Español con la Señora Grimaldi

agrimaldi@westlakecharter.com

WELCOME TO SPANISH 2018-2019

I am super excited and ready to teach SPANISH!

This year we have changed our grading. In previous years Spanish was graded on completing assignments and the weight on assessments was very low. This year our grading categories are as follows:

65% Benchmarks

35% Language Communication

While classwork/homework/formative quizzes do not have a weight on grading, they will be added on Infinite Campus so that you can continue to check if your student is completing assignments. Why does it matter if they aren't worth points? Well, all these assignments and quizzes are what will be getting your student ready for assessments. If a student is not doing these assignments, he/she will most likely not do well on assessments.

With this change comes a lot more responsibility on the student's effort in Spanish class. We need to make sure that students are very well prepared for assessments in Spanish.

If you click on your student's grade on the menu on top, you can see their calendars. In these calendars you will be able to see what it is we are studying and when assessments will happen.

Please help me, help your child succeed in our class by keeping note on when we are assessing. I will also be writing posts on each grade on how you can help your student study.

Let's have an AMAZING year!