September 20 / 21

We took a quiz on the announcements vocabulary.

We worked on creating a paragraph-length announcement with MANY scheduled tangents to review grammar and vocabulary in context.

Points to remember:
*Most important word goes first (noun before adjective)
*If you use a noun to describe another noun like “soccer game”, make sure you put the main word first and the descriptive noun with the word “de” after.  So Soccer game would be “partido de fútbol”.  Anytime you use a noun as a description, it needs the word “de”.
*NEVER use an apostrophe S in Spanish!!!  My mom’s car = El coche de mi mamá.  NOT  Mi mamá’s coche.
*You can win games and trophies, you cannot win people or teams.
*Put the emphasis on the right syllable.  (lares)
*de + el = del        and       a + el = al
*When you want to say “on Friday” or on a day or date – use the definite article “el”  don’t use the word “en”.
So “on Friday” would be “el viernes”.
*You DO want to use the word “en” when you want to say- at a place.  “At Lone Peak” would be- “En Lone Peak”
*To talk about a span of days or dates such as “from Friday to Sunday”, use the phrase  “del ___ hasta el _____”  So it would be  “del viernes hasta el domingo”.

We sang “Hay un tren”
vocab phrases to remember – lo nuestro = our thing, por si acaso = just in case

We looked at Srta’s website and talked about how to do extra credit. (Which is due on Monday for the first half of the term)
We also looked at the blog to see what to do when we miss class.

Write 3 amazing announcements.  Each should be at least a paragraph long.  Include all the information you can such as who, what, where, when, cost, why go, what will happen, what to wear, take, etc.
The first announcement should be about a sports event (so you can talk about teams and versus and fun words like that.)
The second should be some kind of event that isn’t a sport.  So a party,  dance, concert or an activity of some kind.
The 3rd announcement can be anything you want – have some fun with it.  But stick with the basic structures we are learning and working with – go crazy with the vocabulary – not the grammar.

Use the green announcements and the blue time vocabulary handouts to help you figure out how to say things in Spanish.  DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE!  Use the structure we practiced in class.  Keep it simple but complete and you can do almost everything with what you have been given.  If you want to try some extra creativity, do it after the basics are there and done well.

Please don’t do 2 sports or game announcements.  Please don’t do 2 event or party announcements.  Try to use a wide variety of vocabulary.

Here is a sample 3rd announcement in English:    The aliens are coming to my backyard tomorrow at 4:15.  Everyone needs to come and wear their tinfoil hats.  It is free if you bring green jello.  It will be awesome!  We are going to have a party and welcome the aliens to Earth.  My address is 10189 N 4800 W. Highland.  (Please don’t talk  to the  people in AF or too many people are going to come and scare away the lovely aliens. )  Next week we are going to learn how to fly in their spaceship. It will be very fun!

and in Spanish:     Los extraterrestres vienen a mi jardín mañana a las 4:15.  Todos necesitan venir y llevar sus sombreros de papel de aluminio.  Es gratis si traes gelatina verde.  ¡Va a ser asombroso!  Vamos a tener una fiesta y dar la bienvenida a los extraterrestres a la tierra.  Mi dirección es… (Por favor, no hables con las personas en AF o demasiadas personas van a venir y espantar a los extraterrestres lindos. )  La semana que viene vamos a aprender a volar en su nave.  ¡Va a ser muy divertido!