Spanish

Teacher:  Mrs. Lisa Johnson
Contact Information:  lisa.johnson@bdms.org

Welcome back to a new school year!

The Spanish curriculum focuses on mastering speaking, comprehension, reading and writing in the target language.

Textbooks
Glencoe McGraw Hill 2004 Como Te Va Rojo (Red) Text and Workbook – Grade 6
Glencoe McGraw Hill 2004 Como Te Va Verde (Green) Text and Workbook – Grade 7
Glencoe McGraw Hill 2004 Como Te Va Azul(Blue) Text and Workbook – Grade 8

Books/Supplies
Index Cards, Black and Blue Pens, Pencils, 2 Marble Notebooks

Text and workbook pages being covered each day are posted on the board for the week ahead and students copy the daily lessons as well as test dates on Friday or at the end of each week into their planners during class.  Any incomplete workbook pages and/text activities are expected to be completed at home.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by leaving a message at school or by email at lisa.johnson@bdms.org.

Requirements
Please have students review the vocabulary nightly in their translation pages, study guides, checked off workbook activities, notebook quiz formats, text activities in notebooks and flashcards. They will need to bring home their text, work and notebooks every night to review and have in case of absence, school closing or delay. All students will be tested orally individually and in groups for a grade as well as graded for an autobiography writing sample given in Chapter 3 of each unit. Students are also given study guides to review for upcoming quizzes and tests. Checking off important exercises in workbooks and copying formatted examples from the board for certain quizzes and parts of exams are another resource for students to review at home to prepare for upcoming tests. Each unit contains four chapters. Also, students may access the textbook online. Self tests which are scored for them and other activities to reinforce the material taught in the classroom are on the website. The website is www.glencoe.spanish.com for the practice tests. To access the textbook online, the website is www. glencoe.com/ose. The passwords are:  Grade 8 Azul: DAA0BA59E8, Grade 7 Verde:  CBDD9D5856 and Grade 6 Rojo:  C8265C0C45.  Tech support number is:  800-437-3715.  We use the 2004 Como Te Va Series.

Each January, the ADAC Council will sponsor a poster contest and the information will be explained to the students and sent home with a due date. These posters are a project grade.  We have had many talented students place in this contest and some in our school have won the grand prize for the county. Posters are delivered to the Goshen site and winners are anncounced.

Please be sure to check the Cornerstone Parent Portal system each week to view Spanish grades.  Weekly, the grades are updated daily in the system.  Workbooks are usually completed in class as homework.  Students are expected to review at home from Sunday through Thursday each week  to prepare for tests and quizzes.  They will have an occasional project and portfolio writing sample to type up as well as verb sheets to hand in.  Please check their planners at the end of each week to see the projected work for the week ahead.  If you notice their grades dropping on the Cornerstone Parent Portal, please feel free to contact me via email on the BDMS website. Copies of any tests/quizzes may be sent home with a student to review for chapter tests and unit exams.  Students may request the copies from me and I will send them down to get the copies as soon as possible. Students may also ask for extra help and I will try and accommodate them during their study hall, if I don’t have a class at that time, or during lunch/recess time if I am free.

We are looking forward to another successful year. Thank you, in advance, for your support.