• Español 1 Sra. Reed

    Phone: 208-350-4340 Ext. 1507

    Email: reedheuer.kelly@westada.org

    Class Description:
    Spanish I A & B Course Number(s): 06101G1011, 06101G1012
    Open to: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit: 2
    Prerequisite: None
    Content: This class introduces the student to basic Spanish conversation, vocabulary, grammar, history, and culture. Conversation in Spanish is encouraged. Frequent homework is required. This course is an approved NCAA course.
    In Spanish 1 we will learn basic concepts of how to communicate in Spanish cultures and language. To facilitate learning and create a more “real world” like environment we will do projects, presentations, and will speak in Spanish as much as possible. Textbooks will only be used on occasion, instead we will focus on the new curriculum provided by West Ada School District. For example:

    Chapter 1: It’s nice to meet you

    • Greetings/Good byes
    • Calendar
      • Birthdays & Holidays
    • Numbers

    Chapter 2: Who am I?

    • Descriptions
      • Myself/others
      • Physical and personality

    Chapter 3: What do you like to do?

    • Discuss hobbies and pastimes
      • Learn hobbies and pastimes in Spanish cultures.

    Chapter 4: My school life

    • Use and understand a schedule
      • Tell time
      • Discuss favorite subjects

    There are 7 chapters total, and all follow the pattern of the chapters listed above. Each chapter includes culture, everyday language use (written/spoken), grammar, and presentational language use (written/spoken).

    Grading policy:
    Categories and weight:

    • Homework: 10%
    • Quizzes: 20%
    • Projects: 20%
    • Assessments: 40%
    • Finals: 10%

    Homework is worth 10% of the final grade. All homework must be turned in prior to the next unit assessment. For example: Unit 1 homework will be accepted until the Unit 2 assessment. After this deadline, homework will no longer be accepted for a grade.

    Assessments are worth 40% of the final grade. An assessment can be in the form of a project, presentation, or test and is for the purpose of assessing student knowledge of the unit; each unit will have 1 assessment at the end. There is a maximum of two (2) retakes allowed. Retakes must be completed prior to the end of the next unit. For example: The Unit 1 assessment must be retaken before the end of Unit 2.

    Quizzes are worth 20% of the final grade. Quizzes will be given throughout each unit to assess student knowledge of the material. There is a maximum of two (2) retakes allowed. Retakes must be completed prior to the end of the next unit. For example: The Unit 1 assessment must be retaken before the end of Unit 2.

    Projects are worth 20% of the grade. Projects will be used to enhance student learning and class time will be given to work on them. Only those students who participate with their groups on group projects will be given credit. All projects must be turned in prior to the next unit assessment. For example: Unit 1 projects will be accepted until the Unit 2 assessment. After this deadline, projects will no longer be accepted for a grade.

    Finals are worth 10% of the final grade. There are no retakes on the final assessment.

    Proficiency based grading: Proficiency levels are based on a series of “Can-Do” statements based on the ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) guidelines. Spanish 1 uses the guidelines for “Novice-low”. The Can-Do statements pertaining to each Unit will be given to students prior to beginning a new unit. Examples of Can-Do statements are:

    • I can greet friends and family in Spanish
    • I can read my class schedule in Spanish
    • I can write a list of school supplies in Spanish

     

     

    Expectations:

    • NO phones will be used in class, unless otherwise specified by teacher.
    • All phones will be placed in the vault at the beginning of class.
      • 1st offense – warning
      • 2nd offense – lose phone for class period
      • 3rd offense – phone will be taken to office
      • 4th offense – teacher will call parents to pick up phone from office
    • Be on time. Students should be at their desks, phones in the vault, and ready to learn within 2 minutes of the tardy bell.
      • Ready to learn means that students have necessary materials at their desks and are not talking with their classmates.
        • Necessary materials for the class will be on the board as students enter.
      • Be respectful
        • Being respectful means that students will:
          • Follow instruction
          • Not talk over each other or the teacher
          • Acquiesce to classroom and school rules
          • Not bullying in any way
          • Politely ask questions
        • 1st offense – warning
        • 2nd offense – write up
        • 3rd offense – student sent to office
      • Use Spanish! Use Spanish, make mistakes, and laugh. Mistakes help us learn and sometimes they are funny; laughing at ourselves makes it easier.
      • Feel free to snack in class. However, the privilege of having food in class may be rescinded if:
        • Students share food with each other.
          • No risks will be taken with food allergies
        • Wrappers and food are left on the floor and/or desks
      • Clean up!
        • There are 2 garbage cans and a recycling bin in the classroom, use these instead of the floor.
        • Put materials away neatly
      • Do NOT begin packing up until given permission to do so. Permission to pack up will usually be given in the last 1-2 minutes of class, this is more than enough time. The only exception to that will be when there is clean up to be done from a project.

    Please sign and return the portion below, keep the rest of the syllabus for reference.

    By signing this page, I agree that I and my student have read and understood the policies and expectations of Sra. Reed’s Spanish 1 class. Further, I and my student agree to abide by these policies and expectations.

    Student name: _______________________ Student signature: ______________________ Date: ______

    Parent name: ________________________ Parent signature: _______________________ Date: ______

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Last Modified on March 15, 2019