8th Grade Spanish
14 de mayo, 2019

Where has the year gone?  It's incredible that graduation is just around the corner! 

Last week our students enjoyed a little celebration during Spanish class.  I brought all the ingredients to make guacamole. Students followed directions to make their own guacamole and enjoyed it with "totopos" or chips. They truly enjoyed it!

The last few days of Spanish class students will be completing the unit on talking about what others like to do and describing others by personality.
 They will do so with interactive activities and games.

I have enjoyed teaching your children so much!  I am sure they will be prepared to be successful in any World Language course they choose to take in high school.  I wish them all the best in their new schools. 

 Congratulations to all of them and to you, the parents. You've done a great job supporting them throughout their elementary school years!  May God continue to bless all of you!


23 de enero, 2019

¡Felíz año nuevo!

It's been a busy month this January!

Students learned about Los Reyes Magos, a traditional Christmas celebration that takes place in Spanish-speaking countries.  7th grade is memorizing phrases to talk about dates, the weather, and seasons.  They had a vocabulary test on January 22.  They will continue to practice talking about the weather, seasons, and special dates. We will begin the process of writing a script to prepare an oral presentation.

During the last week in January, students will be guided to write a script to prepare an oral presentation: Weather Reports.
  Time will be given in class to put together the Slide Presentation on Google Classroom.  Students are encouraged to practice reading their script out-loud daily to help in the memorization process.

I have posted links to 
Quizlet in Google Classroom and they should be using the flashcards and games to help memorize vocabulary at least 4 times a week. Once they have written their scripts, they should be reading their script out loud several times a day.  


Cecilia Lopez
Spanish Teacher


Cecilia Lopez
Spanish Teacher


16 de octubre, 2018
Octavo grado

We continue this week working with telling time in Spanish. Students are mastering telling time using expressions such as "quarter after" or "quarter before the hour",  "(ten) minutes before the hours", "half past the hour", etc.

Today they were given lots of practicing at answering the question "¿Qué hora es?" and responding using the new expressions. On Friday, they will play a "Bingo" game created by one of our 7th graders. Students should memorize the expressions and practice telling time every day for 10 minutes.  A list of different times was given to them today, as well as their booklet to practice.

The assessment for telling time was moved to Tuesday, October 23.

Pay y bien,

Señora Lopez

9 de octubre, 2018
Octavo grado

Last week we began working on Telling Time.  Students have some previous knowledge of this concept, so I am hoping they can recall and review within the next 2 weeks.  We will be using telling time to talk about school schedules and schedules for other events.  They will be given opportunities to use the phrases orally, to write the questions and answers using proper grammar in Spanish.  They will be assessed on telling time on Friday, October 19.  Please make sure your child spends at least 10 minutes a day reviewing what is being taught in class in Spanish in order to master this concept.


Cecilia Lopez


21 de septiembre, 2018
Octavo  grado

Students were asked to brainstorm on what would be the essential phrases and questions they would need in Spanish if they were going to live for a year in a Spanish-speaking country. They were asked to make a list of phrases in English and be ready to work on them today. Unfortunately, many did not complete the assignment.They might have felt rushed on the way out of class and had not time to write it on their planners. 

I have extended the due date until Monday.  I have suggested for them to browse through their textbook for ideas.  They should come out with about 20 phrases or questions they feel are important to learn to survive a year of immersion in Spanish.  They can write these phrases in English.This is a homework assignment due Monday, September 24.

Have a great weekend!

Cecilia Lopez
Spanish Teacher 


17 de septiembre, 2018
Octavo grado

¡Viva México!  With that phrase yelled 3 times in the Mexican Palace of Government, Mexicans began the celebrations of their Independence Day in Mexico City yesterday.

On Tuesday, students will hear the story of the night before the beginning of the independence war which is called "el grito". This is usually celebrated on the 15th of September at midnight.

In class, we continue to review and bring to memory the basic vocabulary for communication found on the Preliminary chapter.  I am trying to establish the expectations to pay attention to detail when memorizing words and phrases, and to pronunciation in order to develop a foundation of writing using proper grammar and spelling. Hopefully as they learn to speak in Spanish in the class, the skill of writing is being developed simultaneously. 

This week we will work on responding to class directions in Spanish and numbers.

Students should be visiting Quizlet every day for 10 minutes.  Click on "Useful Links" to find the link. They should be repeating the Spanish words out loud (make sure their volume is up in the computer), and committing the vocabulary to memory.  Students should try all modes of practice on Quizlet, including writing of the vocabulary and testing themselves.

Thank you for your continued support.  

Cecilia Lopez
Spanish Teacher
St. Perpetua School


7 de septiembre, 2018

Séptimo grado

Please continue to memorize vocabulary (and spelling) on page 22 in your textbook. Follow the link to Quizlet in Google Classroom.

Read the dialogue to introduce yourself (handout) out loud each day 5 times.  Be ready to participate in our oral communication activity on Tuesday, September 11.  Have a great weekend!


6 de septiembre, 2018
Octavo grado

Students who scored low on their quiz in 8th grade last week will be given a second opportunity to take the examencito (quiz) on greetings, asking and telling how you are, and goodbyes this Friday, September 7. 

Make sure to practice your spelling and have the phrases well memorized.

We continue to review previous knowledge on this chapter. I am assessing and reinforcing as I discover what areas need improvement.  

Objectives in this chapter are:  
 - Greet people at different times of the day
 - Introduce yourself to others
 - Respond to classroom directions
 - Begin using numbers
 - Tell time
 - Identify parts of the body
 - Talk about things in the classroom
 - Use the Spanish alphabet to spell words
 - Describe weather and seasons

Culture:  Mayan Glyps, Mexican holidays, Los sanfermines, the Aztecs and the Aztec calendar
        Reversed seasons in the Norhtern and Southern Hemispheres.



¡Bienvenidos a nuestra clase de octavo grado!

Aquí puedes encontrar las noticias de todo lo que pasa en nuestra clase de español. Empezamos el año escolar recordando todo lo que hemos aprendido en los años anteriores.

Welcome to our 8th grade Spanish class website!

In this page you will be able to find information about what is going on in our 8th grade Spanish class.
We've started the new school year by reviewing what we have learned in the past.  We are using our textbook and workbook,  "Realidades 1A".

We began the Para Empezar chapter.  Students have reviewed basic vocabulary for greetings, ask and tell how someone is, and say good-bye.  

Students will have an "examencito" (quiz) on greetings, ask and tell how someone is (formal and informal), and telling someone goodbye using an alternative vocabulary to "adiós". This "examencito" will be on Friday, August 31.