There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

Frederick Douglass

Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.

Rose Kennedy

I am still learning.


Learning never exhausts the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.

Andy Warhol

I would fain grow old learning many things.


We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.


The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.


You cannot open a book without learning something.


Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert M. Hutchins

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

George Santayana

Responsibility educates.

Wendell Phillips

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

Abigail Adams

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.


Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.

Ernest Dimnet

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

Anatole France

Español (Spanish)

¡Hola mis estudiantes de español!

Spanish- Helping Students Learn

Online Spanish Learning Sites- If you want to improve your Spanish, then try some of these websites at home (Hay mucho más):

(Activities/Games for K-4)

(Activities/Games for K-4)

(Multi-resource for 4-8)

(Vocabulary/Flashcards/Quizzes for 4-8)

(Multi-resource for 4-8 + “Mi Vida Loca”)

(Higher Level Grammar for 6-8)

((Multi-resource “Limited Free Entry Level”)


Please be kind and forward any additional useful sites.


Tips on Studying Spanish: In many ways, learning Spanish in Oregon has some distinct advantages. Many people in the local population speak Spanish as their first language, and the environment is rich in opportunities to learn and use Spanish. As long as you are studying Spanish, you might as well get the most out of it. Here are some tips to help you learn the language and be able to incorporate your ability into your activities now and later in life.

Vocabulary: Vocabulary is difficult because it involves memorization. There is simply no substitute for good vocabulary, because no matter how much grammar and culture you know, if you do not know what the words mean, you cannot communicate. The key to learning vocabulary is to learn in small bites and to repeat the process. Study vocabulary for no more than fifteen minutes at a time, but do it three four times a day. One good way to learn is make cards with Spanish on one side and English on the other. That way you can practice your knowledge in both directions. As you become sure you know a word and its forms, you can put that card aside and concentrate on those that remain. Absolutely do not wait until a major test to try to learn 200 vocabulary words. You will regret it!

Grammar: Verbs cause the most grief in learning Spanish grammar, primarily because of all the forms. Unlike English, Spanish verb forms change depending on who is doing something and when. As with vocabulary, repetition is critical, but with grammar, writing is also important. For one thing, tests are written, so if you have experience writing grammatical Spanish, you will have a better chance of writing correct test answers. For another, writing allows you to appreciate directly subtle differences (such as the stem change from "queremos" to "quiero" or the difference between "hablo" and "habló"). Write down all irregular verb forms. Do your homework exercises and, if you feel you need more, write out exercises we have done in class or ones you find online or through other resources (Library).

Pronunciation: Almost everyone has heard someone speak a language with an accent so thick it is essentially incomprehensible. Sometimes it is funny, but if you are really trying to communicate, you need to pronounce well. Spanish is relatively easy, and there are specific conventions of spelling that let you know how a word is to be pronounced. Do not just repeat Spanish words as though they were English. Try to make them sound like Spanish and you will be well on your way to being able to use Spanish for business or pleasure.

Reading and Listening: Even at the beginning, you might be surprised how much Spanish you can understand. In addition to the Spanish in class and in your handouts, of course, there are also Spanish language newspapers and magazines, many with pictures that help you figure out what is going on. For listening, there are several Spanish-language radio stations, and two over-the-air Spanish television stations (plus a couple on cable). Radio mostly plays music, but television gives you the advantage of putting pictures to words. Try to watch the news/shows/movies in Spanish after you have watched them in English (so you will know what the stories are). Talk shows are more difficult because it is usually just a series of talking heads, but you might get a bit out of them too.

Speaking: It can be intimidating to speak a foreign language, but the advantages of just doing it are great. Next time you go to a Mexican restaurant, order in Spanish. Go shopping at any mall and try to take care of business in Spanish. You may have to use some English, but any Spanish you use will reinforce your ability to function in Spanish, which is the aim of the course.



Due Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 8:00am
The Spanish students will be making a house ranging from a single room (K and 1st) to several (6/7/8). They will be attempting to replicate the layout and appearance of a Chinese or Spanish house shown in the presentation given in class. The main objectives are building vocabulary, presenting the...


Dear CHPCS Families:   February (Febrero) is here. This month, we are going to learn about houses and buildings throughout the world (Especialmente en el mundo de español). At the same time, all students are going to learn the rooms inside houses (bedroom, study room, living room), as well...
  Dear CHPCS Parent(s):             For November, the Spanish students are learning and working on our Food Unity. Los estudiantes de español are practicing likes/dislikes (grammatical comprehension of reflexive verbs and phrasing formulas for upper levels), fruits, vegetables, food-related...


Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 12:01am to Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:59pm
The Day of the Dead (Español: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The...
Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 (All day)
Spanish class starts! Vamos a aprender español!


Due Date: Monday, November 14, 2011 (All day)
El Mercado al aire libre: Open air market The Spanish class is in need of volunteers for supervising students and/or creating, sanding, painting, assembling, and decorating food stands for our market project. If any of this sounds like fun, then please contact Señor Herboth via email or...
Due Date: Friday, September 16, 2011 (All day)
Resequitos y recursos para la clase de español: 1. Bilingual Books (Libros para niños) 2. 

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