I believe that learning a language should be FUN and I will do my utmost to make our time together as interactive, creative, and engaging as I can. I believe that anyone can learn a language with PERSISTENCE and FAITH. To challenge you to do your best I will speak in Spanish, and insist on a Spanish only environment. I appreciate that this is difficult, and I will treat you with RESPECT and FAIRNESS, and I expect the same in return. I will commit to listening to you and taking your comments and recommendations seriously, and be open and honest with you about my practices and the decisions that I make. Please feel open to talking to me before class, after class, during SMART period, or at lunch if you have questions or concerns.
What can you do?
Be on time! Most of our learning will take place in the classroom, please maximize your time here.
How? Enter the room before the bell rings
Take out your supplies, and leave your backpack along the wall
Stand in the circle next to someone new each day
Why? This will give you the opportunity to learn more Spanish and help others learn
You are practicing valuable skills regarding timeliness and collaboration
How? Listen when others are talking, keep your hands to your self
Why? This is a learning environment for everyone. If it is easy for you, please help someone who needs it rather than causing a distraction.
Communicate in Spanish!
How? Be creative! This is the hardest part, but you can do it.
Use the words you know.
Act it out!
Pens – pencil tends to get messy and smudge making your notebook difficult to read.
No Inglés! Solo español
Please see the website under your class for the day’s work and assignments. Make sure to copy the activity into your composition notebook under that days date. If you need further help, please ask two classmates before coming to me.
Late Work: Late work is accepted for partial credit until two weeks before the end of the semester. The first day work is late it is worth 75% of the orginal assignment, after that it is worth 50%.
Re-takes: You can retake a test for up to 80% of the original grade until two weeks before the end of the semester. Multiple attempts are allowed, but the most recently recieved grade will be given, not nescessarily the highest.