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Week 8

It is hard to believe that this is our last week in our online NCVPS Spanish 3 class.

Please speak with your student and make sure they complete all units of the class including the Final Required Live Class, the Final Exam and the Final Project.

There are two parts to the Final Project. There is the project itself (Part 1) and a reflection in English (Part 2). The Final Project/Exam count 20% of a student's final grade. 10% for the Final Project and 10% for the Final Exam.

When completing the exam section -- there is only one attempt. The exam consists of about 5 sections with approximately 30 questions. It is not timed.

The class will close this Friday, August 10, at 11:55 pm when all work is due along with the Final Exam/Final Project. I will have everything graded (hopefully) by Monday morning, August 13. I will be submitting grades for my grade report on Monday night, August 13. I will contact a student if there is a problem with the link that they have submitted for their project or any questions that I may have.

This week we are also working on Unit 8, Las Artes. Please note this unit has 5 lessons. Students need to finish Unit 8 by Friday, August 10. There are 14 assignments for Unit 8.

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Final Project info

The Final Project consists of a Final Project Exam (10%) and a Final Project (10%), a total of 20% of a student's final grade. In addition, students need to attend a combined RLC this week for Unit 8 and the Final Project. For the Final Project itself, students need to "showcase" what they have learned this summer semester by using vocabulary and grammar from all Units 2-8. Students can pretend to go on a trip to a Spanish speaking country and do a slide for each of the units and/or be creative in whatever way he/she would like in order to create the Final Project. The main thing is that students try to incorporate as much vocabulary and grammar as possible from all the units we have studied this summer (2-8). Click here for a detailed list of what students have been studying this summer. This is a great check off list for students to use when studying for the Final Exam and for creating the Final Project.
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Some tips for the Final Project!

  • Don't forget that the Final Project has two parts, the project and a reflection (the reflection is in English).
  • Make sure to do both parts!
  • Use a web 2.0 tool.
  • Make sure to have an audio that is separate from your narrative. (Don't read your narrative for your audio.)
  • Make sure to have a Works Cited for pictures even if the pictures are your own or from the Web 2.0 tool.
  • Make sure you have vocabulary and grammar from each unit!
  • Write good sentences, don't make lists of vocabulary words.
  • Proofread your project before submitting.
  • Make sure to do both your Final exam (10% of your final grade) and Final Project (10% of your final grade) .
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RLC Schedule for Unit 8/Final Project

Students have 7 opportunities to attend an RLC this week for Unit 8/Final Project. I am teaching my RLC today @ 8pm!
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Change in the procedure for Unit 7/8 project

In order to help students complete the final assignments this week, we made a change in the U7/8 project which will now be a part of the Final Project. Below are the directions given to the students in an announcement last Monday, July 30. As always please let me know if you have any questions.

  • Instead of a Units 7/8 project like you have completed for the other projects this summer, you are going to create 3 extra slides linking units 7 (las carreras y el trabajo) and unit 8 (el arte) as part of the final project. You will receive a grade for these extra slides which will count as your Unit 7/8 project.
  • You will put these slides in your Final Project, due Friday, August 10 @ 11:55pm when your Final Project and Final Exam are due.
  • You are going to describe 3 different careers as an artist (singer, architecture, painter, composer, etc). For each one you should answer these questions with content:
  • ¿qué tendrá que estudiar o aprender para vivir de su profesión? (use the future verb tense)
  • ¿qué tendría que hacer este artista para encontrar trabajo? (use the conditional verb tense)
  • ¿qué es lo bueno y lo malo de ser artista? (use LO + adjective constructions)
  • ¿a qué artista de este tipo de arte admiras? [use "qué" and "cómo" to express surprise or admiration]
  • Make sure you use the grammar requested and vocabulary from the units.
  • Cite your pictures.
  • Include an audio different than your written narrative.
  • Check listas de vocabulario.

Peer Tutor Center

It's not too late for students to check out the Peer Tutor Center if he/she needs help!
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I appreciate how hard all of the students have worked and I appreciate the support that I have received from all of the parents and schools. It has been a pleasure to get to know your students and teach them in this online class. Best of luck to all of you in the future!
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Contact me if you have any questions!

Beverly Aguirre