NCVPS Español 3

Week 12, April 10-16

con la Sra. Aguirre

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Week 12

Last week, students started on Los Deportes y El Ocio, Unit 6, lessons 1 and 2, which were due this past Friday, April 7. This week they are finishing up Unit 6, working on Unit 6, lessons 3 and 4, which are due by this Friday, April 14 @ 11:55pm. This includes a Final Project for Unit 5/6 which counts as 15% of the grade. There is also a final quiz (leer and escuchar) for Unit 6 that students need to complete this week. Please encourage students to stay on pace with the class and not get behind. As always, students can contact me (email/text/phone) if they have any questions.

This past week/weekend, I communicated with all parents about student progress in our class. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions about your student.

Below is a list of this week's assignments (due Friday, April 14 @ 11:55pm)

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Students have two more opportunities to attend an RLC for Unit 6 this week. I am teaching my RLC for Unit 6, tonight @ 8pm. In addition, students have another opportunity to attend an RLC for Unit 6 tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11 @ 5pm.
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When does NCVPS Spanish 3 Honors class end?

Several of you have asked when the end of the semester is. There are 2 closing dates: Units 5-8 and the Final Project (Exam and Project). Here are the notes from the Spanish 3 Schedule of Assignments. (Click here for the link to the Spanish 3 Schedule of Assignments.)
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Questions about being a future peer tutor!

Q: What is the time commitment?
A: 5-10 hours a week. Tutors set their own hours, we only ask that you are available during the times you post.

Q: May I tutor for a subject I took at my brick and mortar school?
A: Yes, you can tutor for any course for which you have strong content knowledge and expertise. You will still need to have a recommendation from either an NCVPS instructor or your eLA.

Q: Do I have to participate in all of the Peer Tutoring Center services?
A: No. If you only want to be a Peer Tutor, Virtual Buddy, Writing Center, ELL Center or write for TutorTalk, we are happy to welcome you in any capacity.

Q: What's in it for me?
A: Besides the great feeling you get when you help others, the PTC will verify volunteer hours towards community service projects, graduation or honor society requirements. You will also receive a certificate signed by NC State Superintendent. Your hours will accumulate toward earning a Presidential Volunteer Service Award. This spring and fall we were able to recognize a total of 12 outstanding leaders through Ronald Reagan Student Leader Program. Eight of these students received or will receive a commemorative Ronald Reagan coin in recognition of the honor. The PTC also recognizes a Peer Tutor of the Month and provides numerous leadership opportunities. Finally, it looks great on a résumé or college application!

If your student is interested in being a Peer Tutor for NCVPS, please tell him/her to contact me!

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Culture Cafe for Extra Credit!

Students have 3 upcoming Culture Cafe sessions they can attend for Extra Credit. Students can go to their Home page on Canvas and click on the icon, The Culture Cafe for a detailed lists of future Culture Cafe sessions and how to log into the session. After attending a Culture Cafe session, students will complete a reflection about the class and submit it for extra credit.
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There is still time to sign up for canvas as an observer in our class!

Have you seen your student's grades? You can easily do that by being a CANVAS observer in our class!

Parents and facilitators can now download the Canvas Parent app in both the iTunes and Google Play stores

Parents and facilitators will need student login information to set up their parent accounts. This will have to come from the school. NCVPS cannot supply login credentials to parents or facilitators. Check with your school's e-learning advisor (ELA).

The Canvas Parent app is designed to provide visibility into a student's progress at a glance. Canvas Parent allows both parents and facilitators to:

  • View assignment descriptions and due dates
  • Set reminders for assignments
  • View assignment grades
  • View course grades
  • Set grade alerts
  • View course announcements

Here are several helpful links:

Canvas Parent Guide Overview

Canvas Parent Android Guide

Canvas Parent iOS Guide

Parents and facilitators can also use the Parent Portal online. Directions on how to use the portal are here.

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Contact me if you have any questions!

Beverly Aguirre