cirriculum - What are we learning this year?
8th grade Spanish is cumulative. This means you are responsible for the materials from 7th and 8th grade. A quick guide to the topics for each year is provided below.
1: the basics: colors, numbers, time, calendar, shapes, introductions and simple conversations.
2: personal descriptions: personal adjectives, likes and dislikes, ages and birthdays.
3: weather and free time activities: weather expressions, seasons, free time activities, sports and activities, teh verbs jugar, querer and regular -ar verbs.
4: school: school supplies, school activities, places and people at school, tener expressions, -er and -ir verbs, review time expressions with class schedules.
5: house and home: family members, rooms and furniture in the house, estar, chores and negations.
Begins with a review of the 7th grade material and then we build and expand with:
6: food and meals: food, drink, place settings and meals, direct object pronouns (dops), restaurants, ser vs. estar, giving instructions with commands.
7: health and welfare: body parts, daily routine, aches and pains, healthy practices, illness, and reflexive verbs.
8: shopping: review numbers, clothing, stores, pricing, currency, costar, comparisons, past tense of the verb ir and -ar verbs.
9: celebrations: holidays, parties, celebrations, letters and invitations, party activities and food, past tense of -er and -ir verbs, direct object pronouns (dops).
10: traveling: airport, travel, money exchange, customs, transportation, sightseeing, review of preterite, review of dops, review of ser vs. estar.
FINAL EXAM REVIEW OF ALL MATERIAL!
8th grade Final Exam: 20% of your final grade: covers all of the material from 7th and 8th grade.
Both 7th and 8th grade exams include a speaking task, writing tasks, listening, vocabulary, grammar.
When you successfully complete the course, you will enter High School with 1 credit in foreign language.