Diane Wells

What is happening in your Spanish class? Find out here!

wellsd@wlwv.k12.or.us (503) 673 5411
  • «Last two weeks of school June 4-June 16»
    June 7, 2017
  • «May 15-19th 2017»
    May 15, 2017
  • «quarter 3 grades»
    April 16, 2017
  • «April 3-15th last two weeks of Quarter 3.»
    April 5, 2017
  • «March 5-10»
    March 7, 2017
  • «Feb 21-24»
    February 24, 2017
  • «February 7-17th 2017»
    February 8, 2017
  • «February»
    February 7, 2017
  • «January 2017»
    January 6, 2017
  • «Between Thanksgiving and Winter break»
    November 21, 2016
  • 8th:   Students are working on a memorized skit involving ordering foods, etiquette in a more formal restaurant, interactions with waitor, expression preferences and making future plans.  The skits will be performed during our last block period the last week of school for 8th graders.  Friday the 16 is our last class.

    7th grade:  working on regular verbs, asking and answering yes/no questions, memorizing regular verbs and using adverbs of frequency in communication.  The last week we are decorating pinatas and will break a class pinata the final day of class, June 19th to celebrate their success and hard work this semester.

    6th grade:  vocabulary around things we have (school o will be due objects) and relationships with family members.  Use of Possession using  “my book”  mi libro,  and It’s Paco’s book.  Es el libro de Paco.   Or  Son los padres de Marta.  They are Martha’s parents.  Test next week over Tener, reciting TENER poem, vocab of school supplies and family.   A written paragrah about self and a family member will be presented on the final day of class, Monday the 19 of June.

    May 15th, 2017

    May 15-19th 2017


    8th  grade Food Unit    We are learning the names of common foods and meals and learning to express what we want, prefer and ask for.  Stem changing verbs  (3 types),  Also learning utensil.  Students are to study vocabulary to use in class activities.  Brief Quiz Friday 5/19 on verbs.

    7th  Beginning the final unit on regular verbs and how to conjugate.  Students have flashcards to study meanings.  Quiz Friday on Group 1 verbs, subject pronouns and how to conjugate a regular verb.


    6th graders are studying subject pronouns, the verb SER and how to describe people and animals.  Brief quiz Friday to see how much vocabulary they have learned!  Masculine/feminine agreements, pluaral vs. singular forms of adjectives.  Simple descriptions and comparatives will be practiced all week.


    April 16th, 2017

    quarter 3 grades


    I’ll be entering grades on Monday April 17,  c

    Check that  evening your students grades.  Let me know if you have any questions.

    Students are encouraged to see me in morning to get help with make up work and tests to take or retake.  quarter 4 begins April 17th, Monday.  New gradebooks.

    8th grade.                                                                                                                                                                                Tener idioms and household chores (Los quehaceres)  structures  Tener que + infinitive and Tener ganas de + infinitive.   Test  Block period April 11 and 12.  Tuesday/Wednesday.  Beginning the city unit on Friday.  Quarter 4, new gradebook starts on Monday April 17th.

    7th grade.

    Estar with emotions this week Test next week April 11 and 12th.  Beginning Weather/Nature unit.  Students are encouraged to see me in morning to get help with make up work and tests to take or retake.  quarter 4 begins April 17th, Monday.  New gradebooks.

    6th grade.   Numbers to 100 and Me gusta and common activities.  Test Friday April 14th.  Quarter 4 new gradebooks begin April 17th.  Will be starting descriptions of people, personal pronouns and the verb SER.

    March 7th, 2017

    March 5-10


    8th: this week students are creating yes/no questions and changing verb forms between the questions and the answers.  They perform the interview and write up a final draft of the questions and answers formally.  Turn in.

    Test this Friday on 4 main area:  1.  knowledge of subject pronouns (I, you, he…)  2.  meanings of first verb set (they have flashcards)  3.  Basic conjugations of these regular verbs,  4. adverbs of frecuancy (always, everyday, sometimes,  never….) 5. asking and answering yes/no questions.


    7th grade:  this week reviewing family vocabulary, body parts, describing people (agreements and syntax) and expressing possession.  Comparison of the use of TENER/SER in how they express descriptions.

    Test this Friday over spelling and identification of body parts.  They will label “The MAN” with 20 correctly spelled body parts and can earn up to ten extra credit points for more that they have learned.

    We will begin the drawing of the monster project family tree this week.  Then they will put it all together in a descriptive written compostion.

    6th grade:  Learning to express dates, birthdays, telling time and numbers to 30.


    February 24th, 2017

    Feb 21-24


    8th grade Test  Big numbers  Block day  2 period Tuesday,  period 1  Wednesday

    7th grade  Test numbers  Block day  period 4  Tuesday   period  3  Wednesday

    6th grade:  Test  Block day  period 6  Tuesday  Period 5  Wednesday

    6th grade test:  numbers 0-10 written, 11-30 recognize, days of week, colors, greeting, farewells

    , names,  alphabet, vowels.


    February 8th, 2017

    February 7-17th 2017


    8th graders:  All students have received opening papers and resources.  They are to bring to class everyday in a three ring binder or folder.  Starting off with classroom communications and Common Questions.  Oral Test on Common questions will take place during block period next week, Feb. 14-15.  Students should be practicing in class and at home.  Next up BIG NUMBERS!  0-1.000.000.


    7th graders.  All students have review packet and will be working on classroom communication and Common questions from last year.  Oral TEST on Common questions will take place during block periods next week.  Students will be working in class with practice partner and can also practice at home.  review of numbers to 100 coming up.


    6th graders:  Welcome to Spanish.  Starting off strong and setting up class routines.  We will be practicing greetings, names, introductions, the sound system, the alphabet, numbers, days, colors…and more!

    February 7th, 2017



    Semester 1 students!  If you have any irregularities or questions about your grades, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I tried my best to be accurate and fair but I don’t want you to have received a grade that is not accurate!  Remember,  mornings are the best time to find me!


    SEMESTER 2 students!  Welcome.  In this blog I will give a general outline of what we are doing in each of my levels.  Make sure you see me if you have been absent or need anything you have missed.  Mornings are best time to see me 8:30-9:00 most days except Thursdays.


    January 6th, 2017

    January 2017


    8th grade:  These last four weeks will be devoted to communication around foods, meals and restaurants.  Students will learn lots of vocabulary of common foods, foods typical to different meals, traditional foods in Mexico, Latin America and Spain.  Students will be able to express food preferences and wants; be able to order foods and various beverages in a restaurant.  They will describe foods as being delicious, spicy, mild and be able to compliment foods.  In addition, students will be able to identify serving utensils and request anything they might need from a waiter.  Grammatical learning with two verb structures and backward verbs are also practiced at this time.  Buen Provecho =  bon appetit!

    7th grade:  We are finishing up our postcards this week of a trip/vacation.  Due Monday.  Next week we begin our verb unit!  Students will learn over 50 verbs and how to conjugate them in simple sentences.  Studnts will have flashcards provided and bring them to class everyday.  They SHOULD go through their flashcards at home everyday saying the verbs a loud and working toward memorizing all the meanings.

    6th grade:  This month:  People!  descriptions!  First verb SER  to be!  students will be learning to put descriptions in sentences with subject pronouns while making appropriate agreements as to plural/singular and masculine/feminine.

    6th grade.  The last two weeks we will learn the verb TENER and a poem students will memorize with gestures.  In thi verb we will learn objects in the classroom and family and hopefully have time to include communication around  possession, who owns what?  Who is related to whom?

    November 21st, 2016

    Between Thanksgiving and Winter break


    8th grade:  The CITY unit.  Students will be learning to identify major public places and streets and areas in a city.  They can express location of places in relationship to other places and express distances.  They will learn the verb IR  (to go) and express why and how frequently they go there.They will work on giving directions and understanding directions to various places.    Before break, they will begin the FOOD/restaurant unit and start building vocabulary around fruits and other food groups and meals.  After break, students will practice and perform communication necessary for restaurant communcation.

    7th grade:  MY favorite unit!!  Students will learn to express the weather/ identify seasons in Oregon and in other climates in the world.  They will associate weather will clothing choices as they learn to identify clothing they and others wear.  mini project around writing a postcard from an imaginary trip they have and communicating about weather and activities and clothing in that climate.  This unit provides lots of opportunity for drawing and experiencing common nature words.


    6th grade:  Down to work.  Students are learning to use a bilingual dictionary and are given class time to explore the dictionary as they look for nouns and adjectives for a children’s alphabet book.  They will compose and illustrate a couple pages of a book, keeping focus on agreements between words.

    Next, we learn people identifiers like the man, the men, women, children, etc.  How to use pronouns to represent people.  They get their first verb:  SER  (to be) and learn its forms and put together simple sentences describing people, their physical characteristics and personality.  Embedded in all this are the grammatical foundations of the language, agreements, subject-verb connections.

    See you all back in January!  Felices Fiestas  (happy holidays)