Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Please note ongoing learning will be happening in my Brightspace/D2L page and through Google as per our Week at a Glance sent via School Messenger every Monday morning. 

If you have any questions or comments, please communicate with me directly at: cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca


La semana del 16 de marzo

SLA-91: Students will be creating a poster of a Spanish Speaking Country. Please see PowerSchool for description of project and rubric. This is due March 30th. We continue to work on our novel study: En tiempo de nubes negras. Please read up to chapter 9 and complete the questions posted in PowerSchool. 

ELA-61: I am asking students this week to become historians and leave a written record of these unprecedented times. Their task for this week is posted in PowerSchool. I am also asking that they complete section "I" in ixl.com for the following skill: punctuation, capitalization and formatting. 

Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions via email: cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca

La semana del 9 al 12 de marzo

ELA-61: This week students will be finishing some of their written assignments and we will begin our poetry unit. 

Reminder: Library Book Exchange is Wednesday with the expectation of daily independent home reading.

SLA-91: Students will begin this week a science fiction short story analysis in Spanish. They will analyze the plot of the short story and review the different conflicts that drive the plot. We will be analyzing the vocabulary of this text to apply knowledge of word parts. 


La semana del 2 al 5 de marzo

ELA-61: Students have been working on characterization through our STEAL (says-thinks-effects-actions-looks) method and understanding direct vs indirect characterization. Connecting this to summarizing connections among characters, events and settings. We have also been working on understanding the purpose of infographs and creating our own for our novel study. 

Students' infographs are due on Monday March 9, 2019. 

SLA-91: This week we have worked on summarizing text using a framework for story understanding (alguien, quiere, pero, entonces, despues). We analyzed the short animation "Migration" and its themes. Students also had an opportunity to review all verb tenses taught to date and have a quiz on March 5th. 


La semana del 24 al 28 de febrero

ELA-61: Students are to finish reading their novel this week. We are digging deep into understanding THEME through our short task cards and personal narratives. 

Please bring another news article to class for this Thursday. 

SLA-91: Students' "Hispanos Extraordinarios" project is due Thursday. We have begun the study of subjunctive verbs and will have a cumulative (all tenses studied) quiz on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. If you have not yet handed in your EP Scarlett or Heritage Park formal letter, please do so by Wednesday at the latest. 


La semana del 10 al 12 de febrero

ELA-61: Students are learning about the structure of news articles through our inverted triangle organizer. Please don't forget to bring a news article to class on Tuesday. 

SLA-91: Students have begun a research project on "Hispanos Extraordinarios". They have a "cuaderno de investigacion" to support their research and help them select their top four. I have attached it just in case it has been misplaced. 


La semana del 3 al 7 de febrero

ELA 61: Students will begin to explore the features of non fiction text. They will continue to work on creating a final piece of writing to be published from their rapid write selection. 

SLA 91: This week we have focused on formal letter writing in Spanish. 


La semana del 27 de enero

ELA 61: This week students have been working on "characterization" and choosing a rapid write to edit. 

SLA 91: Students have been reviewing characteristics of informational texts and following a logical sequence.  Their write up for a recipe, skill, and/or hobbie is due on Friday February 7th. 


La semana del 20 de enero

ELA 61: Students have been reviewing figurative language through short stories. We continue our novel study and every day edits. 

SLA 91: January 22nd student have a short quiz on reflexive verbs. They can use this link to review: 

https://espanol.lingolia.com/es/gramatica/verbos/verbos-reflexivos/ejercicios

Their triptico is due on January 23rd. Muchas gracias por su trabajo esta semana!


La semana del 12 de enero

ELA-61: Students have been reviewing this week "topic sentences", comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs and continue to work on their novel study. We visited the learning commons to exchange books on Tuesday this week. Please remind your child to return their books if they have forgotten them. Homework this week: complete the topic sentence exercise. 

SLA-91: Students are expected to complete their brochure project "Tríptico " by January 23rd, 2020. 

Una compañía de publicidad te contrata para crear un folleto tríptico sobre la ética digital. Debes incluir todos los temas de actualidad, basados en el corto #conexion real. Tu nota estará basada en los criterios de la rúbrica aquí bajo.

La fecha de entrega es el 23 de enero, 2020.



La semana del 7 al 10 de enero

Welcome back! Bienvenidos, espero que el año 2020 sea prospero. 

ELA-61: This week students have continued to read their novel and have begun to complete their unit responses in their duotangs. Students are grouped according to their novel selection. We will continue to work on reading comprehension strategies as well as strategies such as: annotation, reading like a writer and organizational frames.

SLA-91: Students have been introduced this week to the reflexive verbs and their conjugations. They will have a quiz next week on Wednesday January 15th. Students have received a text to read as homework: Harrison Bergeron. 


La semana del 16 al 19 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: This week we have been studying prefixes and suffixes; exploring tools that will increase our vocabulary such as a thesaurus and continue to read our novels. Students will be expected to have read 8 chapters by January 7th. Don't forget to return your library books Wednesday December 18th. 

SLA 9-1: We continue to work on our novel: La Casa en Mango Street. This week students will do a rapid write in Spanish for idea generation based on an image. It is important that students review their verb tense notes and annotate the chapters in their novel. Students have to read up to page 26. 



La semana del 9 al 15 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: Students have a choice of novel study: The Man Who Loved Clowns, The Breadwinner, Silverwing or Anne of Green Gables. They are expected to read the first four chapters by Monday. 
We are digging deep into literary devices this week through text analysis (metaphor, personification, simile, hyperbole and alliteration). Students have been creating notes in their journals and/or binders. They have been challenged to integrate some of these devices into their rapid writes.  Students have been invited to review them on ixl as a form of practice and to gain fluency. 

SLA 9-1: This week we will begin our novel study: La Casa en Mango Street. Students are expected to study the unfamiliar vocabulary they have annotated. Each chapter will have a vocabulary quiz. Thursday they will have a future tense quiz; they should be reviewing all tenses covered to date regularly.  


La semana del 2 al 5 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: Breadwinner Webquest - all questions due by Thursday! We will begin our novel study on Wednesday, please ensure you bring your novel to read the first 5 minutes of class.

SLA 9-1: We will engage in two SlowSpanish Podcasts this week to solidify our understanding of when and how to use the future tense in Spanish. Thursday there will be a listening comprehension quiz. Ensure you have reviewed the vocabulary you worked on in class. 

La semana del 25 al 29 de noviembre

ELA 6-1: Please ensure you have completed your ixl work - Literary Devices sections P5, P6 and P7. We will have a rapid write on Monday and continue with our short stories. 

SLA 9-1: If you wish to rewrite your verb quiz, please come and see me at lunch time on Wednesday. Ensure you have handed in the Biography of a friend. This week we will be improving our understanding of the simple future. Remember you have the EP Scarlett Tour on Tuesday, dress for the weather!

La semana del 18 al 21 de noviembre

ELA 61: This week students will finish presenting their book talks. We will begin a new Short Story and focus on personal responses. Please remember to return your library books on Wednesday.  I look forward to seeing you at conferences. 

SLA 91: Student have an opportunity to rewrite their verb quiz this Wednesday - Nov. 20th. Please review them at home and ensure you are practicing by speaking in class. You may use various websites to practice the skill. For example, https://aprenderespanol.org/verbos/preterito-imperfecto-indefinido.html

Biography is due November 20th, 2019. Thank you to those who have submitted it already!

La semana del 12 al 15 de noviembre

ELA 61:  This week all students will present their book talks. We will also celebrate the Metis contributions through analysis of a short poem: Geese Over the City by Emma Larocque a prolific Metis writer. We will continue our short story study. 

SLA 91: Students will focus this week on further developing their Spanish vocabulary through rapid words. We will continue our short stories and character descriptions. This week student are to hand in their biography of a friend. On Thursday, student will have a quiz on the imperative forms of verbs both positive and negative forms. 


La semana del 4 al 8 de noviembre

ELA 61 - This week we have worked on our Postcards for Peace to send to our veterans. It was interesting hearing the many connections our families have to this part of our history. Thank you to the students who volunteered to present their postcards during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. 

 Student have begun to present their book talks and we continue to develop our paragraph writing abilities. 

SLA 91 - This week student have been introduced to the short: La galletita. Comprehension questions are due by the end of this week. We have begun to study imperative forms, please use your study sheets to review. 

La semana del 28 al 31 de octubre

ELA 61 – This week we will continue our short story unit. Students are familiarizing themselves with a few concepts and reading short stories to help them identify them. They continue to read their selected novel for their first book talk or are currently preparing their book talk. Please ask your child which book they have selected and remind them that they must be reading daily.

Students will be introduced to a new strategy to better summarize our short stories (known as: SWBS).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8RnDjELdc

 

SLA 91 – This week some students are re-writing their quiz; marks will be posted in PowerSchool once all students that indicated they wish to rewrite have completed their quiz.  

Students continue to work on descriptive and past tense verbs through our project: Autobiografia de un amigo. We will continue this week to analyze informational text through biographies of famous Spanish speaking artists to create our own BFF biography. We will also be reading about some famous celebrations similar to Halloween in the Spanish speaking world. 


Reminder: Review for students who need to re-write the quiz – October 22nd at lunch time in room 1.

Pretéritos de los verbos terminados en AR

Andar

Besar

Bucear

Caminar

Cantar

Comprar

Contestar

Descansar

Dibujar

Escuchar

Estudiar

Hablar

Llegar

Llevar

Mirar

Necesitar

Pintar

Preparar

Tomar el sol

LAS TERMINACIONES SON - AR

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + é

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + amos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + aste

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + asteis

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + ó

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + aron

Imperfecto verbos terminados en AR

LAS TERMINACIONES SON – AR

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + aba

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + ábamos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + abas

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + abais

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + aba

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + aban

Imperfecto verbos terminados en ER e ir

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + ía

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + íamos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + ías

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + íais

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + ía

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + ían



Week of October 21 - 25

ELA 6-1: 

Students were introduced this week to the format we will be using for book talks. They have been asked to select a book that they will share with their peers in November. They have this month to finish reading their selected book (see criteria on hand out for book selection), presentations will begin first week of November.

This week we will commence our short story unit with weekly reading comprehension activities and responses. 

Library book exchange has been taking place every Wednesday, please ensure your child has returned books they have finished in a timely manner.


SLA 9-1: 

Students continue to work on descriptive language and correct conjugation of past tenses in Spanish. It is an expectation that students are speaking in Spanish in class as this is part of their oral language assessment. 

Students who wish to rewrite their verb tense quiz to increase their mark have an opportunity to do so Tuesday at noon. 

Remember confusion is the sweat of learning, we must be challenged daily to get to understand the worth of perseverance and success!



Week of October 14 - 18

ELA 6-1: I hope students will have a lot of sharing to do about their long weekend! This week we will be engaging in another "rapid write"; the intent of these rapid writes is to ensure students are able to engage in generate ideas from writing prompts and then engage in the editing process. We will become more familiar with how content is assessed through our idea generation rubric. 

Students have written a reading comprehension. Marks will be posted by Wednesday. 

Congratulations to the students who took up the spelling challenge. Seeing patterns in spelling and understanding how prefix and suffix can support your learning is one of many skills. 

We will also be working this week on increasing our understanding of adjectives and adverbs to vary our descriptive writing skills. I hope students have shared with you our IXL site, where we practice explicit grammar and convention skills. 

SLA-91: Students were to submit their Quien soy, quien era y quien sere Project on Thursday. All marks will be posted in PowerTeacher by Wednesday. If your child needs extra support for this project, they are asked to arrange a lunch time meeting. 

This week we will be analyzing a short film called "Cuerda" and recording our Project for submission into IRIS. 

We continue to review verb tenses through our mad minutes to gain fluidity in our oral and written skills. Students will be studying patterns in irregular past tense verbs as well as enlarging our descriptive vocabulary.

Students who have not completed their Second Language Identity text are asked to submit them by Wednesday at the latest. 


Week of October 7-11

ELA 6-1: This week students will be focusing on genre in relation to the purpose in a variety of texts. We will also be completing a reading comprehension to gain a deeper understanding of our experiences with different genres. Students are to review their spelling list for Thursday's quiz.

SLA 9-1: This week students have a quiz on both past tenses studied and their project script is due on Thursday (see attached). Please ensure you have reviewed the verbs presented in class. If you have any questions about the material please ask before Thursday October 10th.  




Week of September 30th to October 4th

ELA 6-1: This week we have read short stories (Shi-shi-etko), poetry (Residential Wreck), current events and seen a video about Phyllis's story for Orange Shirt Day. We also created orange hands with messages in an effort to answer our question: how does our own literacy support us in the acknowledgement of land, people and truth? 

Students also received the results of their first spelling diagnostic and are setting goals in IRIS, please ask your child to show you their goals. If they wish to edit them at home to support our S.M.A.R.T. goals framework, please encourage them to do so as this space is their own. If they have forgotten how to enter this space, all they need to do is google cbe IRIS and log in. (https://iris.cbe.ab.ca)


SLA 9-1: Students have been working on applying their skills of description in both written and oral productions. We have been reviewing past tenses (imperfecto and preterito) and practicing them through our "minuto loco" and group presentations of images. We have also begun to practice giving peer feedback using  our 1 to 4 indicators. 

Students who have not completed the description of their selected image and metaphor of language learning in class have this as homework. ¡Gracias a los estudiantes que ya lo han entregado! I will have marks posted in PowerTeacher by next week. 


AP Message:

Many thanks to all families who came out to Meet The Teacher evening on Thursday. We appreciate your support and hope you had a chance to meet our community and will join our Parent Council on September 24th (see our "Guerrero Semanal" for times). 

ELA6-1: September 16-19

In ELA students have been introduced to News Articles. We have reviewed annotation skills and discussed the importance of word choice while viewing a newscast. In our creative writing we have explored our first comic: Monsters. 

Homework this week is to complete one of the news articles in their Alberta package. We will review the comprehension questions next week.  

Español 9-1: Septiembre 16 al 19

In Spanish students have been working on nouns and adjectives to describe people. They have a word list to support the review of familiar and new words. Tuesday we will have our first quiz. You can find the list of words at this link: http://www.apuntesdelengua.com/archivos/1ESO/descripcion-de-personas.pdf 

To support our verb review, students have been listening and completing the lyrics of some songs: Libre by Chaval de la Peca and Falta de Ortografia by Adalberto Alvarez.  


AP Message

Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out to support our Welcome Back BBQ; it would have been very difficult to cook up and serve as many hot dogs as we did without your support! We are also happy to see our community join us in this event to support a new 2019-2020 school year. 

ELA 6-1: September 9-13

Students had an opportunity this week to engage in informational text about 911 and Terry Fox. We have been working on introducing the skill of annotation by using codes to support our reading and better interact with text. We also visited the Learning Commons, students were introduced to our librarian Ms. Gould and signed out their first book. They must be returned within two weeks and if they need more time, they can sign it out again. We wrote our letter to our future self for our Time Capsule and will be adding an artifact next week, stay tuned for more...


SLA 9-1: September 9-13

Students have learned this week that I love to teach Spanish through short films. I have introduced them to two of my favorite "cortos" (short films): El número and Paperman. They have been reconstructing the story by piecing together the written narrative in groups, answering questions about the plot and working on rebuilding parts of the narrative with proper tenses. We have also introduced our "minuto loco" activity a rapid way of reviewing tenses as I emphasis a clear communicative approach. I look forward to meeting you all at Meet the Teacher on September 19th. 

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Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Robert Warren School! My name is Sra. Carmen Fandino and I am so excited to be your child’s Teacher and the students’ Assistant Principal this year.

I am a native Calgarian that has been gifted some amazing opportunities in life such as living in Argentina, France, Spain, Scotland and Quebec. This will be my 12th year as a teacher in Alberta, connecting with students at various CBE sites including Westgate Elementary, Global Learning, W.O. Mitchell School and now Escuela Robert Warren.

My Alma mater is the University of Calgary where I completed my undergrad with a double major in French and Spanish, a B.Ed, as well as a Masters in Education. My family loves to say I am addicted to continuous learning! Indeed, building knowledge cycles, skills and attitudes that enable us to better serve our communities is my passion. I am also a graduate of McGill where I completed a Certificate in Translation Studies as I once dreamed of being a Translator for the United Nations (inspired by the movie “The Interpreter”). These opportunities have shaped my understanding of second language pedagogies as well as neurolinguistics approaches to learning; a fascinating field that has been evolving rapidly as technologies begin to support more discoveries about the brain.

This year I will be teaching ELA 61 and SLA 91 at Robert Warren. This page will be one of the many ways you can stay informed about what is going on in class. The Guerrero Semanal will be a way to stay informed about happenings at school. Please know I am also available via email at cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca or via phone at 403-777-7690. 

This week we have spent two periods on getting to know each other. I will post weekly updates below as the year progresses. 

I look forward to meeting you during “Meet the Teacher Evening” on September 19th (see main page).  


Ms./Sra. Fandino



Carmen Fandino

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Please note ongoing learning will be happening in my Brightspace/D2L page and through Google as per our Week at a Glance sent via School Messenger every Monday morning. 

If you have any questions or comments, please communicate with me directly at: cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca


La semana del 16 de marzo

SLA-91: Students will be creating a poster of a Spanish Speaking Country. Please see PowerSchool for description of project and rubric. This is due March 30th. We continue to work on our novel study: En tiempo de nubes negras. Please read up to chapter 9 and complete the questions posted in PowerSchool. 

ELA-61: I am asking students this week to become historians and leave a written record of these unprecedented times. Their task for this week is posted in PowerSchool. I am also asking that they complete section "I" in ixl.com for the following skill: punctuation, capitalization and formatting. 

Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions via email: cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca

La semana del 9 al 12 de marzo

ELA-61: This week students will be finishing some of their written assignments and we will begin our poetry unit. 

Reminder: Library Book Exchange is Wednesday with the expectation of daily independent home reading.

SLA-91: Students will begin this week a science fiction short story analysis in Spanish. They will analyze the plot of the short story and review the different conflicts that drive the plot. We will be analyzing the vocabulary of this text to apply knowledge of word parts. 


La semana del 2 al 5 de marzo

ELA-61: Students have been working on characterization through our STEAL (says-thinks-effects-actions-looks) method and understanding direct vs indirect characterization. Connecting this to summarizing connections among characters, events and settings. We have also been working on understanding the purpose of infographs and creating our own for our novel study. 

Students' infographs are due on Monday March 9, 2019. 

SLA-91: This week we have worked on summarizing text using a framework for story understanding (alguien, quiere, pero, entonces, despues). We analyzed the short animation "Migration" and its themes. Students also had an opportunity to review all verb tenses taught to date and have a quiz on March 5th. 


La semana del 24 al 28 de febrero

ELA-61: Students are to finish reading their novel this week. We are digging deep into understanding THEME through our short task cards and personal narratives. 

Please bring another news article to class for this Thursday. 

SLA-91: Students' "Hispanos Extraordinarios" project is due Thursday. We have begun the study of subjunctive verbs and will have a cumulative (all tenses studied) quiz on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. If you have not yet handed in your EP Scarlett or Heritage Park formal letter, please do so by Wednesday at the latest. 


La semana del 10 al 12 de febrero

ELA-61: Students are learning about the structure of news articles through our inverted triangle organizer. Please don't forget to bring a news article to class on Tuesday. 

SLA-91: Students have begun a research project on "Hispanos Extraordinarios". They have a "cuaderno de investigacion" to support their research and help them select their top four. I have attached it just in case it has been misplaced. 


La semana del 3 al 7 de febrero

ELA 61: Students will begin to explore the features of non fiction text. They will continue to work on creating a final piece of writing to be published from their rapid write selection. 

SLA 91: This week we have focused on formal letter writing in Spanish. 


La semana del 27 de enero

ELA 61: This week students have been working on "characterization" and choosing a rapid write to edit. 

SLA 91: Students have been reviewing characteristics of informational texts and following a logical sequence.  Their write up for a recipe, skill, and/or hobbie is due on Friday February 7th. 


La semana del 20 de enero

ELA 61: Students have been reviewing figurative language through short stories. We continue our novel study and every day edits. 

SLA 91: January 22nd student have a short quiz on reflexive verbs. They can use this link to review: 

https://espanol.lingolia.com/es/gramatica/verbos/verbos-reflexivos/ejercicios

Their triptico is due on January 23rd. Muchas gracias por su trabajo esta semana!


La semana del 12 de enero

ELA-61: Students have been reviewing this week "topic sentences", comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs and continue to work on their novel study. We visited the learning commons to exchange books on Tuesday this week. Please remind your child to return their books if they have forgotten them. Homework this week: complete the topic sentence exercise. 

SLA-91: Students are expected to complete their brochure project "Tríptico " by January 23rd, 2020. 

Una compañía de publicidad te contrata para crear un folleto tríptico sobre la ética digital. Debes incluir todos los temas de actualidad, basados en el corto #conexion real. Tu nota estará basada en los criterios de la rúbrica aquí bajo.

La fecha de entrega es el 23 de enero, 2020.



La semana del 7 al 10 de enero

Welcome back! Bienvenidos, espero que el año 2020 sea prospero. 

ELA-61: This week students have continued to read their novel and have begun to complete their unit responses in their duotangs. Students are grouped according to their novel selection. We will continue to work on reading comprehension strategies as well as strategies such as: annotation, reading like a writer and organizational frames.

SLA-91: Students have been introduced this week to the reflexive verbs and their conjugations. They will have a quiz next week on Wednesday January 15th. Students have received a text to read as homework: Harrison Bergeron. 


La semana del 16 al 19 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: This week we have been studying prefixes and suffixes; exploring tools that will increase our vocabulary such as a thesaurus and continue to read our novels. Students will be expected to have read 8 chapters by January 7th. Don't forget to return your library books Wednesday December 18th. 

SLA 9-1: We continue to work on our novel: La Casa en Mango Street. This week students will do a rapid write in Spanish for idea generation based on an image. It is important that students review their verb tense notes and annotate the chapters in their novel. Students have to read up to page 26. 



La semana del 9 al 15 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: Students have a choice of novel study: The Man Who Loved Clowns, The Breadwinner, Silverwing or Anne of Green Gables. They are expected to read the first four chapters by Monday. 
We are digging deep into literary devices this week through text analysis (metaphor, personification, simile, hyperbole and alliteration). Students have been creating notes in their journals and/or binders. They have been challenged to integrate some of these devices into their rapid writes.  Students have been invited to review them on ixl as a form of practice and to gain fluency. 

SLA 9-1: This week we will begin our novel study: La Casa en Mango Street. Students are expected to study the unfamiliar vocabulary they have annotated. Each chapter will have a vocabulary quiz. Thursday they will have a future tense quiz; they should be reviewing all tenses covered to date regularly.  


La semana del 2 al 5 de diciembre

ELA 6-1: Breadwinner Webquest - all questions due by Thursday! We will begin our novel study on Wednesday, please ensure you bring your novel to read the first 5 minutes of class.

SLA 9-1: We will engage in two SlowSpanish Podcasts this week to solidify our understanding of when and how to use the future tense in Spanish. Thursday there will be a listening comprehension quiz. Ensure you have reviewed the vocabulary you worked on in class. 

La semana del 25 al 29 de noviembre

ELA 6-1: Please ensure you have completed your ixl work - Literary Devices sections P5, P6 and P7. We will have a rapid write on Monday and continue with our short stories. 

SLA 9-1: If you wish to rewrite your verb quiz, please come and see me at lunch time on Wednesday. Ensure you have handed in the Biography of a friend. This week we will be improving our understanding of the simple future. Remember you have the EP Scarlett Tour on Tuesday, dress for the weather!

La semana del 18 al 21 de noviembre

ELA 61: This week students will finish presenting their book talks. We will begin a new Short Story and focus on personal responses. Please remember to return your library books on Wednesday.  I look forward to seeing you at conferences. 

SLA 91: Student have an opportunity to rewrite their verb quiz this Wednesday - Nov. 20th. Please review them at home and ensure you are practicing by speaking in class. You may use various websites to practice the skill. For example, https://aprenderespanol.org/verbos/preterito-imperfecto-indefinido.html

Biography is due November 20th, 2019. Thank you to those who have submitted it already!

La semana del 12 al 15 de noviembre

ELA 61:  This week all students will present their book talks. We will also celebrate the Metis contributions through analysis of a short poem: Geese Over the City by Emma Larocque a prolific Metis writer. We will continue our short story study. 

SLA 91: Students will focus this week on further developing their Spanish vocabulary through rapid words. We will continue our short stories and character descriptions. This week student are to hand in their biography of a friend. On Thursday, student will have a quiz on the imperative forms of verbs both positive and negative forms. 


La semana del 4 al 8 de noviembre

ELA 61 - This week we have worked on our Postcards for Peace to send to our veterans. It was interesting hearing the many connections our families have to this part of our history. Thank you to the students who volunteered to present their postcards during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. 

 Student have begun to present their book talks and we continue to develop our paragraph writing abilities. 

SLA 91 - This week student have been introduced to the short: La galletita. Comprehension questions are due by the end of this week. We have begun to study imperative forms, please use your study sheets to review. 

La semana del 28 al 31 de octubre

ELA 61 – This week we will continue our short story unit. Students are familiarizing themselves with a few concepts and reading short stories to help them identify them. They continue to read their selected novel for their first book talk or are currently preparing their book talk. Please ask your child which book they have selected and remind them that they must be reading daily.

Students will be introduced to a new strategy to better summarize our short stories (known as: SWBS).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8RnDjELdc

 

SLA 91 – This week some students are re-writing their quiz; marks will be posted in PowerSchool once all students that indicated they wish to rewrite have completed their quiz.  

Students continue to work on descriptive and past tense verbs through our project: Autobiografia de un amigo. We will continue this week to analyze informational text through biographies of famous Spanish speaking artists to create our own BFF biography. We will also be reading about some famous celebrations similar to Halloween in the Spanish speaking world. 


Reminder: Review for students who need to re-write the quiz – October 22nd at lunch time in room 1.

Pretéritos de los verbos terminados en AR

Andar

Besar

Bucear

Caminar

Cantar

Comprar

Contestar

Descansar

Dibujar

Escuchar

Estudiar

Hablar

Llegar

Llevar

Mirar

Necesitar

Pintar

Preparar

Tomar el sol

LAS TERMINACIONES SON - AR

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + é

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + amos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + aste

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + asteis

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + ó

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + aron

Imperfecto verbos terminados en AR

LAS TERMINACIONES SON – AR

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + aba

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + ábamos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + abas

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + abais

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + aba

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + aban

Imperfecto verbos terminados en ER e ir

Yo                         (raíz del verbo)        + ía

Nosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + íamos

Tú                         (raíz del verbo)        + ías

Vosotros              (raíz del verbo)     + íais

Él/ella/usted      (raíz del verbo)         + ía

Ellos/ellas/Uds.   (raíz del verbo)    + ían



Week of October 21 - 25

ELA 6-1: 

Students were introduced this week to the format we will be using for book talks. They have been asked to select a book that they will share with their peers in November. They have this month to finish reading their selected book (see criteria on hand out for book selection), presentations will begin first week of November.

This week we will commence our short story unit with weekly reading comprehension activities and responses. 

Library book exchange has been taking place every Wednesday, please ensure your child has returned books they have finished in a timely manner.


SLA 9-1: 

Students continue to work on descriptive language and correct conjugation of past tenses in Spanish. It is an expectation that students are speaking in Spanish in class as this is part of their oral language assessment. 

Students who wish to rewrite their verb tense quiz to increase their mark have an opportunity to do so Tuesday at noon. 

Remember confusion is the sweat of learning, we must be challenged daily to get to understand the worth of perseverance and success!



Week of October 14 - 18

ELA 6-1: I hope students will have a lot of sharing to do about their long weekend! This week we will be engaging in another "rapid write"; the intent of these rapid writes is to ensure students are able to engage in generate ideas from writing prompts and then engage in the editing process. We will become more familiar with how content is assessed through our idea generation rubric. 

Students have written a reading comprehension. Marks will be posted by Wednesday. 

Congratulations to the students who took up the spelling challenge. Seeing patterns in spelling and understanding how prefix and suffix can support your learning is one of many skills. 

We will also be working this week on increasing our understanding of adjectives and adverbs to vary our descriptive writing skills. I hope students have shared with you our IXL site, where we practice explicit grammar and convention skills. 

SLA-91: Students were to submit their Quien soy, quien era y quien sere Project on Thursday. All marks will be posted in PowerTeacher by Wednesday. If your child needs extra support for this project, they are asked to arrange a lunch time meeting. 

This week we will be analyzing a short film called "Cuerda" and recording our Project for submission into IRIS. 

We continue to review verb tenses through our mad minutes to gain fluidity in our oral and written skills. Students will be studying patterns in irregular past tense verbs as well as enlarging our descriptive vocabulary.

Students who have not completed their Second Language Identity text are asked to submit them by Wednesday at the latest. 


Week of October 7-11

ELA 6-1: This week students will be focusing on genre in relation to the purpose in a variety of texts. We will also be completing a reading comprehension to gain a deeper understanding of our experiences with different genres. Students are to review their spelling list for Thursday's quiz.

SLA 9-1: This week students have a quiz on both past tenses studied and their project script is due on Thursday (see attached). Please ensure you have reviewed the verbs presented in class. If you have any questions about the material please ask before Thursday October 10th.  




Week of September 30th to October 4th

ELA 6-1: This week we have read short stories (Shi-shi-etko), poetry (Residential Wreck), current events and seen a video about Phyllis's story for Orange Shirt Day. We also created orange hands with messages in an effort to answer our question: how does our own literacy support us in the acknowledgement of land, people and truth? 

Students also received the results of their first spelling diagnostic and are setting goals in IRIS, please ask your child to show you their goals. If they wish to edit them at home to support our S.M.A.R.T. goals framework, please encourage them to do so as this space is their own. If they have forgotten how to enter this space, all they need to do is google cbe IRIS and log in. (https://iris.cbe.ab.ca)


SLA 9-1: Students have been working on applying their skills of description in both written and oral productions. We have been reviewing past tenses (imperfecto and preterito) and practicing them through our "minuto loco" and group presentations of images. We have also begun to practice giving peer feedback using  our 1 to 4 indicators. 

Students who have not completed the description of their selected image and metaphor of language learning in class have this as homework. ¡Gracias a los estudiantes que ya lo han entregado! I will have marks posted in PowerTeacher by next week. 


AP Message:

Many thanks to all families who came out to Meet The Teacher evening on Thursday. We appreciate your support and hope you had a chance to meet our community and will join our Parent Council on September 24th (see our "Guerrero Semanal" for times). 

ELA6-1: September 16-19

In ELA students have been introduced to News Articles. We have reviewed annotation skills and discussed the importance of word choice while viewing a newscast. In our creative writing we have explored our first comic: Monsters. 

Homework this week is to complete one of the news articles in their Alberta package. We will review the comprehension questions next week.  

Español 9-1: Septiembre 16 al 19

In Spanish students have been working on nouns and adjectives to describe people. They have a word list to support the review of familiar and new words. Tuesday we will have our first quiz. You can find the list of words at this link: http://www.apuntesdelengua.com/archivos/1ESO/descripcion-de-personas.pdf 

To support our verb review, students have been listening and completing the lyrics of some songs: Libre by Chaval de la Peca and Falta de Ortografia by Adalberto Alvarez.  


AP Message

Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out to support our Welcome Back BBQ; it would have been very difficult to cook up and serve as many hot dogs as we did without your support! We are also happy to see our community join us in this event to support a new 2019-2020 school year. 

ELA 6-1: September 9-13

Students had an opportunity this week to engage in informational text about 911 and Terry Fox. We have been working on introducing the skill of annotation by using codes to support our reading and better interact with text. We also visited the Learning Commons, students were introduced to our librarian Ms. Gould and signed out their first book. They must be returned within two weeks and if they need more time, they can sign it out again. We wrote our letter to our future self for our Time Capsule and will be adding an artifact next week, stay tuned for more...


SLA 9-1: September 9-13

Students have learned this week that I love to teach Spanish through short films. I have introduced them to two of my favorite "cortos" (short films): El número and Paperman. They have been reconstructing the story by piecing together the written narrative in groups, answering questions about the plot and working on rebuilding parts of the narrative with proper tenses. We have also introduced our "minuto loco" activity a rapid way of reviewing tenses as I emphasis a clear communicative approach. I look forward to meeting you all at Meet the Teacher on September 19th. 

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Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Robert Warren School! My name is Sra. Carmen Fandino and I am so excited to be your child’s Teacher and the students’ Assistant Principal this year.

I am a native Calgarian that has been gifted some amazing opportunities in life such as living in Argentina, France, Spain, Scotland and Quebec. This will be my 12th year as a teacher in Alberta, connecting with students at various CBE sites including Westgate Elementary, Global Learning, W.O. Mitchell School and now Escuela Robert Warren.

My Alma mater is the University of Calgary where I completed my undergrad with a double major in French and Spanish, a B.Ed, as well as a Masters in Education. My family loves to say I am addicted to continuous learning! Indeed, building knowledge cycles, skills and attitudes that enable us to better serve our communities is my passion. I am also a graduate of McGill where I completed a Certificate in Translation Studies as I once dreamed of being a Translator for the United Nations (inspired by the movie “The Interpreter”). These opportunities have shaped my understanding of second language pedagogies as well as neurolinguistics approaches to learning; a fascinating field that has been evolving rapidly as technologies begin to support more discoveries about the brain.

This year I will be teaching ELA 61 and SLA 91 at Robert Warren. This page will be one of the many ways you can stay informed about what is going on in class. The Guerrero Semanal will be a way to stay informed about happenings at school. Please know I am also available via email at cjfandino@cbe.ab.ca or via phone at 403-777-7690. 

This week we have spent two periods on getting to know each other. I will post weekly updates below as the year progresses. 

I look forward to meeting you during “Meet the Teacher Evening” on September 19th (see main page).  


Ms./Sra. Fandino



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