Joelle Jones

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Joelle Jones

Hola. I graduated from Alma College with a French major and a Spanish minor.  I got my Master's Degree in English Literature from Oakland University.  I have taught every grade from kindergarten through twelfth grade.   I have been teaching elementary Spanish since 2014. I married my husband, Philip Jones, in 1992.  We have four sons.  

  • August Happenings

    Posted by Joelle Jones on 9/9/2019

    We have had a great start to the year!  I am so excited that I am finally able to teach all grades K-5th grade.  I am also so happy to be full-time at Heritage.

     

    In Kindergarten we have been practicing greetings "hola"(hello), "adiós" (good-bye) "buenos días"(good morning), "buenas tardes" (good afternoon), and  "buenas noches" (good night).  We sang "Yo Me Llamo Paco" and "¿Cómo te llamas" to practice asking "What's your name?" and "My name is...".  

    In First grade we have been reviewing greetings "hola"(hello), "adiós" (good-bye) "buenos días"(good morning), "buenas tardes" (good afternoon), and  "buenas noches"(good night).  The country we are focusing on is Spain.  We talked about the tradition of "La Tomatina" that happens on the last Wednesday of August every year.  In the town of Buñol there is a big tomato fight that lasts about one hour.  It's the biggest food fight in the world.  

    In Second grade  we have been reviewing greetings.  Students have worked together in partners to practice their greetings.  In September we are going to learn about Costa Rica.  Students really enjoy the Costa Rica unit.

    In Third grade we have been reviewing greetings.  Students have done simple dialogues to practice their greetings.  We began our unit on Panama.  Students really enjoyed learning about the Panama Canal.  They asked a lot of questions!  It was great to see their interest.

    In Fourth & Fifth grades we have been reviewing our greetings.  We have added some new greetings "¿Qué tal?(How's it going), "Hasta luego"(see you later), "Hasta pronto"(see you soon" "Nos vemos" (we will see each other), "Hasta mañana"(See you tomorrow), and "Chao"(Bye).  Students have been adding pages to their interactive notebooks.  The notebooks will be a good resource for them to use throughout the year and into the future.  We began our Colombia unit.  Students really enjoy learning about the different Spanish speaking countries.  We are even learning the countries and their capitals of South America.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

    Joelle Jones

     

     

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