Karla Pineda Preece

May 4th update-

My apologies for not updating this page in a couple of weeks. As you all know, we started to send out the Week at a Glance to parents/guardians weekly on Monday mornings. This documents provides a brief glance at the work students have for each subject, with complete details found in the corresponding D2L pages.

Parents: please refer to the Week at a Glance email for information about this class.

Students: please refer to the D2L shell for specific instructions about the tasks for the week as well as applicable due dates.


Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of April 13-17

I hope you had some time to enjoy this long weekend and connected with loved ones.

I wanted to remind you that Monday April 13 is a SYSTEM PD Day and I will participating in sessions all day. For this reason I will be unavailable to respond to emails until Tuesday morning.

SLA 71- This week we will continue to focus our attention on the reflexive verbs. Please complete the following. 

  1. Respond to weekly Discussion question
  2. View video Un dia en la vida de Jaime and complete comprehension questions
  3. Complete guiding questions in the template for Mi Rutina and write a description of your daily routines using the information you gathered in the template.
  4. 71 Google Meet Wed. @ 10 AM- This is an optional Q & A session

SLA 61- This week we will continue to focus on the Imperative verbs.

I have not received most of the conjugation table assignment from last week and I would like to give you feedback on this assignment to ensure you are on the right track for this week's work. Please complete this table first and submitted to the Assignment folder in D2L.

  1. Answer the weekly discussion question located in the DISCUSSION page in D2L
  2. Listening Comprehension activity: Watch the short video-Gazpacho
  3. Complete comprehension questions for video in D2L Quizzes
  4. Complete Cooking Vocabulary 
  5. Find a recipe and change ingredient list using vocabulary sheet

As always, should you have a question please reach out to me via my CBE email- kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

Have a great week!

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of April 6- 9

Hello everyone,

I trust you have received the grade team weekly update this morning. As a grade team, we will continue to work together to coordinate the amount of work assigned to avoid overwhelming students. 

As always, detailed instructions can be found on the Spanish D2L shells. I also would like to remind students that due dates are flexible as I am mindful of the complexities of learning at home. If you encounter questions, concerns or need an extension please send me an email.

SLA 71-This week we will continue with our virtual journal writing located in the Discussion page in D2L. Please respond to the weekly question.

We will also begin to learn about reflexive verbs. Please review the PowerPoint located in the content page in D2L. Afterwards complete the practice conjugation table and submit it to the ASSIGNMENT page within D2L. DUE DATE: Friday April, 10.

Last week I received some outstanding assignments and I encourage the rest to share your 2 assignments with me on Google Drive for the independent book project.

SLA 61-  This week we will continue with our virtual journal writing located in the Discussion page in D2L. Please respond to the weekly question. 

We will also begin to learn about imperative verbs. Please review the PowerPoint located in the content page in D2L. Afterwards complete the practice conjugation table and submit it to the ASSIGNMENT page within D2L. DUE DATE: Friday April, 10.

Last week I received some of the Hispanic city research projects however many are still outstanding. Please reach out to me if I can support you with completing this project.


Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Marc 30-April 3

It was nice getting to connect with many of you yesterday and hear your voices. If we did not get a chance to connect, I hope you had some time to relax during Spring Break and make some memories. I know that many of our plans were different than what we had anticipated, however I am hoping you made the best of it.

Please know that I can be reached via email should you have any questions as you embark on your online learning experience. kppinedapavo@cbe.ab.ca

SLA 71-  This week we have a short writing assignment that can be found in the Discussion tab.The writing assignment is due this Friday.

A reminder that all marks are up to date in PowerSchool. Many of you still have outstanding assignments due from before the break. If you have not completed your book analysis and/or your letter to the author, please continue to work on this during this week and hand these in as soon as possible by sharing them with me to Google Drive kppinedapavo@educeb.ca


SLA 61-This week we have a short writing assignment that can be found in the Discussion tab. The writing assignment is due this Friday.

Please also continue to work on your Hispanic city brochure assignment as most of you have yet to hand this assignment in for assessment. Remember that this can be created using Google DOCs and it does not have to be in a brochure format. Please include all the headings that the brochure needed as well as the images you had selected. A list of your references (the websites) used is also required. Please hand this in as soon as possible by sharing it to Google Drive kppinedapavo@educbe.ca


Sra. Pineda Preece


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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

SLA 71-  A reminder to all students who have yet to submit their book analysis project that was due last Friday, to please do so today. Share your Google Slide to my google account today kppinedapavo@educbe.ca. 

Your letter to the author are due today. Please share those to my Google Account as well.

SLA 61- Please continue to work on your brochures. Don't forget to share them with me when you are done.

Sra. Pineda Preece

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March 16, 2020

Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well. I will be updating this BLOG daily to keep you updated on our current assignments. I have uploaded all assignments and instructions to the Spanish Language Arts D2L shell for your respective class and I encourage you to visit the shell. You require your regular login information to access the site https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/d2l/loginh/

Sra. Pineda Preece

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

I know that our Brochure project was due this week and I understand that many of you may not have MICROSOFT PUBLISHER to create your project at home. If you do and wish to continue using this program, please do so. If you do not, you may create a Google DOC and share your information. Please include all the headings that the brochure needed as well as the images you had selected. A list of your references (the websites) used is also needed.

Please share the PUBLISHER brochure by uploading the project to GOOGLE Drive and sharing it with me. If you chose to create a Google Doc, don’t forget to share it with me at kppinedapavo@educbe.ca

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Please visit the SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 71 D2L shell to access our current independent book study assignment. Last Friday you were to have shared your final Google Slide with me. If you have already done so, please follow the instructions on D2L to let me know your progress on the project.

Today and tomorrow, please work on part two of the assignment which is the letter to the author. This is due by Mindnight tomorrow March 17th

ART 62

I will be looking at your sketchbooks this week and assess the self-portraits using your practice sketches. Remember that this assignment focused on proportions not how realistic your portraits turned out.

ART 8/9

Please continue to practice shading and trying to create different values.

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of March 9-13 

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are using their research for their selected Hispanic city to write descriptive paragraphs about the various topics. The paragraphs will be used to create their brochures using Microsoft Publisher. The completed brochure is due March 17th.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students will use their notes collected while reading their self-selected Spanish book to create a book analysis presentation. The book analysis is due due March 12th.

Part 2 of this assignment, the letter to the author is due March 17th

ART 62

Students are working on their final copy of their self-portraits this week.

ART 8/9

Students are working on the planning stages on a multi-medium project that involves shading and painting. This week they are working on creating a shading value table to help them as they work on tracing a black and white picture and begin to shade it. 

Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of March 2-6 

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students will be practicing their inference skills as they start a research project about a Hispanic speaking city. This information collected will be used to create a travel brochure as well an oral presentation. The research component will last the rest of the week so students can begin to create a rough draft of their brochures next week. The brochure is due March 17th.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

HOMEWORK: students are continuing to read their chosen Spanish book at home in preparation for their work periods for their book analysis next week.

This week we will be reviewing how to write a letter and students will practice writing a letter in preparation for part 2 of their project.

The book analysis is due due March 12th.

The letter to the author is due March 17th

ART 62

Students have embarked in their rough copy of their own-self portraits with the hopes of beginning their final draft at the start of next week.

ART 8/9

Students are continuing to work on their one-point perspective color wheel assignment. all students are done their planning and have started to work on their final product.The due date for this assignment is Wednesday, March  4th.

Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of Feb 24-28 

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Last week student completed their poems using future tense verbs and started to focus on inference strategies while reading.  This week we are continuing to practice how to draw conclusion from text using three short stories. 

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Last week students worked on finishing their scripts for their predictions for the future using future tense. This week, students are starting an independent novel study using a book of their choice. Students will complete a two part assignment that includes a powerpoint presentation for their retell as well as a letter to the author giving their opinion of the story using supporting details. These assignments are due March 12th.

ART 62

Last week and continuing this week, students have been learning how to draw self-portraits. This week they are focusing on how to refine the various facial features in order to achieve a realistic self-portrait. 

ART 8/9

Students are continuing to work on their one-point perspective color wheel assignment. all students are done their planning and have started to work on their final product.The tentative due date for this assignment is Wednesday, March  4th.

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of February 3-12

Please note that there is no school February 13, 14 & 17th for Teacher's convention and Family day holiday

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week and into next week, students are learning about the simple future verb rules and applying them in context via a poem they will writing and illustrating in class.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week, students completed the written portion of their historical figure write up demonstrating their ability to conjugate verbs in the past tense. This was due Monday, February 3rd.

For the remainder of the week, students will be recording and uploading their oral presentation portion of the project to IRIS. Next, we will continue to review preterit and simple future verbs this week and into next.

ART 62

This week students are finishing their surrealism project as well as working on their oil pastel project.

ART 8/9

Students are learning about one-point perspective, hue, value and intensity. They will apply these concepts over the next few weeks working towards creating their own  illustrated color wheel.

Sra. Pineda Preece


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61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are presenting their book in a box project.


71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students applying their understanding of the preterit by researching a historical character and writing a mini-biography. This project incorporates a reading comprehension, written and oral component. This project is due Monday, February 3rd.

ART 62

This week students continue their surrealism project. Student are in the initial phase of their painting and have selected their two types of paints they will incorporate in their landscape.

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Weeks of January 13-24

Homeroom. Field trip forms went home yesterday. Please returned the signed forms as well as payment (cash or cheque) to homeroom by Monday, January 20.


61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students continue their a book in a box. At this point all students have read their chosen book and are working on the write up for the assignment. This includes selecting 8 objects/images to represent the various the  various story elements as well as their recommendation. They will continue to work on this as well as their box during the next week with the project due  27th.

Just a reminder for students to bring a shoe box or a box /container to use for their project by Monday January 20th.


71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are presenting  ideal school presentation to the class. The written component for this assignment was due January 13th. If students have not shared this portion, please do so as soon as possible.

Next week we will focus on reviewing the preterit verb with a quiz tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 24th.

ART 62

This week students are embarking on a new project that will incorporate surrealism. They are currently in the planning and exploration stage, and this will carry over into next week.

Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of January 6-10

 Happy New Year! ¡Feliz año nuevo!

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students are embarking on a new project called a book in a box where they will be selecting a Spanish picture book or short novel to read. The purpose is to understand what they read and be able to present the principal ideas of the book to the class as well as justify their opinion of the book. This project has a due date of January 27th.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students will be working on a short writing piece describing their ideal school and justifying their choices. This is a two fold assignment with a short written component as well as an oral presentation. Both components of this assignment are due on Monday, January 13th.

ART 62

This week students are embarking on transferring their knowledge of positive and negative space to create relief prints using ink.

Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of Dec 16-19

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students are completing peer feedback and will be working on their last edits prior to submitting their final copy on Wednesday, December 18.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are engaging in peer feedback as they work on editing their first draft pf their story. Our goal is to have the stories completed before the winter break.

ART 62

This week students are working on positive and negative space through their Zentangle initials.


Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of Dec 9-13

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Last week students completed their rough draft of their legends and had an opportunity to engage in the editing process with the teacher. This week students will complete their second draft and another round of editing with a peer prior to publishing their work.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Last week students presented their idioms to their peers and started to plan out their backwards story. This week, our goal is to complete the first draft and editing of their work.

ART 62

Last week students planned and created their 3D cardboard projects. This week students will be completing this project and reflecting on their learning.


Sra. Pineda Preece

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SLA 71 HOMEWORK: Just a quick reminder that your idiom poster is due on Monday, December 2. If your poster is not completed, please take the time do so this weekend. Oral presentations that accompany this project will begin on Monday. 

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Week of November 25-29

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students will be working on writing the rough copy of their legends. 

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte-comic assignment was due Monday, November 25. If you have not handed in your assignment please come see Sra. to make arrangements.

Idioms- This week students will be looking at idioms in Spanish culminating in an oral presentation next week to share their favourite idiom.

ART 6 

Students will finish building their napkin holders and paint em by the end of the week

 

Sra. Pineda Preece


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71 HOMEWORK SLA- Just a reminder that the Zorros del Norte comic strip is due on Monday, November 25.

If you did not complete it in class today, please take some time this weekend to do so.

Regards,

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Nov 18-22

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

We continue to explore legends with this week students comparing the two legends they have read to identify the elements required. This week students will also begin to identify possible themes for their own legend and continue to work on mastering the preterit.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- Students will be working on their final project this week. The 8 panel comic is due Monday, November 25th.

ART 6 

Students will begin to build a 3D napkin holder and afterwards design their Hispanic influenced scenery.

 Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Nov 12-15

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week we are starting our legends unit that will help students focus on learning how to use the preterit in context. We started by learning the preterit verb conjugation rules and practicing how to change verbs to the past tense.

We also are focusing on reading our first legend to begin to analyze how legends differ from stories.

During this unit students will be creating their very own legends.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- This week students will continue to focus on reading Chapters 30-35 of their novel study. They will also start their final project for this novel which will include the creation of a comic.

ART 6 

Students care starting their final copy of their self portraits. This project will be due this Thursday, November 14th.

 Sra. Pineda Preece


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HOMEWORK SLA 61:

Please answer the following two question from today's short story.


1.Cuando Maria entra al juego, ¿qué piensan los demás jugadores? ¿Cómo lo sabes?

2. Explica ¿cómo sorprende Maria a todo el mundo?

Remembrance Day assembly will be held this Friday November 8th at 10:45 am.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week we will focus on reviewing present tense as well as more reading comprehension.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- This week students will continue to focus on reading Chapters 19-26  of their novel study. 


ART 6 

Students continue to learn a step-by-step technique for drawing self-portraits and work on their rough copy of their self-portraits. 

 Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of Oct 28-31

Just a reminder that this Friday November 1st is a Non-Instructional day and there is no school.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week we will focus on reading comprehension strategies and continue to review verbs in present tense.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- This week students will continue to focus on reading Chapters 17-20 of their novel study. 

Students will also finish presenting their fictional exchange program oral presentations to demonstrate their abilities to talk about a known topic. 

ART 6 

Students continue to learn a step-by-step technique for drawing self-portraits. This week will they continue to explore drawing faces and playing with features to change their expressions. 

 Sra. Pineda Preece


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Week of Oct 21-25

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Oral presentations for the student autobiographies have started today and will continue through until Wednesday. Students will work on reading comprehension questions the remainder of the week.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- This week students will continue to focus on reading Chapters 15-16  of their novel study. 

Students have also begun to present their oral presentations based on a fictional exchange program to demonstrate their abilities to talk about a know topic. 

ART 6 

Students started the process of learning a step-by-step technique for drawing self-portraits. This week will be the exploration phase of the process, where students will learn the technique before attempting to draw a rough sketch of their own faces.

 Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Oct 5-18

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students are publishing their autobiography this week. Next, they will be working on a 3-5 minutes oral presentation based on their autobiography. We will start presentations On Monday October 21.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Los Zorros del Norte- This week students will continue to focus on Chapters 11-14 of their novel study. Students will also be working on a short oral presentation this week and will have an opportunity to present on Monday, Oct 21.

ART 6 

Students are at various stages of painting their landscapes. This week students will focus on their reflections of the project. Up next, we will be working on creating some poppies in preparation for  Remembrance Day. 


Sra. Pineda Preece


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HOMEWORK 

SLA 61: Please make sure to add your pictures to your autobiography in Google Docs so they are ready for publishing for Tuesday's class.

Gracias :)

Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Oct 7-11

I would like to apologize for not posting the week of Sept 30-Oct 4th. This week's post contains a summary of what happened in class this past week alongside this week's information.


71 Homeroom- A reminder that picture orders are due Monday October 7th. Pictures can be ordered online or using the paper form provided by the photographer. If you chose option 2, all forms along payment must be returned to school by Oct 7th.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students continues to work on completing their rough draft of their autobiography. This week our aim is to have the autobiographies complete and ready to publish. Students will be engaging in the editing cycle using a project checklist, followed by peer and teacher feedback.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This past week students read Chapters 5-8 of their novel study Los Zorros del Norte. They answered comprehension questions and have started a short vocabulary task that will carry on into the week of October 7th. This upcoming week will also have students reading chapters 9-12.

ART 6 

All students have now completed their name plate projects and marks have been updated in PowerSchool.

This past week students were planning their upcoming Landscape project as well as experimenting with the various types of paints in preparation for the project. This week, students will start to work on their paintings.


Sra. Pineda Preece

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Week of Sept. 23-27

71 HOMEROOM 

-Toonies for Terry-This is our final Tuesday Toonie in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. 

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students continue to write their rough copy of their autobiography. They will have an opportunity to begin to peer edit towards the end of the week.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Las week we started reading our first novel study called Los zorros del norte. Students are using the annotation readings strategy as they read this short novel. This week we are focusing on chapters 3-6.

ART 6 

Students in 6-3 will begin a new project that will have them explore acrylic and water color paints to create a landscape painting.

Sra. Pineda Preece


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La semana del 16 de septiembre al 20

71 HOMEROOM 

-Toonies for Terry continues this week. Students are asked to bring a Toonie this Tuesday to continue to work towards reaching our school wide goal of $1200 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students will begin to explore how to write their own autobiography. We will look at the elements of an autobiography as review preterit verb tense in order to help them with this writing task.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

We will review the annotation reading strategy as we prepare for our first novel study-Los zorros del norte.

ART 6 

Students in 6-3 are working towards completing their Graffiti names and start their reflection of the process.


Sra. Pineda Preece


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La semana del 9 de septiembre al 13

71 HOMEROOM 

-A reminder that all forms were due Tuesday, September 10th. 

-Toonies for Terry- Students are asked to bring in a Toonie for this Friday's Terry Fox run. We will continue to collect Toonies every Tuesday throughout the month of September.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are engaging in a series of quick assessment for all four strands of the Spanish curriculum. This will be used to inform Sra. on the starting point for all four strands of the curriculum.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week students are engaging in a series of quick assessment for all four strands of the Spanish curriculum. This will be used to inform Sra. on the starting point for all four strands of the curriculum..

ART 6 

Students in 6-3 continue to work on their plan for their Graffiti names. We have explored lines and color choice so far, and students will be incorporating this into their plans as they work towards their good copy next week.


Sra. Pineda Preece

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La semana del 3 de septiembre al 6 

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Sra. Pineda Preece's blog. Please check back often for announcements regarding our class. I will post a weekly update to let you know our weekly learning destination as well as reminders for any homework assigned and the corresponding due dates .

71 HOMEROOM 

The Robert Warren Admirable Use Policy for went home today with students. Please ensure this form is signed and returned to the homeroom teacher alongside all forms sent home yesterday. All forms are due back by Tuesday, September 10th.

61 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

This week we are working on a getting to know you activity that allows us all to learn more about each other.

71 SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Students are working on a brief getting to know you written/oral presentation.

ART 6 

Students in 6-3 have eagerly started to work on their plan for their Graffiti names. This project will carry on into next week as students move from the planning phase to their good copies.


Sra. Pineda Preece

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