Welcome to Spanish! The purpose of this class is to help you acquire beginning level understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Spanish, and to introduce you to Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.
Your Goals for First Semester: (Goals for second semester are doubled)
write a 60-word narrative essay in Spanish in 10 minutes
readand understand a 600 word story in Spanish
tell a 6-sentence story off the top of your head in fluent Spanish (speak continuously for 2 mins. –minimum)
5- Final assessment: End of course exam (SUHSD: assessment)…………………………………………………………………………….10%
“Mastery” Policy: Some assignments will be allowed for resubmission for half credit with Sra. Muñoz’s approval. However, arrangements for resubmission must be completed within a reasonable time frame before a progress report----again with approval by Sra. Muñoz.
Speaking: Students be expected to daily practice Spanish with an assigned partner and in assigned groups. In addition, students will ultimately be required to present several (TBA) mini-oral presentations throughout the year. In order to earn an “A” in their “Application” credit (25%) Note: second year students will be required more intense application of their speaking skills on individual basis with me…Sra. Muñoz.
TeachersWeb.com: You will be able to access information regarding our class by visiting this website. Please email me with any questions/concerns directly from this site. Be sure to sign up for the “text-message” reminders---which is linked to this site under “NEWSFLASH”. The site address is http://teacherweb.com/CA/BonitaVistaHighSchool/SraMunoz/wscal1.aspxQuizlet.com: Students must practice their vocabulary multiple times a week on this website in order to be successful. Therefore, meeting deadlines on Quizlet vocabulary will be extremely important for homework credit. (Area: Knowledge)
Be on time for class, you will be considered late if you are not seated in your assigned seat and if you do not have a pass – credit will be deducted from your “Interpersonal communication” grade for each unexcused tardy. You may make up the credit by translating or writing stories in Spanish or be assigned a disciplinary drill list while in room 304 or in detention: TBA.
I, ______________________________________, have read and understand Mrs. Muñoz’s policies, rules and expectations. Also, I understand that by signing this document I am taking part in an agreement. I will abide by the guidelines and expectations explained in both pages of the document of this syllabi set by my Spanish teacher for 2016-17 school year.
I, ______________________________________, have read Mrs. Muñoz’s policies classroom policies, rules and expectations on both sides of this syllabus. I understand that my student will have credit deducted from his or her “Interpersonal” grade for behavior problems listed under student responsibilities. I understand that he or she can earn the points back by writing or translating stories in Spanish. Mrs. Muñoz will notify me when my student’s “Interpersonal” grade is in jeopardy. (Parents/Guardians, feel free to call me any time with questions
8. You, picking up after yourself before you leave my classroom.
9. You, staying on task until I excuse you at the end of class.
B. These are the specific behaviors I expect not to see in class:
1. You, slamming into my door, holding it shut or blocking it, and/or pushing, kicking, and play fighting with other students inside my classroom.
2. You, sitting on top of the desks or standing around talking after the bell rings, so that I have to ask you to sit down so I can begin class.
3. You, not sitting in your assigned seat, and/or arguing about the seating chart.
4. You, texting, looking at your phone, having earphones in your ear, playing games, etc. You, acting “offended” when I ask you to turn it off and put it away.
5. You, yelling across the room at other students or interrupting me when I’m talking.
6. You, making inappropriate jokes and/or comments…or making fun of other students.
7. You, whining, griping, and/or arguing about having to do anything in Spanish class and begging not to have to do what I have planned. I listen to and value your input, but there is a respectful way to make suggestions for the lesson.
8. You, dropping or throwing trash on the floor and leaving it there.
9. You, vandalizing or breaking my furniture, the walls, props, supplies, or anything else in my room. You, hiding or vandalizing other people’s things.
10. You, throwing or tossing things in my room. You looking like you are throwing things in my room.
11. You, standing up to make a line at the door at the end of class without my permission. You can respectfully remind me when we only have 1 minute left of class …….please note, I excuse the class.
**I will deduct credit from your “Interpersonal” grade when I see “B “list behaviors; I may or may not issue a warning (other than this rules sheet) first. Depending on the severity/frequency of your behavior, I will also notify your parents/guardians, document your behavior and write a behavior referral. You may make up the “Interpersonal Communication” credit either by translating Spanish stories or by writing 100-word stories in Spanish, writing numerous drill lists of vocabulary—may be required to be done in room 304 detention or after school tutoring. (TBA).