¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! I hope you find Spanish class a rewarding, enlightening, and fun experience. Below you will find my expectations for Spanish Class. Attached you will find a guide for what we will be learning this year. It is specific to your grade level.
Course Description: This course enables students to begin to acquire proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. Emphasis will be placed on the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students are offered an insight into the culture and civilization of the countries where Spanish is spoken. This course encourages a positive attitude toward language learning. Projects may be assigned throughout the marking period, focusing on the language, culture, and current events.
- Please find the supplies list at the school teacher’s wire.
- Attendance: Come to class! You miss vital information when you don’t come to class. Should you have an absence, please check with me to find out the activities and work that you missed before or after class. It is YOUR responsibility to set up a time with me to make up any work, and it is YOUR responsibility to ask for what you have missed.
Grading: The following is a breakdown of the categories used for grading and the weight of each category:
Ø 25% of the grade consists of Authentic Assessments and quizzes.
Ø 25% of the grade consists of tests (in some cases mid-terms and finals).
Ø 20% of the grade consists of class participation and cooperation (questioning, discussion, problem solving, team work, and offering relevant comments).
Ø 25% of the grade assignments (journals, logs, assignments, tasks, demonstrations, skill applications).
Ø 10% of the grade consists of Homework (Real World Spanish Homework for grades 3-7th)
Homework: Homework in Spanish will be easily accomplished. All it takes is a little routine and discipline. The weekly vocabulary needs to be gone over at home (or on the bus, or in the lunch line, or while brushing teeth, etc.) I recommend a minimum of three times a week, for a minimum of five minutes each time. Easy! Do it! Families can help by giving friendly playful quizzes or, better yet, offering to be taught the vocabulary by your child.
Tests/quizzes: You are tested at the end of each Unit. Tests include information covered during class as well as homework assignments. Students should expect quizzes periodically; they may be announced or unannounced.
Participation: Participation in class is very important! Part of your grade will be a participation grade. So, be actively paying attention or volunteer.
Projects: Projects may be assigned from time to time. Specific details will be given for each project. Project grades will fall under the “test” category.
Behavior Expectations: I expect students to work with me to create an atmosphere that is kind and respectful. With kindness and respect the classroom will be a safe place to risk and all students become willing to make mistakes. If students and teacher are willing to admit confusion and mistakes with good humor, others will be willing to do the same. This is a putdown free zone.
In class, always remember: responsibility, respect, and maturity.
This should be a great experience for you. Work hard and you’ll have a fantastic year!!!!
My door is always open to you. Please feel free to stop by or to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Alejandrina MuesesSpanish Teacher