Welcome to Spanish 1!
Lakeside High School
Course Title: SPANISH I
School Year: 2019 2020
Teacher: Mrs. Nelson
E Mail: (best way to reach me)firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 340 4019 (Voicemail at 9-Mile Elementary)
Course Description:The focus will be on building a foundation in the basics of the Spanish language through the acquisition of conversational phrases, common vocabulary, and the present tense of regular and irregular verbs. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all emphasized. This class also introduces students to Hispanic culture and geography.
Students will be able to communicate verbally at a beginning level through speaking wiht correct pronunciation, word choice, gender and grammar and level reading and writing.
Course Outline:There are 10 units, each aout 1 month in length with quizzes and a test at the end of each. There re homework assignments, in class speaking assignments such as dialogues and oral reports, group projects and individual projects and other in-class and outside of class activities and assignments as needed.Make Up and Late Work:Students are responsible for all work assigned whether or not they are in class. There is a carton on the front table with papers filed by date. It is the responsibility of the student to check for any missed work when they return.
STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR BINDER EACH DAY WITH THESE ITEMS INCLUDED: A ENCIL POUCN WITH A COUPLE OF PENCILS AND PENS, A HIGHLIGHTER AND A COUPLE OF EMPTY SANDWICH BAGGIES; A SET OF INDEX DIVIDERS TO INCLUDE TOPICS PRESENTED IN CLASS; LINED PAPER; AND SEVERAL 3x5 INDEX CARDS.
In order to progress it is expected that each student will spend time practicing, studying, learning vocabulary, reviewing material from class every day outside of class even when (especially when)no specific homework has been assigned.*No food or candy may be eaten during class and only clear water may be consumed in class. Students are encouraged to bring a full water bottle to class each day.Grading:I use the district grading scale. I do not weight any catagery over another. Students are expected to be active partiipants in class every day Their grade will reflect that participation.Communication:Skyward:Grades will be posted weekly (usually Sunday evening). This will show updated grades, attendance, and other information for your child. If you have not yet been given your child’s ID number and a pin number, please contact the Counseling office to receive this information.Other:I am travelling between three buildings so it is best to send an email (email@example.com) if you need to let me know something. However, you may also leave a voice-mail message at Nine Mile Elementary (340-4019) and I will get it when I am there.
Policy on Cheating:Copying another person’s work is cheating! The student who allows someone to copy is not helpin g their friend to learn. There are consequences for cheating from zero's on the work for both people to a discippline report.
*Policy on Cell Phones, I pods and other Electronic Devices:Use of cell phones and other electronic devices have become a problem within the classroom. These devices MUST BE TURNED OFF AND STOWED IN A BAG OR BACKPACK when the bell rings. Upon the first offense, I will take the phone and give it back at the end of class and send a note home through Skyward. The second time, I will remove the phone to the office where the student will be able to pick it up at the end of the school day and I will send another notice home, this time through direct email. The third time, I will remove the phone to the office and the child's parent or guardian will need to come pick it up at the end of the school day with a discpilary notice given. Just so you know, I am very strict on this policy in my class.
Discipline:Any disruptions that affect my ability to teach and other students’ ability to learn are a serious problem. Be a solution not a problem!