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How to say proper greetings en Spanish

The first thing you need know before you can speak Spanish is how to say your greetings. You can’t just talk to someone in Spanish unless you know your greetings! This is why I wrote this topic. The first thing you need to know is how to say hello, and Good morning/afternoon/evening, in Spanish. Then, you will learn to say, “how are you?” to someone, and how to reply back. Lastly, you will learn how to say your goodbyes in Spanish.

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Now this is an example of how say proper greetings in spanish to a friend. 
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Kevans span bmark 2011

​reflection: This project was not hard for me but took allot of time to do. I think I work well in the project until the end. I use the core values because I learned about new things like how to use powerpoint and that google does not support voice. If I had to do my project again I would add more pic for a better grade. I did not enjoy this project because it did't have anything to do with what we were learning. 

  
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Spanish Survival Guide:

Have you ever wanted to speak in spanish? Well, we are here to help you! 
Here's are the words/questions/answers you would need to know to have a conversation with a person in spanish!

Greetings:


Hello: ¡Hola!
Good morning: ¡Buenos Diaz:!
Good Afternoon: ¡Buenas Tardes!
Good night: ¡Buenas Noches!

Conversation questions/answers:

How are you?: ¿Cómo estas?
Happy: Feliz
Great: Excellente
Fine: Bien
So,so: Mas o menos
Sad: Mal 
What's your name? (informal): ¿Cómo te llamas?
My name is...: me llamo es...
What's your name? (formal): ¿Cómo se llama?
My name is...: me llamo..
Where are you from?: ¿De donde eras?
I am from...: Soy de...
I am from (blank) but I live in Philadelphia: Soy de (blank) pero vivo en Filadelfia       

Goodbyes:

Goodbye (slang): ¡Chao!
Goodbye (generic): Adios
See you later: ¡Hasta leugo!
See you tomorrow: ¡Hasta manana!
Nice to meet you: ¡Mucho gusto!


Here's how to tell time in spanish!

Tips for telling time:

-when you are saying minutes from 10-90 you need to say "y"
-to connect hundreds with 10's you just state the numbers
-15 means cuarto
-30 means media 

To learn how to tell time follow these steps!

(0-30 minutes)
1.Choose between es la (1) or son las (2-12)
2.State the hour
3.If there are minutes say "y"
4.State the minutes
example: 4:30: son las cuatro y media

(31-59 minutes)
1.Choose between es la (1) or son las (2-12)
2.State the hour ahead (if its 9:35, the hour ahead would be 10)
3.To connect minutes and hours say menos
4.State how many minutes it would take to get to the given hour in step 2
example: 8:50: son las nueve menos diez


Here's how to say interrogatives in spanish!

Interrogatives: 

Who: ¿Quien?
What: ¿Que
When: ¿Cuando?
Where: ¿Donde?
Why:  ¿Por Que?
How: ¿Cómo


Here's how to say different types of weather in spanish!

Weather:

Raining: Esta lloviendo
Sunny: Hace sol
Snowing: Esta Nevando
Windy: Hace viento
Cloudy: Esta Nublado


Here's how to talk about your likes and dislikes in spanish!

Likes:

I like...: Me gusta...
You like....: Te gusta...
They like...: Le gusta...
I don't like ...: No me gusta...
You don't like...: Que no le gusta...
They don't like...: Que no les gusta....
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Joseph Tartaglia spanish Bench mark

1. The project was about My Make a wish for when i had blood cancer.

2. I don't know how to answer that i really didn't use any.

3. I learned that you can relive the past with photographs.

4. I was proud of myself when i finish my voice over and descirption

5. I would change the design

6. I did enjoy this because i got to see old pictures of the good old days. 

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12879970/mike%20myers%20spanish%20project.flv
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Mi Verano Pasado Maggie Hohenstein

​- For my quarter 1 spanish benchmark we had to present what we have done in past summers. I made an imovie with 11 different pictures and descriptions of what I have done. Instead of having people read my descriptions I recored myself saying them.

-I used Inquiry by explaining what I did over the summer therefore answering the question “Que hice el verano?” I used research but finding our information from my parents about what we’ve done in past summers and looking through old photo albums to find pictures that I could use. I used collaboration but helping others with their project and getting help on mine. I used presentation by putting everything onto an imovie so that it can be easily shown to other people. I also used reflection by filling out this last part of the project.

-I learned that writing out full sentences with limited vocabulary is really hard and it’s really important to remember everything you can.

-I had a break through when I found pictures of my trips to my uncle's house in Chinquotegue. It gave me a lot to say and made it possible to have so many pictures.

-I would use more pictures for each description so that it was more of a collage and it is more interesting to look at.

-I did not because it was the same thing again and again. You just kept going through the same process for a lot of pictures.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44524619/My%20First%20Project%20-%20Medium.m4v
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Mi Intersante Verano

Reflection

·       Explain this project in your own words.  (the mission, etc.)

The mission of this project was to talk about what we did over the summer  using past tense.

·       How did you apply the SLA core values to your project?

I think I applied the SLA core values by asking my friends for help, helping them with their project, and asking my teacher for help.

·       What did you learn through completing this project?

I learned how to say what I did last summer. I learned how to tell the reader/ viewer what I did.

·       Think back to your process in completing this project.  Did you have any major break-throughs or a moment where everything started clicking?  Or maybe instead everything fell apart?

At first I thought it was going to be cake. I started lacking but then I realize that it wasn’t as easy as I thought.

·       If you had the opportunity to start your project all over again, how would you do it differently?

I would do a collage which is what I was going to originally do but I ran out of time.

·       Did you enjoy this project? Why or why not?

I did at first but then after a while it started to annoy me because I started overthinking about it. By the end I liked it again.



https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/Public/My%20First%20Project%20-%20Medium.m4v?w=7f2d59fd

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Mi verano vacaciones

The mission of this project was to tell the viewer about a vacation we went on. 

I asked myself what pictures, I wanted to use and how I wanted to present my project.

I did learn a better understanding of some of the words I was unfamiliar with.

At first I dint know how to do the project but I as I reviewed through it again, it started to click in my head what I had to do.

If I could do this project all over again I'd use a different vacation than the one from last year.

I didn't enjoy this project because I had a very hard time pronouncing the words.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12838525/My%20First%20Project%20-%20Large.m4v

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Spanish BM

​Reflection: 

 Reflection
What grade would you assign yourself for each category?


Exceeds Expectations

20-19


Meets Expectations

18-16


Approaches Expectations

15-13


Does Not Meet Expectations

12-1

Design

          18

Knowledge

    17

Application

   17

Presentation

  18

Process

    16

TOTAL: 86

Strengths of your process or product

Weaknesses of your process or product

 My process consisted of trying to get pictures from my friends who I spent time with over the summer. I recorded using powerpoint and made it easy to see where to click for sound.






I turned in the pictures late and got my project edited late.

How did you apply the SLA core values to your project?
I collaborated with my friends in order to get pictures. I researched vacations I had in the past. I answered what I did last summer. I posted it up on the blog for others to see. 


What did you learn about Spanish through completing this project?
 I learned how to speak in the past tense so that I can say what I did the day before. 


What did you change about your final project based on peer feedback?  What did you change based on Srta. G’s feedback?
  I didn't have to fix much aside from some words in the slides.


If you had the opportunity to start your project all over again, how would you do it differently?
 I would ask my friend for the pictures before trying to help my dad find the camera charger. I also would have gotten people to edit it sooner.


Did you enjoy this project? Why or why not?
  yes because I got to try a new form of spanish speaking aside from just "how are you?" 



Do you have any suggestions for me if I do this same project next year?

No
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Mi Verano Pasado



Explain this project in your own words.

This project is like a summary of what you did over the summers. it didn't just have to be last summer but any summer and you had to present it. it could be an album, keynote, collage, ect.

How did you apply the SLA core values to your project?


The way I applied the core values are that for inquiry I was asking what pictures I wanted to use and how I wanted them to be presented.Then for research I started going around looking for the pictures. After that I started putting the project together And then I collaborated with my peers to see if there was anything I needed change.


What did you learn about Spanish through completing this project?

I learned that some new words and how to use them.

Did you have any major break-throughs or a moment where everything started clicking? Or maybe instead everything fell apart?

When the teacher first mentioned the project I knew automatically what I wanted to do which was a keynote but things didn't go the way I planned so I did an IMovie instead.

What did you change about your final project based on peer feedback?  What did you change based on Srta. G’s feedback?

I changed my grammar and the way the project was going to look. I was going to do a keynote but then decided to do it on imovie.


If you had the opportunity to start your project all over again, how would you do it differently?

If I could do this project over I changed my pictures and choose more of them.


Did you enjoy this project? Why or why not?

I did enjoy this project because I love talking about my summers and how much fun I had.



Do you have any suggestions for me if I do this same project next year?

I have no suggestions.
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Novela Numero Dos

1) ​El tema central de la novela que leí es "popularidad"


2) "Como se difine poplaridad en la segundaria"

Ejemplos (3):

1- pg 14 ,

"Annie la facil lo hizo otra vez."

-qué sucedió?

-salió con ese vago de Rick Andover"


2- 
 pg45, 

"había tardado casi dos semanas para conseguir que Skip la invitara, ya que el muchacho era de los años superiores y aseguraba que jamás saldría con una chica del curso de chica" 

3- pg 86,

"Suzanne Devlin es atractiva, talentosa, inteligente, y sofisticada- señaló Jessica."
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En el tiempo de las Mariposas

- ¿Cual es el tema central de la novela?
    Familia y libertad.
- Concentrando en el tema, ¿hay una pregunta de investigación como una pregunta esencial que corresponde a la novela?
    ¿Si familia no era importante, la vida de uno puede ser diferente?
    ¿Familia te puede ayudar ganar la libertad?
- ¿Cuáles son tres ejemplos de la novela que corresponden a la pregunta de investigación?  Escribe las citas directas con los números de la página.
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25 de Octubre

-​La tema central de la novela es amor, come vives su vida, y la contra entre dos vidas como dos personalidades.
-Es posible a sali una vida y hacer una nueva personalidad? Como vives su vida? Es posible cambiar?
-Ejemplos: pg 50, pg 40, pg 36
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Rail Funding Lobbying - Blog 2

​The next step in my quest to secure funding for Amtrak was to learn about my representatives. A constituent of the 1st district of New Jersey, I am represented in the federal government by Representative Rob Andrews, Senator Robert Menendez, and Senator Frank Lautenberg. While all have been in support of railroads in the past, Sen. Lautenberg is the national railroad advocate (which greatly helps my cause).

Lautenberg, the chair of the Senate's Surface Transportation subcommittee, has always been in favor of railroad transportation throughout the United States. In fact, for his efforts to support railroads, the 
Secaucus Junction train station (a large transfer station serving three quarters of all NJ Transit trains) was renamed the "Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station." Lautenberg's focus on railroads comes partly from his background, since his immigrant family often traveled on trains, but also comes from his work as Executive Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His efforts to support railroads are widely supported, since many North Jersey and Central Jersey residents use NJ Transit to commute to work in New York City. Overall, it will be easy to get Senator Lautenberg to support Amtrak Funding.

Senator Menendez, while not an outspoken rail advocate, does support railroads. He has voted in favor of Amtrak in every rail-based election since his inauguration. While this support often comes from pressure by Sen. Lautenberg, it will still be easy to get him to support rail funding.

Lastly, Rep. Rob Andrews has been a partial railroad advocate. While he personally wants to support railroads, many South Jersey residents don't. This is most likely the result of a lack railroad transportation in South Jersey (with only the PATCO, Atlantic City Line, and River Line). However, Rep. Andrews has been supporting the proposed Camden-Glassboro line. If the state bill passes, he can certainly support an Amtrak bill without any negative campaigning from his constituents.

Overall, my representatives will be easy to work with and will hopefully support my efforts to increase rail funding.

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Tema de mi libro


¿Cuál es el tema central de la novela?  (por ejemplo: la realidad y la fantasia)

  • La tema central de la novela que yo lea están miedo y amor. 
    Concentrando en el tema, ¿hay una pregunta de investigación como una pregunta esencial que corresponde a la novela?
    si la pregunta que yo quiero investigar para la novela es ¿ Por qué amar a alguien le que trata nosotros mal. 

     (ejemplo: ¿Es posible encontrar un ideal en lo real?)
  • ¿Cuáles son tres ejemplos de la novela que corresponden a la pregunta de investigación?  Escribe las citas directas con los números de la página. 

    "PALF! Mama me pega en la cara y me tiro al suelo."(3)

    "miré hacia adelante, evitando tu ojos ni hablar me dije como tantas otra veces, evitarla era lo que debía hacer. Mamá me abofeteó"  (52)
     
    (104)

    Este cita es un ejemplo que la mama de la niño trita la niño muy mal pero en todo de que pasa la chico amar su madre. 

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Lobbying Topic #1

Revolving door: When a elective official to leave his position as a means to transfer into a position to work as a lobbyist the same goes for the versa. This can be called a form of corruption. This is an issue because of the information passed through using this method.

Ex.

Laurence Lessig called people to challenge the presidential candidates to promise that they will only appoint FCC commissioners who promise not to work for those who have regulated for at least 5 years after their term is over. He issued that call-to-action after the GAO found that the FCC is providing information to lobbyist about upcoming meeting agenda. Basically FCC members were lobbying information a week before its public announcement.

David E. Jeremiah: 
While serving on the Defense Policy Board, which advises the Secretary of Defense (Donald H. Rumsfeld at the time) on military strategy, was hired by Boeing Company as a consultant while it was seeking Pentagon approval for a $20 billion contract for aerial refueling tankers. "An internal Boeing e-mail message indicated that the men, Adm. David Jeremiah, a retired vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a member of five corporate boards, and Gen. Ronald Fogleman, who retired from the Air Force, were to lobby Mr. Rumsfeld's office." 

Gill, Kathy. "The Revolving Door(and what can we do about it)."About.com. about.com/guide, Oct/18/07. Web. 24 Oct 2011. <http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2007/10/18/the-revolving-door-and-what-we-can-do-about-it.htm>.

 

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Los Veranos Pasados

Reflection

What grade would you assign yourself for each category?

 

 

Exceeds Expectations

20-19

 

Meets Expectations

18-16

 

Approaches Expectations

15-13

 

Does Not Meet Expectations

12-1

Design

19

 

 

 

Knowledge

 

18

 

 

Application

20

 

 

 

Presentation

19

 

 

 

Process

20

 

 

 


TOTAL:      96     

Strengths of your process or product

Weaknesses of your process or product


* Grammar

* Having all my things done on time





 

* The pronunciation



How did you apply the SLA core values to your project?

Throughout this project I did use the five SLA core values. Inquiry is the act of asking for information. Throughout this project I went to my peers and asked for certain words. Researching is the act of investigation. I investigated old photos from the past. Collaboration is the act of working with someone to create something. While peer editing, I did collaborate with my peers. I am presenting my project through imovie. It is neatly edited and done.  I have and continue to reflect on the work that I have done.


What did you learn about Spanish through completing this project?

I learned how to use the pretérito tense. I also learned new words just as “meido” and phrases such as “we left”.


What did you change about your final project based on peer feedback?  What did you change based on Srta. G’s feedback?

I made a lot of agreement and grammatical errors. Those were the main things that I had to change. As for sentence structure, it remained mainly the same.

If you had the opportunity to start your project all over again, how would you do it differently?

I would have used more pictures. I don’t have many pictures. However, I would have spent more time figuring out how to work with pictures.


Did you enjoy this project? Why or why not?

I enjoyed this project because it allowed me to look back on past summers and think of all the things that I have actually done. Also, this project allowed me to use imovie. Editing this project was fun.

Do you have any suggestions for me if I do this same project next year?

I do not have any suggestions for you if you do the same project next school year.




This is the link to my blog with the video.

This is the link to my school tube video.

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DONT BE LATE!

Topic #2-

 

Asking and telling time-

 

Title- Don’t be late

 

Your going to need to know how to tell time and how to say it so here is a way im going to help you. It might take a while because you’re new to it but remember your going to be a pro very soon. Practice makes perfect!

 

(*Es la una – 1:00

*Son las (__hour__) – hour:00

*Es la una y cinco – Five minutes past.

*Menos cinco - :45

*Y media-Half past)

 

*Here are so way to say times in words:

 

Al mediodía – at noon

 

A la medianoche – at midnight

 

Alrededor de – around

 

De día - day

 

Durante el día – during the day

 

A tiempo – on time

 

En punto – on the dot

 

Trade – late

 

temprano – early

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This is Emalyn asking Alexis the time so she isen't late for her meeting, but it sees that she is running a little behind... ¡AY, Díos Mío! 



Here is Emalyn's lección on phone numbers.
Here is her lección on courtesy.
Here is her lección on the days of the week.
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Be polite! ¡Cortesía en español!

Manners are important in any language, and Español is no exception. Here are a few words you should know in order to show respect and gratitude. 
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Now that you know the words, let’s go over in which situations you use them. Con Permiso is used when you are asking someone to move out of your way. Disculpe is used to try to get someone’s attention. Lastly, Perdón is used to apologize if you accidentally knock into someone.

This is an example of a real life situation, when Alexis bumped into her class-mate Emalyn, knocking down her book. 

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Keystone XL Pipeline


I'm sweating so badly, I have never sweat like this before. I’m so scared....I have this big interview coming up in a few minutes its weird. I wonder if I could just leave and do this tomorrow because I don’t think it’s going to happen today. I don’t think that it is possible to just go out there without fear. Like I don’t know if I can deal with the fact that I’m singled out on that stage in front of a billion people. What am I doing talking to myself pacing back and forth? I feel like I can’t do this. I’m leaving. I have to leave now I’m starting to feel sick. No I can’t go back, I have to go out there and face my fear. I have an oil company to defend and I need to defend it today. I need to stand in front of those environmentalists. I am not going to look like a fool, I’m going to march in that room and everyone will know what I am talking about. There is nothing standing in my way of being a boss doing my job. No one can take that from me because I am me. Ok so in there I go. Oh my gosh who am I kidding I don’t have the guts to go and there I didn’t even prepare my questions and answers so I would know what to say just in case they ask me that question and then I would feel lost .

Like who doesn’t know about the pipeline are they insane. Even though it causes a lot of economic problems. It’s also the reason why you guys are here today in the building full of electricity made from the oil that we are pumping through. From Canada to the U.S we are not using those solar solar panels we are using easy transportation. That oil makes Jobs an with those jobs, the environmentalist good get a job cleaning up the environment. Instead of getting arrested.


Hello ladies and gentleman, we now must welcome the oil company representative for the day. He will speaking kin favor for the oil company. Now for you economical people we would like to please silence your booing or anything to make this man not speak. We want him not to be nervous as possible. We don’t want to mess up his beginning speech now before the interview. Ok guys we have some bags to give out some for Eco and some for Oil Company we have them all everyone should get one. It doesn’t matter what you take just make sure you allow the man to speak on his behalf of that company. Now ladies and gentleman we have some problems back stage with him, he’s a little nervous. Our crew is trying to get him out that room now. Ok guys we might have to do this tomorrow because it doesn’t look like we can do this today I’m sorry for bringing you guys out here to see something that might not happen. I am so sorry guys I’ll be back. Damn it why would he just chicken out like that what was he thinking. He’s supposed to be a good representative for what he believes in now he’s gone. All because he can’t handle actually speaking in public or something so stupid. Arrghh. I am so mad at him like WTF. You know what I’m going to go out there and tell the people to come back another time unless he come back. At this moment he won’t be coming back.
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Basic Conversation

If you are going to learn basic conversation questions in spanish, then there are a few things you should know

-how to introduce yourself
-how to ask for someone's name
-ask how someone is
-ask where someone is from

Now that you know how to say basic conversations in spanish, go use it!
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