5th & 6th Grade Syllabus

2014-2015

 

¡BIENVENIDOS a la Clase de Español!

5th- 6th Grade

 

We trust you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer break. We look forward to teaching you Spanish this year and we will have a fun and interesting year.

 

Class procedures:

Please bring your notebook/binder, two pens or pencils, one red pen, your textbook, workbook and any handout that you previously received, to each class period. None of the above materials are routinely furnished. You will be charged for a lost or damaged textbook. Individual student matters such as make-up work, absences, grades, etc. must be taken up during resource time. Class will not be interrupted.

Homework is due at the beginning of class. Homework that is last minute will not be accepted.

Website:

Our department website is major means of communication. Please become familiar with it right away. Visit PCKS web site at http://www.ckcs.net/ , click on the “Staff” tab and select the Spanish teachers. We will list homework on the homework calendar used by the 5th and 6th grade teams.

 

Attendance:

If you are ill or have any other type of unanticipated absence, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed by checking the onlineCalendar. Please check the web site BEFORE coming to us asking what you missed.

 

For excused absences, you have until the next class period to turn in the work for full credit. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out what work you missed. If you have an excused absence on a day we took a test, you have two study halls to make it up. You may not make up tests during lunch.

 

Grading & Homework for 5th Grade

The 5th grade students will follow the PCKS grading system. 5th grade students will have class on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays and will only receive homework on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

Grading/Homework/Latework for 6th

The 6th graders are part of the middle school world language program and will need to pass the class with an 80% or higher in order to move to the next level.

 

Your grade will be comprised of the following:

·       30 % - Homework (Homework turned in late will only receive partial credit)

·       30% - Communication (Presentational, Interpretive & Interpersonal modes ie. skits, role-play, dialogues, writings)

·       40% - Assessments (speaking assessments, projects, quizzes, tests)

 

The Spanish teachers will update grades in Infinite Campus often.

 

Late Work Policy:

·      1 class late = 80% credit

·      2 classes late = 50% credit

·      3 classes late = 0% credit

 

If you consistently turn in homework late, an individual action plan will be made. This plan may include a parent conference, lunch detention, receiving zeros for all late work or being removed from Spanish.

 

Homework:

In Spanish, you can expect to have 15 minutes of homework per evening. However, when we assess the standards with special projects or assessments, these may take longer and students will be given at least a week to complete such assignments.

 

Discipline:

We will follow the PCK behavior policy: level 1 teacher/student; level 2 teacher/student/parent; and level 3 administrator/teacher/parent/student.


Please keep in mind that:

When we learn languages, we all make mistakes. Sometimes our words sound funny, and sometimes we have no idea what someone is saying to us. Just remember to have fun with it- it’s totally natural and we’re all in it together! Parents, our door is always open. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

 

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Mrs. Obregon                                                                                                          Mrs. Soto

                                                            Mrs. Bourdo



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