Hello! Welcome to Spanish class!
I'm excited to start a new year at Corpus Christi and improve our language skills even further! Check below in the Policies tab to gain a feel for what Spanish class will be like this year!
Please feel free to e-mail me at kesker@CorpusChristiSaints.org
We have a shared JH Homework page - please check there to see daily updates on homework!
Quizlet Vocab Practice by Chapter:
Chap 1A: Introductions
Chap 1B: Basic Info
Chap 2A: Describing People
Chap 2B: Describing Things
Chap 3A: Activities
Chap 3B: Everyday Activities
Chap 4A: La Escuela
Chap 4B: Después de la Escuela
Chap 5A: La Familia
Chap 5B: La Casa
Chap 6A: En el Restaurante
Chap 6B: En la Cocina
Chap 7A: La Rutina Diaria
Señorita Esker’s Classroom Rules and Procedures: 2016-2017
Students must know and follow all rules in the student handbook, including dress code, in addition to classroom rules mandated by the teacher.
Consequences: A verbal warning will be given if a minor classroom rule is broken. Severely disruptive behavior such as repeated disruptions, fighting, cursing, physical assault, or verbal abuse of the teacher will result in an immediate detention slip and a phone call home.
How Things Work:
Turning items in: All homework/quizzes/tests to be turned in should go in your class’s assigned file tray on the back shelf.
Talking in class: We speak Spanish here! You’re not forbidden to speak English, but you should try and figure out how to say as much as you can in Spanish (especially at upper levels).
Understanding my Spanish: I will be speaking primarily in Spanish, though I will supplement with English to assist you. DON’T FREAK OUT! I will help you understand by using visuals, acting things out, and making gestures.
Grading: We use the same grading scale as the rest of the school. However, we use a different weighted system. Because Spanish is so different than other classes, the focus of our class will be on improving communicative abilities. For this reason, grades will be divided up into four categories: Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Listening. Each category will be worth 25% of the student's grade.
Speaking: 25% A+ 100% A 99%-95% A- 94%
Reading: 25% B+ 93% B 92%-87% B- 86%
Writing: 25% C+ 85% C 84%-77% C- 76%
Listening: 25% D+ 75% D 74%-69% D- 68%
F Below 68%
Late Work: Unless extenuating circumstances apply (family emergency, death of a loved one, etc.) the late work policy is as follows:
1 day late = you receive 90% of the credit
2 days late = you receive 50% of the credit
3 or more days late = no credit
Make-Up Work: If you miss school, either planned or unplanned, you need to see me to work out a plan for turning in make-up work. Generally you will receive one day of make-up for every day that you were absent. Make-up work is YOUR responsibility.
Chapter 3 - How to Conjugate AR Verbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5mY6CUZQw
Chapter 4 - How to Conjugate AR, ER, and IR Verbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI7noBp70G4&index=19&list=PLqvtLwgF7FhzuAkme16EK4yDQNkrPq5yJ
Chapter 5 - Stem-changing verbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18zgcTNvQ5I
Chapter 6 - Ser vs Estar with food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oyPY2Z1_7U
Affirmative Informal Commands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eck_uSa2QQ
Chapter 7 - Reflexive Verbs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ZTZZIiZog&index=21&t=7s&list=PLqvtLwgF7FhzuAkme16EK4yDQNkrPq5yJ