In this class you will learn basic communication skills in Spanish. Learning a language is a difficult task that requires many hours of practice. Student will benefit from continuous exposure to the language. I recommend your child to watch movies, television, and listen to music in Spanish. By the end of the course the students will be able to listen, understand and participate in simple conversations and be able to read and write simple paragraphs.
A → 90 - 100 Excellent
B → 80 – 89 Very good
C → 70 – 79 Satisfactory
D → 60 – 69 Inconsistent
F → 0 – 59 Unsatisfactory
Students will receive a initial score of zero for an assignment on which he/she made no attempt or which is missing. Late work will be penalized 10% per school day.
Make Up Work:
Arrangements for completing missing work due to absences should be made within 5 school days. Students must initiate the contact with the teacher.
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LEARNING!
Let me know if you don’t understand something. Review a little every night, even if there’s no explicit homework.
Quarters 1, 2 , and 3:
· Informal Assessments 30%
· Formal Assessments 70%
· Informal Assessments 20%
· Formal Assessments 30%
· Summative Assessment 50%
Informal assessments include a variety of assignments such as warmups, notebook checks, quizzes, group work, in class tasks, class participation, etc.
Formal assessments will include tests and projects where the students will have listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities. You will receive a detailed study guide before the test, so you will have plenty of time to ask questions before test day. All presentational speaking sections will be done on Google Voice.
Voluntary participation in class activities, as well as your attentiveness during and preparation for class are essential to your learning. Therefore, each two weeks, students will have a grade based on their participation.
Be ready to speak in Spanish the second you walk through the door! Our class goal is 90-100% Spanish immersion, and that means YOU, not just me!
The more Spanish that you hear and read, the more Spanish that you will be able to speak and write.
· If it’s not yours…don’t touch it.
· If the music is ON…you talk. If the music is OFF…I talk.
· Be respectful to your classmates and teacher at all times. Profanity will not be tolerated.
· If I can’t have my phone out, neither can you.
· If your food or candy is out…it’s mine, and I’ll probably eat it.
· All school rules concerning safety, behavior and the dress code will be enforced.
· If you’re sleeping...I’ll wake you up, don't worry.
· Seat Move
· Teacher/Student Conversation
· Teacher/Parent Conversation
· Office Referral
*Grace is renewed every single day. Nothing you did yesterday will carry over to today. I will start fresh with you every single day...please give me the same grace..