Welcome to our Spanish class!
I am excited to get to know
all of you and do all I can to help you learn not only how to speak Spanish,
but to learn about the culture as well. I have high expectations for all of you,
and know you can succeed in learning Spanish. Please come to class with a
positive attitude and ready to learn and I know we will have a great year!
My expectations for you include
1. Be on time and prepared
when you come to class. Be in your seat and have your “trabajo rápido”
homework on your desk when the bell rings.
2. Be respectful
to all students, teachers, guests in our classroom. Bullying, making fun of
others will not be tolerated.
3. If you are absent
you are responsible for the work you missed including quizzes and tests. Make
arrangements with me to make up any tests or quizzes.
4. Participate in
Do not feel embarrassed to
speak in Spanish or make mistakes. Not having materials will result in loss of
5. Turn in your work
on time. Late classwork or homework will not receive full credit without an
6. Use the bathroom
before class. You will be given 3
hall passes for the semester; if you do not use them you will receive extra
credit towards participation.
Although I have these
expectations for you, as a class we will set ground rules for what is
Learning a language is a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of practice to learn! I
will assign work the workbook that I will copy for you. Homework should be
completed before arriving to class, and be on your desk before the bell rings
for credit. Each homework assignment will be worth 5 points each.
*Although I might not remind you everyday reviewing
vocabulary nightly is highly recommended.
I expect you to do your own work. Failure to do so will result in a referral,
and phone call home. You will be asked to write in Spanish throughout the year
and I ask that you create authentic work. Using a translating tool will not
know you all want to text your friends about how much fun you’re having in Señora
Martín’s Spanish class, but save it for after class. There will be times when
you will be allowed to use your electronic devices, but you must have approval
from me, and use them in a responsible manner.
you are absent contact a classmate to get missing homework or classwork.
Tests and Quizzes:
You will have both vocabulary and grammar quizzes as we work through the
chapters (see your dates). Test will be given at the end of each chapter (about
13 days). Chapter tests include grammar, vocabulary, culture and listening
questions. Your grades are weighted by
percentages in categories – homework, quizzes, tests, classwork, participation,
will be posted on EDU 2.0. You will need to enroll in the class, there is no enrollment
code. I will try my best to keep grades up to date regularly. You will be
graded on the following items:
Grading scale: 90-100% A, 80-89%
B, 70-79% C, 60-69% D
Again, I look forward to getting
to know you all, and teach
you about my culture. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to
talk to me. I want to help you!
The best way to reach
me is by email: RSoares@sbsdk12.org