Welcome to Spanish I
Mrs. Jachym . Cuthbertson High School . 2021-2022
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Spanish 1 this year! I am excited to be working with you as you begin your path in world language. Studying a new language is a fun and sometimes challenging journey that will, hopefully, continue for a long time to come. It is my goal to foster a love of the language while still requiring the degree of mastery appropriate to the level you are studying. This will require daily review, homework, and assessments. You will be expected to memorize vocabulary and basic grammatical structures. I will provide activities that will allow you to listen, speak, read and write in Spanish during each class period. I will conduct class primarily in Spanish to immerse you in the language. My goal is not to intimidate you, but rather to expose you to as much language as possible. I will do my best to provide fun and relevant activities in our classroom; however, it is ultimately your responsibility to learn the material. I look forward to a great year!
· Acquire basic skills for speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish.
· Compare and contrast various Spanish-speaking cultures with American culture.
· Connect, when possible, the Spanish language with other disciplines.
MATERIALS NEEDED EACH DAY:
· Pens(blue or black) & Pencils
· Expo markers (at least 2)
· 3-ring binder
· 5 subject dividers (for binder)
· Loose-Leaf Paper
· Headphones or Earbuds
THE STUDENT PROMISE:
A – 90-100%
B – 80-89%
C – 70-79%
D – 60-69%
F – 59% or below
50% = Practice
50% = Performance
Each sub-category will include a variety of assignments.
1. All written work will be neat, legible and on time to receive full credit.
2. If you are present in class and your previous day’s homework is incomplete, it will result in a zero for the assignment. If you were absent, it is your responsibility to show me the work to avoid a zero on the assignment.
3. If you are absent, you are required to make up all work (including notes) within 1 week of your absence or all assignments will result in a zero.
4. Cheating will result in a zero for the assignment and a phone call home for everyone involved. (Cheating includes plagiarizing, using an online translation, copying verbatim from any source of information, etc.)
5. To maintain the learning environment, you should refrain from using your cell phone or eating in class. Please observe all school policies while in the classroom.
COMMUNICATION: Need some help?
EXTRA HELP/ASSIGNMENT CATCH UP:
Mornings: Tues. & Wed. - 7:30- 7:50AM
Afternoons: Mon. & Thurs. - 3:00-3:45PM
Or by appointment!
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
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