I have been with WS/FC Schools since 1984. I have a B.A. in French Education, with additional hours in Spanish. I also have an MPH in Community Health Education. I have taught middle school students for my entire career and think they are the best!
-What are we doing in class?
Beginning French: Students are learning to introduce themselves and discuss likes and dislikes.
Continuing French: Students will be learning how to talk about sports and hobbies, and when and how often they do them.
Advanced French: Students will be learning how to make plans for recreational activities and where they will meet someone with whom they have plans.
Beginning Spanish: Students are continuing to work on basics such as numbers, days, and months. Students will also be learning how to talk about their likes and dislikes.
Continuing Spanish: Students will learn how to talk about the classroom and the location of objects.
Exploratory Languages: Students will be learning classroom items in German.
Please refer to the calendar for homework assignments.
The following supplies will be needed for my classes: notebook or folder of any kind and pencil or pen.
1. Be on time with required materials ready.
2. Talk or get out of your seat only when given permission.
3. No gum, candy, or personal grooming.
4. Respect other people and their property.
5. Follow all school rules.
Description of Courses:
Students taking Beginning French in 6th grade are introduced to the basics of reading, writing, listening to, and speaking French. They are also introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the French-speaking world.
In 7th grade, students take Continuing French. We will review what the students studied last year and continue working on advancing our skills.
Students who choose Advanced French in 8th grade have the possibility of earning high school credit for French 1. In this case, students may enroll in French 2 in 9th grade, which is the goal of the middle school program.
Students taking Beginning Spanish in 6th grade are introduced to the basics of reading, writing, listening to, and speaking Spanish. They are also intro duced to the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish-speaking world.
In 7th grade Advanced Spanish, students continue to build their skills in reading, writing, listening to, and speaking Spanish. Curriculum is aligned with that of Spanish 1 in high school. In 7th grade Continuing Spanish, the goal is the same, but at a slightly slower pace.
Eighth graders who have not taken French or Spanish in middle school have the opportunity to take Exploratory Languages. This course introduces five of the six languages offered in high school in WSFC schools. The students learn basic greetings, numbers, weather, months, seasons and so forth in German, Latin, Japanese, French, and Spanish, as well as learning how languages are related and connected to one another.
Clemmons Middle School: 774-4677