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¡Hola a todos! Soy la maestra de español aquí a nuestra escuela. Me gradué de EHS en el año 2002 y estoy muy contento de haber vuelto a Eastland con mi familia a vivir en nuestra ciudad única y enseñar a nuestra escuela maravillosa. 

Asistí a Texas A & M University y me gradué en Educación Bilingüe. Enseñé en la escuela primaria durante 6 años antes de descubrir nuevas aventuras en la escuela secundaria. Mi pasión es el español y deseo que todos mis estudiantes a ser exitoso en un segundo idioma. 

Tengo un estilo de enseñanza muy especial que incluye un salón de clases lleno de sofás, centros de arte, estaciones de actividades, juegos y representaciones teatrales. ¡Parada en una visita cuando usted está en necesidad de un poco de diversión!

I graduated from EHS in 2002 and I am so happy to have returned to Eastland with my family to live in our unique town and teach at our wonderful school.

 I attended Texas A&M University and majored in Bilingual Education. I taught at the elementary level for 6 years before discovering new adventures in high school. My passion is Spanish and I wish for all of my students to become successful in a second language. 

I have a very unique teaching style that includes a classroom full of couches, art centers, activity stations, games, and theatrical performances. Stop in for a visit when you are in need of some fun!

 

Recent Posts

I'm soooo proud! Mrs. Jordan's classes put together over 100 Christmas Shoeboxes for the kiddos in Mexico!

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX PROJECT DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH!!! Refer to the Project Planning Sheet that I gave you for exact requirements. 

Remember: 

-Shoebox MUST be wrapped; lid and box wrapped seperately.

-May use a plastic box; does not have to be wrapped.

-Completely FILLED with age-appropriate materials and does not contain the prohibited items!

-MUST include a heart-felt letter that is detailed and includes several facts about yourself, your family, and the purpose of the shoebox.

ALTERNATE ASSIGNEMENT: Create 10 coloring pages with at Spanish caption on the paper. 

BINDERS ARE DUE THIS WEEK!!!!!!

Beta Club Inductions are Thursday and have messed with our plans a little bit. Due dates are as follows:

1st, 5th, & 7th Period: DUE FRIDAY (9TH)

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Period: DUE THURSDAY (8TH)

This is the LAST DAY OF THE 6 WEEKS. Therefore, you will not be allowed to turn in your binders late. The ONLY acceptable reason for a late turn-in will be an excused absence, documented by the office. 

Adjective Quiz Tomorrow -- Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Words: pequeno, grande, largo, corto, alto, bajo, feo, bonito, fuerte, debil, bueno, malo, sucio, limpio, caliente, frio, ultimo, primero, young, old. 

Spanish 1

Infinitive Verb Quiz Tomorrow -- Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Words: comer, ver, bailar, tomar, beber, estudiar, correr, ser, llorar, tener, hablar, besar, compartir, amar, caminar, cantar, creer, esconder, leer, and estar.

SPANISH 2 & 3

PROJECT PICTURES POSTED

Go to the PHOTO ALBUM page to see dozens of photos of our Mexican Folk Art Projects! 

Week of November 5-9, 2012

Here's the run down for this week:

Monday:Telling Time in Spanish

Tuesday: Teamwork Tuesday - Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Skits

Wendesday: Review Game and QUIZ over the 20 adjectives. (Remember the dangerously physical game we played last week? Yep... those are the 20 adjectives!)

Thursday: Theatrical Thursday - Perform Skits

Friday: Binder Check

DUE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND.

2nd 6 Weeks Project - MEXICAN FOLK ART

On Friday, students will present their projects and we will celebrate The Day of the Dead by learning how to dance to Mexican music! :)

To celebrate Mexican Heritage Month, my Spanish students will be creating Mexican Folk Art portraying symbols and customs of Dia de los muertos. The students were given 7 different art projects to choose from. These included decorating a real Sugar School, painting their face to represent a Sugar Skull, painting a mask to represent a Sugar Skull, creating an Ofrenda Altar, creating a family of Straw Skeletons, painting a Mexican Mural,  or embossing Hispanic images into aluminum sheets.

 

Dia de los muertos - Upcoming Celebration

At first glance, the Mexican custom of El Día de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — may sound much like the U.S. custom of Halloween. After all, the celebration traditionally starts at midnight the night of Oct. 31, and the festivities are abundant in images related to death.

But the customs have different origins, and their attitudes toward death are different: In the typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. But in el día de los muertos, death — or at least the memories of those who have died — is something to be celebrated.

El día de los muertos, which continues until Nov. 2, has become one of the biggest holidays in Mexico, and celebrations are becoming more common in areas of the United States with a large Hispanic population. Its origins are distinctly Mexican: During the time of the Aztecs, a monthlong summer celebration was overseen by the goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Lady of the Dead. After the Aztecs were conquered by Spain and Catholicism became the dominant religion, the customs became intertwined with the Christian commemoration of All Saints' Day on Nov. 1.

Specifics of the celebration vary with region, but one of the most common customs is the making of elaborate altars to welcome departed spirits home. Vigils are held, and families often go to cemeteries to fix up the graves of their departed relatives. Festivities also frequently include traditional foods such as pan de muerto (bread of the dead), which can conceal a miniature skeleton.

 

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