Name: Paige Pecora
Subject: Foreign Language - Spanish
Phone: Ext. 3107
Best Time To Call: 2:15 - 3:00 PM (email preferred)
Lessons for the week of: 10-21 to 10-25Spanish 1: Continue with subject pronouns and 6 uses of SERQuizzes: Las fechas (dates), (Monday 21, ?pts); Unit 2 Exam coming soon!Spanish 2: Verbos de cambio de raíz (stem-changing verbs)Quizzes: TBA
Unit 1 Vocab
Greetings & Goodbyes - Los saludos y las despedidas
Articles, ID Nouns, Making Nouns Plural - Los artículos definidos e indefinidos
Animals - Los animales
Numbers - Los números 0-1000+
Unit 2 Vocab
Ser/Estar Adjectives - Las descripciones con ser y estar
Interrogatives - Los interrogativos
Family - La familia
Subject Pronouns - Los pronombres personales
Ser and Estar (conjugations and uses) - Ser y Estar
Origin and Nationality - Origen y nacionalidad
Professions - Las profesiones
Sports - Los deportes
Days of the Week, Months of the Year - Los días y los meses
Events and Holidays - Los eventos y las vacaciones
Useful Time Expressions
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns
Places and PrepositionsProfessional Bio:
¡Hola a todos!
My name is Paige Pecora and I am from Seward, PA. I graduated from Ligonier Valley High School and I went on to study at Saint Vincent College C’15 where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Education. I served as President of the Spanish Club and I served for two years as a Prefect (an RA). I also competed on the Bearcat swim team as a sprint freestyler. Swimming has been a huge part of my life, and I am pleased to be able to continue my career as the head coach here at Cambria Heights. I have also started my journey towards earning a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology at IUP, where I work part-time as a graduate assistant in the department of Adult and Community Education.
During the summer after my junior year at SVC, I studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile in South America for six weeks. I stayed with a wonderful host family who I still keep in contact with, and I spent much of the time traveling the country while taking classes at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. While I was in Chile, I traveled throughout the dynamic landscape and went on many excursions in an attempt to fit everything I could into a brief six week visit. I also travelled to Costa Rica as a chaperone for a middle school field trip. It was such a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and the students gained a huge appreciation for Hispanic culture. If your child ever has the chance to study abroad, I highly recommend that they take advantage of the opportunity! I promise that they will learn so much and that it will be an experience that they will never forget.
Second language acquisition is a significant advantage for students that want to become well-rounded and educated individuals, and I want to share my passion of the language and culture with my students. I am so excited to work with you and your children this year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and I look forward to meeting you very soon!