Mrs. Jacyln McClintock
Walters Junior High School, Room 14
Phone: 510-656-7211 Ext #28014
¡Bienvenidos! This is a year long course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. This course stresses visual, aural, and kinesthetic skills and will introduce students to Spanish/Hispanic cultures through film, pictures, technology, and various classroom activities.
The objective of this course is to enable the student to communicate using simple grammatical structures acquired in the first level. This communication will be developed and enhanced through comprehensible inputs, checks, small group cooperative learning, independent practices, and presentations. Emphasis on basic first-level grammar, vocabulary and oral expression is intended to lay the foundation for continuing study of Spanish. In addition, this course will be aimed at helping students foster an appreciation of the differences and similarities between American and Spanish/Hispanic cultures.
- Be present and participate daily.
- Turn in all homework and assignments on time. No late work will be accepted except for excused absences. No partial credit will be offered (see absences policy on next page).
- Complete all written, speaking, reading and listening assessments.
- Stay organized; keep all materials in a separate binder for Spanish class.
- Textbook: En Español 1, McDougal Littell, 2004
- Workbook: En Español 1, McDougal Littell, 2004
- Walters school agenda
- Binder paper, pencil, pen, and red pen
- 3-ring binder (separate from all other classes and to be kept on the classroom bookshelf) with the following labeled dividers:
- Actividad Diaria (Daily Activity)
- Hojas de referencia/Apuntes (Handouts/Notes)
- Tareas Corregidas (Corrected Work)
- Pruebas & Exámenes (Quizzes & Tests)
- Diario (Journal)
We greatly appreciate all donations made to our classroom! A voluntary donation of $3.00 is appreciated. Please make checks payable to Walters Junior High School.
Learning a world language involves a great deal of risk-taking, therefore, it is vital to collectively cultivate and maintain a comfortable environment where everyone is able to share willingly. In order to achieve this and maximize students learning, students are expected to
- Show respect.
- Make good decisions.
- Solve Problems.
Appropriate consequences will be given according to the progressive discipline policy outlined in the Walters student agenda.
I will be using School Loop to provide information about student grades and assignments. I will use the automatic calling system Bright Arrow to send phone/email messages when your child misses homework assignments and to convey important class news. I also have an active web page on the Walters School website. All grades will be based on a total accumulation of points in each category: