Bienvenidos. I’d like to welcome you to another exciting year and hope that after this class, you will continue with your Spanish studies.
Goals and Objectives
ü The student will acquire and learn Spanish (writing/reading) through literature, poems, art, music, and group work.
ü The student will acquire and learn Spanish (listening/speaking) through literature, music, discussions, debates, oral and group activities.
ü The student will be introduced to the impact Spanish-speaking countries have on the U.S. and the world through the study of history, current events, literature, music, art and customs.
ü The student will become familiar with the countries and major cities of the Spanish-speaking world.
ü The student will be introduced to selected Spanish-speaking authors, music, art, literature and history.
ü The student will be provided with learning experiences that build a solid foundation for those continuing on to the next Spanish level or for the use outside the classroom.
Ø The teacher knows the student is in the class to learn, and will provide a sound learning environment.
Ø The student is expected to come to class ready to participate, learn, and be a responsible & mature young adult. Be prepared with your textbook, notebook, writing utensils, homework and a good attitude everyday!
Ø Because acquiring a language also happens outside of the classroom, in your own time:
1) You are strongly encouraged to listen to Spanish (radio, music, television, .etc.) and speak with family or friends if possible, and
2) You are strongly encouraged to skim/read advertisements, magazines, music, comics, poems, articles, books and other reading materials in Spanish or about the Spanish-speaking world.
- 1-Subject Notebook
- Writing utensil (please, no difficult to read ink, i.e. light gel pens)
Behavior in the Classroom
We will be using PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). This should make our instructional time more efficient and have less distractions.
Students are seen by the instructor as young adults and thus, be treated as such. Respect, responsibility and Integrity are expected from all students. Please do not cheat!
Procedures & Policies
Absence: The school absence policy shall be implemented in the classroom. If you are absent and excused, it is your responsibility to ask & complete missed assignments in the designated time.
NOTE: If your absence is unexcused, you can not make up any work (test, journal, etc.), which results in zero (0) points. Upon your 10th absence, you will lose credit in this class.
Late Work: Work not turned in on the due date with no bona fide reason WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Leaving the classroom: In order to leave the class you must have a pass.
1) Ask the teacher in Spanish.
2) Be back within the time given. Bathroom passes will have a time limit of 3-4 minutes. If you take longer than the allotted time, you will be marked absent! This will also terminate your privilege to use the bathroom for the remainder of the semester. .
Electronic devices: We are in this class to learn! Therefore, unless you have spoken to me prior to the start of class (medical emergency, family issues, etc.) no electronic devices are allowed in class (cell phones, mp3 players, etc.) without teacher approval. If you are found using these in class (texting, listening to music), your device will be confiscated.
Students will be evaluated on both oral and written work.
Grading will be based on this scale:
89.5 - 100% = A
79.5 – 89.4% = B
69.5 – 79.4% = C
59.5 – 69.4% = D
Below 59.5% = F