Van Atta, Jennifer

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Hola y Beinvenidos!!

Soy Sra. Van Atta, but you can call me Sra. V, Ms. V, Ms. Van Atta, or ” The most awesome Spanish Teacher ever”!

I am VERY excited to to be a Spartan here at NPA, in the most beautiful city in Arizona!  I attended NAU for my Bachelors and Masters degrees so I have some history here in Flagstaff.

I am a highly qualified Spanish Teacher. I hold a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish, a Masters in Educational Leadership with endorsements in Secondary English Immersion, Administration, and Career and Technical Education. I also hold Arizona Standard Certification in Spanish.

I have been teaching for more than 20 years in the valley in both a traditional school and online school environment.  I LOVE teaching. It is by far the second best career in the world, the first being a mom to my 10 year old daughter. She will be a Spartan next year when she comes to NPA for 6th grade.

I look forward to getting to know you all this year and learning about your dreams and goals and doing all I can to help you achieve them!

Vamos a divertirnos cada dia and por todo el ano! Vamos a reir y gozar!

Gracias,

Sra. Van Atta

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morePeriod 1 Spanish III

Description:

Spanish 3 is designed to expand and deepen students’ understanding of language structures and the social and cultural realities of the world in which they live. The course is aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts to increase student achievement. The course follows a communicative approach to language learning that emphasizes developing proficiency and communicative competence in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will examine and discuss aspects of culture and society, and explore ideas through discussions, compositions and independent and/or group projects. They will begin to read and analyze short literary texts as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and to further their understanding of Hispanic culture and society. In addition, fiction and non-fiction readings will be employed, together with film, to stimulate lively discussion and exposition related to a variety of topics relevant to students’ lives. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Period 1 Spanish III syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

SPANISH III: Currently working on the Cien verbos sentences  daily in class.  As of Wednesday 8/23/17 Spanish III should have completed sections 1- Presente, Section 2- Preterite, Section 3- Tu commands ( 8 affirmative & 7 negative) Section 4- Ir +a+infinitive. Thursday 8/24 we will complete the final section 5- Present progressive. Friday 8/25 all 5 sections will be collected for grading.  NO TAREA for the weekend!      

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morePeriod 3 Spanish IV

Description:

Spanish 4 is designed as a continuation from Spanish 1-3 to expand and deepen students’ understanding of language structures and the social and cultural realities of the world in which they live. The course is aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts to increase student achievement. The course follows a communicative approach to language learning that emphasizes developing proficiency and communicative competence in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will examine and discuss aspects of culture and society, and explore ideas through discussions, compositions and independent and/or group projects. They will begin to read and analyze short literary texts as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and to further their understanding of Hispanic culture and society. In addition, fiction and non-fiction readings will be employed, together with film, to stimulate lively discussion and exposition related to a variety of topics relevant to students’ lives. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Period 3 Spanish IV syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Spanish IV is currently working on the review packet in class daily. Please continue to work through the packet. It should be completed by Friday 8/25 in class. We will go over it and grade it together. NO TAREA for the weekend.

morePeriod 4 Spanish IV

Description:

Spanish 4 is designed as a continuation from Spanish 1-3 to expand and deepen students’ understanding of language structures and the social and cultural realities of the world in which they live. The course is aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts to increase student achievement. The course follows a communicative approach to language learning that emphasizes developing proficiency and communicative competence in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will examine and discuss aspects of culture and society, and explore ideas through discussions, compositions and independent and/or group projects. They will begin to read and analyze short literary texts as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and to further their understanding of Hispanic culture and society. In addition, fiction and non-fiction readings will be employed, together with film, to stimulate lively discussion and exposition related to a variety of topics relevant to students’ lives. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Period 4 Spanish IV syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Spanish IV is currently working on the review packet in class daily. Please continue to work through the packet. It should be completed by Friday 8/25 in class. We will go over it and grade it together.  NO TAREA for the weekend!

morePeriod 5 Spanish III

Description:

Spanish 3 is designed to expand and deepen students’ understanding of language structures and the social and cultural realities of the world in which they live. The course is aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts to increase student achievement. The course follows a communicative approach to language learning that emphasizes developing proficiency and communicative competence in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will examine and discuss aspects of culture and society, and explore ideas through discussions, compositions and independent and/or group projects. They will begin to read and analyze short literary texts as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and to further their understanding of Hispanic culture and society. In addition, fiction and non-fiction readings will be employed, together with film, to stimulate lively discussion and exposition related to a variety of topics relevant to students’ lives. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Period 5 Spanish III syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

SPANISH III: Currently working on the Cien verbos sentences  daily in class.  As of Wednesday 8/23/17 Spanish III should have completed sections 1- Presente, Section 2- Preterite, Section 3- Tu commands ( 8 affirmative & 7 negative) Section 4- Ir +a+infinitive. Thursday 8/24 we will complete the final section 5- Present progressive. Friday 8/25 all 5 sections will be collected for grading.  NO TAREA for the weekend!    

moreSpanish Immersion Study Skills-6th grade

Description:

Course description: This study skills course is a new immersion course offered to our Spanish speaking students at NPA. The course is an actual study hall and students will be expected to use the time to complete all assigned class work and homework. During that time, the students are engaged in speaking Spanish when asking questions, speaking to friends, and to the Teacher. Time permitting, we will also introduce the Spanish curriculum as a fun practice to reinforce the grammar points of the language and prepare the students for future Spanish courses at NPA.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Spanish Immersion Study Skills-6th grade syllabus (PDF)

morePeriod 7 Spanish III

Description:

Spanish 3 is designed to expand and deepen students’ understanding of language structures and the social and cultural realities of the world in which they live. The course is aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts to increase student achievement. The course follows a communicative approach to language learning that emphasizes developing proficiency and communicative competence in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will examine and discuss aspects of culture and society, and explore ideas through discussions, compositions and independent and/or group projects. They will begin to read and analyze short literary texts as a vehicle to stimulate discussion and to further their understanding of Hispanic culture and society. In addition, fiction and non-fiction readings will be employed, together with film, to stimulate lively discussion and exposition related to a variety of topics relevant to students’ lives. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Period 7 Spanish III syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

SPANISH III: Currently working on the Cien verbos sentences  daily in class.  As of Wednesday 8/23/17 Spanish III should have completed sections 1- Presente, Section 2- Preterite, Section 3- Tu commands ( 8 affirmative & 7 negative) Section 4- Ir +a+infinitive. Thursday 8/24 we will complete the final section 5- Present progressive. Friday 8/25 all 5 sections will be collected for grading.  NO TAREA for the weekend!