Choctawhatchee High School

Jennifer.Churchill@Okaloosaschools.com

(850)833-3614

 

Dear Parents and Students:

 

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español! I am excited to have your son or daughter in my class. Together, we can help our students reach their full potential as learners, individuals, and world citizens! Outlined below are the goals, and policies for this course.

 

Learning a foreign language requires regular class attendance and participation as well as daily study at home. Success in foreign language comes from constant reinforcement and exposure to the language. Because each lesson builds upon previous material, it is very important to arrange for individual assistance the moment a student(s) feels confused or behind in class.

 

Course Description: Major Concepts/Content:

 The student will develop communicative skills in all 4 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. The themes of study include personal and family life, school life, social life, and community life. The course emphasizes the four communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The language learning process also integrates basic aspects of the geography, customs, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The content standards of Florida for Student Success, aligned with national standards, are as follows: to communicate in the foreign language, to understand other cultures, to develop insight into one's own language and culture, and to participate in the global community.

 

Absences:  In the event you are absent, you are responsible for all missed work.  All assignments will be listed on google classroom. If you should miss a test or a quiz and were present in class on the day it was announced, you WILL make it up on the day you return to class.

Extenuating circumstances (e.g. lengthy illnesses, deaths in the family, etc.) may always be discussed and worked out with me via e-mail.

 

Grading Scale:  OCSD grading scale: 0-59%F 60-69D 70-79C 80-89B 90-100%A

 

Determination of Grades:  The World Language Department evaluates student learning using a weighted quarterly grading system as follows:          

 

Summative Assessments = 50% - Summative assessments may include but are not limited to: tests that assess listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; includes quarterly writing/speaking assessments and special projects.

Formative Assessments = 35% - Formative assessments may include but are not limited to: quizzes, class work, computer activities, skits, presentations, artwork, etc. Quizzes are frequent and check students’ comprehension of new material.

Homework = 15% - homework that is completed in full.  Homework provides students with necessary practice and sets students up for success on quizzes, which will directly correlate to assigned homework (see individual teacher for make-up policy).

 

Second chance policy:

Re-takes: 1test re-take per quarter (Only if the grade is below a C). There are no re-takes on quizzes.

Must do prescriptive work and must have second chance form signed by parent.

Late work policy:To be posted per project

*  Google Classroom will be this class main learning platform. All needed material and instructions will be accessible on google classroom. Each student and parent can access this through Classlink.

 

 Homework : Late homework will be accepted,  after the 1st day after due date for 50%

Exception to the rule – Illness,Florida State testing time frame and Holiday breaks.

 

Extra Help: I am available for in person help before and after school but, I am always available via

e-mail,ZOOM,GOOGLE MEET, and remind.

Materials: Workbooks and notebooks MUST be brought to class each day. Students are also required to maintain their own Spanish notebook which includes all vocabulary, grammar, and culture presented during topics being covered.

Textbook is Avancemos; this is on loan and to be returned in good condition (replacement cost is $82.50 if lost). The workbook, Practice Workbook with Writing, Audio and Video, is given to the student (replacement cost is $20, if lost). The textbook must be returned or paid for if the student drops the course and does not return the textbook.

 

Honor Code: Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in automatic zeros for ALL persons involved!  Students are expected to work on their own quizzes, individual projects, and tests.  However, for projects, in class work, students are encouraged to ask for assistance from the teacher or other classmates. Copying the work of someone else is plagiarism, which is considered cheating.

 

Behavior : Every student is to practice self control(please read daily expectation document)

Consequences: 1. Student with teacher meeting. 2. Parent notification 3. Referral to administrator.

 

 I look forward to this being a great year for everyone.  If you have any questions, please contact me. Best mode of communication is to e-mail me. I will reply the same day.

 

e-mail :Jennifer.Churchill@okaloosaschools.com

Classroom Phone: (850)833-3614

Remind: Level 2 students : send a text to 81010 text this message @nivel2ch

               Level 3 students: send a text to 81010 text this message  @nivel3c

   *Parents are welcome to sign up for remind.

 

*Google Classroom: (all in lower case)   6e2xost

Each level   will have an individual code.

 

 

Respectfully,

Señora Churchill

 

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things."
-Flora Lewis

 

                

 

 

 

                                                                                                     Syllabus/Plan of study  

 

Month

Chapter

Grammar

Culture

Septiembre /

SEPTEMBER

Introducción/Repaso

Mis amigos y yo

Definite and indefinite artices; Subject pronouns and ser; Adjectives; tener; gustar;

Ir + a + place; Ser or Estar; Regular present-tense verbs; Stem-changing verbs

Los 21 países Hispanos

Florida páginas 1-31

 

Octubre /

OCTOBER

 

(October 30- END OF THE 1ST NINE WEEKS / October tentative comprehensive 9 week test)

 

Unidad 1 ¡A conocer nuevos lugares!

Traveling and vacation

Lección 1: Gramática: Direct object pronouns (p.41); Indirect object pronouns (p.46)

-Lección 2: Gramática: Preterite of –ar verbs (p. 65); Preterite of ir, ser, hacer, ver, dar (p. 70)

 

Costa Rica páginas 32-85

Noviembre /

NOVEMBER

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK-

NOVEMBER 25TO 27

Unidad 2 ¡Somos saludables!

Sports and health

 

 

-Lección 1:Gramática: Preterite of –er and –ir verbs (p.95); Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns (p.100)

-Lección 2: TEMA--¿Qué vamos a hacer?

--Gramática:  Reflexive verbs (p.119); Present progressive (p. 124)

 

 

Argentina páginas 86-139

La Copa Mundial

 

Diciembre /

DECEMBER

 

MIDTERM EXAM – TENTATIVE DATES DECEMBER 18

 

WINTER BREAK – DECEMBER 20 TO JANUARY 01

 

Unidad 3 ¡Vamos de compras!

clothes and shopping

 

-Lección 1: Gramática: Present tense of irregular yo verbs (p.149); Pronouns after prepositions (p.154)

-Lección 2:Gramática:  Irregular preterite (p. 173); Preterite of –ir stem-changing verbs (p.178)

 

Puerto Rico páginas 140-193

 

 

Enero /

JANUARY

Unidad 4 Cultura antigua, ciudad moderna

-Lección 1:Gramática: The Imperfect tense (p. 203); Preterite and imperfect (p.208)

-Lección 2: TEMA:

--Gramática:  Preterite of -car, -gar, -zar verbs (p. 227); More verbs with irregular stem (p. 232)

 

 

México páginas 194-249

Myths

Febrero/

FEBRUARY

--Unidad 5 ¡A comer!

Lección 1: TEMA Gramática: Usted/ustedes commands (p.259); Pronoun placement with commands (p. 264)

-Lección 2: TEMA

--Gramática:  Affirmative and negative words (p.283); Double object pronouns (p.288)

 

 

(España)  páginas 250-305

 

Marzo / MARCH

 

MARCH 26 END OF 3RD QUARTER

 

Unidad 6 ¡Luces,cámara,acción!

¡Somos estrellas!

 Lección 1:tema. Gramática affirmative tu commands(pg.315)

-Lección 2 Gramática introduction to subjunctive.(pg.339)

(Los estados unidos) )  páginas306-361

Abril / APRIL

 

Spring Break

19-23 April

Unidad 7 Soy periodista

family

-Lección 1: TEMAGramática: Subjunctive with impersonal expressions (p.371); Por and para (p. 376)

-Lección 2: TEMA Gramática:  Repaso-Comparatives (p. 395); Superlatives (p. 400)

 

(República Dominicana)   páginas 362-417

 

Mayo /

MAY

 

Unidad 8 Nuestro futuro Environment and Conservation

Careers and professions

-Lección 1: TEMA Gramática: Other impersonal expressions (p. 427); Future Tense of Regular Verbs (p. 432)

-Lección 2: TEMA Gramática:  Future tense of irregular verbs (p.451); Repaso-Pronouns (p.456)

 

 

 (Ecuador)  páginas 418-473

 

Junio/

JUNE

 

Review for finals

June 9 last day

 

RECAP

Second half of the year