Pick a seat for today and sit quietly.
An introduction with pictures!
Where nature smiles for
7 miles.
English and Spanish,
obviously. I learned
Spanish the same way
you are!
Emily, Jessica, Casey,
Elizabeth, Henry &
Once from Michigan
State University in
2003 and once from
Calvin College in 2005.
My diverse college experience helps
me be the unique individual I am
today: 1 part party, 1 part
extremely disciplined and strict.
1 in Michigan , 2 in
Charlotte, and most
recently in Concord…
• “Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Brothers
• “I know it’s heavy, I know it ain’t light. But how you gonna lift it
with your arms folded tight?” – Arcade Fire
• “What goes around, goes around, goes around, comes all the
way back around.” – Justin Timberlake
• “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.” – Judge Judy
• You get more bees with honey than salt. (American idiom)
• “Don’t kill my vibe.” – Kendrick Lamar
• Be teachable.
Are you on task?
Are you ready?
Are you willing?
Are you proud of the work you’re doing?
Are you asking questions that matter?
Would your mother/father/grandmother/pastor/little brother be proud?
• Meet me halfway
Help others when able
Show respect to get respect (appreciation, generosity…)
Clean up after yourself
Be smart, not a smart mouth
Stay together as a class.
Exit quietly and quickly.
Meet in the designated space.
Stay there until told to return to the room.
• Attendance will be taken outside, if you are not where you’re supposed to
be your participation grade will be penalized.
• First person back to the room gets 3 BBPs, second person gets 2, third
person gets 1.
• Student-driven
• You set your own pace and hold yourself accountable for completion with selfchecks
• Personalized
• You choose between a variety of activities only the ones that interest you or
suit your skillset
• Demonstrational
• You use the language in real ways to produce more than completed work
• Interpersonal
• You work collaboratively and communicate with others to achieve your goals
• Globally Minded
• Explore the target cultures, use technology and 21st century skills to
investigate and complete tasks centered around shrinking the world and
creating a community of understanding
• Earn extra credit every time you participate in a positive way.
• You don’t have to get the right answer.
• Keep track of your points every day on your card and have your card
signed at the end of every class.
• **Señora WILL NOT sign points from previous days.
• After you earn 20 Barry Bueno points, turn in your full, signed card and
bump ANY grade up 5 points!
• Late = did not turn in when required due to negligence on the
part of the student.
• Late work will not receive full credit.
• Make up work = did not turn in when required due to an
absence from school ON the due date.
• Don’t turn make up work into late work by failing to turn it in in a timely
• Make up work must be turned in within 5 days of your return to class.
• YOU are responsible for your make up work.
• Only work missed during EXCUSED absences will be considered for full
credit. UNEXCUSED = partial credit
Do not create or become a distraction.
• Do not get out of your seat unnecessarily.
• If you’re drawing attention to yourself in a negative way, don’t get belligerent when you’re addressed in a
negative way.
• Do not wait to be asked to work.
• Do not expect to be asked to work.
• Do not expect to be rewarded for working.
• Use technology for academics.
• Do not lounge around off-task, watch youtube videos, snap chat, text, or use google translate.
• Do not act surprised or innocent when you’re caught lounging around, watching youtube videos, snap chatting,
texting, or using google translate.
• Do not try to negotiate with me.
• Do as you’re instructed. Period.
• Do not act surprised when you are reprimanded or removed for failing to do as you’re instructed.
• Do not act like a victim when you’re reprimanded or removed for failing to do as you’re instructed.
• Act your age.
• Remember you’re a teenager, not an adult.
• Remember you’re a teenager, not a little child.
• Do not get belligerent when your teacher treats you like a teenager.
• Do not act like a little child when your teacher treats you like an adult (and holds you accountable for your
• Know your place in this class and classroom. You’re a student.
• Know my place in this class and classroom. I’m a teacher.
• Know that being superior is shown more in the character of a man than his title.
• When did you learn English (or your first language)?
When I was 2.
Still learning it.
As a teenager.
• How did you learn English?
Mindless repetition of terms. (BALL. BALL. BALL.)
By writing words 100 times in different colors. (Ball Ball Ball)
By modeling, gestures, and exposure. (Look at the ball! See the ball? Can
you say “ball”?)
What did your language sound like the first year you spoke it?
I like ball. Ball is fun. Ball is pretty. Ball is red.
I like that ball best, red is my favorite color.
Playing with that red ball yesterday reminded me of a poem I once read
and it struck me that time is so fleeting.
• How do you think you will BEST learn Spanish?
Coloring and crafts
Songs and chants
Interactive activities and games
Exposure, repetition, storytelling
Practice, trial and error, rehearsal, mastery!
understanding and
practice, exposure
Intermediate Low:
Can communicate
on certain topics
spontaneously, has
a deeper
understanding of
some topics
(including culture)
Novice Mid:
Ability to use some
phrases and talk
briefly on certain
topics with some
Novice High: Can
orally and/or in
writing on topics
effectively and
with some
Novice Low: Wordlevel use of the TL.
• ¿Cómo te
• Me llamo…
• Yo soy…
• ¿Cómo estás?
• Estoy…
• bien
• regular
• mal
• ¿Cómo se llama
• ¿Quién es él/ella?
• Se llama…
• Él/Ella es…
• ¿Cómo está
• él /ella está…
• bien
• regular
• mal
• A friend
• Someone younger than you
• Someone in a lower rank (at
your job, etc.)
• Someone older
• Someone in a higher position
or rank
A ti, ¿qué te gusta?
A ti, ¿qué no te gusta?
(sí) Me gusta …
(no) No me gusta …
¿Qué es … What is …?
la músicael polloel quesola hamburguesael gatola televisiónel carroel videojuegola escuelael perro-
• ¿Cómo te llamas? What’s your name?
• Me llamo…
• ¿Cuál es alguna cosa que te gusta? What’s one thing you like?
•Me gusta…
• ¿Cuál es alguna cosa que no te gusta? What is one thing you
don’t like?
• No me gusta…
• Y una cosa interesante más de ti. One more interesting thing
about yourself.

Mucho gusto