Señorita Dahl's

Español 6

¡Hola! Bienvenidos a la clase de Español 6. I look forward to a MARAVILLOSO year with your student!

Google Classroom

The Google Classroom code for 6th grade Spanish is j0p9eo. Students should check it daily for class information. Parents may use their student's login to gain access. Classroom will be updated often with class information and copies of handouts. If a student is absent, please check Google Classroom to see what they have missed (or will be missing). The student should also see me if they have been absent or plan to be absent.

Grading Policy

Point System: Each assignment is graded out of a certain number of points. At the end of the semester, the total number of possible points is added up and divided by the number of points the student received. Exams and projects will be graded out of a higher number of points than homework assignments, and will, therefore, have more weight in the student’s average.

Exams/Projects - Given after each Unit. Usually 100 points.

Quizzes - Given to reinforce vocabulary & grammar from each unit. Usually 30 point assignments.

Participation - Usually 50 points given once each marking period.

Homework - Given often but not every night. Some nights it may be written and others it may be to study and review the vocabulary words. Usually 10 point assignments.

Classwork - Usually 10 point assignments.

Spanish 1 units of study

Unit 1

Topic: introduce yourself and a friend, talk about your favorite foods

Structures: vocabulary on food, plural of nouns, articles, intro to verbs

Culture: regions and landmarks in Central America and the Caribbean, eating habits in Spain and Latin America

Unit 2

Topic: talk about appropriate dress for the weather for a trip to South America

Structures: vocabulary on clothing and weather, possessives, questions

Culture: countries, landmarks and diverse populations in South America

Unit 3

Topic: introduce your family and recognize the Spanish royal family

Structures: descriptive adjectives, verb conjugation, verbs: tener, llamarse, ser, estar

Culture: the Spanish royal family and family roles in Latin America and Spain, the apellido (last name) in Spanish, landmarks and regions in Spain

Unit 4

Topic: describe your home and daily schedule

Structures: prepositions, time expressions

Culture: a typical Hispanic home and daily routine for a student in Central America, South America, Mexico or the Caribbean

Parents please check your child's agenda each day. Homework, due dates and upcoming tests/quizzes should be recorded.

1. Bring all materials to class.

2. Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings. Chromebooks should be on your desk ready to use.

3. Obtain permission before speaking or leaving your seat.

4. Respect people and property.

5. Have patience! Learning a foreign language does take time and practice.

6. Be tolerant and open to new cultures and people.

7. NEVER plagiarize.

8. NEVER use translators.

See the Guidelines packet for more detailed explanations of the rules.

Late work

10 points will be deducted from the original grade per day late

Make-up work

Homework, tests, quizzes, compositions or any work assigned while the student was absent is to be made up within one week after returning to class. Failure to do so will result in a zero for a grade. To obtain missed work the student should speak with the teacher before class the day he/she returns and ask me for missed notes and other assignments/class work.

Extra help

I will be available in my classroom for extra help and/or to make up work. Come as soon as you realize that you may need help or that your grade is not what you expected.