Andrew Noelle, Spanish 2

 
¡Bienvenido!
Updated: 2/28/2024

We have been learning words for the city and using commands to get around to different places. With about a week left in 3rd Quarter, we are discussing our improvement with our personal goals. Soon, we'll learn words for around the house. If you have any questions, please stop by and speak with Sr. Noelle.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are on March 18th, but feel free to communicate or meet with me any time! If you would like to schedule an in-person meeting or if you prefer a virtual meeting, please email Sr. Noelle ([email protected]) and we can schedule a time. It's fine to meet just to check-in about your child or to discuss a concern.
 

There is a cultural opportunity taking place this summer from June 28-September 29, 2024, at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville. It features Chicano art from from 1960s to now. Click here for more information. 

Friendly reminder: if you wish to remediate an assignment, you must turn it in the next class for an opportunity for maximum benefit for your grade; otherwise, you must do more than the initial remedial request. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me or stop by and talk.

Something fun and immersive: if you have Netflix, check out You vs. Wild with Bear Grylls. It's an interactive show where you make decisions about what to do next in order to survive. You can change the audio and subtitles to Spanish! It's a fun activity to help you with understanding the language and learning some new words and phrases.
 
 
If you need some help with Spanish, sign up for a tutoring session with an upper-level Spanish student by using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D44A8AA2DABF94-spanish1
 
 
Seal of Biliteracy Information -- attend an informational meeting Thursday, Oct. 12th at 3:15 in Room #221 to learn more about this prestigious award.  Contact Ms. Dixon if you have any questions.  
 
 
Grades will be shown in Skyward on a range from 0-5, graded from a rubric, and each item listed pertains to a different category that makes up the Unit Grade. There is a range of an A based on quality of work and effort: if a student gets all 5s and no more than one 4, then it's a 100%; if a student gets 4s and 5s and no more than one 3, then it's a 96%; and, if a students gets more than one 3, then it's a 93%. Remediation to improve understanding (and therefore the grade) is always welcome! If a student has 2s or 1s, then the student has a B (86%) or C (76%) or lower, depending on how many and how low the grades are. 
In short, Contract Grading benefits the student because it rewards the learning process rather than penalizes for mistakes. It greatly reduces stress and anxiety, and the student can focus on learning rather than on points or a final grade. If you have questions, please email me!
Here is a table that explains what the numbers in Skyward represent. 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

COMMUNICATION

ASSESSMENTS

PROJECTS

5

STRONG

A

Completed on time, every time, with thoughtful responses, making corrections in class

Engage others, bring materials, minimal departure from classroom

All correct responses on quizzes, few or no errors on writing and speaking exam

Completed and submitted by due date, outstanding quality and creativity

4

GOOD

A

Completed on time, every time, making corrections in class

Normally engage other, bring materials, minimal departure from classroom

90-95% on quizzes, some consistent errors on writing or speaking exam

Completed and submitted by due date, good quality and creativity

3

FAIR

A

Completed on time, all responses minimally completed, making corrections in class; incomplete but creative make-up is shown the next day

Generally engage others with some hesitation, bring materials almost every day, some pattern of departure from classroom

80-85% on quizzes, consistent errors on writing or speaking exam; remediation completed

Completed and submitted by due date, proficiency demonstrated; late submission with written and signed explanation

2

WEAK

B

Incomplete, some corrections are made; no creative make-up is shown (yet)

 

Wait for engagement from others or conversing in English, sometimes does not bring materials, pattern of classroom departure

70-75% on quizzes, profound errors on writing or speaking exam; remediation is assigned and not turned in (yet)

Incomplete or not submitted by due date, consistent errors; not yet submitted with written and signed explanation

1

POOR

C

Incomplete and some spaces are blank, corrections aren’t made; no creative make-up is shown

Not engaging with others or off topic, missing materials or leaving textbook at home repeatedly, depart from classroom daily

50-65% on quizzes, grave errors on writing and speaking exam; remediation is assigned and not turned in

Incomplete or not submitted by due date, multiple errors; not submitted with written and signed explanation

0

UNACCE PTABLE/ MISSING

Answers spaces are blank, or assignment is not present

Does not respond, missing materials or textbook, daily departure from classroom, keeping phone on self

≤50% on quizzes; incomprehensibility on writing and speaking; in-person remediation is assigned

Incomplete or not submitted by due date, generally wrong; not submitted with written and signed explanation

 
 
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