Español 3 Update

WEEK 11, November 7-13


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Week 11

This week we are starting on Unit 6, Los Deportes y Los Ocios (Sports and Leisure activities). All of Unit 5 assignments should have been completed this past Friday, November 4. Please encourage your student to stay on task with assignments. As stated in the Schedule of Assignments, NCVPS does not observe a fall break. (See below.) If students are on Fall Break, this is a good time for students to catch up or work ahead!

***Please note that NCVPS does not observe a fall break. As such, there is work assigned and due each and every week of the 18 weeks of the semester. It is the student's responsibility to submit all assigned work on time and to notify the teacher if he/she will be without internet access.***

What is due this week?

Below is a list of this week's assignments due by Friday, November 11 @ 11:55pm.

***Please note that student's assignments are still due this Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day).

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What is due next week?

Below is a list of next week's assignments due by Friday, November 18 @ 11:55pm. Students will have a combined project for Units 5/6 that counts 25% of his/her grade.
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Students have 4 opportunities to attend an RLC for Unit 6 this week and 1 opportunity next week. Please encourage your student to look at the schedule and attend a live class as they will have interaction with the teacher and can ask questions. If your student is unable to attend an RLC for Unit 6, tell them to contact me for information on making up the RLC.
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In case your student missed attending an RLC for Unit 5, here is the link to my recorded session for Unit 5:

Info about grades!

FYI... Beginning Fall 2016, NCVPS will no longer report two grading period averages for students. Instead, NCVPS will report cumulative progress reports every two weeks. At the end of the semester, we will report a Final Course Work grade.

Now, our weighted grades will look like this:

  • Final Course Work Grade: 75%
  • Final Exam/Project: 25%

As always, schools may recalculate grades if the district policy has different weights for the final exams. Please speak with your student, have them show you his/her current average and encourage him/her to set goals and strive to do even better for the rest of the semester!

How are grades calculated?

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Have you signed up for Canvas as an observer?

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.

Culture Cafe for Extra Credit

Students have the opportunity to attend sessions in the Culture Cafe for extra credit. The Culture Cafe does not have to be about Spanish. This week students have a Culture Cafe session they can attend, Arabic: Tour to Ancient Arabic Souks (Markets). Below is information about the session this week. 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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Fun Facts About Learning a Foreign Language

  • It is thought that there are up to 7,000 different languages spoken around the world today.
  • More than half of the world’s languages have no written form.
  • The world’s most widely spoken languages are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French.
  • It is estimated that 75% of the world’s population does not speak English.
  • The official languages used by the United Nations are English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.
  • The ease or difficulty of learning another language can depend on your native language. Research suggests that Chinese and Arabic are amongst the languages that are the hardest to learn.

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Contact me if you have any questions!

Beverly Aguirre