Español 3 Update
WEEK 11, November 7-13
CON LA SRA. AGUIRRE
***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?
***Please note that student's assignments are still due this Friday, November 11 (Veteran's Day).
What is due next week?
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?
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 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:
Parents and facilitators can also use the Parent Portal online. Directions on how to use the portal are here.
Culture Cafe for Extra Credit
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.