J. McCollum’s Foreign Language Policies and Expectations
Be prepared - This means that you will be prepared at all times. You will have your homework done. You will keep up with the class, do your classwork and be ready when you are called on. You will be on time.
Be respectful - This means that you will be respectful of your teacher and of your classmates. You will be respectful when someone else is talking. If someone else is talking, you are not. You will be respectful of other people’s property. If it is not yours, do not touch it. You will be respectful of other people’s space. Keep your hands to yourself.
Follow the teacher’s rule - If the teacher asks you to stop doing something, stop. If she asks you to do something, do it. You will follow every reasonable request the teacher makes.
Follow all school rules - This means that all school rules are enforced in this classroom.
Our goal for this year will be improvement of our reading, writing, understanding and speaking of the Spanish language as well as improved knowledge of the cultures of Spanish speaking countries.
Your grade will be based on tests (100), quizzes (10-40), workbooks (10-20), dialogues (10-20), homework (5-10), classwork (5-10), vocabulary lists (15-30), worksheets (10-20), oral presentations (10-50), projects (50) and other assignments. Progress report and 9 weeks grades in Spanish I are weighted. Your Tests are 50%, Quizzes 30% and Assignments 20%. Each nine weeks’ grade will count as 40% of your semester grade. The remaining 20% will come from the semester exam.
All make-up work will be done 0 or G periods in the assigned make-up room. No make-up work will be given during class time. When you return to school, check the board for missed assignments. Then see me to schedule your make-up time.
No locker or telephone passes will be given. Restroom passes are limited to emergencies.
Supplies – All supplies, book and workbook should be brought to class every day!