Drinks - Spanish

Know the following words for the Spanish quiz on Friday:
La cena - dinner
La comida - food
El bistec - steak
El pollo - chicken
Te - tea
Te helado - iced tea
Te dulce - sweet tea
La limonada - lemonade
El refresco - soda
El agua - water



Here is a list of archetypes:

The Hero

A larger-than-life character that often goes on some kind of journey or quest. In the course of his journey, the hero demonstrates the qualities and abilities valued by his culture.

King Arthur, Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, Frodo

The Father Figure

The protector and leader

Mufasa from The Lion King

The Mother Figure

The protective nurturer and gentle provider

Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath

The Fatal Woman or Temptress

A woman who uses her power (intellect, magic, or most of all, beauty) to make men, especially the Hero, weak

Circe and the Sirens in The Odyssey, Lady Macbeth, Morgan le Fey

The Witch

A woman, often a hag (though she may be disguised as a beautiful young woman), who attempts to trap and destroy the protagonist

The Wicked Stepmother in fairy tales


The antagonist, especially in opposition to the hero.

The Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, The Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk

The Innocent

An inexperienced male or female character that is exposed to the evils in the world

Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Little Red Riding Hood

The Alter Ego or Double

Reveals the dual nature of man

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Helpers ~ Wise Old Woman or Man ~ Wise Animal

Characters that assist or guide the protagonist

Merlin, Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas

The Trickster/The Fool

Characters who trick others to get them to do what s/he wants – they can be both virtuous and nefarious.

Puss-in-Boots, Road Runner, Fred & George Weasley

The Underdog

Characters who are always in the wrong place at the wrong time, but who usually win something of value in the end.

The Ugly Duckling, The Frog Prince, Neville Longbottom


Spanish Word of the Day

Spanish Word of the Day for March 21
Today's word is "DISMAY," as in:
"The doctor went to give me a shot and tol' me "Dis may hurt a little bit."
Get it?

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Refer to the following picture for today's assignment.

Download file "Archetype.jpg"

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Lunch Foods

Know the following terms for the quiz on Friday!
El almuerzo - lunch
En el almuerzo - for lunch
La ensalada - salad
La hamburguesa - hamburger
El jamon - ham
El sandwich - sandwich
Las papas fritas - french fries
La pizza - pizza
El perro caliente - hot dog
La fruta - fruit
Las freses - strawberries
La galleta - cookie


Breakfast Foods

Know the following breakfast items for the quiz on Friday (3/23).
El desayuno - breakfast
En el desayuno - for breakfast
Los huevos - eggs
El pan - bread
El pan tostado - toast
El cereal - cereal
El platano - banana
La salchicha - sausage
La tocina - bacon
La leche - milk
Jugo de naranja - orange juice
Jugo de manzana - apple juice
El yogur - yogurt
El cafe - coffee
El panqueque - pancake



6 week calendars are going home today! Return them SIGNED by Tuesday, the 24th for full credit, or by the 27th for half credit. They are worth zero after the 27th.



View the following PowerPoint to understand conjugation of the verb "IR."

Download file "The verb ir.pptx"


Business Letter Prompt

Write a letter using the following prompts! This is due by Thursday the 5th at midnight to my email - bradn@arpisd.org

Download file "Letter Prompt.doc"


Semester Test Review

Review sheet number one for our test on Friday!

Download file "Test 1 practice.doc"


Vocab 1 Review

Please review the following terms for the quiz.

Download file "Vocab 1 review.doc"


Object Location

Please study the following terms that discuss object location:
Alli - there
Aqui - here
Donde - where
En - in
Al lado de - beside
Debajo de - beneath
Detras de - behind
Encima de - on top of
Delante de - in front of



Please refer to the following Power Point if you have questions about interrogatives.

Download file "Interrogatives.pptx"


"A Marriage Proposal" essay question

Please answer the following question in essay form based on the play we read, "A Marriage Proposal."
"Define the term satire and discuss how it used in "A Marriage Proposal." 500 - 1000 words.
This is due by midnight tonight.


Spanish Word of the Day - October 26

Today's Spanish word of the day is FORECLOSE, as in:
"Dis suitcase is for shoes and dis suitcase is foreclose!"
Get it?


"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare

Read through this poem and be prepared to discuss it in class tomorrow (October 26).


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.


"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

Read through this poem with your group and be prepared to discuss it in class today.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.



Make sure you know these adjectives in Spanish and English.

Download file "Adjectives 1.doc"


Spanish Word of the Day - October 13

Today's Spanish word of the day is OBAMA, as in:
"My buddy flaked out on me and I had to go to the club obama self."
Get it?


Vocab 1 powerpoint

This is the powerpoint we used for vocabulary - refer to it if you need help answering the review.

Download file "SP1Vocab1-A.ppsx"