About this course: An introduction to Spanish
There are multiple reasons for learning Spanish, these include:
All students should study a foreign language. It is clear that students can improve their cultural horizons and improve their thinking skills as well as their standardized test scores by the study of a foreign language
These six elements will be included within each Unit, then are necessary skills for successfully learning a secondary language.
The Current Unit tab on the right will be updated periodically to reflect the current unit being studied in Spanish I Past and future units are available at the bottom of the page.
Spanish I Units
Information for Parents & Students
Disclosure Document Survey
Parents & Students please take the Disclosure Document survey by clicking on the survey icon, on the left. Once completed students will receive an additional late pass. Students may receive one additional late pass, should their parent(s) choose the take the survey as well. Parents who take the online survey are not required to sign and turn in the completed hard copy of the Disclosure Document. Plan on at least 30 minutes to adequately complete the survey.
The Alpine Foundation is a tax deductible foundation that allows you to help with special projects in your son/daughter’s classroom.
Money donated will be used to pay for: 1) Printing student workbooks ($5000.00 annually) 2) Purchasing texts and _class copies of historical novels, 3) Upkeep and replacement of classroom computer labs. Make a donation by clinking on the "Donate Now!" link on the left. On arrival at the Alpine Foundation page scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "DONATE" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page. After submitting your credit card, bank or paypal information you will be asked to review your donation. BE SURE TO IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE of your donation, i.e. Willowcreek: Mrs Cindy Ness, U.S. History; otherwise the instructor will be unable to access these funds to help your student in the classroom.
Text Messages & Email Reminders
Your Instructor: Mrs. Ness
I love teaching Spanish; in fact I have been teaching Spanish for almost 3 decades, far longer than most of my students have been alive. I am currently teaching U.S and A.C.A.D History and Spanish I at Willowcreek Middle School. In addition I am an instructor at BYU and an adjunct professor at Weber State University. I am passionate about teaching a viable, standards based World Language curriculum. My hope is to facilitate students in better understanding the world and their role in it. I look forward to assisting you in coming to understand the Spanish Speaking World and learning to communicate in Spanish.