you possess the Holy Spirit, none can harm you. If you truly repent and believe that His Son, Jesus Christ, died upon the cross to pay the debt of our sins, with the penalty of eternal death and darkness, then nothing in all of the galaxies can never ever cause you harm. You are the chosen, you are the child of God, you are saved by God through the crucifixion of His one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. It is our duty to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is our obligation to free ourselves of the worldly things, which prevent us from being one with God, the Almighty. It is our responsibility to sincerely pray to Yahweh, Elohim, Emmanuel, or by any of His other names, such as the Great I Am, the Creator, et cetera, to repent for all of our sins and sinful thoughts and actions. He loves us and forgives us wholeheartedly. God will never let His children go astray into the world of darkness. Just make a request to be free from whatever may be ailing you. Our Father, is ALWAYS there by your side, with you, giving you a nudge when necessary, not allowing you to fall into the abyss of no return. Just as He gives us liberty and nourishes us with HIs Word, we too must spread the Word to those in need, those who long to be a part of the family of believers of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Be kind to others, comfort them with love, give them support as needed, show them that God is love and this world was meant to be full of His passionate Word to fall upon every person's lip, and for us to continually spread His Word across the terrain of this planet, and our nation, which was created under God Almighty. Amen, amen, and amen.

Ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. Jesús murió por nosotros pecadores.

(Now and at the hour of our death. Jesus died for our sins.)

Dios es todopoderoso y sabe TODO.

God is all powerful and knows ALL.