This is a beginner’s class for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of the Spanish Language. It is based on the Georgia Standards for Modern Languages which encompass the instruction of communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Students will learn greetings, verb conjugation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical structures to become effective communicators in the target language.
The Level III language course focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language and understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It assumes that the students have completed a Level II course or are at a Novice-Mid to Novice-High level of proficiency. Students use basic language structures with accuracy and recombine learned material to express their thoughts. They are exposed to more complex features of the language, moving from concrete to some abstract concepts.
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Google classroom class codes
First period: Spanish 1 xku5fk
Second period: Spanish 1 420edoy
Third period: Spanish 1 59b2imr
Fifth period: Spanish 3 a308ru
Sixth period: Spanish 3 hp90ll
Seventh period: Spanish 3 rosjugu
School Supply List:
- Pens (blue and black)
- Pencils (#2)
- College Ruled Loose-Leaf Paper
- Composition Notebook (College Rule, 100 sheets-200 pages)
- Post-it Filing Tabs (Dividers)
- One pocket folder with prongs (for handouts)
- Donations of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues are greatly appreciated
¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Welcome to Spanish class!
In order to accomplish a positive learning environment, all students must abide by the school and classroom rules. If a student chooses to break a rule, he or she will be held responsible and accountable for it. Please observe all rules on the student handbook (code of conduct).
My classroom rules are based on RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and READINESS.
- Listen and follow teacher’s daily instructions.
- Raise your hand to obtain permission to speak or leave your seat.
- Listen when others talk.
• Adjust your voice level to fit the activity.
• Honors others’ personal space.
- Monitor your own behavior so that nothing you do will interfere with another student’s right to learn.
• Avoid disrespectful or hurtful comments.
• Do not make unnecessary negative comments about customs or ideas that are new to you. Remember that we are studying a foreign language and culture.
- Take care of yourself.
- Come to class every day and be on time.
Students late to class will receive the following:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tardies Verbal Warning
4th & 5th Tardies 1 Day Lunch Detention
6th & 7th Tardies 2 Days Lunch Detention
8th and Subsequent Tardies ISS
- Sit quietly in your assigned seat and be ready to work.
- Have all your appropriate material supplies at your desk everyday: textbook, workbook, notebook, etc...
- Work on your daily assignment. Home Practice will be assigned daily and posted in Google Classroom. It’s your responsibility to make up your work in case of an absence. I expect you to make up your work within five days according to school policy.
- Ask for extra help when needed. There are tutorial sessions on Tuesdays from 2:45 until 3:30 pm. If you cannot attend my Tuesday tutorial session, make an appointment for another time.
- To be challenged and successful.
• To learn how to listen, speak, read, and write in Spanish
- To work cooperatively and feel confident and comfortable while improving your verbal, writing, listening and reading skills every day.
• To take risks and ask questions.
• To learn new cultures.
• To gain a solid foundation on which to build further language study.
Grading Procedures and Categories
The goal of a modern language class is to teach students strategies to be effective communicators. Therefore you will be assessed through the following modalities: speaking, reading, writing and listening.
The GHS Modern Language Department uses the following grading system:
Summative Assessments (Tests/Projects) 75%
Formative Assessments (Quizzes) 25%
Tests will be announced at least 3 days in advance. Quizzes may or may not be announced, as there are regularly scheduled quizzes and at times pop quizzes for comprehension check.
Studying a foreign language may seem overwhelming at times. Therefore, there will be 45 minute tutoring sessions on Tuesdays after school for those students who need extra help.
Message to Parents: Please check my homepage on my website to receive forthcoming information about Google Classroom. Please subscribe to your child’s class page to receive updates. I hope that you have taken the time to read my policies and the course requirements. Please be aware of any problems or concerns and communicate any needs to me. I want to see your child succeed in my class!
Please contact me if you have any concerns and let's have a successful year!
Edelma C. Piqué
Spanish I and III Teacher
Greenbrier High School
CELL PHONE AND PERSONAL ELECTRONICS CLASS RULES
Modern Languages Department
It is simple: If I don’t tell you that you can use your phone, then you can’t.
In the classroom, students can only use technology with permission from the teacher. Otherwise, students must place their electronics in their book bags at all times. In addition, earbuds and headsets must not be visible unless we are using them in a lesson.
In accordance with school policy, failure to follow the class Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) rule is Willful Refusal and will result in the following consequences:
1st offense: Lunch Detention
2nd offense: Two Days Lunch Detention
3rd and subsequent offenses: 1 Day ISS
BYOT, when used properly, allows students to engage in research, group review activities, online educational site visits, and much more.
However, on most days, students will not be using their cell phones in class. The smart phone, while a great asset to our lives, is a distraction in the classroom. Social media, selfies, games, texting, and listening to music are too tempting for most students to resist. Students need to be able to focus on learning and engaging with each other and with me during a lesson without the distraction of their phones.
Parents: please review this policy with your child, and sign and return this letter the first week of school. I will post a copy of this letter to the class website for future reference.
My daily schedule:
1st period - Spanish 1
2nd period - Spanish 1
3rd period - Spanish 1
4th period - Planning
5th period - Spanish 3
6th period - Spanish 3
7th period - Spanish 3