Welcome to Spanish class! The purpose
of this letter is to explain a few policies, requirements and classroom
routines that I have found to be the most useful and successful for Spanish
Mrs. Bonnie Pechulis
Parkville Middle School and Center
1. Learning a foreign language is very different
from other subjects. It relies on a great deal of oral work, in the form
of active participation in class as well as practice at home.
2. Keeping your notebook organized is essential
to good study habits. I will give you the necessary dividers for your Spanish
section of your binder. You do not need a separate binder for Spanish class.
3. The first few weeks will be spent reviewing
last yearís work Ė so donít worry about how much you forgot over the summer!
4. Participation in class is a must! We will have
lots of partner and group work as well as individual. We will also use
the language lab once per week, for which you will receive a classwork
5 . My goal is to incorporate more computer technology
into our lessons this year. For those of you with Internet access at home,
I encourage you to visit my web site:
The foreign language department created the site in
July and we are very excited about the wealth of information on the site.
It will be continually revised throughout the year. We will also do several
class projects using the Web Site as a starting point.
6. Your grade will be determined as follows:
7. Homework is a very important part of your
study of Spanish! I will assign written homework approximately 3
to 4 times a week. It will be your responsibility to copy your homework
in your planner. In addition, my homework will be posted at www.schoolnotes.com/21234/bpechulis.html
(Just type in the zipcode "21234.") It is very important that you orally
review your lesson every night. The more you practice, the better
Spanish speaker you will be!
Tests and Quizzes-25%
NOTE: I do not accept late homework unless you
were legally absent from school! NO EXCEPTIONS!
8. Extra credit to me means "in addition to" not "instead
of." It will be available at the beginning of the term only. I will hand
out some optional assignments during the first week of school. After the
designated due date (probably around interim time), these assignments will
not be accepted. Extra credit cannot be used as a substitute for a missing
9. Please ask questions! I am not always accessible
after class because of floating, but many times I confer with students
on our way to the next class. I am also available during homeroom, lunch
and before and after school. You may also email me at www.schoolnotes.com.
10. Finally, a few common sense rules for behavior
should be followed by all:
Failure to comply with these rules may result in a
conference, parent contact, team conference, after-school detention or
an office referral.
Letís have a successful year!
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