Please make sure your child is checking the website, specifically "calendario" when he/she is absent. They will feel better prepared for class when they return and will be able to stay on top of their work when they are absent.
If your child struggles, he/she should be working on something Spanish EVERY NIGHT. It could be as simple as re-writing the vocabulary words we are working on, downloading additional handouts or re-doing worksheets we've already done, working extra on the take-home tutor, make flashcards, re-write the notes, and listen to the song on the youtube.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
¡Hola! and ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! I am Profesora Butler and I will be your child’s Spanish 2 teacher over the next semester. Parents play a crucial role in a child’s success in school and in my class, even if you may not know Spanish. Here are some ways you can help your child be successful:
- Have your child tell you three-five new words from Spanish class each day.
- Ask about his/her homework. Even if I have not assigned something, s/he could be working on the take home tutor, studying flashcards, etc.
- Ask to see the calendario/horario/daily agenda which outlines tests, quizzes, & big projects.
- Encourage your child to be proactive in obtaining missed work & coming in for help.
- Enjoy Spanish-speaking television shows, movies, and music. Did you know that many DVD’s now have a Spanish language track?
- Please check the online grade book and class website at least weekly. There is a section for comments & this will be my main mode of communication with you!
- Check the website for the monthly calendar, test re-take policy, take-home tutor expectations, study abroad opportunities, and college entrance requirements regarding world language.
One of the most critical reasons the class is taught mainly in Spanish is because the students need to have access to the language. If they only have a small amount of time to be in Spanish class, it is important for them to spend the greatest amount of time possible hearing, seeing, and negotiating meaning in the target language. It has been shown that even if students do not understand every word they will be slowly piecing together what they do know and problem solving. I will be helping them make meaning of the language through gestures, visuals, a slower rate of speech and repetition. If I am able to hold students to the expectations of staying in the target language, they will begin to expect it and be more comfortable in the long run. It is important to see this as a process that happens over time and immediate results may not be obvious, but even in our first weeks together we will see significant gains in student understanding, and they will be tired because their brains will be working a lot!
Thank you for your time.
Test Retake Policy
Students who earn less than 70% on a test may retake the test. These are the guidelines:
· You must have less than 70% to qualify
· You will retake the same test
· You cannot earn more than 70% (i.e., even if you get 100% on the retake, it’s only worth 70% in the grade book)
· You have no more than 10 days to retake the test
· You must conference with me prior to re-taking the test
· You must show me how you have studied to better prepare yourself (flashcards, re-write your notes, extra time on take home tutor, etc.)
· You must retake the test on your own time, before school on Tuesdays only.
· Song quizzes & the final are exempt.
If you qualify and would like to re-take a test, fill in the form below and turn it in to Profe. Butler. Fill in the reminder section of the form and keep it for yourself. If you do not show up to re-take your test on your scheduled date, you will not have the opportunity to re-take it.
-Please have your child sign up with me.
These are the dates for Ranger Time. Ranger time begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:45. 1st hour starts at 8:55.
Ranger Time Dates
1 End of first Quarter
1-3 Fall Musical Performance – 7 PM
4 Teacher workday – No school Grades 7-12
11 Veteran's Day Ceremony – 10 AM
20 Ranger Time
28-29 Holiday - No school K-12
5 Tozer Foundation Information Night 6 PM
9 Band Concert 7 PM
14 ACT Testing
16 Music Concert 7:00 PM
18 Ranger Time
23-31 Holiday Break – No School K-12
1 Holiday - No School K-12
2 School resumes following holiday break
15 Ranger Time
17 End of 2nd Quarter/End of Semester 1 - Teacher Work Day – No school K-12
20 Teacher In Service Day - No School
30 2013-2014 Registration 4-8 PM
3-7 Winter Wonder Week
3 SEC Music Festival – No School FLHS Only
4 2014-2015 Registration 4-8 PM
6 Rangers Got Talent
8 ACT Testing
10 Jazz Concert – 7 PM
17 Teacher In Service Day – No School K-12
27 Parent/Teacher Conferences 4 PM – 8 PM
10-14 Mid-winter break – No school K-12
15 Drumline Home Show
19 Ranger Time
24 Choir Concert
28 Last day of 3rd Quarter
31 All Teacher Workday – No School K-12
12 ACT Testing
25 Bethel Music Concert - Bethel College 7:30 PM
26 Prom at The Great Hall in St. Paul
(Formerly US Bank Building) http://goo.gl/maps/oasmY
2 FFA Open House 9-2:00 PM
2-3 Spring Play Performance 7 PM
8-10 Spring Play Performance 7 PM
12 Choir Concert 7 PM
13 NHS Induction Ceremony 7:30 PM
20 Academic Lettering Breakfast 10th gr 7:00 AM
21 Academic Lettering Breakfast 11th gr 7:00 AM
21 Ranger Time
26 Holiday - No school K-12
2 Academic Awards Night 7:00 PM
3 Hall of Fame Reception - Forest Hills 6PM
4 Last day of school for 12th Grade
4 Pops Concert - 7:30 PM
5 Last day of school for students
5 Graduation Commencement 7:00 PM
5 End of Term 4/ End of Semester 2
6 Teacher workday
7 Activities Dept. 5K Fundraiser
14 ACT Testing