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



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My office: room L22B

My phone number: (402) 557-3300 extension 3317080 (leave a message)


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 spending time with my husband and 3 beautiful daughters Abby (3 1/2 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 call home.  This will be for both Spanish 1-2 & Spanish 3-4.  Click here for the requirements.

One of my favorite websites:  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:

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  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.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Finals are coming!

Final Exam Schedule:

A Speaking Test will be given in all classes on Tuesday, December 11th.

Spanish 3-4: Click here to view the speaking test questions

Spanish 5-6: Click here to view the speaking test questions

Exam Schedule:

Tuesday, Dec. 18 - Finals in classes 0,2,5,8

Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Finals in classes 1,4,7

Thursday, Dec. 20 - Finals in classes 3,6,9

Friday, Dec. 21 - Finals Makeup Day/Last day of the semester

Study Guide for Spanish 3-4 Final Exam (written) Click on Me!

Study Guide for Spanish 5-6 Final Exam (written) Click on Me!

Susana y Javier guide (questions in Spanish and in English) Click on me!

Don Quixote Reading with questions (click on me!)


*Consider joining World Language Club!
We are the club for all students taking foreign language who are interested in knowing more about other cultures, eating cultural food, and doing fun activities.  We meet once per quarter (after school) and our meetings last until 4:00 at the latest
Our next WLC meeting will be: __in December_


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


Old Posts...


Spanish 3-4: Quiz over the second half of Chapter 3 on Wednesday 12/5.  Topics include vocabulary (bottom half of page 117), formal commands, and directions (giving/understanding).

Spanish 5-6: Quiz this Friday 12/7 over Perfect information.  The handout we did in class over Present perfect, Pluperfect, etc will be helpful.  Use that to study.


MIDTERMS are coming up - October 15th is our Speaking test and October 18th is our Midterm Exam

Spanish 3-4: Click here to see your Speaking Test Questions

*Remember, you will be called to the hall for speaking, individually, and you need to speak in Spanish.  You can't use any materials.

Spanish 5-6: Click here to see your Speaking Test Questions


Study Guide for Midterm Exam (Spanish 3-4) click here!




Spanish 3-4 or 5-6:  PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT video (I am listing videos that will explain the Preterite vs the Imperfect past tenses.  Copy/paste one of them into a new web browser to watch)















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

My favorite online Spanish dictionary:

WANT TO STUDY SPANISH FROM HOME?  (they all have good things to offer!)
ser/estar or Hay below
adjectives and adverbs
Free on line exercises
Language drills
National Spanish Examinations
Educational links
Verbs on line
Spanish links




Summer School lessons: (June 4 - June 29) 

 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!)