Lauren BortfeldHello everyone!
I hope all of you had a great summer. My name is Lauren Bortfeld and I am the Spanish 1 and 2 teacher here at Porter. I went to the University of Mary Washington where I received a B.A. in Spanish and my Master's of Education. I just came back from teaching in Argentina and I am very much looking forward to teaching all of my students what I have learned during my time in South America. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at bortfel@pwcs.edu.

The 7th grade teachers are using these forms of communication this year:
Edmodo - Track student assignments/upcoming assessments
ClassDojo - Receive updates on student behavior
ClassTag - Receive updates about upcoming events or volunteer for class field trips, etc. 

You can also look at Parent Portal for any of the Grades I post for the class.
WEEKLY UPDATES

6/8/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.


7th Grade Schedule

6/1/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.



5/26/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

7th Grade Schedule

5/18/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.


7th Grade Schedule

5/11/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.


7th Grade Schedule

5/4/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

7th Grade Schedule


4/27/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.


4/20/2020

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions. 


7th Grade Schedule



4/13/20

Below is an OPTIONAL  weekly schedule for  students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of  (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. 

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions. 


7th Grade Schedule



3/24/2020

Hello everyone! Please look at this link to see what your child has learned so far in my class:
Spanish 1 pacing guide
There are no VA SOL standards for Spanish class, so PWCS has a curriculum we follow. Highlighted in yellow are the items of instruction I did NOT teach yet. As of right now I will be doing review activities related to things I've taught already. They will be posted on Edmodo.

And here is a link to the VA standards that we follow. We don't have SOL standards like in your other classes, but these are standards that are repeated frequently in every unit we teach. 
World Language Standards (look at pages 12-14 for Spanish 1 standards)

In addition, if you see a blank grade in your gradebook for a specific assignment, this means I do NOT have that assignment from you. You can do the family project on your own time, but if you need to make up a quiz, watch for a message on Edmodo that I will send you this week with information on how to make up that quiz. You will not be able to use outside resources during the quiz.

Click on the link below for all of the notes I gave you throughout Marking Period 3, as well as the instructions for the family project if you have not turned it in:
Marking Period 3 Notes

In addition, here are some resources you can use to practice outside of what I am posting on Edmodo for you:
Unite For Literacy (Spanish version)
Duolingo for Schools 
Project Gutenburg 
Easy Spanish
Spanish Language Choice Board (Feel free to send me your products and I can give feedback!)


3/16/2020

Good morning everyone! So I have been getting emails about the exams and make-up work, rightfully so. This week, I will NOT be administering exams/make up work. This week will be about practicing for the exams, which I hope to give to you next week. As the days go on, I will work on giving you more concrete dates in regards to when your exams will be/ what it will entail. In the meantime, look at Edmodo for practice work/resources you can use during the week. Remember, in order to use language you have to keep practicing! Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Stay safe and healthy!

3/11/2020

Quarter 3 exams are here! 
Monday 3/17 - Reading
Wednesday 3/19 - Listening
Thursday 3/20 - Speaking

Know your family vocab (family members, physical and personality characteristics and leisure time activities). Study, study, study!

2/12/2020

This week, students will be working on a project. Details are on Edmodo on the 7th grade page. Have a good day!

2/5/2020


Good morning! So I am pushing the quiz tomorrow to Friday. It will be on physical and personality characteristics. Study, study, study!

 1/30/2019

Reminder that tomorrow is your family vocab quiz! Study, study, study!

 1/19/2020

All of the writing, reading and listening tests are posted (If there is no grade, look at the notes for further steps). All retakes need to be done by Friday the 24th. Good luck on Tuesday's speaking test! Remember to look at the Powerpoint I posted on Edmodo, and remember, you are only choosing ONE scenario for the test. See you on Tuesday!

 1/9/2020

Happy new decade! Here are the test dates for Unit 2:

Listening: 1/15
Reading: 1/16
Writing:1/17
Speaking: 1/20

Retakes for all tests need to be done by 1/24.


 11/14/2019

Quiz tomorrow on School supplies! I posted a Quizlet on Edmodo you can use. Study, study, study!

 10/30/2019

Hello Parents,

Parent Teacher conferences are on November 5th, 2019. Conferences in middle school are on an AS NEEDED basis, we will not be able to meet with 87 parents. Please sign up for a time to meet with the team using the link below, ONLY if you feel that your child is struggling. If you simply want to check progress, please check ParentVue and email teachers to get a full report. Again we appreciate your understanding that conferences will be on an as needed basis. Please email if you have any questions.

7th Grade Conference Link


 10/28/2019

Reminder that all remediation and retakes should be done by Friday, November 1st. If you received below a 70 on a test, you need to go to remediation during lunch before you can retake. If you received below an 80, then you can retake without remediation.

 10/11/2019

Here is the schedule for next week:
Tuesday = Reading
Wednesday = writing
Thursday = Speaking
Friday = Writing

Study, study, study!

 10/9/2019

Exams are next week! Reading, writing, speaking and listening. Study, study, study!
Also, remember that all retakes need to be done by this Friday. Look at the announcement below for more details.

 10/7/2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: All retakes must be done by Friday. If you received below a 70% on any quiz, you must do  remediation first. If you received a 70 or above, you do not need remediation but you can retake.

 9/26/2019

Tomorrow is picture day! If you haven't turned in the picture day forms, do so today!

 9/19/2019

Reminder that TOMORROW is your quiz on numbers 1-100. Study, study, study!

 9/12/2019

Just a quick reminder that there will be a quiz tomorrow. There will also be a retake for the Alphabet Quickcheck tomorrow. Study, study, study!

 9/6/2019

Happy Friday! This week we have been continuing with the alphabet, starting on numbers 1-20 and basic introduction questions. Everyone should be practicing! Also, I gave every student an account on Duolingo so they can play with that as well. Have a good weekend!

 8/27/2019

I hope everyone is having a good week! We learned a little about the alphabet today. I put a YouTube video on Edmodo for the kids to use, They can practice the alphabet using that song (some have not seen it yet). I will continue to show it in class as well. Participation is key to acquiring a language!









SCHEDULE
8:50 - 9:00 Lockers
9:00 - 9:15 Homeroom
9:15 - 9:45 First Period
9:45 - 10:30         Second Period
10:30 - 11:15      Third Period
11:15 - 11:45 Lunch
11:45 - 12:10 Fifth Period
12:10 - 12:55 ENCORE
12:55 - 2:05 Seventh Period
2:05 - 3:35            Eigth Period
3:35 - 3:40 Lockers
3:40 Dismissal


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