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¡Bienvenidos estudiantes a la clase de español! Me llamo Señor Amster.
Welcome students to Spanish Class! My name is Mr. Amster.

About Mr. Amster

Mr. Amster is excited to be returning for his second year with the the St. Francis community! In addition, Mr. Amster has now joined the St. Rose of Lima Family as their Spanish Teacher on Thursdays and Fridays. Mr. Amster originally is from Queens, growing up in Howard Beach before moving to Long Island. He is a proud product of Catholic education, attending St. Martin de Porres Marianist School for 7th and 8th grade, and graduating from Chaminade High School in 2011.

Undergraduate Education 

This is Mr. Amster’s 5th year teaching. He earned his Bachelor’s in Adolescent Education with a Concentration in Spanish from St. John’s in 2015. Mr. Amster was extremely involved in school; he was a part of several organizations and held many different leadership positions over his tenure as a student. 

Teaching Career

Mr. Amster has been at many different schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Brooklyn. In addition to teaching Spanish, Mr. Amster has been a substitute teacher and covered several different subjects and grades. Mr. Amster is excited to take all of the knowledge he has learned from his experiences and apply them with all of the students. 

Graduate Education

In addition to teaching, Mr. Amster earned his Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University in May 2019. Mr. Amster is now enrolled in classes through Wilmington University for an Advanced Graduate Certificate in E-Learning Design & Technology and will graduate in May of 2020. Along with his classes, Mr. Amster stays involved in professional associations/conferences such as LICSPA, NGLA, NCEA, ACTFL, NEA, Kappa Delta Pi, and AFA. This allows him to share his experiences and also learn from other experts and professionals in the field. In addition to this, he plans to continue his education through obtaining his Middle School Extension, as well as credentials in Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages). 

Fun Facts

Outside of school, Mr. Amster enjoys his time serving as a Level 8 Coordinator & Youth Minister at St. James RC Church in Seaford, NY. He has been a catechist for the last 8 years, and this year he will be teaching Level 8 and helping oversee the Confirmation Program. Additionally, Mr. Amster enjoys traveling to Disney, spending time with his family and 3 dogs (Coco, Comet, and Lucy). Two interesting facts about Mr. Amster: 1) He has an extremely extensive knowledge of all things Disney related as it is a passion of his. 2) Mr. Amster owns almost 200 ties for all types of occasions.

 

Grading:

Please see my syllabus which covers the following information:

  • Needed Materials
  • Course Overview
  • Grading Breakdown
  • Homework Policy
  • Attendance
  • Contact Information
  • Other Additional Information
  • Please note, that while note mentioned in the Essential Sheets the students have been made aware that all homework is to have the student’s name on it. If there is no name, a grade shall not be given.

Spanish Class Essential Info Sheets (Grades 2 to 8)

Spanish Class Week Ending 3/14

Posted on March 9, 2020

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Dear Parents;

      As a follow up from Mr. Scharbach’s email last week, the 2nd Trimester is quickly ending. As a reminder, I am only in the building Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. As a result I will only be here on Wednesday (3/18) for Parent Teacher Conferences

Grade 2

2A – Following our introduction to colors last week, we will be spending the next few weeks learning about each individual color. This week, we are starting with the color RED. Students completed a packet where they identified the color and created sentences using the color red.

Homework #1 (Trimester 3) – Students were given a worksheet in which they need to trace the word ROJO and then color the objects on the page that would be red. This is due 3/17.

Spanish 2, Homework #1 Worksheet

2B – Following our introduction to colors last week, we will be spending the next few weeks learning about each individual color. This week, we are starting with the color RED. Students completed a packet where they identified the color and created sentences using the color red.

Homework #1 (Trimester 3) – Students were given a worksheet in which they need to trace the word ROJO and then color the objects on the page that would be red. This is due 3/17.

Spanish 2, Homework #1 Worksheet

Grade 3

3A – Students began our newest unit on time. Please see the attachment below for a copy of the notes we began, but did not finish yet.

NAmster_Grade 3 Time Notes

3B – Students began our newest unit on time. Please see the attachment below for a copy of the notes we began, but did not finish yet.

NAmster_Grade 3 Time Notes

Grade 4

4A – Students took a test on the prayers in Spanish in class today. As a result, no homework was given. We will begin a new unit next week.

4B – Students took a test on the prayers in Spanish in class today. As a result, no homework was given. We will begin a new unit next week.

4C – Students took a test on the prayers in Spanish in class today. As a result, no homework was given. We will begin a new unit next week.

Grade 5

5A – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

5B – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

Grade 6

6A – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

6B – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

Grade 7

7A – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

7B – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

Grade 8

8A – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

8B – Please check Google Classroom and Option C for updates and information on assignments and important dates.

Spanish Class Week Ending 3/7

Posted on March 4, 2020

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Grade 2

2A – In class, we started our new unit on colors. Students wrote down the Color Vocabulary in their notebooks. If your child does not have a Spanish Notebook, please get one for them by next class.

Spanish Notes – Grade 2

2B – In class, we started our new unit on colors. Students wrote down the Color Vocabulary in their notebooks. If your child does not have a Spanish Notebook, please get one for them by next class.

Spanish Notes – Grade 2

Grade 3

3A – In class, we worked on numbers 300 – 9,000 followed by practice with place value and writing in Spanish.

Spanish Notes Grade 3

3B – In class, we worked on numbers 300 – 9,000 followed by practice with place value and writing in Spanish.

Spanish Notes Grade 3

Grade 4

4A – To prepare for our Quiz on 3/9  students made an interactive notebook on the prayers in Spanish.

4B – To prepare for our Quiz on 3/9  students made an interactive notebook on the prayers in Spanish.

4C – To prepare for our Quiz on 3/9  students made an interactive notebook on the prayers in Spanish.

Grade 5

5A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

5B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 6

6A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

6B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 7

7A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

7B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 8

8A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

8B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Spanish Class Week Ending 2/29

Posted on February 25, 2020

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Dear Parents,

      This week in Hispanic/Latin culture we celebrate Carnaval. This celebration is similar to Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday” in which we as Catholics celebrate the end of Ordinary Time and go out with a “bang” by eating lavish foods before we begin a season of solemnity by fasting and abstaining to bring us closer to God. 

Grade 2

2A – Students took a test on the Spanish Alphabet in class. As a result, there was no homework assigned. Our next class, we will begin our next Unit: Colors & Numbers

2B –  Students took a test on the Spanish Alphabet in class. As a result, there was no homework assigned. Our next class, we will begin our next Unit: Colors & Numbers

Grade 3

3A – Students took a test on Numbers 0-100 in class. Anyone who was not in class this week, will take the Make Up Exam next class. There was no homework assigned. Our next class, we will begin our next Unit: Time.

3B – Students took a test on Numbers 0-100 in class. Anyone who was not in class this week, will take the Make Up Exam next class. There was no homework assigned. Our next class, we will begin our next Unit: Time.

Grade 4

4A – Following our review of Prayer, students are reviewing the basic prayers that we have learned so far (i.e. The Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, and the Glory Be all in Spanish). In two weeks  the students will have a quiz on the prayers in Spanish. If they did not finish in class, please see the document below.

Spanish Prayers Translations

4B – Following our review of Prayer, students are reviewing the basic prayers that we have learned so far (i.e. The Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, and the Glory Be all in Spanish). In two weeks  the students will have a quiz on the prayers in Spanish. If they did not finish in class, please see the document below.

Spanish Prayers Translations

4C – Following our review of Prayer, students are reviewing the basic prayers that we have learned so far (i.e. The Sign of the Cross, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, and the Glory Be all in Spanish). In two weeks  the students will have a quiz on the prayers in Spanish. If they did not finish in class, please see the document below.

Spanish Prayers Translations

Grade 5

5A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

5B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 6

6A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

6B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 7

7A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

7B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 8

8A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

8B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Spanish Class Week Ending 2/15

Posted on February 11, 2020

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Hello Parents,

        Happy Catholic Schools Week here at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy! While we are filled with festive spirit and getting ready for February Break, our classes are active with learning and engagement in foreign language. As a reminder, for grades 2-4, any late homework must be handed in by Tuesday February 25, 2020.

 

Grade 2

2A – We have now finished our Alphabet Adventure. To preview our new material of the colors, students completed a packet where they were introduced to the color vocabulary.

No homework, but study for test on 2/25.

2B – We have now finished our Alphabet Adventure. To preview our new material of the colors, students completed a packet where they were introduced to the color vocabulary.

No homework, but study for test on 2/25.

Grade 3

3A – To practice our number skills, students completed a Color by Number Valentine’s Day Packet in which they had to solve different math problems to correctly color the images.

No homework, but study for upcoming test.

3B – To practice our number skills, students completed a Color by Number Valentine’s Day Packet in which they had to solve different math problems to correctly color the images.

No homework, but study for upcoming test.

Grade 4

4A – In class, we reviewed old concepts of colors while also learning new vocabulary through Valentine’s Day related packets and activities in class.

4B – In class, we reviewed old concepts of colors while also learning new vocabulary through Valentine’s Day related packets and activities in class.

4C – In class, we reviewed old concepts of colors while also learning new vocabulary through Valentine’s Day related packets and activities in class.

Grade 5

5A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

5B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 6

6A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

6B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 7

7A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

7B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

Grade 8

8A – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

8B – Please check Option C and Google Classroom for important updates, information, and assignments.

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