Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Language: University of Cincinnati (1982) J.D.: University of Dayton (1985) North Carolina Teacher Certification: Lenoir Rhyne University (1993)
Ms. Christine Mancos
I am Sra. Mancos and am originally from Ohio. I began studying Spanish while in Junior High and found that I loved the language and culture. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live in Bogotá, Colombia as an exchange student during my senior year of high school. I have been teaching at East Lincoln since 1994. My husband and I live in the Denver area.
I teach Spanish I, II, III, IV during the school year. In all courses there is an emphasis on grammar. In additon reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are emphasized.
During Our Weeks Away: Hey, It's Cinco de Mayo-Celebrate at Home!
And Module 3 is available on Canvas!
It's time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (I know, students, you are aware that "mayo" normally is not capitalized!)! So here are some links to help you celebrate at home:
Food: (this is usually first and foremost on everyone's mind)
Chips: Did you know that you can make your own? Buy your favorite tortillas (corn or flour), cut them into wedges (like your would a small pie), place them on a cookie sheet covered in foil, lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and a bit of chile powder, then bake in the oven (325degrees) for about 7 minutes. Toss and bake for about 5 more minutes. It is a good idea to check them every fewminutes to make sure they are not burning.
Tacos: Scrambled Egg Tacos from Real Simple (not your traditional taco, but may match what you have in the refrigerator)
Cinco de Mayo-What's It All About?
Entertainment: Ballet Folklórico de México: Traditional Dances
During Our Weeks Away from School (March 31-April 9):
All Spanish classes have moved to Canvas. Log in through Rapid Identity and find the Canvas app. All materials, assignments, and daily discussion questions will appear in Module 1. Daily discussion questions are used to take attendance and are open only for that day. All other assigments through April 9 open on March 31st and will remain open. If you miss an assignment (other than discussion questions) you may submit it late.
They Write the Songs, They Write the Songs
In spite of the dire situation created by Covid 19 in Spain, these friends are keeping a positive outlook! They are spreading a bit of joy through music! Click on the link, see the story, hear their song!
Durning our weeks away from school (March 16-30)
Please know that I am just an e-mail away. Students and parents, if you have questions, requests for supplemental resources, or any other matters, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.
Why not take this time and have a little stress-free (no tests coming up) fun with the language and culture! If you need additional practice to improve your Spanish knowledge or just need to maintain it, click on the Review Games and Activities tab, find your level of Spanish (I, II, III, or IV) and the chapters you have covered (for most of you, chapters Intro, One, and Two). Then click on the activites and have fun playing the practice games! From time to time I will also post activities on this page, as well as the individual class pages.
¡Laven Las Manos! ¡Es importante! - Wash Your Hands! It's Important!
We know how important it is to wash our hands to minimize the spread of germs. But what if we didn't have access to clean water? Hear about a rural part of Mexico from NPR reporter Carrie Kahn.
Food For Thought
¿Quién es Chef José Andrés?
*Es cocinador española (tiene 50 años), con restaurants famosos en la Ciudad de Nueva York y Washington D.C. Como jóven (15 años) él aprendió cocinar en escuela para cocinadores en Barcelona, España, anticipando el uso de sus habilidades para su servicio militar. Llegó a los Estados Unidos en 1990, continuando su carerra como cocianador.
José Andrés también ha usado sus talentos para organizar el ONG (Organización No Gubernamental) World Central Kitchen. La cual va a las partes del mundo sufriendo por disastres naturales y da de comida a las personas afectados. Abre cocinas para preparar y distribuir tal comida, sin cobrar. Incluido en sus actos de caridad y bodad eran las cocinas “pop-up” en Haiti después del terremoto en 2010, el hurucán en Puerto Rico en 2017 , el cierre del gobierno en Washington DC en 2019 y los fuegos fautos en California en 2019. Ahora, Chef Andrés y World Central Kitchen van a ayudar al personas durante este tiempo difícil por Covid19.
Who is Chef José Andres?
*He is a 50-year-old Spanish chef with famous restaurants in New York City and Washington D.C. As a young person (15 years-old) he learned to cook in culinary school in Barcelona, Spain, anticipating the use of his skills during his (mandatory) military service. He arrived in the U.S. in 1991, continuing his career as a chef.
José Andrés also has used his talents to organize the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) World Central Kitchen. This group goes to the parts of the world suffering from natural disasters and feeds the affected people. It opens kitchens to prepare and distribute such food, without charge. Included in its acts of charity and caring were the “pop-up” kitchens in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, the hurricane in Puerto Rico in 2017, the shutdown of the U.S. government in Washing ton D.C. in 2019, and the wild fires in California in 2019. Now, Chef Andrés and World Central Kitchen are going to help people during this difficult time because of COVID-19.
Do you need a little break now? Something fun? Take a virtual tour of the great pyramids in Mexico, Teotihuacan (created by the Russian photographers of the site Air Pano): Teotihuacan 360 Air Pano
Tutoring is available after school! Check out the sign up sheet outside of room 206 to see this week's schedule!
Welcome to Spanish Class! Let's have a bit of fun!
Check out these websites:
Student Favorites: Here are the student picks
Click on your level of Spanish, then scroll down to "Categories" to select an activity.
Pick your passion: songs, games, videos, practice!
Watch the video of the young girl singing or select "grammar" above and pick your topic.