Español 3 Update

Week 4, September 19-25

con Sra. Beverly Aguirre

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Week 4

Can you believe we are already in Week 4? This week we are continuing work on Unit 2, Las Relaciones Personales (Personal Relationships). Just a reminder that as we continue to go through the semester, all units are now 2 weeks, with specific assignments being due each week. Students only have to attend one RLC every two weeks, but are encouraged to attend more than one per unit if they want to. If students were unable to attend an RLC last week, they can still attend an RLC this week. Assignments are due each Friday evening at 11:55pm. Last, students are encouraged to work ahead in the class! Students have several assignments (10) due this week, including a Final Project for Unit 2. Below is a list of what is due this week.

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Final Project for Unit 2

Here is some brief information about Unit 2 final project:


  • It is an opportunity for students to showcase what they have learned in the current unit. Students need to incorporate the vocabulary and the grammar from the unit.
  • Create a family album about 10 members of their family. Students can talk about their own family or create a family.
  • Students need to have a written narration for each picture.
  • Students need to have an audio for each picture that is different than the written narration.
  • Use a Web 2.0 program to organize their presentation: Wobook, Storybird, Photoshow, o Glogster are just some of the Web 2.0 programs available. (PowerPoint and Google Slides are not acceptable.)
  • Submit the presentation through the designated assignment.
  • If students use an image found in Google Images or any other image retrieval service, they need to cite the image in its original context. (See the assignment for more information.)
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Required Live Class for Unit 2

Students have 2 opportunities to attend an RLC for Unit 2 this week. If your student was not able to attend an RLC last week (or this week) due to conflicts, school activities, etc., click here for the link for my recorded RLC for Unit 2.
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Progress reports

Students should have completed Unit 2, lessons 1 and 2 last week (by Friday evening, September 16). Check with your student and make sure they are up to date with all assignments! Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns about your student's progress. Progress reports go out to schools this week, but it up to the individual school as to whether they send the progress report to the parents. Parents, I have communicated with all of you via email, text or phone this past weekend about your student's progress. Please always feel free to contact me if you have a question or concern about your student's progress or any of the assignments.
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Canvas Parent App

How do I sign up for a Canvas account as a parent?

Parents (Observers) can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. If an institution that is a Canvas client wants parents to observe a student via linked accounts, that institution must create user accounts for parents or guardians, or they will provide self-registration on their Canvas URL login page. Remember, Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.


Notes:

Observers will create a Canvas account using the institution's Canvas URL. These steps are relevant to any institution that allows the self-registration banner on their Canvas URL login page.


To observe a student, you must know the student's Canvas username and password.

The student must be enrolled in the course and must accept the course invitation before you can sign up to observe the student. If you receive an invalid username or password message during the signup process and the student's credentials are correct, check with the student to verify that he or she has received and accepted the course invitation.


Observers may be able to view student information through the Canvas Parent app, though Canvas Parent accounts are separate from web accounts created in Canvas.


Canvas Parent app is the mobile version of Canvas that helps parents stay up-to-date with their student's courses. Download the Canvas Parent app on Android and iOS devices.

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How about a Virtual Buddy?

Is your student enrolled in multiple courses and struggling to manage it all?

Is your student still struggling to figure out how to navigate through CANVAS?

Do you feel he/she needs help with due dates?

Virtual Buddies are ready to help by lending a hand to students needing an extra little push, another reminder, a bit of time management guidance or encouraging words throughout the week.


***Do keep in mind, Virtual Buddies do not provide content specific support.


Watch the video below for information about Virtual Buddies!

Contact me if you have any questions!

Beverly Aguirre

beverly.aguirre@ncpublicschools.gov

336-242-8088

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