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Tristan Potts

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TRACK LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

TRACK HIGH SCHOOL

SYLLABUS

Spanish 1-Mr. Tristan Potts

Room 101 tristan.potts.ths@gmail.com

 

COURSE:

DESCRIPTION: The students will develop their skills and knowledge of the Spanish language through listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Students will increase their awareness of the customs, arts, literature, history, and geography associated with Spanish speaking countries.

 

SUPPLIES: Notebook, folder, and writing utensils. A Spanish dictionary is recommended as well as a

Chicago Public Library card.

 

SCHOOL-WIDE POLICIES:

-Students need to have their IDs and Student Handbook at all times.

-Cell phones, food or drinks are not allowed in class. (With the exception of water)

-Students need to be on time for class and prepared for the instructional time and activities.

-Tardies will bring down a significant percentage of the total grade.

-Students are expected to complete all the assignments they are given.

-Quality work is expected for every assignment.

-Students must adhere to the Dress Code Policy, and always show appropriate language, manners and behavior at all times.

 

GRADING: 

Tests and quizzes 40%

Participation 10%

Homework 20%

Projects & Presentations 20%

Final Exam 10%

 

GRADING SCALE:

A: 100-90

B: 89-80

C: 79-70

D: 69-60

F: Anything below 60

 

Absence Policy:

Unexcused absences- 3% reduction off final grade

Tardies- 1% reduction off final grade

 

Whats happening this year?

SEMESTER ONE:

    1ST QUARTER:

        Spanish speaking countries, introductions, greetings, alphabet, time, months, days, weather, numbers, likes,

        dislikes, personality traits, class schedule, school supplies, & comparing school experiences.

    2nd QUARTER:

        Describe what you like and don’t like to eat and drink, food groups, eating habits, time, favorite hobbies, places you go and         visit, and with whom you travel.

SEMESTER TWO:

    3rd QUARTER:

        Describe family members and friends, telling someone’s age, talk about the likes and dislikes of others, where you live, your         home, household chores, describe color and fit of clothes, buying clothes, and shopping activities.

    4th QUARTER:

        Describe vacation choices and activities, talk about weather, discuss trips, culture, express opinions about entertainment,         expressing what you have just done, and gestures.

 

CLASSROOM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:

ASSIGNMENTS:

All assignments are due at the beginning of the period when the tardy bell rings. You must write legibly or I will not accept your work. Spiral bound paper will not be accepted. Correct heading is required as follows in the upper right hand corner of your paper or your work will not be accepted:

Name

Class & Period

Date

Assignment Name

 

MAKEUP WORK:

For regular daily assignments you will have two days to makeup your work if your absence is excused. I will not pursue you for makeup work, the responsibility is yours. You may also ask a trusted and responsible classmate for makeup work. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ASK FOR AND COMPLETE MAKEUP WORK EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER CLASS.

 

LATE WORK POLICY:

Late daily assignments and homework will receive a 10% reduction each day. A tardy to class will give you only half credit for your homework from the previous night/week. Projects and other large presentations or assignments will 20% per day up to 2 days. After 2 days, no credit will be given!

 

PARTICIPATION:

You will have numerous opportunities to accumulate participation specific points throughout the school year. I will carry a specific sheet for participation points and inform students when the opportunity to accumulate participation points has begun at a specific time in class. Failure to follow class procedures, arriving tardy or unprepared to class, and other unacceptable behavior will greatly hurt your class participation grade.

 

GENERAL RULES:

-You must be seated and prepared to work once the bell rings

-Bring the required materials to class everyday

-Profanity in any language will not be tolerated

-If you would like to say something, you must raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged by the teacher for permission to speak 

-Respect your teacher and your classmates at all times

-Enjoy your wonderful opportunity to learn Spanish

-Tardies and absences of any nature will impact your ability to be successful in Spanish

-Follow all Track High School dress code rules and regulations

 

"Syllabus Confirmation Slips" will be handed out October 1st and MUST be returned by October 5th

PLEASE SIGN THIS SLIP TO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS SYLLABUS

Thanks!

Mr. Tristan Potts

Track High School

Spanish 1, 2 and 3

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