Spanish IV Honors
Bloomington High School North
Clara Garcia Aguerrevere
Classroom Policies and Expectations/Classroom Management Plan
Class Rules: In addition to these guidelines below, all school rules apply:
All students deserve a safe and productive learning environment. Each student is expected to contribute in a positive way to a healthy and positive classroom experience, and each student will meet the following expectations:
Be Prompt: All students are expected to be on time and ready to learn when the bell rings. (see tardiness guidelines below)
Be Prepared: Bring materials including textbook and workbooks, paper, pencil/pen, folder, binder. There will be no passes to go to your locker.
Be Mindful: Leave personal grooming and eating outside the classroom. Food (including gum), drinks (other than water), MP3 players, smartphones, iPods, and cell phones are not allowed in the classroom. If these items are used in the classroom without teacher permission a detention will be given.
Be Involved: Students are expected to participate, pay attention and stay organized in class by:
◦ Having all assignments completed before entering the classroom
Be Positive: Bring a positive attitude to the class. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to their peers and teachers and refrain from using vulgar language, put downs or derogatory statements. Students should always conduct themselves in a respectful manner. No conduct will be tolerated that might endanger or threaten anyone in the class. Disruptive behavior, substance abuse, downgrading or disparaging remarks, and any other behavior that shows a lack of respect for the instructor or other students, will not be tolerated. At the teacher’s discretion, a student causing problems may be asked to leave the class for the session and a D.O.R will be written. If a student persists in causing problems, further disciplinary action will be taken, up and including dismissal from the class.
Be Honest: Academic honesty is essential! (*see below)
*Use of an internet-based translator in considered plagiarism. Copying another student’s work is cheating.
General Classroom Procedures:
Bell Work/Warm-up: Look at board for bell work, called “Trabajo de entrada” and start working independently.
Preparation: Write down homework assignment; take out homework and other materials needed, prepare to go over daily warm-up questions and homework.
Instruction: Focus on the lesson, write down everything that the teacher writes on the board, listen carefully and follow instructions.
Practice: Model and repeat, pair work, group work or independent practice that focuses on the material presented.
Assessment: exercises, vocabulary or grammar quiz and homework check.
Dismissal: Class is not over until the teacher dismisses you. Until that time, stay in your seat and remain focused. Do not put away your materials early, or line up at the door. Before exiting the classroom, be sure to leave a tidy workspace for the next student.
Make up work/Absences:
Homework and Passes
Your binder must have five tabs. You must label them the following way:
Your binder will be collected twice per semester. Keep it organized and neat. Your binder grade will be part of your participation grade.
Grades: For each 6 weeks students will earn points in the following categories: chapter tests, quizzes, homework, class work, projects, Community Connections, participation, and computer lab work.
*Unannounced or Pop Quizzes will be given on occasion. These will be short, two or three problem quizzes that may be given during either the last or the first 5-10 minutes of a class period. Each quiz will include material covered in class up to that point, with particular emphasis on material covered on the most recent homework assignment. There will be no make-up on pop quizzes.
Points Use of Spanish is worth 10% of your grade.
5 You stay in Spanish the entire time required. You respond in Spanish with the teacher and classmates. You are consistently able to respond in multiple complete Spanish sentences. Your responses are often personalized and attempt creativity or humor.
4 You always use Spanish with the teacher and use Spanish with classmates during structured activities.
You consistently respond in single complete Spanish sentences. You attempt to elaborate when prompted.
3 You only use Spanish in structured class, group and pair activities. You initiate most other conversations or make responses and requests in English. You usually respond with single words or memorized phrases OR you respond so infrequently that it’s difficult to judge your abilities.
2 You almost exclusively use English when talking with the teacher and classmates. You speak as little Spanish as possible during class, pair and group activities. Your responses are often incomprehensible or inappropriate to the situation.
1st Six weeks 25% 2nd 6 weeks 25% 3rd 6 weeks 25% Semester Final 25%
Spanish 4 students: This is an HONORS level class. Expect to be challenged academically. Be prepared to speak Spanish in every class to fellow students and to the teacher. Expect to make short presentations to the class, to write, and to listen to prompts, songs, news in Spanish. Expect your class participation grade to be heavily dependent on the amount of Spanish you speak in class. The most important thing to remember is that you will make mistakes and that IS OK. The more you practice, the more you will improve.
**THE TEACHER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE CLASSROOM POLICIES AT ANY TIME SHE DEEMS NECESSARY TO PRESERVE A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Please complete both forms below. Put the top copy along with your syllabus in your binder and refer to it throughout the entire year. Cut out and return bottom copy to me by: ______________________________.
I have thoroughly read and understood the course expectations and policies in this packet. I will honor this document. I am also prepared to accept any and all consequences for failure to adhere to these conditions and policies. **
Student Signature: _______________________________________________ Class: _______________
Please print your name: ___________________________________________ Date: ________________
Parent Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: ________________
I have thoroughly read and understood the course expectations and policies in this packet. I will honor this document. I am also prepared to accept any and all consequences for failure to adhere to these conditions and policies.**
Student Signature: __________________________________________________ Class: _______________
Please print your name: ______________________________________________ Date: ________________
Parent Signature: ___________________________________________________Date: ________________
BHSN Tardy Procedure for 2014-2015
The procedure for student tardies is as follows:
1st tardy Teacher warning
2nd tardy Parent contact made by the teacher indicating that further tardies will result in disciplinary consequences.
3rd tardy Teacher assigned detention and a conversation with the student about the importance of arriving to class on time.
4th tardy Teacher assigned Detention and a conversation with the student letting them know that every additional tardy that the student receives will result in a DOR.
5th + tardy DOR for the fifth and every additional tardy.
Tardy > 15 minutes Students who show up to class without a pass should have already been marked absent.
Student tardy count will start over at the semester break.