Sonia Castillo

About Me

     

       

  Spanish 1 / español 1

  Spanish II / español II

 

About The Teacher

Spanish is my second language and my second major on my undergraduate degree. Students learned my first major on my Bachelor of Arts degree was journalism, with an emphasis on public relations. Students' most asked questions have included where I went to school and some of my interests.

 

I graduated from Texas State University and attended Ohio University, where I completed a graduate research fellowship. I have studied graduate work in education at Texas State University as well as various professional development seminars.

 

My childhood hobbies were playing sports, such as little league baseball, cheerleading, twirling, volleyball, track, and tennis. Writing poetry, playing saxophone, or reading was and remains enjoyable. Today I still play tennis and write poetry, songs, and news stories. I've supported the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, United States Tennis Association, and was a charter member of the Charles M. Schulz museum. Working full-time on media relations, event planning, and economic development projects is wonderful. Yet, as I began to raise my own family, switching to full-time education and part-time public relations interests worked out great.

 

After helping to teach classes and volunteer at Texas State University, Dallas I.S.D., and Refugio I.S.D., I decided to move to the Rockport-Fulton community and teach full time at Aransas County I.S.D. With a background in Mass Communications and Event Planning, helping students learn about managing their time for studies and extra-curricular activities is a natural part of my wanting students to succeed.

 

Expectations

Be respectful.

Be responsible.

 

 


Mission Statement

Mission For The Class

Let's learn some Spanish! We will develop our Spanish skills by listening, reading, writing, and speaking as we learn and apply ourselves each day.


My Interests

Songwriting, Event Planning, Community Service


Books and Links

ALPHABET PRACTICE

http://www.spanishspanish.com/alfabeto_ipower.html

http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/alphabet.htm

 

Kahoot! quiz for "La Comida" practice

  

Days of the Week / Months of the Year

https://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/days.htm

 

Numbers

http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/numbers.htm 

  

Colors

http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/colors.htm    

http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com/vocabulary/colors.html

 

Pronoun Practice

http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/people-words.htm 

 

Direct Object Pronoun Practice

http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/practice/15

 

The Weather & The Seasons

http://www.spanishspanish.com/weather/weather.html

 

PRETERITE PRACTICE

http://www.spanishspanish.com/verb/preterito_prac_cap2_web.html

 

 SPANISH I

La Escuela

 

http://quizlet.com/6125955/escuela-school-flash-cards/

 

 

La Tarea

 

http://quizlet.com/12361680/la-tarea-flash-cards/

 

La Ropa

http://quizlet.com/12363557/la-ropa-flash-cards/

 

Los programas

 http://quizlet.com/12363652/los-programas-flash-cards/

 

SPANISH 2

Animales en La Estancia (Animals on The Ranch)

 

http://quizlet.com/_36jf3

 

En la estancia (On the ranch)

http://quizlet.com/_36joc

 

Actividades del Campo (Country Activities)

http://quizlet.com/_36k1t

 

Las Partes del Cuerpo (Parts of the Body)

http://quizlet.com/5506628/body-parts-flash-cards/

 

Articles (Culture)

http://mysoutex.com/view/full_story/9795504/article-Refugio-native-contributes-to-Tejano-music-culture?

 

 

REPASO (REVIEW)

 

"I like" practice

https://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/gustar.htm

 

 Family terms

https://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/family.htm

 

 

Lugares

http://www.spanishspanish.com/places/places_1_intro.html

 

 

Imperfect Verbs Practice

 https://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/imperfect.htm

 

Cursive Handwriting Practice (Students often ask about handwriting skills. I ask if they can sign forms. This is a great link.)

www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

 

 

Questions Practice

http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/question-words.htm

 

BOOKS

Spanish-English Dictionary

 

https://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/verbs.htm