8th Grade

 

Wednesday, May 15th

Hello 8th grade parents,

Today the 8th graders went to the Taco Truck and ordered their food in Spanish.  What a successful field trip! Best of all it’s just down the street from our school.  Here are some pictures we took:

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hello 8th grade parents,

Quick Spanish update for this week:

-It’s third trimester

– New vocabulary words with adjectives using the question:  ¿Cómo está? Esta apurado.

 – Study the vocabulary words there will be a quiz on Tuesday, March 26

Things to remind your student to bring to class:  
 -Spanish notebook,
-earbuds or headphones to listen to independent work on iPad or chrome book.
-pencils and markers 

-glue stick

When your child is absent or misses a class they are responsible to check with a classmate what they have missed. 
If you have any questions please let me know.
Gracias,
Señora Brodahl

 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hello 8th grade parents,

Quick updates from the Spanish classes:

– 8th graders have been doing a great job presenting their imaginary family members in Spanish.

– There are a few students that have not presented and will need to present tomorrow after school to get a full grade due to being part of the play this week.

– Please meet at 2:20 in Ms. Heuer’s math lab to present.

Things to remind your student to bring to class:  
 -Spanish notebook,
-earbuds or headphones to listen to independent work on iPad or chrome book.
-pencils and markers 

-glue stick

When your child is absent or misses a class they are responsible to check with a classmate what they have missed. 
If you have any questions please let me know.
Gracias,
Señora Brodahl

 

 Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Hello 8th grade parents,
 
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a restful winter break. Thank you very much for all your wonderful gifts for Christmas.
On Tuesday the eighth graders warmed up by talking about what they did over their winter break in Spanish. Kudos!
This week we will be focussing on new vocabulary LA FAMILIA.  We will also be working on using POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES and ADJECTIVES to describe their family members.  
Next week Tuesday,January 15th we will have a Quiz on vocabulary learned this week LA FAMILIA. Please remind your eighth grader to study!
Song of the month: Group: BOMBA ESTERIO song: SOY YO
 
*Things to remind your student to bring to class  
-Spanish notebook,
-earbuds or headphones to listen to independent work on iPad or chrome book.
-pencils and markers 

-glue stick

When your child is absent or misses a class they are responsible to check with a classmate what they have missed. 
If you have any questions please let me know.
Gracias,
Señora Brodahl

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Last week the 8th Graders made and decorated beautiful sugar skulls for El Dia De Los Muertos! We also had a taste of Day of the Dead bread and watched CoCo to close our theme of this celebration. Here are some highlights!

  

This week the 8th graders are back to regular Spanish classes:

  • We are now focussing on the Verb to be

 

  • Using description vocabulary words

  • Example: I am tall = Yo soy alto.

Homework this week: Due Tuesday, November 13th

  • Complete and finish the list  of the adjectives words in notebook.

  • Write a sentence in Spanish notebook describing yourself with 3 adjectives.

  • You will also write a sentence about a classroom friend assigned to you describing him or her with 3 adjectives do not say who it is so class can guess who it is.

If you are absent for a Spanish class please ask a classmate or come see me in my office or email me.

Gracias,

Señora Brodahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018

Eighth graders are doing a great job in the Spanish class this month we will be working on new vocabulary words ¿Cómo son? using adjectives  to describe what someone is like. We will also learn a new song DULCE CAROLINE! Check out the song in Spanish sung by Julio Iglesiashttps://youtu.be/7alC6iApIeM

Reminder no homework this week!

January 2018

Eighth grade continued working on Que te gusta hacer? with vocabulary.

Before we start our lesson, the middle school are working in having a better pronunciation in Spanish by singing a new Spanish song every month, this month is CHOCOLATE by Jesse and Joy. Check out the video:

 

Reminder for next week:  8th grade will have a quiz on the15 vocabulary words on What do you like to do.  nadar, jugar tenis, practicar tenis…etc. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.   If your 8th grader doesn’t have the vocabulary list please have them stop by my office to pick a list up. 

Have a great week,

Sra. Brodahl

 

Feliz Ano Nuevo! Happy New Year!

January 2018 Update.

Eight graders are doing a great job warning up with an everyday conversation which they pracice in class with a classmate. Kuddos!

This week we are worked on Que te gusta hacer?  What do you like to do? Using verbs like play tennis, go shopping etc..

We will continue working on this lesson next week with flashcards and other activities. 

No Homework this week.  

Have a great 3 day weekend,

Sra. Brodahl

November 14th, 2017

This week 8th graders are back learning how to conjugate verbs VIVIR (to live) and SALIR (to go out or to leave)

REMINDER for November 28th turn in homework on VIVIR AND SALIR ex. 13, 14, and 15

Exercise 13 just write the answer.

Ex. 14 and 15 write question and answer follow the sample.

Happy thanksgiving!

 

 

October 31,2017

Happy Halloween!

Wow! the eighth grader did a wonderful job decorating sugar skulls.  Thank you for bringing frosting to decorate the skulls.  

Reminder for next week homework: November 7th

The eighth graders will be presenting the short paragraph of the person they are remembering for the day of the dead in Spanish.

October 25th, 2017

Kuddos to the 8th graders!  They are doing a beautiful job with creating altars for the Day of the dead.

Reminder for Tuesday October 31, 2017

-8th grade is decorating sugar skulls

-8th graders need to bring one color frosting (red, green yellow, blue, purple what ever color you want to use to decorate and share with classmates.)  

– 8th graders can make it at home or just buy a tube frosting that is sold at the grocery store.

Can’t wait to see how all the sugars skulls will be decorated!

October 19th, 2017

Celebrating The Day Of The Dead at Holy Rosary School with Señora Brodahl

What is the EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS?

The Day of the Dead is sometimes explained as a Mexican or Latin American version of Halloween, but it really is not. El Día de los Muertos, which is celebrated two days from November 1st to November 2nd preparations start on October 31st.

It is a time when people remember their loved ones who have passed away. It is believed that on those days the souls of the dead return to visit. We honor them and welcome them back by creating ofrendas, altars on which offerings of their favorite foods, photos, belongings and other items are set out for their return. In Mexico and other countries that commemorate this time, it is customary to also visit and clean the graves of loved ones. Some people also play music in the cemetery. The Day of the Dead is also a time when death is recognized, and even celebrated, as a natural part of the cycle of life, a reminder that the dead are always still with us, and that death is not something to be feared it is a time to celebrate your loved that have passed away.

This month is my favorite time of the year to share with the students at Holy Rosary this beautiful celebration that is so special to the Latin American culture. The students will be reading books watching documentaries on the day of the dead, movie, singing and creating different crafts for each grade level. We will be making marigold flowers with tissue paper, candles with cards stock paper, decorating skeletons and skulls, creating books, cemeteries, making sugar skulls trying Pan de Muerto and chocolate caliente.

All the student’s activities will be put on an altar in the hallway.

I invite you to see our beautiful altar on November 1 and 2nd. . If you would like to see your child’s great art of El Día de los Muertos in the hallway close to the math lab. at school.

Reminder for next week Tuesday October 24th

 Don’t forget to bring a tissue box to make your altar for the person you are honoring for the Day of the dead.

Project:

Write a short paragraph of someone that passed away (for the day of the dead) it could be a celebrity, writer, president etc. in Spanish.

– Find a picture of the person.

-Where/When he/she was born?

-What he/she did?

-What he/she liked?

-Describe he/she with two adjectives.

Example:

Zoila Ramos nacio en El Salvador, 21 de Noviembre 1928.

Zoila Ramos era una maestra muy especial.

Ella le gustaba dibujar, pintrar y bailar.

Zoila Ramos era una mujer inteligente y amorosa.

Due: Tuesday October 21st however will work in class to finish details etc.

 

 

 

                                         

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish update February 22nd.

Starting a new chapter on AVENTURA!  Chapter 3

Eight grade did a great job on La Familia quiz today!

No Homework for next week March 1.

Spanish update November 11th.

Homework due Wednesday November 16th packet unit 3 le presento,te presento, les presento.

Spanish update Thursday, November 3rd

Eight grade did a wonderful job decorating their own sugar skulls and making their own frosting to decorate.  The altar looks beautiful with all the wonderful work and time they put into this celebration THE DAY OF THE DEAD.

Next week we will be working in our book Aventura!  NO HOMEWORK this week.

October 20th, 2016.

Great job 8th graders! Yesterday they did a great job making sugar skulls!!  They measured sugar and cracked raw eggs to make their own sugar skulls.

Homework due: Wednesday October 26th

On Wednesday the 8th graders need to bring icing to decorate their sugar skulls.

I encouraged them to make their own icing and to google on How to make icing to decorate sugar skulls?  they will only need I little amount of icing.  Please do not bring two pounds of icing just enough to decorate their own skull.  Bring the icing in a snack ziploc bag.  Gracias.

 

Celebrating The Day Of The Dead at Holy Rosary School with Señora Brodahl
What is the EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS?
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The Day of the Dead is sometimes explained as a Mexican or Latin American version of Halloween, but it really is not. El Día de los Muertos, which is celebrated two days from November 1st to November 2nd preparations start on October 31st.

It is a time when people remember their loved ones who have passed away. It is believed that on those days the souls of the dead return to visit. We honor them and welcome them back by creating ofrendas, altars on which offerings of their favorite foods, photos, belongings and other items are set out for their return. In Mexico and other countries that commemorate this time, it is customary to also visit and clean the graves of loved ones. Some people also play music in the cemetery. The Day of the Dead is also a time when death is recognized, and even celebrated, as a natural part of the cycle of life, a reminder that the dead are always still with us, and that death is not something to be feared it is a time to celebrate your loved that have passed away.

This month is my favorite time of the year to share with the students atHR this beautiful celebration that is so special to the Latin American culture. The students will be reading books watching documentaries on the day of the dead, movie, singing and creating different crafts for each grade level. We will be making marigold flowers with tissue paper, candles with cards stock paper, decorating skeletons and skulls, creating books, cemeteries, making sugar skulls trying Pan de Muerto and chocolate caliente.

All the student’s activities will be put on an altar in the upstairs hallway.

I invite you to see our beautiful altar on November 1 and 2nd. If you would like to see your child’s great art of El Día de los Muertos in the hallway upstairs at school.

Gracias if you have any questions please contact me at: mbrodahl@holyrosaryws.org

Señora Brodahl

 

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September 22,2016

The Eight graders did a great job on their first quiz last week. Fantantico trabajo chicos!!

Next week we will continue with Unit 3 on Aventura!