Ms. Thebaut

Phone: 415 389-7711 ext 2792

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Spanish and Art History- San Diego StateM.A. Education- Sonoma State University

Ms. Thebaut

Ms. Thebaut

Welcome to Sra. Thebaut's class! I am thrilled to be your Spanish and Introduction to Foreign Languages (wheel) teacher. We are going to have a great year. I have been teaching since 2004 and at Mill Valley Middle since 2013.  I love teaching language and bringing cultures alive in the classroom. My goal is that all my students will be inspired to continue on the journey of learning a language.

  Traveling or studying abroad to experience a different culture first-hand is something I want to inspire each of my students to do - whether it's during his/her middle or high school years, college years, or beyond.  While studying at San Diego State University, I spent two years studying in Spain and Italy.There is nothing like immersing yourself into a language and culture that you have seen only in textbooks!  It's the experience of a lifetime. During the summers, I continue to explore new places.  I have been all over Mexico, Central America, Europe, North Africa, Vietnam and Turkey.  I can't wait to share my experiences and welcome students to share their experiences and perspectives as well.   

  Please stop into room 92 and say hello!

Sra. Thebaut

 nthebaut@mvschools.org

 

Class Objectives:

  1. Use Target language (written and orally)
  2. Foster positive attitudes toward language study
  3. Learn about diverse cultural perspectives

 

2020 Distance Learning, Trimester 3:

Procedures and Guidelines for Ms. Thebaut's Classroom

Office Hours

Live office hours via Zoom:

Spanish: 1:00-2:30 pm on Mondays - Spanish students complete speaking activity

Wheel: 9am -10:30 Fridays- Wheel students  check in and work on assignments

If you have questions at other times, email me! I meet students several times a week to help with assignments. 

Posting Procedures:

  1. Daily assignments will be posted with the links and resources needed to complete the assignments. These include,  pdfs of texts to read, videos, quizlet links, and podcasts.  As much as possible, these daily assignments will feature videos that include recorded videos to help you with the material.

Grading, Due Dates, and Turn In Procedures

  • You will receive FOUR daily posts each week. Each assignment should take around 30 minutes. 
  • All work has a due date. It is posted in google classroom.
  • Points, scores, and credit for assignments will be returned to you via Classroom whenever applicable, but you can track your total points and scores easily by using Aeries Gradebook, which I am continuing to update.

Spanish Classroom Snapshot

In Spanish a variety of sources are being used to continue and develop our language skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking). Listening activities will include duolingo podcasts. We will continue to focus on the Sweet 16, which are the most used verbs in Spanish and English for reading and writing. Students are working on how to use the most used verbs in the present and past tense (preterite and imperfect). To build key vocabulary we will continue to use quizlet. In addition we are using fluency matters which is an ebook and audio fictional book of a family visiting the Yucaton called Brandon Brown for reading.  Reading each chapter twice helps with language retention and comprehension. Culture assignments about art. dance and monuments will also be incorporated.

Wheel Classroom Snapshot

For Wheel, students will use the third trimester to complete a changemaker action plan. Students have studied the way various people have made impacts in their communities. They have also participated in actions like making cards for meals of wheels, residents at the Redwoods or howling at night. They will then develop their own plan to be a changemaker and implement it.  These activities incorporate technology, character and global education. In addition, students will be documenting their Quarantine life.