WEEK 12, November 13-19


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What's due this week?

Last week, students started on Los Deportes y El Ocio, Unit 6, lessons 1 and 2, which were due this past Friday, November 10. This week they are finishing up Unit 6, working on Unit 6, lessons 3 and 4, which are due by this Friday, November 17 @ 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. 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, November 17 @ 11:55pm)

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Tips for Units 5/6 project

I put this in an announcement this week to help students with Units 5/6 project.

Here are a few general tips to help you complete your project correctly:

  • Web 2.0 tool (PowerPoint and Google Docs are not Web 2.0 tools)
  • Use lots of Grammar and Vocabulary from BOTH units (5 & 6)
  • Audio needs to be different from your written narrative
  • Works Cited for pictures (you need pictures as this is a project)

Here is the grammar covered in Units 5/6:

  • Subjunctive with adverbial clauses
  • Subjunctive with verbs of influence or volition
  • Subjunctive with verbs of judgement
  • Subjunctive with future and uncertain events
  • Subjunctive with verbs of emotion
  • Review of familiar commands
  • Review of formal commands
  • Peculiarities of some verbs in the subjunctive (irregular verbs)
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Required Live Classes for Unit 6.

Students have one more opportunity to attend an RLC for Unit 6 this week: Saturday, November 11 @ 9am. In addition, I put the link to my recorded session for Unit 6 RLC in today's announcements for those students who have not attended an RLC for Unit 6 or who can not attend Saturday's RLC.
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Assignments for next week

Even though next week is Thanksgiving, students still have 8 assignments due next week. (Unit 7 has 5 lessons, so lessons 1-3 are due next Friday, November 24.) At the beginning of the semester I communicated with parents/students that we continuously work in our class each week up to Christmas holidays. I have communicated with all students that they have 8 assignments due next week and have advised them to work ahead.

Below is a list of what is due next Friday, November 24.

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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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Students have 2 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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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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Beverly Aguirre