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My motto

I believe that culture is the backbone to learning a language. 

 

 

Mrs. McCarville's Home Page

¡Bienvenidos!   

If you have questions please email me at:   ashley.mccarville@ops.org   (email is preferred)

My office: room L22B

My phone number: (531) 299-5588 (leave a message - please email me since this is my phone number but I still do not have a phone)




   

I am Mrs. McCarville - Spanish teacher - Originally from Iowa - Creighton University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership (Secondary School Administration).  I have been teaching at Central since 2007.  I teach Spanish 1-2, Spanish 3-4 and Spanish 5-6.

I am also an adjunct professor in the Education Department at Creighton University.  I have traveled throughout Spain, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, as well as other non-Spanish speaking countries/states.  I love traveling and spending time with my husband and 3 beautiful daughters Abby (4 years old), Allie + Anna (twins, 1 year).  I also love baseball~ especially the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals.  The Baltimore Orioles are alright too :)  During football season, I'm an Iowa Hawkeye fan! --------------------------------------

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15- October 15, so in honor of that we will do research to learn more about important Hispanic figures and the countries they hail from.  This will be for both Spanish 1-2 & Spanish 3-4.  Click here for the requirements.

 

One of my favorite websites: https://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/  This website lets you read the front page of newspapers from all over the world in the native language!  I especially love reading what makes headlines in Spanish speaking countries.

Newspaper from Spain:
https://www.elmundo.es/

 

In the Spring, students from both Spanish 1-2 and 3-4 will have the opportunity to use their Spanish out in the community through a project.  The project will consist of speaking Spanish at a restaurant, attending Cinco de Mayo celebrations in South Omaha, and visiting El Museo Latino https://www.elmuseolatino.org/  to see art and culture.  It is a fascinating experience that shows students how what we learn in class can be applied in real life.  Usually parents and students alike enjoy the experience this project provides.

 

Holidays that students will learn about throughout the course of taking Spanish 1-2 or Spanish 3-4 with me: Mexico's Independence Day, Day of the Dead, La Navidad (Los tres Reyes Magos), and Cinco de Mayo.

Students will also be exposed to a variety of Spanish / Latin American cultural music. 

All students are encouraged to visit El Museo Latino in South Omaha for more Spanish culture exposure, and even the Joslyn Art Museum for their occasional Hispanic exhibits.  There are even some excellent restaurants with an authentic Hispanic atmosphere in South Omaha, ask me about my favorites.  I would highly advise all students to practically use their Spanish for the betterment of the Omaha community. 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION or UPCOMING QUIZZES:

 

Speaking Test - Wednesday, December  11

Spanish 3-4: click here for the Speaking Test questions

Spanish 1-2: click here for the Speaking Test questions


Finals Week:

Tests in these class periods-->

Tuesday 12/17 - periods 0, 2, 5 & 8

Wednesday 12/18 - periods 1, 4, 7

Thursday 12/19 - periods 3, 6, 9


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*Consider being a part of World Language Club!

We are the club for all students taking foreign language.  If you are in foreign language, you are welcome and encouraged to come to our meetings!  We do cultural activities to learn more about/celebrate each of the five foreign languages offered here at Central High School.  We meet 5 times per school year, after school in room 119, and our meetings last until 4:00 at the latest.  See myself (room 028) or French teacher, Mr. Ringlein, with any questions!

World Language Club will be going to Bellevue Berry Farm on Saturday, October 26th from 5:30 pm - 8:30pm.  We will meet at Bellevue Berry Farm and start with warm food and friends, a hayrack ride, and finish with a walk through a haunted house.  See your language teacher for a permission slip - due back by Friday, October 21st.

Our next WLC meeting will be: __Monday, December 2  

- Monday, January 27 

- Monday, February  24 

- Monday, April 27

Want to receive text updates or reminders about World Language Club?  

Download the (FREE) Remind app, enter this number: 81010, text this message: @amccarvi
 

 

Looking for ways to practice your Spanish?
*Check out the free app "duolingo"....... Download it on your smart phone today to practice Spanish! 

Also, listen to "Super Simple Español" songs on YouTube - any of the songs would be helpful!

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Old Posts...

Midterm Speaking Test -Thursday, October 24

Speaking Questions for Spanish 1-2 and Spanish 3-4, click on me!

 

 

Spanish Midterm Exam: Thursday, October 17

Spanish 3-4 Midterm Exam Study Guide (click on me!)

Spanish 1-2 Midterm Exam Study Guide (click on me!)

 

Spanish 5-6: Tenses Quiz (study me!) 

Don Quixote Reading with questions (click on me!)


 


Spanish 3-4 or 5-6:  PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT video (I am listing videos that will explain the Preterite vs the Imperfect past tenses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA91eSceOM8

https://www.teachertube.com/video/the-preterite-vs-the-imperfect-20378

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsOIMFIm7Jk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SooMUJrq4c8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtZ8PWEKV4

 


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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU:



NEED HELP WITH VERB CONJUGATION? https://www.spaleon.com/pres.php
 

 WANT TO MAKE FLASHCARDS?  Use "Chegg Flashcards" or "Quizlet"

My favorite online Spanish dictionary: www.wordreference.com



WANT TO STUDY SPANISH FROM HOME?  (they all have good things to offer!)
MY FAVORITE:  https://www.studyspanish.com/
MY FAVORITE:  conjuguemos.com

https://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php
https://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/index.html
https://www.lclark.edu/~benenati/gramatica.html

https://www.vokabel.com
https://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/tests.php
https://www.spanishtown.ca/tests.htm#.UfM6DRYZxKF
https://www.spanishdict.com/grammar
https://www.my-spanish-dictionary.com/articles/spanish-grammar-practice.html
http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/online_spanish_test
https://spanish.about.com/od/tipsforlearningspanish/a/quizzes.htm
ser/estar or Hay below
https://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/tests/test_11.php
subjunctivo
https://spanish.about.com/library/weekly/aa020700a.htm
adjectives and adverbs
https://www.learnspanishfeelgood.com/spanish-adjectives-adverbs.html
Free on line exercises
https://www.cicclapaz.com/spanishonline.html
https://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/
https://www.spanish-test.net/index.htm
https://clase-chevere.com/spanish-grammar-quizzes/
Listening
https://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/gauge/
Language drills
https://www.columbia.edu/%7Efms5/
Flashcards
https://spanishflashcards.tripod.com
http://www.tvcc.edu/Depts/Spanish/links.html
National Spanish Examinations
https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/online-practi
ce-exercises
https://www.cervantes.to/test_inicial.html
https://www.cuyamaca.net/ddetwile/Resources/spanishgrammar.asp
https://www.sporcle.com/games/tags/spanish
https://onbia.com/present-perfect-spanish-practice-quizzes.html
https://www.zencollegelife.com/50-places-to-learn-spanish-online-for-free/
https://www.vocab.co.uk/links/spanish.htm
https://www.spanishdrill.com
https://pigquiz.com/quiz/global/list
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL80Flen6gkH85osPpVmubxHnUiwQvuO37
Educational links
https://acousticspan.com/Links_Educational.htm
Verbs on line
https://www.verbs-online.com/spanish-verbs/spanish-verbs.htm
Spanish links
https://srnodarsespanish.weebly.com/spanish-links.html
https://www.espanole.org
https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-subject-test-preparation/spanish



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Summer School lessons: (June 3 - June 28) 

 Spanish 1: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 1: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 2: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 3: Week 4 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 1 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 2 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 3 lessons

Spanish 4: Week 4 lessons

 *Homework: Study/Review what we went over in notes.

**Your 1st test will be Friday, June 15

**Your 2nd test will be a project due on Friday, June 22

PROJECT guidelines for Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4 (click on me!)

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