NCVPS Español 3

Week 11, April 9-15

Update con la Sra. Beverly Aguirre

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Week 11

I apologize that this newsletter is late this week. I have been somewhat 'under the weather' this week.

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, April 6. Please encourage your student to stay on task with assignments. Just a reminder that NCVPS does not observe a spring break. (See below.) If students are on Spring Break, this is a good time for students to catch up or work ahead!

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What is due this week?

Below is a list of this week's assignments due by today, Friday, April 13 @ 11:55pm. Students have 4 assignments due today. I have communicated with students and asked them to get the assignments completed and work ahead if possible.
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What is due next week?

Below is a list of next week's assignments due by Friday, April 20 @ 11:55pm. Students will have a combined project for Units 5/6 that counts 15% of his/her grade.
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Students have 3 opportunities to attend an RLC for Unit 6 this week and 3 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, I will put the link to my recorded session in the announcements after the last RLC.
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Culture Cafe for Extra Credit!

Students have another upcoming Culture Cafe session they can attend for Extra Credit. (The Culture Cafe sessions do not have to be about Spanish.) 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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Check with your student to see if he/she is doing the following things each day:

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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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  • 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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Beverly Aguirre