Tis’ the season… (Update/Email to students & parents)


Spanish class update!

Señor Wooly

6, 7, and 8th-grade students have been working hard at Spanish class! Since the semester started, students have been using the website senorwooly.com to reinforce their listening skills. These activities go to their second strand in their grade book CB: Comprehending spoken and written text.  Students have this website for homework. They have also have had 5-6 days (full 45 minute periods) to work on these assignments in Sr. Clavell’s room. 

Unfortunately, some student’s grade has suffered for not working on these assignments. Students can work in these in on any electronic device (phone, tablet, computer, laptop, etc). All you need is access to internet and your password. 

CFA, Tests, & Retests

As discussed in class and in a previous email sent to students and parents. The close of day for any retest is DECEMBER 15 (Friday of next week). Some students have had the option of doing a retest in the classroom if their señor wooly tasks were completed. GRADES WILL BE UPDATED December 21st!

Holiday travel

If a student is to be gone over this upcoming week and a half because of a winter holiday travel or for any presonal/family reason please contact me!

Seasons greetings & Happy Holidays!

-Sr. Clavell


La música me mueve

Subeme la radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sg-A-eS6Ig

Hijo de la luna(heavy metal)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQiQYbTA0sw
Hijo de la luna (My Little Pony version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WXMHZS-KP4

Español como lengua heredada: Enlaces


Enlaces en la que puedes ver. Algunos enlaces son bilingues.

Latinos that have helped the Hispanic community:
Latinos that have helped the hispanic commnity

25 most influential Hispanics in America: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2008201,00.html

5 latino philanthropists https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/latino-philanthropists-_n_3989013.html

18 major moments in Hispanic History in USA https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/18-major-moments-hispanic-history_us_55f70275e4b042295e370d3c

40 important latinas http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/inspiring-latina/latina-women-who-have-changed-world

10 Hispanic icons that have made a cultural impact http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/10/10-hispanic-icons-that-have-made-a-significant-cultural-impact/desi-arnaz

40 latinos in American Politics: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/josue-lopez-calderon/40-under-40-latinos-in-am_1_b_8168364.html

More Latinos grow up in English-Only homes, study finds (En Español): https://newsela.com/read/latinos-english/id/16974

Hispanic Heritage Month aims to embrace many different traditions (En Español): https://newsela.com/read/students-hispanic-heritage-month/id/34992

Civil Rights Activist: Dolores Huerta(En Español)https://newsela.com/read/bio-civil-rights-dolores-huerta/id/19929

Activist & Labor Organizer: Cesar Chavez (En Español)https://newsela.com/read/bio-activist-organizer-cesar-chavez/id/23272

DACA https://newsela.com/read/lib-overview-daca-dreamers/id/35159

http://noticieros.televisa.com/ultimas-noticias/eeuu/2017-09-05/que-es-daca-y-que-es-noticia/  (EN ESPANOL)

http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-internacional-41117654 (EN ESPANOL)



Email sent to students and families (Clavell)

Buenas Noches!

I would like to give you an update on what we have been doing in Spanish class. As of right now, we have completed our first unit and CFA. The first unit consisted of colors, cognates (words that are similar in 2 languages; for example: Elefante = elephant), and classroom objects.  Please check grades on Infinite Campus.

Last week, we started the verb estar . The verb estar is used for Locations & Emotions (feelings). Students were exposed to a story last week and were expected to show a comic strip for comprehension.

For this week, students are working on their Señor Wooly website material. Señor Wooly is an interactive Spanish website where students are exposed to situations in life (being unprepared for class, asking to go to the bathroom, etc). This Thursday and Friday, students will be working on this website and they are encouraged to work on it at home!

If the students would like to work/study on class work at home, they are encouraged to go to https://quizlet.com/mrclavell/folders and they can see the vocabulary words used in class. At this point, they are working on  The verb estar and Emotions. Everything should be located in the folder titled: The verb estar.

As always, if you have a question, please send an email! 

Have a great week, 

Mr. Clavell 

Comunicado a familia de estudintes en le Sección de Heritage (Clavell)


Espero que este bien. Aquí les dejo un “update” de nuestra clase de Español. Los estudiantes del curso “Español como lengua heredada”, han trabajado en lo siguiente.

1. Soy yo Project – proyecto semestral en donde los estudiantes han buscado información y/o dialogado con familiares en casa sobre ​el país de donde proviene la familia, la cuidad de donde nació la familia y una búsqueda en la web sobre el apellido familiar.​​ Regresaremos a este proyecto pronto durante Octubre.

2. Latinoamericanos – La mayoría de mis estudiantes me han preguntado de el rol de los latinoamericanos en los Estados Unidos. En clase, hemos visto un documental titulado “Latino Americans” en donde habla sobre los derechos civiles de los latinos. También los estudiantes han sido expuestos a las siguientes figuras importantes como ​Cesar Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Sal Castro, ​entre otros. Los estudiantes tendrán un mini-proyecto (escritura) sobre este tema durante la semana que viene. 

​3. Mafia – Hemos jugado Mafia en clase, pregúntale al estudiante el significado del juego, que hacemos y como han hecho conexiones con el material discutido en clase!

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor envíe un correo electrónico (email).

Buenas noches,

Sr. Clavell

Non-Heritage First Assessment!


For all non-heritage students, their first assessment is at the end of this week!

All 6, 7, and 8th-grade students are currently reviewing for their first CFA (common formative assessment).

Review material by classroom stations:

  1. Numbers
  2. Colors
  3. Commands/Questions (Can I go to the bathroom? song by senorwooly)
  4. Greetings and Basic Conversations
  5. I have/I don’t have (Yo tengo/Yo no tengo)
  6. Classroom objects
  7. Spanish listening in the classroom (No lo tengo Song; Can I go to the bathroom? song)

If you have any questions, please send an email to Profe (samantha.finneseth@dmschools.org) or Sr. Clavell jose.clavellacosta@dmschools.org




Comienzo del año escolar (Heritage)

Buenos días!

Los estudiantes de la clase de Español como lengua heredada (Heritage) hemos trabajado en lo siguiente:

  • ¿Porque estamos en una clase “heritage”
  • ¿De dónde vengo?
  • ¿A dónde voy?
  • Si mi familia es de _____________; qué significa?
  • ¿Por qué en los Estados Unidos nos clasifican como latino(a)?
  • Si tengo la clasificación de latino(a), ¿eso significa que ya no soy ______________?

En clase hemos…

  1. usado senorwooly.com para reforzar lectura y destrezas auditivas
  2. buscado sobre nuestra herencia, nuestro escudo de familia y de donde viene nuestros apellidos.
  3. Jugado Mafia y leido parte de la noveletta Tumba por: Mira Carion (en la clase de la Sra. Finesseth)