The following information is sent home to parents/guardians after being reviewed with students the first day of Spanish class. Please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone at 1-516-887-0282 with any questions or concerns.
Requirements for class
Please arrive on time to class every day with the following:
1) Two pocket folder and a 3-ring binder for Spanish only
3) Pen (blue or black), pencil
4) Homework and papers distributed in class
5) A POSITIVE ATTITUDE - Spanish might not be your favorite subject, but I ask that you try your best!
7th and 8th grade
7th and 8th graders will receive textbooks the first week of school. Please treat these as though they were your own. Please keep these in good condition.
My major rule is respect.
* Respect yourself
* Respect other students
* Respect adults
* Respect your surroundings.
Students should be aware that poor behavioral decisions in Spanish class have consequences. The first time a student misbehaves, a warning will be given. Afterwards, for futher infractions of school and classroom rules, phone calls will be made home, detentions assigned, or office referrals will be completed if necessary.
Your grade in Spanish will be based on a variety of work including classwork, homework, quizzes, tests, projects, and participation. All graded assignments will be returned in class for review and signed by parent. By doing so, students and their parents/guardians will be able to estimate an average grade at any time. Grades are also posted on PowerSchool and are updated frequently.
50% quizzes/tests - posted on the board and NY Learns site a week in advance
25% classwork and participation
Homework - la tarea
Homework is an important part of learning a language. It reinforces concepts taught and is helpful in preparation for tests and quizzes. Homework will be given almost every day since World Language is considered an academic course. While written homework may not be assigned every day, you will have a daily assignment to study current vocabulary, phrases, expressions, and verbs to maintain your language skills. All homework is posted each day on my website and on the board. Homework will be reviewed the following day in class to answer any questions students may have. Homework will be checked for completion to the best of their ability. Homework must be ready for the beginning of class, and no homework will be accepted late unless it is make-up work for an absence or it is pre-arranged.
Absences and make-up work
If you have been absent it is your responsibility to check for make-up work. This includes checking in with the teacher as soon as possible after you return. You will have one day to make up work for every day you are absent. If an assignment has been due while you were out, it is your responsibility to turn it in when you return. I am always willing to spend time explaining class lessons after school.
I am more than willing to help you if you are having difficulty with homework or other class assignments. I encourage you to seek help before you become overwhelmed. I am available on Mondays and Tuesdays AM, and Thursdays PM or by appointment.
North Lynbrook MS