• Welcome to Spanish class! Spanish courses are designed to help further the student’s knowledge of the language, vocabulary, and culture learned in previous Spanish courses. Students will improve listening, reading comprehension and communication skills through varied activities. Since communication is an important part of learning the language, it is necessary that you participate in all speaking activities. Students are required to use Spanish for common classroom necessities such as asking for materials, requesting to leave the classroom, etc. as well as class discussions, debates and presentations. I am looking forward to the school year. The syllabus information is listed below. 

    Technology:  Technology will be used daily for listening/speaking activities, presentations and our online textbook. If possible, students are encouraged to have a cell phone, computer, iPad, etc. with them in class. Improper use of devices will result in device being taken and given to administration.

    Materials:

    1in. 3 Ring Binder

    4 tabs labeled

                Notes

                Verb conjugations

                Vocabulary

                Tests/Quizzes

    Student Notebook Spanish Dictionary – must have 3 holes and fit into 3 ring binder

                 (4.99 – Walmart/Amazon)

    Notebook paper

    Pens/pencils

    Notebooks: All Spanish students are required to keep a notebook throughout the course. You should bring your notebooks to class every day. The notebook should be a 1” three ring binder with 4 sections labeled Notes, Verb Conjugations, Vocabulary, and Tests/Quizzes. Students need a notebook to keep up with notes, vocabulary and documentation for the end of year performance.

    ** Every year I have students ask for extra credit. I do not offer extra credit, but I will allow extra credit for those who have maintained an organized notebook at the end of each semester. **

    Office Hours:

    I will be available every Wednesday from 2:50–3:30. Office hours are available for students who need extra help with a concept or who have dropped below 80%. It is your responsibility to sign up in advance so that I have supplemental work prepared. Students will have the opportunity to retest or make test corrections to unit tests only if they completed the test review for that unit. Students will not be able to retest or make corrections to end of quarter tests or midterm/final exams. The final calculation will be an average of the two scores. (Test 1 – 2/3 and Test 2 – 1/3)

    Grading Policy:

    10% - Class activities and participation

    15% - Homework

    30% - Quizzes (vocabulary, grammar, oral, listening)

    45% - Tests /Projects

    Rules and Expectations:

    1. Respect and encourage the right to teach and the right to learn at all times.

    2. Be actively engaged in the learning: ask questions, collaborate, and seek solutions.

    3. Be on time to fulfill your daily commitments.

    4. Be appropriate; demonstrate behavior that is considerate of the community, the campus, and yourself.

    5. Be truthful; communicate honestly.

    6. Be responsible and accountable for your choices.

    7. Speak Spanish whenever possible!

    8. Online translators are not allowed! Students may use wordreference.com as a reliable online dictionary source.

    Consequences:

    Warning and conference with teacher. (parents contacted)
    After school detention assigned.
    Administrative referral.
     

    Classroom Procedures:

    1. Be in your seat and be ready for class when the bell rings. 

    2. Get out notebook and writing utensil. (Sharpen all pencils before class begins.)

    3. Turn in any assignment due in the appropriate class period tray at the front of the class.

    4. Complete bell work assignments.

     

    Late Work Policy:

    In order to prepare students for college and the workforce, students are required to turn in all work on time. Five points will be deducted each day that the work is late until it is worth nothing. A zero will be given for all missing assignments.

    Missed Assignments:

    When absent, please come before or after school to get all missed assignments/notes. Please remember that students are only allowed five days to make up any missed work.