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ESPAÑOL con La Señora Ackermann Spanish with Mrs. Ackermanne-mail me:in2nlra@gmail.com


¡ El tiene todo el mundo en sus manos!

He's got the whole world in His hands!





CLICK THE LINK TO TRANSLATE WORDS INTO MAYAN GLYPHS>

Ideas: make a Mayan Birthday Card using the Alphabet to Write the persons Name.
Very artistic ...and everyone loves his/her name written in COOL ways!
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http://www.event12.com/mayan_glyphs/index.html

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SEMANA SANTA= HOLY WEEK!!!
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CLICK THE LINK : TO READ
OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, PLEDGE TO THE FLAG





BELOW is the LINK to the Spanish Millionare -- QUE SABES.....review game.




Our Lady of Guadalupe


Click to VISIT Mary of Guadalupe
Click to VISIT Mary of Guadalupe


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Stephen Whatley


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Our Interpretation (IN PROCESS)





http://www.pdictionary.com/spanish/browse.php?letter=a




CLICK BELOW FOR SPANISH HERITAGE FUN and music!
CLICK THIS IMAGE FOR MORE!!!
CLICK THIS IMAGE FOR MORE!!!




http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot/page.jsp?title=hispanic_heritage_main



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CLASS STARTERS





----SUPPLY LIST FOR FALL 2010-2011---------
Middle School Spaniards:
3 number 2 pencils (to leave in the classroom bin)
3 subject notebook (labeled/divided into VERBS, GRAMMAR, Vocabulary)
Spanish/English Dictionary (not a mini one)
=====8th Grade Spaniards ADD:
index card box (large enough to hold a year's worth of vocab cards)




**WHY STUDY ANOTHER LANGUAGE?**

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Funny Clip ...just click the photo link!
Funny Clip ...just click the photo link!

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FUNNY : I Love Lucy clip....

Helps to reinforce WHY we should all learn more languages than our own!! click here:
http://www.sparkenthusiasm.com/importance_of_foreign_languages.html




DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

WELCOME TO MY WIKI SPACE ....WHERE FUN AND KNOWLEDGE COLLIDE!!

LOOK AT THE MENU ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS HOME PAGE.

YOU MAY VISIT YOUR OWN GRADE LEVEL OR ANYONE ELSES' to REVIEW or to LEARN MORE SPANISH!

THERE ARE TONS OF LINKS TO FUN AND GAMES and INFORMATION TOO!

- de Señora Ackermann
lackermann@smsaschool.org






Why does the C.A.L. Method work for learning a foreign language ?
(C.A.L.= C.ULTURE A.ND L.ANGUAGE in the C.REATIVE A.RTS L.AB)
w/ Sra. Ackermann


Please Read BELOW:
this excerpt is taken from ONLINE FREE SPANISH.COM...
It appears that we've obviously been heading in the right direction with C.A.L.!!


"Anyone who attends a high school in New York State is required
to take at least one credit of foreign language education.
For most, this language is Spanish.
For years, teachers have used a vocabulary and grammar approach
to Spanish learning, and have found that the older a student is,
the less likely they are to catch on to this method of teaching.

As you age, your brain becomes more and more hard-wired.
That is, it thinks it has everything it needs, so it doesn’t want to learn anything new.
This is why many schools have started
teaching foreign language education
as early as the first grade;
six-year-olds are much more accustomed
to acquiring new things than sixteen-year olds.

In addition to teaching Spanish and other foreign languages earlier,
teachers and educators are also learning that the methods
used in secondary language education aren’t actually
the best approach to learning Spanish or any other language.

Most lesson plans call for vocabulary building, memorization of words
and their translations, and boring, repetitive, exercises and practices.
However, the brain is not very fond of these methods, so learning
a language can become strenuous and aggravating for someone who is struggling.

If instead, you were to learn Spanish by being immersed in the culture
and taught by example and association,
you might be surprised at how much faster you catch on.

To succeed in teaching Spanish to any person, regardless of age,
learning by association is recommended. This means that instead of memorization,
teaching software should focus on using pictures, games, and other cultural experiences to help the student better comprehend what they’re learning.

For example, if you make someone memorize a list of animals in Spanish, it might take weeks to learn them all. However, if you show them pictures of various animals, along with their Spanish names, the student is much more likely to catch on faster because their brain has a picture to associate with the words.

If you think about how children first learn to speak, you’ll understand why this teaching method works best. Learning through observation, repetition and by using actual examples is the best way for the human brain to learn new things.

Ultimately, human nature has trained our brains to learn through example.
Not until a child touches the stove or heater
will they truly understand the meaning of the word “hot.”
The same rings true for secondary language education;
if you tell someone that a certain word means something,
they might remember it for a second,
but if you show them what a word means or stands for
in a picture or through example,
they will be much more likely to remember it in the long run."