Ms. Allyson Stanz

Grade/Subject: Spanish - Grades 4-8 / Health - Grade 6       
Contact: astanz@stjohnskenmore.com

                  

          

                                        

** EL VERANO **

It's finally summer vacation!  Please encourage your children to study vocabulary and grammar from their notes all year.  Conjugate a verb.  Name foods that they like to eat at a restaurant.  Choose a children's book at the library in the target language.  Buy a new Spanish dictionary to keep at home for next school year.  Go to 'buzzbuzzbingo.com' and create a fun Bingo game with friends, using vocabulary such as 'sports', 'weather', 'numbers', 'days of the week', 'greetings and salutations', etc.

One more thing:  Always practice SPEAKING and LISTENING to Spanish around WNY this summer.  We are lucky to have many 'delicioso' Mexican restuarants and taco shops, where many of the employees 'Habla' themselves :)

Hasta Pronto!

                            

May God bestow His many Blessings upon you and your family.  Peace, Love and Joy to all.

Come September...here are some things to know to be successful in Spanish class:

Rules

  • Be on time
  • Be respectful 
  • Be responsible 
  • Be prepared  

Homework Policy

Homework must be turned in on the assigned due date.  Failure to complete a homework assignment will result in a detention.  Detentions are usually served at lunch where students have the opportunity to work on the missing assignment.  Parents will be notified via e-mail.  Repeated failure to complete assignments may result in further action.    

8th Grade Homeroom

In addition to teaching Spanish and 6th grade help, I am also an 8th grade homeroom teacher.  Throughout the year, there will be many special activities, events, and requirements specific to our 8th graders--from the 8th grade retreat and the 8th grade trip to Shadow Day for High School, completing HS applications, and the HS Prep Class.  Mrs. Tracy Breinlinger and I, along with the administration, will endeavor to keep you abreast of all the happenings.  Please do not hesitate to make inquiries, as well.

Additionally, homeroom #218 has a special class each day.  Note, our specials are as follows:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:  Art (first trimester); Computer (second trimester); Music (third trimester)

Tuesday/Thursday:  Gym  (please remember to bring proper gym clothes, including sneakers, shorts, t-shirt)

About Ms. Stanz

A little bit about me...I have been teaching K-12 and Spanish for more than 23 years.  I've studied in Salamanca, Spain; Madrid, Spain; and in a beautiful town called Queretaro, Mexico.  Studying abroad has opened my eyes to a fascinating world, many cultures and new faces.  Thank you for entrusting me to show your children an exciting side of life beyond Western New York and to share my passion for Hispanic language and people.

Let's have a great year!