Sra. Kahlfeldt (Spanish)
¡BIENVENIDOS! WELCOME TO OUR SPANISH CLASSROOM!
I am very excited to be here in Winfield Central School teaching middle school Spanish! This is my 24th year in District 34 and my 27th year of teaching. It is always amazing for me to see the growth and proficiency in our students from the time they first begin to study a foreign language to the time they graduate 8th grade and move on to high school. Try and practice your speaking skills as much as possible. Take advantage of opportunities when they arise to learn more about other cultures and traditions. Watch videos and listen to music in Spanish and try to understand the main ideas. Most importantly, have fun practicing and learning more about the language and cultures!
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Middle school students are expected to bring to class the following: 3-ring Spanish binder, WAVW workbook, iPad, and assignment notebook.
Students are expected to follow classroom policies and procedures which are outlined in the online Parent/Student Handbook and are also visible in our classroom.
Spanish 1 at the middle school level? That's right! Our middle school students are using Realidades as our Spanish 1 curriculum. This is the same curriculum Community High School uses with their Spanish classes. One of the goals of our Spanish program here at Winfield is for our students to move directly into Spanish 2 their freshman year. If they continue studying Spanish throughout high school, it will allow for them to take Spanish 5 their senior year! Way to go tigers!!
6TH GRADE SPANISH
6th graders begin the year by learning/reviewing "the basics." Everything from "¡Hola!" to "¡Hasta luego!"
Our unit themes include:
leisure-time activities we take part in outside of the classroom
expressing our likes/dislikes
adjectives to describe ourselves and others
classroom based vocabulary
beginning sentence structure and conjugating -ar verbs
7TH GRADE SPANISH
7th graders begin the school year by reviewing previously learned vocabulary and grammar based skills.
Our themes throughout the year include:
foods and beverages for lunch and dinner
ways to maintain ones health
expressing likes and dislikes
locations in our community
leisure time activities
8TH GRADE SPANISH
8th graders begin the school year by reviewing previously learned material. 8th grade students are encouraged to speak as much Spanish as they can while in the classroom, and of course outside of the classroom as well!
Themes we study throughout the year include:
family, including common celebrations and parties
restaurant based vocabulary
rooms of the home
shopping and prices
** We end the year just before graduation with a true Mexican fiesta!
sept/oct - US Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 - Oct15
16 septiembre - Día de Independencia (Mexico)
1 noviembre - Día de los Muertos
25 diciembre - La Navidad
5 mayo - Cinco de Mayo
mayo - 8th grade fiesta
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Here are a few websites you can visit for FUN!!! :)