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Clase de Español II

Hola y bienvenidos

Me llamo Señora Armstrong-Zantana (Mi nombre es muy largo…llámenme SEÑORA)

Vamos a hablar sobre los REQUISITOS de la clase…

                                             (Requirements)

Cuaderno: En la clase de español es muy necesario tener un cuaderno

  • 3-ring binder, por favor - this can be for Spanish only or can be shared with another class.
  • Hojas de papel, por favor - loose-leaf paper for apuntes (class notes) y tarea (homework).
  • Bring el cuaderno a clase todos los días, por favor.  All handouts and worksheets should be kept in your cuaderno. 

Tarjetas: En la clase de español es muy necesario usar tarjetas para practicar el vocabulario

  • One pack of index cards will be more than enough.

Libro: En la clase de español usamos el libro En español 2

  • Por favor, los libros stay in the classroom.  It is possible to sign one out with Señora if you need to use one outside of class.  ¡Gracias!

Lápiz o bolígrafo:

  • Trae el lápiz o el bolígrafo a clase todos los días.
  • Pencils and pens son muy importantes y muy necesarios!

Otros

Diccionarios (Spanish – English): not required, but highly recommended.  I have several in the classroom for students to use, but they can’t go home with you!  ¡Lo siento! 

Lápices de colores o marcadoras (colored pencils or markers): not required.  I have some to share in the classroom, but you might like to have your own.

Notas (grades):

            Quarter grades:

1. Quiz/homework/participation/prepared grade        25% (counts once)

2.   Diarios grade(written diary every other Thursday)       25% (counts once)

3.   Chapter tests average                                           50% (counts twice)

Tarea (Homework) Policy:

When homework is assigned, I often give you time in class to start it.  Sometimes you might even finish it before you leave.  If you do not, it is to be finished for the next class period.  I will check to see that you have the homework completed before we go over it as a class.

Homework grade (when I check your homework, you can get…)

5 points: La tarea is done!  Muy bien. 

4 points: You skipped a few problems. (There was a big game last night!)

3 points: It’s half way done.  (I really couldn’t concentrate, Señora)

0 points: ¡Qué lástima! (The dog ate it!)

The “aprende de tus errores ” homework make-up policy:

You can make up a homework assignment by showing me it is done or coming in for help after school on the day it was due.

Ausente. Oops, I was absent: You should get your assignments from a friend.  If you were so sick you couldn’t even lift a book, you can come and see me about it. 

Diarios (diaries): We write in diaries in class every other Thursday.  We usually have about four diary entries a quarter.  You receive a diary grade every quarter (25% of your quarter average).  These diaries are meant to help, not hurt you, and most students find that their grades go up because of them!  They are graded as follows:

  • Length, quality and effort (1/3)
  • Grammar and vocabulary(1/3)
  • All entries are complete (1/3)

Examencitos - Quizzes: Short and to the point.  They are usually between 10 and 20 points each.  The content of a quiz is usually vocabulary.  (No make-ups unless absent). 

Tests: Each test is worth 100 points.  You can expect about 4 to 5 tests a quarter.  We will always review before each test.  If you are absent on the day of a test, you are expected to take the test the day you get back during class time. 

In the event that you do poorly on a test, you may come in to see me after school, and we will do some partial credit correcting.  The final exam is worth 10% of your entire grade!

Crédito extra: There are several opportunities to earn extra credit points in class.  There is usually a bonus question on each test and quiz.  We also play vocabulary games in class.  Winners are awarded with bonus points.  These points can be added to a test or to wherever else you may need to add them.  

ESPAÑOL: Señora A-Z

Reglas de la clase (rules)

  • Aprende
  • Escucha
  • Intenta
  • Pregunta  
  • Respeta  
  • Ven preparado
  • No llegues tarde*
  • Levánta la mano                                                 
  • ¿Puedo ir al baño?**  
  • No escribas en el escritorio
  • Pásalo bien  

*(4 lates = afterschool)

**(You can ask to use the bathroom during work time.  One person out at a time).

 

Clase de Español IV

Hola y bienvenidos a la clase de Español IV

Me llamo Señora Armstrong-Zantana (Mi nombre es muy largo…llámenme SEÑORA)

Vamos a hablar sobre los REQUISITOS de la clase…

                                             (Requirements)

Cuaderno: En la clase de español es muy necesario tener un cuaderno

  • 3-ring binder, por favor – puede ser un cuaderno dedicado solamente a la clase de español o se puede compartir con otra clase.  No tenemos un libro en esta clase, pero sí hay muchos papeles que yo distribuyo y que se deben guardar en el cuaderno.  ¡Tu cuaderno es el libro de español 4!
  • Hojas de papel, por favor – por los apuntes y tarea.
  • Trae el cuaderno a la clase todos los días, por favor. ¡Gracias!

Tarjetas: En la clase de español es muy necesario usar tarjetas para practicar el vocabulario

  • 180 tarjetas index

Lápiz o bolígrafo:

  • Trae el lápiz o el bolígrafo a clase todos los días.
  • Es muy necesario tomar apuntes y escribir solamente en LOS PAPELES!

Otros (sugerencias)

  • Diccionarios (Español-Inglés): Los recomiendo.  Tengo diccionarios en la sala de clases, pero NO SALEN NUNCA!  ¡Lo siento! 
  • Lápices de colores o plumones, dibujamos a menudo

Notas (grades):

            Quarter grades:

  • Diarios grade(written diary every Thursday)                          25% (counts once)
  • Participation/Quizzes/10 word tests /tarea Average           25% (counts once)
  • Unit tests/Projects/30+ word vocab tests                                       50% (count twice)

The “learn from your mistakes” make-up policy:

You can make up an assignment by showing me it is done or coming in for help after school on the day it was due.

Oops, I was absent: You should get your assignments from a friend.  If you were so sick you couldn’t even lift a book, you can come and see me about it. 

Diarios (diaries): We write in diaries in class every Thursday.  We usually have about eight diary entries a quarter.  You receive a diary grade every quarter (25% of your quarter average).  These diaries are meant to help, not hurt you, and most students find that their grades go up because of them!  They are graded as follows:

  • Length and quality (1/3)
  • Grammar and vocabulary (1/3)
  • All entries are complete (1/3)

Quizzes: Short and to the point.  They are usually between 20 and 50 points each.

Tests: Each test is worth 100 points.  We will always review before each test.  If you are absent on the day of a test, you are expected to take the test the day you get back during class time.   

In the event that you do poorly on a test, you may come in to see me after school, and you will have the opportunity to earn a higher grade.

Projects/Essays: Worth 100 points.  (Expect more of these than plain old tests).

Participation: Anuncios: three times each quarter you must have a 2 minute conversation with me EN ESPAÑOL.  You must complete all three anuncios to get credit.  We will use class time for anuncios.   Also, you must participate in festivities, games, decorating, etc. to receive 100% participation.  

Pesos: You can earn Pesos throughout the year.  Pesos could be given out for winning a game, writing a good diary, making a great anuncio, trying hard, etc.  At the end of each quarter, we will have an auction (un remate) in which you can bid on extra credit points, homework exemption coupons, etc.

GRACIAS Y PASALO BIEN EN LA CLASE DE ESPANOL 4