Course Syllabus

Bienvenidos A La Clase de Español

Señora Miriam Casanova

mcasanova@swisd.net

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to Spanish class. My name is Mrs. Casanova, and I will be your child’s Spanish teacher this year. I am excited about the start of the new school year, and I’m looking forward to partnering with you to ensure your son/daughter has a successful year. Bellow I have provided information referencing the classroom expectations and consequences, grading system, tardiness, supplies and homework. Again, I am looking forward to working with you to provide your child a successful year of learning.

Thanks for your time and support.

Mrs. Casanova

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Course Description

Spanish I is designed to develop Spanish language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The course will be conducted primarily in Spanish. Language proficiency requires regular daily practice. The Standards addressed follow the “5 C’s” (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities).

Spanish II is designed to develop students’ proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence:

  • Interacting with other Spanish speakers
  • Understanding oral and written communication in Spanish
  • Making oral and written presentations in Spanish

Spanish II provides students with a review of grammar and vocabulary. They will begin reading literature and critical reading selections. Students will also make oral presentations and write assignments in order to promote their ability to communicate ideas in the Spanish language.

Supplies Needed

Pencil, Binder Pouch, 1 inch Binder

Classroom Expectations

  1. Come prepared
  2. Be on time
  3. Be respectful
  4. Stay focused
  5. Stay positive 

Consequences

  1. Verbal warning
  2. Conference with student
  3. Parent phone call
  4. Parent conference
  5. Administrator referral

Grading System

  1. Quizzes/Daily assignments – 60%
  2. Tests/Major Projects - 40%

Tardiness

   Tardies will be marked in the gradebook along with absences. Proper procedures will be taken when tardies and absences accumulate.

Late work

Students need to plan their time wisely so that assignments are ready to be turned in on due dates. Late work is accepted; however, students are expected to get missing assignments or late work information outside of the regular lesson time (not to interfere with regular classroom lessons).

Cellphones

Cellphones are a major distraction. If a student is using a cellphone during class, he/she will have the following consequences: 1st time is a warning; 2nd time cellphone will be turned into office and $10 fee; 3rd time cellphone will be kept until the end of semester.

Foul Language

Foul language will not be tolerated in class.

By signing this you agree that you have read and understand the above requirements. You agree that you support the classroom expectations and consequences, and your child will come prepared each day.

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