• LOCUST GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

    Spanish I Course Syllabus 2020-2021                  

    Instructors:

    Millie Davidson milagros.davidson@henry.k12.ga.us

    Course Name:  Spanish I

    Textbook Used:  Voces Digital  

    Materials:

    chromebook / internet

    must be logged into your school account

    Course Description:  

    Spanish I is an introduction to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.  The course strives to help the learner acquire knowledge by integrating the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, with an increased emphasis on ORAL PROFICIENCY; therefore, the use of Spanish in the classroom will be our primary goal.  Since students need as much practice as possible to become fluent, concentration in class and oral participation in SPANISH is absolutely necessary.  An effort to use the language at all times is expected.  By the end of this course, students will have acquired a basic command of the key vocabulary and structures necessary for limited personal communication as well as an appreciation of the breadth and variety of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Course Outline and Content:

    Each unit will teach new vocabulary and grammar concepts that students will practice on a daily basis.  The amount of material covered depends entirely on the students and their ability to comprehend and use the vocabulary accurately.  The harder they work, the more they will learn.

    Henry County Learning Targets & Unit Plans:

    These will be shared in the teacher’s Google Site & Google Classroom at the beginning of each unit. They will be visible to both students and parents.

       
       

    Classroom Rules & Online Etiquette:

    Students are expected to follow established guidelines (County, School and Teacher).

    -During Google Meet sessions-

    1. Be on time and prepared.
    2. Be mentally present.
    3. Use chat only for relevant questions or comments.
    4. When you enter the meeting, mute yourself. Only unmute when it is your turn to talk.
    5. If you can, wear headphones to hear better. Turn on the captions if you are having trouble hearing.
    6. If you have a question or something to say, raise your hand, add it to the chat or click the “raise hand” icon.
    7. Make sure your camera is turned on and that the lighting is good so everyone can see you.
    8. Always be polite, respectful and pay attention to the speaker.
    9. Don’t walk around with your device. Sit and stay in one spot for the meeting.
    10. Behave appropriately (words and actions) in our virtual classroom.
    11. Make sure no one in your family can be seen or walk behind you. Be aware of your surroundings.
    12. Make sure you are wearing school-appropriate attire.

    -When emailing your teacher-

    1. Be polite.
    2. Use proper spelling and grammar.
    3. Do not write in all caps or use too many exclamation marks.
    4. Do not leave the subject line blank. Put a short description instead. For example, “question about an assignment,” “a missing grade,” “unit test,” etc. 
    5. Get to the point. For example, “I am writing because…,” “I was hoping you could clarify…,” “Are you available for…,” etc.
    6. Add any relevant details. Be specific. Name the assignment you have a question about. Include the date of the assignment. 
    7. Be clear with what you need from the teacher.
    8. Do not expect a reply immediately. Your teacher will do her best to reply quickly, but could be working with another class or responding to other emails. Also, keep in mind that teachers are available during school hours, not 24 hours a day. 



    COMPROMISING (CHEATING) on tests, quizzes, exams, classwork or any graded assignment will earn a ZERO; other disciplinary measures as established by school policy will be implemented.  As a point of emphasis, copying classwork from another person or allowing another to copy classwork is CHEATING. And using Google Translate during online learning is cheating. Do NOT use Google Translate.

    Attendance / Make-up Work / Late Work / Extra Help: 

    Attendance is expected daily during the entire Google Meet session. We are in school, just not physically in the school building.

    A student with an EXCUSED absence can make-up work for full credit according to the Henry County student handbook. Work needs to be made-up in a timely manner.

    Students will have plenty of time to complete assignments. Late work will not be accepted, unless the student and/or parent communicates with the teacher before the due date with the reason for not being able to complete the work on time.

    Teachers will have office hours posted on their Google Site. These are times for students to meet with the teacher if they need to make-up work or get extra help.

    Retest Policy:

    To promote an environment of Spanish mastery, students who demonstrate an attitude of dedication, determination and motivation (i.e. focuses in class, works diligently, studies vocabulary on a regular basis at home, etc.) will be given the opportunity to retest a summative assessment (maximum of two per course).  This retest policy is up to teacher discretion and does not apply to a student who is apathetic in his/her learning.  If the retest grade is higher than the original grade, then the new grade will replace the original grade to demonstrate the student’s growth in mastery.  A retest must be completed within one month of obtaining the initial graded test.

    Grading System: 

    • Practice Work 40%
    • Assessment Tasks 40%
    • Semester Summative Assessment Task (Final Exam) 20% 





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    Student Name

       LOCUST GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

    Course Syllabus 2020-2021

    I have read and understand all of the objectives, requirements, and expectations for Spanish I taught by Ms. Millie Davidson

     

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    Online Etiquette

    -During Google Meet sessions-

    1. Be on time and prepared.
    2. Be mentally present.
    3. Use chat only for relevant questions or comments.
    4. When you enter the meeting, mute yourself. Only unmute when it is your turn to talk.
    5. If you can, wear headphones to hear better. Turn on the captions if you are having trouble hearing.
    6. If you have a question or something to say, raise your hand, add it to the chat or click the “raise hand” icon.
    7. Make sure your camera is turned on and that the lighting is good so everyone can see you.
    8. Always be polite, respectful and                               pay attention to the speaker.
    9. Don’t walk around with your device. Sit and stay in one spot for the meeting.
    10. Behave appropriately (words and actions) in our virtual classroom.
    11. Make sure no one in your family can be seen or walk behind you. Be aware of your surroundings.
    12. Make sure you are wearing school-appropriate attire.



    Online Etiquette

    -When emailing your teacher-

    1. Be polite.
    2. Use proper spelling and grammar.
    3. Do not write in all caps or use too many exclamation marks.
    4. Do not leave the subject line blank. Put a short description instead. For example, “question about an assignment,” “a missing grade,” “unit test,” etc. 
    5. Get to the point. For example, “I am writing because…,” “I was hoping you could clarify…,”         “Are you available for…,” etc.
    6. Add any relevant details. Be specific. Name the assignment you have a question about. Include the date of the assignment. 
    7. Be clear with what you need from the teacher.
    8. Do not expect a reply immediately. Your teacher will do her best to reply quickly, but could be working with another class or responding to other emails. Also, keep in mind that teachers are available during school hours, not 24 hours a day.