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Foreign Language Teacher -Spanish
maria.hoots@warren.kyschools.us
(270) 842-3627
 
-Masters of Arts of Education- Major: Secondary Education / Minor: Spanish  - Western Kentucky University

-Bachelor of Arts- Major: Spanish / Minor: Marketing  - Western Kentucky University  

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome!

The overall purposes and objectives of the Foreign Language Department at Greenwood High School are to enable students to communicate and to foster an interest and develop and understanding of other cultures and peoples. The department follows the National Standards of Foreign Language Learning referred to as the 5 C's:

Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community

Señora Hoots' Schedule (2018-2019)

1st Block- Spanish I (Fall) / Spanish II (Spring)
2nd Block- Spanish III (Fall) / Planning (Spring)
SWAMP
3rd Block- Spanish I (Fall) / Spanish II (Spring)
4th Block- Planning (Fall) / Spanish I (Spring)
 

SUPPLIES (2018-19)

For anyone that wants to go ahead and get supplies for Spanish I or Spanish II, here is a list of what you will need:
 
1) Low odor Expo markers
 
2) Tissues
 
3) 1&1/2 - 2" 3-ring binder --Optional
  • I suggest one that has a pocket on each inside cover.
  • Note: Students will need to keep up witth all of their Spanish materials such with as notes, homework, worksheets, handouts, etc.
  • The easiest way to keep everything organized is with a 3-ring binder,
  • However, students have the option of organizing their materials any way they want, like with a spiral notebook and folders if they do not want to use a binder.
  • Organizing with a binder can help students create a reference tool for them to use throughout the school year. By the end of the year, Spanish I students will have a reference tool to help them in Spanish II, and Spanish II students will have a reference tool for Spanish III, if they choose to take it. Otherwise, students will have a reference tool for college.

4) Notebook paper

  • Either loose leaf paper or a spiral notebook with pre-hole punched paper work well if you choose to keep a binder for the class.  Otherwise, a spiral notebook will be fine.

5) Spanish-English Dictionary --Optional

  • We learn a lot of vocabulary, but it may not include everything you would like to know how to say or you may want to use a dictionary to expand your vocabulary so you can help increase your language proficiency.
  • Common ones:
    • The University of Chicago Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English, English-Spanish
    • Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
    • The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary: Spanish/English English/Spanish
    • Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary
  • Students are not limited to the above choices.
  • Tip: Avoid buying a cheap dictionary; these dictionaries are limited in the help they can give students. A price range of $6-$10 should get you a sufficient dictionary. However, to get a better dictionary, look in the $10-$20 price range.

All of these items will be discussed with a few more details during the first week of school... in case you would like more information or have a question before making a purchase.


Attention Spanish II students!!! I strongly recommend that you go to www.quizlet.com and begin reviewing Spanish I vocabulary as soon as possible. Go ahead and sign up for an account if you don't already have one; it's free. You will be using the site throughout the year. Search for flashcards that I have made by searching my username: srahoots