La Charla Con Sra. Chaney

Week 17 - Randolph Middle 2015-2016 - Q2

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Important Information

  • NCVPS is closed for winter break December 21-January 1. Personally, I will be out of the office for the holidays December 23-28 and December 31-January 2. I will check my email, text messages and return calls on the other days of winter break, as many students will be working during that time.Email is the best way to get in touch with me over break, I will be checking it periodically as I am out of the office.
  • As we approach the end of the quarter students often become overwhelmed and in a hurry to finish assignments. Students are reminded that vocabulary lists, videos and presentations posted in the course as content or daily announcements and the Peer Tutoring Center are always great resources for help. Any student that submits work that is not 100% original (from Google translator or other websites, done by a friend or teacher, etc.) will receive a zero on that assignment and have to re-do it for a maximum of a 70%. Reach out to me for help if you have questions!
  • My office hours this week and next week are Tuesday/Thursday from 2-5pm, but I am available daily 8a-8p via text message and 24/7 via Moodle message. Get in touch!
  • Please see grade breakdown below:
    • Assignments in this course are broken down into the following percentages:

      • Participation (includes Getting Started, eLinguafolio, and RLC) 10%

      • Speaking and Listening Assignments (Hablar and Escuchar) 15%

      • Reading and Writing Assignments (Leer and Escribir) 15%

      • Vocabulary Quizzes (Pruebas de Vocabulario) 20%

      • Cultural activities (Actividades Culturales) 15%

      • Summative Projects (Proyectos Finales) 25%

Reminder about Academic Integrity

Students, parents and school personnel are reminded that all student work must be 100% original, meaning they cannot use outsides websites (like translators), other people (friends, siblings, etc.) or any other materials to complete their assignments.

Things to keep in mind:

  • All students get multiple submissions on any speaking, writing or projects. They will get custom teacher feedback and then can resubmit the assignment after making changes.
  • If a student is suspected of using a translator/outside resource the teacher will leave the student feedback saying that they need to be called by that student.
  • If a translator/outside resource is used the student will receive a ZERO on the assignment and have to re-do it for a maximum of 70% on the assignment.

Resources students CAN USE to help them:

  • Vocabulary lists for each unit contain all vocabulary and structures needed for that unit's assignments
  • Their online teacher using appropriate contact methods (Moodle message, Blackboard IM, call or text during appropriate hours)
  • The NCVPS Peer Tutoring Center

To read more about Academic Integrity and NCVPS click here:

Welcome to Unit 4 // ¡Bienvenidos a Unidad 4!

At the end of Unit 4 students will be able to say the following about themselves in Spanish:

  • I can say who my family members are.

  • I can describe the members of my family.

  • I can talk about how old the members of my family are.

  • I can talk about when my family members' birthdays are and how we celebrate them.

  • I can talk about what professions my family members have, where they work, and what they do.

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Required Live Classes

We will be holding at least one more RLC before winter break. Students should check the Learning Block daily for announcements regarding RLC dates and times.

The Gradebook

Each week zeros are entered for incomplete assignments that are not completed. Assignments CAN and SHOULD be completed even if late. Students are not penalized for late assignments. Follow the schedule of assignments for closing dates. Assignments cannot be completed after they close. Parents can access students grades 24/7 using students log in information and clicking 'grades' on the left side of the course.
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Mrs. Kellie Chaney

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 2-5pm

During office hours Mrs. Chaney can be reached via call, text, Blackboard IM or iMessage. If students are not able to communicate with Mrs. Chaney during this time they can set up another time via Moodle message or text.