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¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español del Señor Chávez!

Mi nombre es Oscar Chávez. Este es mi doceávo año enseñando Español y mi primer año en Magnolia West. Mi esposa es Milagros Padrón Chávez, ella también es maestra y vivimos en Conroe. Soy graduado de la Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG), cuento con las certificaciones de Profesor de LOTE (Language Other Than English-Español) y Profesor Bilingüe de Español. Soy profesor del Departamento de Lenguas del Mundo y estoy muy emocionado de trabajar con los profesores de éste formidable equipo de trabajo diariamente. ¡Tendremos un año escolar grandioso!
Welcome to Mr. Chávez's Spanish class!
My name is Oscar Chávez. This is my twelfth year teaching Spanish and my first year at Magnolia West. My wife is Milagros Padrón Chávez, she is also a teacher and we live in Conroe. I am a graduate of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), I have the certifications of Professor of LOTE (Language Other Than English-Spanish) and Bilingual Teacher of Spanish. I am a teacher of the World Languages Department and I am very excited to work with the teachers of this formidable team of work daily. We will have a great school year!

Classroom & Student Expectations

  • Attendance is mandatory.  Absent students are responsible for all makeup work.
  • Follow the school’s dress code.
  • Be respectful and keep our space safe, clean and functional.  The classroom  is designed with your comfort and learning experience in mind.  Having to replace our Chromebooks and furniture is not an option and, put plain and simply, unnecessary.  Take care of our classroom and the privileges that come with it.
  • Participate and use our class time in a productive way.  Ask and answer questions related to instruction.
  • “I don’t know” is not an acceptable answer.  Do whatever you can to show me what you know.  Giving your teacher a wrong answer gives her something to work with; giving him no answer gives him nothing to work with.
  • If you need additional help, schedule tutoring with me on Tuesdays (2:45 - 3:15 pm) or during advisory/B block.
· Your electronic device should stay in your bag unless your teacher says it will be used for instruction. If you would like to charge it, take care of that as soon as you come in the door.  Do not interrupt class to take care of this.   

First Grading Period

Sept 5-Sept 8

Week 1

Nueva York - Using greetings and introductions

Sept 11-Sept 15

Week 2

Nueva York - Describing weather

Sept 18-Sept 22

Week 3

Nueva York - Using classroom phrases

Sept 25-Sept 29

Week 4

Estados Unidos - Describing your likes and dislikes

Oct 2-Oct 6

Week 5

Estados Unidos - Describing others’ likes and dislikes

Oct 9-Oct 13

Week 6

Estados Unidos - Describing yourself and others

Oct 16-Oct 20

Week 7

Estados Unidos - Talking about others

Oct 24-Oct 27

Week 8

DCA / Exploring Hispanic Historic Sites in the United States


Second Grading Period

Oct 30-Nov 3

Week 1

México - Talking about daily schedules and what people have

Nov 6-Nov 10

Week 2

México - Describing what people do

Nov 13-Nov 17

Week 3

México - Talking about your emotions

Nov 27-Dec 1

Week 4

México - Talking about where you go

Dec 4-Dec 8

Week 5

Puerto Rico - Asking questions, talking about food and going grocery shopping

Dec 11-Dec 15

Week 6

Puerto Rico - Talking about family

Dec 18-Dec 22

Week 7

Puerto Rico - Talking about birthdays and giving dates

Dec 18-Dec 22

Week 8

DCA / Winter Holiday Traditions in Mexico, US, Central America


General Course Information

This course is an introduction to the study of the target language and its culture. The emphasis is placed on the development of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and will include interpretive, interpersonal and presentational tasks and assessments. Grammar is integrated throughout the course and is selected according to the language needs. Students acquire some insight into how languages and cultures work by comparing the target language and culture(s) to their own.

Credits: 1 Unit

Next in Sequence: Spanish II or Spanish II Pre-AP

Class Schedule
Period   Class
   1   -  Spanish 1
   2   -  Native Speakers 1-2
   3   -  Spanish 1
   4   -  Spanish 1
   5   -  Spanish 1
   6   -  Conference
   7   -  Spanish 1

Evaluation per 9 Weeks

  • Summative:  60%
  • Quizzes: 25%
  • Daily Work: 15%