Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Welcome to Spanish Class. I'm Ms. Laura Windish and I teach levels I through IV at EHS. My degrees are in Spanish and Marketing from the Univerity of Texas El Paso and I have a Masters in Spanish from the University of California Santa Barbara. I have traveled to many Spanish speaking countries and taken students on several trips. I hope you have a very successful time in Spanish class.
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1st hour Spanish I
2nd Spanish IV
3rd hour Spanish II
4th hour Free hour
5th hour Spanish III
6th hour Spanish I
7th hour Spanish II
8th hour 2nd semester freshman study hall
Spanish I--IV/Room 208
The following handout contains basic information and rules for the upcoming year. If necessary, it is subject to change. This is also found on the school’s website.
GRADES--Your grades are based upon: homework, quizzes, chapter tests, projects and class participation.
School’s grading scale:
All Spanish I--IV students will take a comprehensive semester exam at the end of each semester. This exam counts 20% of the semester grade. I do not give final exams early. If you miss the exam in December, you will have to make it up after Christmas vacation. If you miss the exam in May, you will have to make it up in the summer. Finals are important and so is your attendance --so plan to be here.
****All assignments can be found on my calendar on my site/school’s website.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS--NOT ACCEPTED. In order to get credit, you must have your work with you in class when it’s due---not at home or in your locker. ALL work can be found on the calendar located on my website with the school.
Spanish I and II (non-weighted classes) Any incomplete/late assignment (not done or left at home) is expected to be completed until done. If work is turned in within one day, you will receive 65% AT MOST (minus any points deducted for mistakes). Students will make up incomplete work during lunch intervention until the work is done. Any incomplete work not made up will result in a ZERO. Work left in your locker may be retrieved but you'll be issued a tardy. If you are absent, it’s your responsibility to find out what you missed. I post all assignments for the week on my calendar site. Likewise, if you miss class due to any other absence such as a field trip, prearranged appointment or sports, you must turn in work and take any necessary quiz/test prior to going. If you do not, you will do it during a lunch intervention. If you return to school later in the day after missing this class, you will need to check the calendar on my site to see what your homework is and turn in your work due for that day. It’s up to you to talk to me if you are in need of an extension.
Spanish III and IV(weighted classes) NO late work will be accepted. Late work will result in 0 credit. Failure to follow these guidelines will hurt your grade. Be responsible, please.
SEATING CHART--Please be in your assigned seat and ready for class when the bell rings. If you are not, you are late and will be issued a tardy.
In general, you will be given extra time at the end of class to begin assignments and get extra help. If you need additional help, I’m available before and after school and during periods_4__ and _8___. Make up quizzes/tests will be done before/after school or 8th hour.
CLASSROOM RULES and Suggestions for Success
1. Be on time, have your work and be prepared.
2. NO gum, food or drinks in my classroom or hall. Water is the exception.
3. Book covers are required.
4. Be kind to others and be patient with yourself--no one is perfect!
5. Spanish II, III, IV need dictionaries.
6. If you have a problem or concern, I can’t help unless you talk to me.
See me for extra help or let me help you find a tutor.
7. Have good attendance.
8. Save vocabulary lists, worksheets and reviews in a folder to help you study for semester exams.
9. Absolutely no phone usage in class. Phones will be confiscated if students are using them. The student will also be issued a detention.
10. Students are expected to adhere to iPad policy. If you do not, you will not be allowed to use your iPad in my class. iPad are a privilege--one that should be respected.