What you will need for class:
-You will need a three-ring binder sectioned into 4 sections: vocabulary, grammar, culture and homework.
-Writing utensils. Always bring a pen (no red ink please), pencil and eraser.
-Lined paper to write on.
-Flash cards (optional).
-Spanish/English dictionary (optional).
-Be in class and on time.
-Be prepared for class. Have all materials needed for class with you when you arrive to class.
-Place your cell phones in the appropriate place if you have them on you.
-Pay attention during class.
-Be respectful; don’t speak while others (including the teacher) are speaking.
-Participate and ask questions.
-Attempt to speak Spanish during class 80-90 percent of the time (If you are unwilling to speak Spanish during the class, this is not the class for you).
-Do your practice work on time and correct it when it is returned with errors.
-If you need extra help, please see me so that we can arrange to meet during target time or after school.
-Keep your hands to yourself.
-Refrain from putting others down or teasing because they know less or more than you.
-Aside from your daily assignment, study at least 10 minutes every day.
The grading for this class is based on a 1-4 scale with the passing grade being a 2.7 over all, however, in order to get credit for the semester, all standards must receive a grade of at least 2.5. This classroom adheres to the Academic Achievement Scoring Guide outlined for you in the MVHS handbook, which can now be found at rsu10schools.com. Remember, you should be able to check your progress through Power School at any time.
What to expect:
In order to be passing and stay current with the class, you must follow teacher pace which is outlined for you on this website. In order for us to proceed on task, it is very important for you, the student, to practice your vocabulary at home on a daily basis and complete your homework regularly and on time. You will also have quizzes on a regular basis to check for progress, often these will be pop quizzes. I cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing your vocabulary and grammar structures daily in order for you to memorize them. The concept of learning a new language should be viewed as if you were on a sports team or learning to play a musical instrument... if you want to succeed, you must practice, Olympians did not get to the Olympics on sheer talent and desire, they work hard every day to do well!