Back to School

Yay! It’s my favorite time of year. Nothing better than new notebooks, a fresh pack of markers, some new shiny tabs! I miss back-to-school shopping. There was always something so promising heading off to your first day of school, your backpack full of new binders, neatly organized.

Get back into the groove with some Spanish or Study Skills lessons to stay on top of your classes this year!

Happy Back-to-School time!

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Preterite vs. Imperfect

Spanish has two past tenses.  I know that sounds weird…how can that be?  Well, I’ll tell you.  In Spanish, the Preterite tense is used when we have a completed action in the past, with a specific time frame.

Example:

Last night we ate spaghetti. (Last night is my time frame and we know it’s a completed action because I can’t ‘un-eat’ my spaghetti).

Español:

Anoche comimos los fideos (noodles).

The other past tense, the Imperfect is used for an ongoing action in the past, where there is no specific time frame.

Example:

We ate noodles every Friday last winter.

Here I know I’m using the Imperfect because this was an ongoing action in the past….every single Friday last winter.

Español:

Nosotros comíamos los fideos cada viernes el invierno pasado.

For more examples and practice visit my store at:

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feliz año nuevo

It’s almost the New Year!  I can’t believe that another year has gone, but I’ve had so much fun helping everyone study and prepare this year and I’m really looking forward to doing the same in 2014! 

Don’t forget to eat 12 grapes on New Year’s Eve, one for each gong of the clock!  It’s hard, I won’t lie, but if you can do it just imagine how much good luck you’ll have next year!

Do you have any New Year’s traditions?  Chinese food? A special cake?

In our family we always have a seafood feast! Yum yum!!

Una tienda de recursos

S.T.A.T. Project now has an online store!  Yay!  We’re in the process of adding some tutoring resources, easy-to-follow notes that describe verb tenses, and some fun little goodies to make studying just a little more enjoyable!

We’re so excited and can’t wait to share more with you! Visit our Facebook page for more info!

What’s your favorite study aid?  A favorite pen/pencil? Good lamp? Special notebook?

I know I can’t live without my planner!!! If I don’t physically write something down, I’m bound to forget it (I probably shouldn’t admit that, but it’s true!).

It’s planner mayhem!!

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¡buena suerte! (good luck)

…To all those students returning to school this week!  I hope you have a great start to a new year!

I remember the first day of school.  I would pack my backpack the night before and get everything organized (I was nerd, but that’s ok!).  Then every year my mom would take a picture of me at the front door, all ready for school.  And when I say every year, I mean every year….I didn’t look so thrilled in my senior pic!  Anyway, I always remember be a little nervous every year that first day.  You never knew what teachers you’d get and of course you’d heard stories of teachers you didn’t want to have….it was all a little nerve racking.  But, I liked settling into a daily routine and after a week or so everything was fine!

So here’s to a great week of settling in to your routine! And were ready to help you get a jump-start on tutoring whenever you are!