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¡Bienvenidos a la clase de la Señora Hubbard!

This is my fourteenth year at the school and my thirteenth one teaching Spanish. During the academic year 2020-2021, I will be teaching Spanish 2 and Dual Enrollment Elementary Spanish 1 & 2.  I am really excited to be at The Villages High School and to have been given the opportunity to teach you Spanish, not only my first language but also a language that I love.

Let me tell you how I ended up at The Villages. I was born and raised in Argentina. Once I graduated from high school, I went to college for a Bachelor's Degree in English-Spanish Translation. After obtaining my degree, I decided to come to the States, namely Michigan, in order to attend college. It was there, in the city of Ann Arbor, where I met my husband Greg and worked as a full- time translator. Three years went by and we decided to move down to Florida, following my husband's family. Of course, as soon as I saw these beautiful facilities and the great working environment, I realized this was the place where I wanted to grow in my professional career as well as to have my children receive their education.

I am really looking forward to getting to know each one of you and learning a lot of Spanish together. Learning a second language will be challenging sometimes, but it will also be rewarding and exciting many other times. You will not only learn a lot of vocabulary and grammar, but you will also achieve some understanding of the Hispanic culture. 

Please, do not hesitate to contact me whenever you have any questions or concerns. Being inquisitive is fundamental when learning a second language.

Let's get to work! ¡A estudiar se ha dicho!

Sra. Hubbard 



 Clases de Español de la Sra. Hubbard ~ Supply List

 Materials that can be shared with other classes:


  1. 1 set of earbuds or headphones that are compatible with Chromebooks
  2. 5 or 2- inch binder with pockets
  3. Black or blue pens
  4. # 2 pencils
  5. Highlighters
  6. Erasers


Materials just for Spanish class:


  1. 3-hole punched, loose or top-bound notebook paper
  2. 3 tab binder dividers [Labeled: “En clase” (Classwork), “Tarea/Cuadernos”, & “Cultura” (Culture)]
  3. 500 blank/lined index cards - (must always have 50 blank cards with you at all times)

We will have a great year learning Spanish together! ¡Hasta Pronto!!!



  • Tutoring or Makeup Work: Please communicate when you will be coming in (Sign-in Sheet is available in class) and note  the available times below: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 2:50 to 3:20.


  • Absences Make-up Work: To receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day except as noted under the Consequences section of the Disciplinary Policy of the Student Handbook. However, any assignment that has a previously determined due date, that due date must be observed unless arrangements have been made with the assigning teacher.  Any variation of this must be approved by administration. When coming back from an absence, check the teacher connection page on the school website or your Google Classroom. There, you will find what we did in class while you were absent. If after visiting these pages you still have questions or doubts, feel free to speak with me before or after school, not during class time. On the top corner of your make-up work write down your name, class period, the current date, and the date you were absent.


  • Make-Up Tests/Projects & Papers: If you are absent for a quiz or a test, you will have five (5) school days from and including the date of your return to complete the test. It is your responsibility to contact me in order to make up a test.  Also, papers and projects that were assigned a week or more prior to your absence will still be due on the assigned due date regardless of whether you are in school.  If you are absent on such a date, it is your responsibility to submit the paper or project via email or by having someone deliver your work to school on the due date. 


  • Class Work and Homework Assignments: In order for each of you to strive for excellence and do your best at all times, assignments will be graded on correction and/or completion. You will not be notified in advance which assignments will be collected and how they will be graded. Make sure that you complete all the assignments according to the described expectations, and you will do great!!! 



  • Español Santillana HispaNoticias: 

    Simply click on the Spanish level and then countries, regions and themes below to access a wealth of articles in English and Spanish, many of which include audio and video support. Questions follow each article to support comprehension.



PDF documents
Classroom Management Plan 2020-2021 - PARENTS & STUDENTS SIGN & COMPLETE LAST PAGE
How to make accent mark in a Chromebook -
How to make accent marks in an Office Document -
Oral Rubric ~ Spanish (all levels) - Interpersonal Communication
Oral Rubric ~ Spanish (all levels) - Presentational Communication
SPAN 1120 - Dual Enrolment Elementary Spanish I
Spanish 2 Final Exam Study Guide - Vocabulary, Grammar, and Culture
Spanish 2 Preliminary Unit Grammar Notes -
Spanish 2 Semester Exam Study Guide - Preliminary Unit, Units 1 & 2 Vocabulary & Grammar
Spanish 2 Syllabus -
Spanish 2 Unit 1 Culture -
Spanish 2 Unit 1 Grammar Notes -
Spanish 2 Unit 1 Study Guide - Grammar, Vocabulary, & Culture
Spanish 2 Unit 2 Culture -
Spanish 2 Unit 2 Grammar Notes -
Spanish 2 Unit 2 Study Guide -
Spanish 2 Unit 3 Culture -
Spanish 2 Unit 4 Grammar Notes -
Spanish 2 Unit 4 Study Guide - Vocabulary and Commands
Spanish 2 Unit 6 Grammar Notes -
Spanish 2 Unit 6 Study Guide for Exam -
Spanish 2. Unit 3 Study Guide -
Spanish 2. Unit 4. Summary of Present Tense - To use as reference when forming Commands
Spanish 2.Unit 3 Grammar Notes -
Writing Rubric ~ Spanish (all levels) -

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