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Position.......................................... Spanish Teacher
Conference Period......................... 2nd Period (8:17-9:10)
Tutorials..........................................During Advisory Period (9:04-9:37) and After School M-W-Th

Welcome to the new school year at Willis High School! I will be teaching your child how to speak, write, and read Spanish. I look forward to a fun and exciting school year with your child.
This is my 12th year teaching at Willis I.S.D. and I am also a Willis graduate c/o 2000. I graduated from Texas Southern University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, I earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington.
I look forward to teaching your child this year. Let me know if I can assist you or your child in any way. Please call, write, or email me with any questions or concerns.  I am so excited about this year!  We are going to have lots of fun learning español! 


Recent Posts

Week of October 23-27th

Ch. 1A ¿Que te gusta hacer? - What do you like to do?
This week's vocabulary is about things that we like to do during our free time.  Students have a vocabulary list with them and I posted one on this webpage as well.
On Friday, Oct. 20th - Watch short video on using negatives in Spanish.  ¿Que no te gusta hacer? - What don't you like to do?  We will have a speaking activity in class where students will be given the opportunity to ask other students what they like to do and respond in Spanish.
Monday, 10/23 - Review of Ch.1A vocabulary and vocabulary Bingo
Tuesday, 10/24 - TEST over Ch.1A and turn in review sheet for a grade
Wed., 10/25 - Begin unit on Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead
What is Día de los Muertos?  What does it mean in Hispanic culture?
Thurs., 10/26 - Begin group investigation of Día de los muertos (in class group research)
If you have questions, don't forget to email me!
Sra. Garcia


We started working on a project that will demonstrate student's understanding of different skills we have studied during the past 8 weeks.  Attached you will find project instructions and rubric.  This project will count as a MAJOR GRADE.  Please turn in on time as there will not be any opportunities for late work.  We will be working on the project in class and all supplies will be provided.  
As a side note, progress reports were sent out last Monday and progress reports that were returned signed were counted as 10 extra credit points. 

Calendar Unit

This week and next week we will be studying the months, days, and seasons in Spanish. Students are currently working on writing various dates in Spanish. Here are some videos and links that will help you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oHE07kScg  (the months with Sr. Jordan)

October 13th - End of Marking Period

 I have had some tough conversations with students who are not keeping up with their grades and then expect their grade to come up dramatically at the last minute for eligibility. I was gracious since this was their first time to be in athletics or high school with the eligibility rules. I have explained that next 6 weeks eligibility will be different. Please assist your students by checking grades weekly in parent self serve. The end of the nine weeks will be October 13th.
Thank you,
A. Garcia

Time Test - Review

You will have a test tomorrow on time. Remember to study your warm-ups and review.  Review will be turned in tomorrow for a grade. 
Here are some additional links to help you review:
Watch the video to review how to say the time in Spanish.  Then, click on the video below to practice what you watched. :-) 
Now practice what you watched :-)
https://studyspanish.com/grammar/test/time   - Parts A & B are good practices. 
https://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/telling_time_quiz/#!/1  - Write down the answers and then click on Answers to check your answers.
Study your numbers!! :-)

Welcome Back!! 17-18

 ¡Hola! Spanish Learners,
There are a couple of things you can do to get a head start this year.  
#1-Make sure you have the materials you need for this class.  Here is a list (you will need the materials in your other classes too! Not just mine. :-) )
You will need the following materials throughout the year:
*markers, crayons OR map pencils
*glue or glue sticks
*a spiral notebook (for warm-ups & notes) OR a section in your binder with dividers and notebook paper
*pencil or BLACK/BLUE pen
*dry erase marker (we use personal whiteboards to practice)
#2 - Sign up for REMIND 101 to get reminders on tests and other events happening in our class/school.  REMIND 101 will send a text message to your phone!
NATIVE SPEAKERS class USE: https://www.remind.com/join/agarcia12
Looking forward to an exciting year of learning español!  See you on Aug. 17th!
~ Señora García
(Señora = Ms.)

EXTRA CREDIT - 10 points

If you are looking for extra credit, you have the opportunity to bring your grade up with this assignment.  Extra Credit will be due Thursday, May 25th for those interested. E.C. can positively affect your grade if you have had some absences, missed a quiz, missed one or more assignments, etc.
Max 10 Extra Credit Points