Class Information

¡Hola!  Ciao!

You can be successful in my foreign language classes!  Here is some information to help you:


1. Bring to class each day:

  • textbook (if given)
  • notebook/folder with unit pages/packets
  • pen or pencil
  • homework (if assigned)
  • dry erase markers
  • a Spanish/English dictionary

2. You are expected to homework every night.  I will not assign written homework each night, but you will be expected to review your Spanish/Italian on the nights that homework is not given.  For instance:  review the current vocabulary, go over notes, work on memorizing the new verb endings, go over an in-class activity, review for upcoming quizzes or exams, come to this webpage for constant updates on review materials or links for review activities or games.  You will not learn a language properly if you limit your education to the 40 minutes a day that we work in class.


3. Students should review Spanish vocabulary for 10 minutes on nights when homework is not assigned.  Try asking a family member or friend to quiz you or go to the QUIA link above to play review games

4. Grades are often based on a 5 point rubric.  That means that you will not always receive grades out of 100.  You will see a 1, 2, 3 , 4, or 5.  Fours and fives are good to excellent.  Anything below a score of 4 should be reviewed with me within one week.  You may have to redo the assignment.

7.  You may notice that there are a lot of books and games in our classroom.  These activities are for you to enjoy in the event that you have time during class.  I only ask that you treat materials gently and play quietly so other students are not disturbed.

This may seem like a lot of information, but in a few weeks you will be used to the routine and it will feel comfortable!  I will help you until you get the hang of it!  Don't worry! :)

--- Sra. Passigli