Mrs. Maenner - Spanish
¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a Español! My name is Señora Maenner and this is my 17th year of teaching Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul. My ancestry is from Argentina. My parents were both born, raised, and married in Argentina. All of my relatives are still there I grew up speaking Spanish in the home, and subsequently continued my studies in Spanish. I received a B.A. in Spanish, and a B.S. in Secondary Education with an additional endorsement in English.
Classroom Information and Links
2nd graders - 8th graders learn Spanish with me, and K - 1 learn with Señora Engel. The elementary students will be learning a lot of vocabulary so that when they get into 7th - 8th grades, they will be able to incorporate that vocabulary into sentences and short conversations.
When a student is absent from Spanish class, it is his/her responsibility to see me promptly after they return to school for any notes missed in class and other assignments (which are usually worksheets thus are not online). The Daily Work questions will be posted on my web page after each class (per grade level) has answered them in class, so if you are absent you can find those questions online on my webpage. It is encouraged for Power School to be utilized by the students to "keep up" with their grades, assignments, and missing work. I do write "notes" in Power School as necessary on certain assignments. Study Buddies are great, but unfortunately they are not always reliable, so please check Power School often and/or check with me for any missing assignments or other concerns. I am available to students every morning (except Wednesdays) between 7:30 - 8:00 for assistance, questions, concerns...
The School Objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to familiarize students with the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking countries of the world, prior to taking Spanish 1 in high school.
The Learning Objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the Spanish language as well as to enlighten students to the values and customs of Spanish speaking cultures.
Google Translate will no longer be allowed for any Spanish assignments from this day forward.
Google Translate will ONLY be allowed during the 8th graders' Archdiocesan Assessments, and for Extra Credit reports on the children's books and on reports over the Spanish speaking countries.
If I suspect that Google Translate has been used on regular Spanish assignments/homework (and it's obvious), those assignments will automatically earn a zero.
Daily Work Questions for 6th-8th Graders and Other Resources:
Spanish- 6th grade Daily Work
Spanish - 7th Grade Daily Work
Spanish - 8th Grade Daily Work