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