Señorita Esker


Señorita Esker


Señorita Esker


Señorita Esker


 

 ¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

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

Rules:

Students must know and follow all rules in the student handbook, including dress code, in addition to classroom rules mandated by the teacher.

  1. Be in your seat and ready for class when the bell rings.
  2. Bathroom and water breaks should occur during passing periods, except for emergencies.
  3. Pay attention AND participate!
  4. Raise your hand and wait to be recognized before speaking.
  5. Respect others and their property.
  6. No eating or chewing gum during class.
  7. Remain in your seats until dismissed. I dismiss you, not the bell!

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.