I have been teaching World Languages at Horizon Middle School since 1996. I teach 6th grade:Passports, 7th grade:Introduction to Spanish and 8th grade:Spanish 1. I grew up in South Dakota and graduated from South Dakota State University. After moving to Nebraska from Kansas, I furthered my education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I received the 2014 Spanish Teacher of the Year award by the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Spanish. My husband Dan and I have 4 daughters who are all proud alumnae of Kearney High School. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, walking, taking pictures and traveling to spend time with my kids and grand kids.
For me, the best part of teaching is seeing my students' progress and excitement with learning languages. Every day is a new adventure!
The best way to contact me is by email: email@example.com
This beginning course introduces students to the foundation of the Spanish language. Students will learn basic phonetic sounds to help with the pronunciation. Simple phrases and expressions are taught along with themed vocabulary units. This exploratory class will allow students to engage in simple conversations and to participate in hands-on activities that are fun and educational. Students will also learn about Hispanic culture and the countries that speak Spanish.
Students will be introduced to the many countries and
regions that speak the Spanish language. Some of the topics
students will cover are: greetings, alphabet, expressing likes
& dislikes, numbers, weather, time, food, classroom objects,
colors, the calendar, infinitives, cultural events and holidays.
Students will be involved in hands-on activities and will be
introduced to the importance of Spanish in our world today.
Students will learn basic knowledge of the language through listening, speaking, reading and writing. An integrated, hands-on curriculum is used to introduce vocabulary and sentence structure necessary in building beginning conversational skills. The course also emphasizes the study of Hispanic countries, customs and cultures.