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All About Spanish Class

Welcome to Mrs. Falcone's website! The information presented here is intended to help answer some of the questions you might have about Spanish class.


REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS  
  • Students are expected to arrive on time with all necessary materials (pen/pencil, homework, notebook/folder).
  • Students should quietly enter the classroom, copy the posted homework, begin the APW, and take out the homework that is due.
  • Students are expected to treat everyone with respect.
  • Students should be attentive and participate by raising their hands.

GRADING POLICY
HOW GRADES ARE DETERMINED
20% participation/pronunciation
20% homework completion
60% quizzes/tests/projects

Participation/Pronunciation
  • Students are expected to participate daily.
  • Participation can include individual as well as choral repetition.
  • Both active(answering questions) and passive participation (paying attention) are necessary to succeed
Homework
  • Homework is assigned daily.
  • Homework is posted on the homework chart.
  • Homework is to be copied into West Rocks planners.
  • To receive full credit (100 pts) homework must be turned in at the start of class when it is due.
  • Late homework will be accepted for reduced credit only
  • Homework is not considered late if a student was absent from the school the day the homework was assigned.
Quizzes/Tests/Projects
  • All quizzes/tests are announced and posted on the homework chart.
  • Study guides can be found in the current homework packet for grades 6 and 7.
  • Study guides for grade 8 can be found in the chapter outline.
  • West Rocks policy states that students who score below a 70 on a quiz/test are allowed to retake the quiz/test for a maximum score of 70.
  • I allow retakes on grades of 70-89 as well. The new score will be averaged with the original one.
  • Retakes may not be taken during class. Students should arrange to retake the quiz/test before or after school.
Projects
There are not currently any projects assigned.
SYLLABUS 

6th Grade (class meets every other day)

Para empezar (getting started section):

  • At school:  greet people; introduce yourself to others; respond to classroom directions; begin using numbers; tell time; talk about things in the classroom; the Spanish alphabet; the calendar; the weather; the seasons of the year.
  • Chapter 1A - What do you like to do?:  talk about activities you like and don't like to do; asking others what they like to do; understand cultural perspectives on favorite activities.
  • Chapter 1B - What are you like?:  Talk about personality traits; ask and tell what people are like; use adjectives to describe people; understand cultural perspectives on friendship.
  • Chapter 2A - Your day at school:  Talk about school schedules and subjects;  discuss what students do during the day; ask and tell who is doing an action; compare your school with that of a student in a Spanish-speaking country.

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
  • Textbook Website: www.phschool.com

  • Practice your Spanish: www.studyspanish.com

EXTRA HELP:
  • Extra Help is available after school on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • If a student cannot stay after school another time will be arranged
  • Tutors charge $50-$100 an hour. My help is FREE!!