Las noticias 9/21/2015

What's going on in Spanish class?

Assessments

09/25/15: 20 minute write (students will have 20 minutes to write as much as possible on a given topic.


Retakes (if needed) will be:


Wednesday 9/30: before school (library hallway), lunch & after school

Friday 10/2: before school (library hallway)

Monday 10/5: before school


09/29/15: Unit 1.2 test


Retakes (if needed) will be:


Wednesday 9/30: before school (library hallway), lunch & after school

Friday 10/2: before school (library hallway)

Monday 10/5: before school

Important dates

10/01/2015: Weather project due

10/02/2015: Stamp sheet due

10/02/15: End of 6-weeks grading period

10/06/15: Grades submitted

10/12/15: Student holiday

Future homework

Due Wednesday 9/23: Activity 30 (shared on Google)

Due Thursday 9/24: Activities 21 & 22

Due Monday 9/28: Activity 26


Remember: homework will be accepted up to one week late with a deduction of 20 points from the grade earned.


*homework schedule is subject to modification.

Donations for activities

Your student will have the opportunity to participate in two culture activities for Spanish class this school year. The first is decorating sugar skulls in November to celebrate the day of the dead, a celebration of the life of family members and friends that have passed. Many supplies are needed to make this activity happen. The other activity is during our end of the year eighth grade field trip, I bring piñatas full of Mexican and American candy for students to hit and enjoy. I appreciate any support you can give for both of these activities. Spanish students really enjoy these fun cultural experiences. Please feel free to send a check, made out to WMS, or cash with your student. Thank you for your

support.

Homework on Google Classroom

Students have two options to do homework:


  • Option 1
  • Sign in using typical Google username and password (firstname.lastnameXX@k12.leanderisd.org) xx = last two of ID
  • Top right corner click + sign
  • Select join class
  • Type in this code: etlcrh6
  • You’ll see the assigned activities there.
  • Click open
  • Click add
  • Select document
  • After a few seconds you’ll see it created, click it.
  • Fill out your answers in the document  When you finish click turn in


Quizlet

This is a website that has electronic flashcards and memorization games. Once on Quizlet.com students can type in sraruizwiley in the search and that will bring up all our material. All they have to do is look through the list for items titled current unit.

Tutorial times

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings

Wednesday during lunch

Monday and Wednesday afternoon

How can I help my student with Spanish?

  • Practice flash cards with them.
  • Ask them to see their homework.
  • Ask them to see their stamp sheet that shows what skills they have been able to produce verbally from memory.
  • Review their notes with them.
  • Encourage them to study and come to tutorials.

Retake policy

  • Tests & quizzes only.
  • Earned grade must be below 70% for a maximum retake of 70%.
  • Tutorials before retake are highly encouraged.
  • Must be done within one week of receiving their grade.

Study time

I have been hearing from some students that they are struggling in Spanish. When I ask them how much time they're spending outside of class studying they say little to none. I highly recommend students study/review for at least fifteen minutes a night (homework counts toward this time). They can use Quizlet (see above), their notes, do homework, do extra homework assignments (tell them to see Google Classroom), make flashcards, etc.