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Bienvenidos 

 

 

 

 

      My name is Pilar Arboleda, a Spanish teacher at North Haven High School. I will be teaching Spanish III L1 L2 L3 and Spanish II L1 L2 L3 during the 2017-2018 school year. My classroom rules comply with the school’s general guidelines.

*Cell phones - Upon entering the classroom, students will place their cell phones in a basket. If needed, cell phones will be used for academic purposes.

 

     For this class, you are required to have a notebook. You will take a lot of important notes. Your notebook will be used for the unit tests.

 

      Students will start the class with a daily quiz. Students with a score of 70 or above will have the opportunity to make revisions. Students with a score below 70 will have to retake the quiz. All students will be able to make revisions and corrections on written activities done during class (this does not include the unit tests).

     Revisions and corrections have to be done on a separate piece of paper. This will allow the students to have a better understanding of the grammatical concepts which will help them acquire more  proficiency in the target language. Also, students will get credit for working toward a better grade.

 

 

     Homework is due on the expected day. Late homework is not accepted unless you have been absent. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact me for missed work. You have to contact me via email.

 

     Participation in class is very important. I expect you to utilize the target language as much as you can. You have to be prompt and prepared for class. I expect you to cooperate with your classmates when working in groups. Communicating with me will be part of your participation grade. 

 

 Grading Policy

 

Quizzes------------------20%

 

Participation-------------20%

 

Class work/projects…….20%

 

Homework---------------15%

 

Unit Tests---------------25%

 Extra help

      I will be available every Tuesday for extra help from 2:15 to 3:00. Please see me if you need help understanding grammatical concepts. Also, I can show you some study skills that will help you feel confident and be ready before a quiz. 

 

 Communication

       Students and parents can communicate with me via email. I will respond to your emails in a timely matter. It is better to communicate with me via emails since I do not have my own room and do not have an extension number. However, you can call the main office and leave a message.

203 283-1641

 

 

Let us have a productive and enjoyable year!

 

 

 

Muchas gracias,

 

Ms. Arboleda