Welcome to Sra. Alden's Spanish class!
This is my seventh year back to teaching after staying home to raise my three kids for 12 years. Before that, I taught at East Penn School District for 10 years. I am excited to teach 8th graders and I love to hear their Spanish improve each week!
I graduated from Kutztown University. During the fall semester of my junior year of college, I studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I was fortunate to be the only American in a dorm filled with Spaniards!
My husband and I have three kids (ages 20, 17, and 14) and a crazy cat named Marble.
I teach Spanish 1 during periods 4, 5, and 6. Therefore, the best way to reach me is through email. You can also leave a phone message (610) 791-0830, Ext #3007 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Contact me at:
610-791-0830, ext. 3007
1. Visit the following website for the online textbook, ¡Avancemos! 1a:
(This is where you would find book pages for homework completion.)
my.hrw.com UserName = smsspanish Password = Falcon
2. Visit the following companion website which also has a link to the online book (2010 Online Book):
(It has flashcards, self-check quizzes, games, grammar review, and videos for Telehistoria.)
Classzone (do not need password)
1. If you are absent, please check the Spanish Google Classroom Document. It lists everything we did in class each day.
2. If you want to see what the homework is in every class, look at Merlin Homework.
HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SPANISH CLASS:
-Memorize vocabulary and rules of grammar as soon as possible after learning them.
-Study out loud. Listen to Spanish music or watch a tv program or movie in Spanish.
-Study with a friend or family member who knows some Spanish. Or, study with someone willing to say the English word so you can say and write the Spanish word.
-Make (and keep) flashcards to study vocabulary words. Use online study tools, including the website for our Spanish book.
-Be able to say and spell both the English and Spanish.
-Study 10-20 minutes every day.
-Keep a separate notebook and folder (for loose papers) for Spanish. Keep it organized and don’t combine notes for different classes.
-Keep filling in your grades on the grade sheet that was given to you. You will always know your grade and if you are missing assignments or tests.
-Ask the teacher for help as soon as you do not understand something. The earlier, the better.