Welcome to Italian Class!
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. La Bianco
Welcome to the Italian Class Page.
Over the course of the year, we will learn how to read, write, listen to, and speak in Italian.
We will discover topics such as, greetings, describing ourselves, numbers, family, and more.
In addition to in class reading, writing, and speaking activities, we participate in a variety of online activities, such as:
Just wanted to share some amazing student work...
As an extra credit assignment, some of my brave students added videos onto a Flip Grid assignment in which they spoke about their favorite foods. Take a took at their amazing work. As first year learners, the content in the videos are not perfect, but as the Hockey great Wayne Gretzky said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Click here to view 7th and 8th Grade FlipGrid Food Videos!
A note regarding the COVID-19 school closure:
As we go through this difficult time and use more “distance learning”, keep a few things in mind:
- Be patient with yourself. Feeling accomplished doesn’t mean getting everything done in one day.
- Take a break from the computer/mobile device and do something you love that doesn’t involve a lot of technology. Take a walk outside (if you can), draw, bake or cook, exercise in your room, listen to music, play a board game with siblings/family members, learn how to do something new!... being physically distant and disconnected from others doesn’t mean disconnecting from doing things that make you happy.
- Make a work schedule, and try your best to stick to it. Work on one assignment per class each day, or work on a different subject each day of the week ( for example, do all your Science work Monday, ELA on Tuesday, and so on). Work on things that you find easy first. Accomplish the tasks that are shorter or more interesting, then work on longer assignments. We all have different learning styles and preferences.
- Be positive and try not to stress yourself out. We all feel a little overwhelmed by our new “normal”. Teachers are trying to adapt to new expectations and remote teaching strategies, too. We’re all learning something new from this challenging experience.
New work is posted weekly, so be sure to check this site (and other established methods of communication, like ClassDojo/Remind/your school email) regularly. I am now using Microsoft Teams more to post message board questions, links to assignments on different sites, and other questions. It is also a good tool to check in and ask your fellow classmates questions in an organized, school-related way.
As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, or need help accessing any resources.
UN PO' SU DI ME!
A LITTLE ABOUT ME!
I am a lifelong Yonkers resident and graduated from the Yonkers Public School District. Afterwards, I attended Iona College, CUNY Queens and Hunter College, as well as visited and studied abroad for a semester in Rome, Italy. On the rare occasion that I have free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and attending Broadway musicals, and spending time with family.
I also like to play and watch sports, especially the Yankees, Rangers ( Hockey ) and the NYC Football Club ( Soccer ).