Ms. Allyson Stanz
Grade/Subject: Spanish - Grades 4-8 / Health - Grade 6
CINCO DE MAYO
6th graders, 7th graders and 8th graders are working on vocabulary and grammar from their Asi Se Dice textbooks this semester, while beginning PRACTICE SPEAKING AND LISTENING TASKS for review for the final exam in June. *** Please bring your journals / notebooks to class everyday this month. ***
*** UN GRAN FELICITACIONES!!!!! *** to our 8th graders who placed into level 2 Spanish at St. Joseph's Collegiate and Cardinal O'hara for their Freshman Year 2018-2019. Up next: Sacred Heart and Mount St. Mary's...Buena Suerte a todos! :)
Por favor please keep finding ways to practice SPEAKING and LISTENING to Spanish around WNY this semester. We are lucky to have many 'delicioso' Mexican restaurants and taco shops, where many of the employees 'Habla' themselves. If you need recommendations...I'll start with LA DIVINA in the Village of Kenmore (quesadilla grande de pollo y la horchata) *** They've recently updated their menu to include: deep fried ice cream and churros, nachos and fish tacos... and AGUACATES in the Elmwood Village (la paradilla mexicana...a.k.a THE BEST FAJITAS IN TOWN y el 'FRIED ICE CREAM'...need I say more? :)
*** TACOS NACHOS QUESADILLAS BURRITOS HORCHATA EMPANADAS SALSA VERDE HELADO POLLO BISTEC ***
Felicitaciones!!! Congratulations!!! to all students collecting more scratch -n- sniff stickers...for speaking to me in Spanish 'outside' of Spanish Class, at volleyball games, basketball games, school dances, the pharmacy, the grocery store and beyond! You're expanding your language skills well beyond 'Hola' and 'Adios' and having fun! Keep it up!!! :) *** We'll add 'em all up at the end of each marking period ***
As per students' request, I have scheduled 'Nacho Repaso' general review classes on:
(Wednesday, April 25th, 2:15 pm until 3:00 pm, room 218) and
(Tuesday, May 1st, 2:15 pm until 3:00 pm, room 218)
No sign up required! Come hungry and ready to work! We cover any and all grammar, vocabulario and sentence structure. We start ON TIME and eat at 2:45, while still working.......until dismissal at 3:00 sharp! ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADERS: COME REVIEW @ NACHO REPASO FOR YOUR FL HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS........(PARENTS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S HIGH SCHOOL TO SIGN-UP). And a big GRACIAS to those of you who already did.
Health Class: Grade 6: We are currently covering Chapter 8 in their Health textbooks on SAFETY AND FIRST AID.
May God bestow His many Blessings upon you and your family. Peace, Love and Joy to all.
It's May...here are some things to know to be successful in Spanish class:
- Be on time
- Be respectful
- Be responsible
- Be prepared
All homework must be turned in on the assigned due date. Repeated failure to complete homework assignments may result in detention. Detentions are usually served at lunch where students are encouraged to work on the missing assignment. Parents will be notified via e-mail.
7th Grade Homeroom
In addition to teaching Spanish and 6th grade Health, I am also a 7th grade homeroom teacher. Throughout the year, there will be many special activities, events, and requirements specific to our 7th graders--from class field trips to school based activities, such as the upcoming Walk-a-thon. Ms. Amber Breyer 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 college level Spanish for more than 25 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!