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    ! Bienvenidos a mis clases de Espanol  !

     

    Welcome Video 

     

     

     ¡BIENVENIDOS!  Welcome to Spanish I and II students!  

    Ponder  High School — Spanish I, II 

    Course Syllabus 2021-2022

    Teacher: Mrs. Youssef        Phone: 940-479-8382

    Email: ayoussef@ponderisd.net    Conference period: 8th period (1:51-2:39) 

     

    *Parents: please read the corresponding  syllabus with your student then sign and return the last page to Mrs. Youssef by Friday, Agust 16 th, 2021.  This is the first grade of the six weeks!!

    **Every class has a different Syllabus and hard copy of this electronic one are going to be giving to every student  in class!

    *** You need to scroll down to find your corresponding course ( I and II). 

     

      ¡BIENVENIDOS!  Welcome to Spanish I! 

    Ponder High School — Spanish I Course Syllabus 2021-2022

    Teacher: Sra. Youssef                                     Phone:  940-479-8392

    Email: ayoussef@ponderisd.net                   Conference period: 8th period, 1:51-2:39pm

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the Spanish language, as well as the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will have daily assignments, as well as numerous vocabulary and grammar tests. Students will work both individually and in groups to complete daily assignments or dialogues practicing Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Each chapter covers a different element of the Spanish language, such as food, the classroom, and entertainment. Additionally, in each chapter, students learn about different Spanish-speaking countries and regions. There will also be various projects over Spanish-speaking countries, famous Spanish-speakers, etc

     Students will learn to speak, read, write, and understand Spanish through practice, role-playing, conversation and self-expressive projects. Students are expected to participate appropriately and speak Spanish daily in class and are more heavily evaluated on active use of the language. We will also explore various aspects of culture, geography, and history of the Spanish-speaking world.  

    SUPPLIES NEEDED (please bring to class by Monday, August 16):

    **You will need to bring your CHROMEBOOK and HEADPHONES to class every day along with the following:

    • Pencil/pen (bring one to class EVERY day)
    • 1 three-ring binder OR a folder with pockets (bring every day to class)
    • loose-leaf notebook paper OR a spiral notebook (keep in binder and bring every day to class)
    • At least one of the following for classroom use:
    • 1 box of tissues
    • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 
    • 1 package of markers
    • 1 package of index cards
    • 1 package of pencils
    • 1 package of notebook paper
    • 1 package of construction paper
    • Glue sticks 
    • Scissors

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:  I want all students to ARISE to the following expectations…

    A: Accountability = Come to class with all supplies every day, ready to learn, and complete work on time.

    R: Respect = Watch your mouth! Be courteous and respectful to your teacher, classmates, and all property in the classroom.

    I: Involved = Know when to participate in class and when to stay quiet. Use an inside voice.

    S: Safety = Keep hands, feet, and belongings to yourself. No airborne objects in class! Please hand sanitizer before entering the classroom and after touching anything!

    E: Excel = I want you to succeed…ask questions and let me know if you do not understand!

    CONSEQUENCES: Students who choose not to follow these rules will receive consequences, which include but are not limited to: verbal warning, loss of privileges, seat change, parent contact, detention, and/or office referral. In case of a detention, students will receive a detention slip; have it signed by parents and return to Ms. Davis. Detentions will be served in room 123 from 3:30-4:00pm. A skipped or forgotten detention will result in a zero hour detention.

    GRADING:  Grades are according to PISD's scale: A= 90-100, B= 80-89, C= 70-79, F= Below 70

    Grading percentages is based on school policy:

    Summative Assessments (tests, quizzes, projects): 30%

    Formative Assessments (daily grades, participation grades):         60%

    Cumulative Assessments (end of each 9 weeks): 10%

    FORMATIVE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES: This portion of your grade includes listening, reading, writing and speaking activities that take place during class. Students are expected to participate appropriately in class and practice their Spanish daily. Part of this grade will include occasional “participation” grades. Keep this grade up by answering questions, participating in speaking activities, cooperating in group activities, and listening well. 

    CANVAS: All students will be required to use Canvas this year. All assignments and announcements will be posted on Canvas. Most assignments will be required to turn in on Canvas as well. Students need to talk to the teacher if they are not familiar with this educational platform. 

    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Unless specifically instructed by the teacher, students are NOT ALLOWED to use Google Translate or other online translators in class or on homework assignments for Spanish class. Consequences for using Google Translate on Spanish assignments when not specifically instructed include loss of points or an automatic zero, depending on how much Google Translate was used in the assignment (up to teacher discretion). 

    LATE WORK:  Work is due when the bell rings at the beginning of class. Work is considered late if it is not done, forgotten at home, or lost. Work will be considered late if it is turned in after the bell rings at the beginning of class (this includes assignments that are turned in on Canvas). If you have a legitimate excuse for why your work is late, please let me know BEFORE that assignment is due. Campus Late Work Policy:

     

    • Students may turn in an assignment up to 5 school days past the due date. The following grade deductions will apply:
    • 1 day late = Maximum grade 90%
    • 2 days late = Maximum grade 80%
    • 3-5 days late = Maximum grade 70%

     

    MAKE-UP WORK:  When a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with me to obtain and complete make-up work. Students need to check Canvas to see if any online work was assigned. I have absent folders in the classroom with any worksheets/hand-outs given out for each day of the week. It is the student’s responsibility to collect any work they missed from these folders. Students have the number of days absent plus one day to complete all work. Students must make up missed tests, quizzes, listening, and speaking activities after school or during their lunch.  

    TECHNOLOGY:  Students are expected to bring their Chromebook (and headphones) to class every day. We will use them frequently. Cell phones and smart watches will not be allowed in class. Headphones should be stored in backpacks until requested to use. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for cell phones in my classroom. When permission has NOT been given, any cell phone, smart watch, or headphones seen or heard will be TAKEN UP by the teacher. Repeated phone/device usage will result in an office referral (SCHOOL POLICY).

    RESTROOM USE:  As a general rule, students will not be allowed to use the restroom during instruction. If it is an emergency students will be permitted to go.

    CAMPUS POLICY ON RETAKES: 

    Summative and Formative Assessments can be made up:

    1. Original grade must be below an 80.
    2. 80 is the HIGHEST grade that can be achieved on a retake.
    3. Take the retest before or  after school.
    4. Before a retake is made available, the student must remediate the failing grade by coming to tutorials after school and/or doing test corrections to review the content.
    5. The student MUST ASK to retake the quiz or test within a reasonable time frame (72-hour period) after receiving the failing grade. If the student asks to retake after the first 72 hours, no retake will be allowed. Retake must be done while in the same unit of study (one week max).

    TUTORING:

    Tutoring for Spanish 2 is available and encouraged! You do not have to have a failing or low grade to receive tutoring! I would love to help you better understand the difficult concepts taught in Spanish 2. I am available daily after school if you would like help on homework or to study for a test or quiz. I will be available for tutoring Mondays after school from 3:30-4:00pm and Thursdays before school from 7:30-7:56am. 

     

    COVID-19 POLICIES:

    We have many safety guidelines in place that are school-mandated. To find these guidelines, please visit our district website www.ponderisd.net. If your student does not follow these guidelines, a verbal warning will be given, followed by a detention, office referral, and a call home to discuss the matter. Please be aware we expect all students to follow these guidelines for the safety of all students and staff. Masks are optional, but students must still sanitize their hands before entering the classroom and after touching anything in the classroom. 

     

    PARENTS: PHS VIDEO POLICY:  Any movie rated other than “G” requires parent/guardian permission.  Please sign the attached paper if you give your student permission to view a movie that is rated other than “G”.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me; I am happy to give you more information about the movies we will be watching this year.  Thank you!!

     

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    DUE: Monday, Aug. 16         Please keep the attached syllabus for your reference.

    I have read the syllabus and understand the expectations for this class and the consequences if I do not do what is expected of me.

    Student signature: _______________________   Parent signature:___________________________

     

    Parent’s Preferred Contact info: _______________________________________________________________

     

    Occasionally as we study certain units or countries, we watch videos or movies that are related to our content.  My son/daughter IS ALLOWED to watch movies rated other than “G” in Spanish:

     

    PG: ______YES _____NO

    PG-13: ______YES _____NO

       





     

      ¡BIENVENIDOS!  Welcome to Spanish 2! 

    Ponder High School — Spanish 2 Course Syllabus 2021-2022

    Teacher: Sra. Youssef                                     Phone:  940-479-8392

    Email: ayoussef@ponderisd.net                   Conference period: 8th period, 1:51-2:39pm

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the Spanish language, as well as the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will have daily assignments, as well as numerous vocabulary and grammar tests. Students will work both individually and in groups to complete daily assignments or dialogues practicing Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Each chapter covers a different element of the Spanish language, such as food, the classroom, and entertainment. Additionally, in each chapter, students learn about different Spanish-speaking countries and regions. There will also be various projects over Spanish-speaking countries, famous Spanish-speakers, etc

     Students will learn to speak, read, write, and understand Spanish through practice, role-playing, conversation and self-expressive projects. Students are expected to participate appropriately and speak Spanish daily in class and are more heavily evaluated on active use of the language. We will also explore various aspects of culture, geography, and history of the Spanish-speaking world.  

    SUPPLIES NEEDED (please bring to class by Monday, August 16):

    **You will need to bring your CHROMEBOOK and HEADPHONES to class every day along with the following:

    • Pencil/pen (bring one to class EVERY day)
    • 1 three-ring binder OR a folder with pockets (bring every day to class)
    • loose-leaf notebook paper OR a spiral notebook (keep in binder and bring every day to class)
    • At least one of the following for classroom use:
    • 1 box of tissues
    • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 
    • 1 package of markers
    • 1 package of index cards
    • 1 package of pencils
    • 1 package of notebook paper
    • 1 package of construction paper
    • Glue sticks 
    • Scissors

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:  I want all students to ARISE to the following expectations…

    A: Accountability = Come to class with all supplies every day, ready to learn, and complete work on time.

    R: Respect = Watch your mouth! Be courteous and respectful to your teacher, classmates, and all property in the classroom.

    I: Involved = Know when to participate in class and when to stay quiet. Use an inside voice.

    S: Safety = Keep hands, feet, and belongings to yourself. No airborne objects in class! Please hand sanitizer before entering the classroom and after touching anything!

    E: Excel = I want you to succeed…ask questions and let me know if you do not understand!

    CONSEQUENCES: Students who choose not to follow these rules will receive consequences, which include but are not limited to: verbal warning, loss of privileges, seat change, parent contact, detention, and/or office referral. In case of a detention, students will receive a detention slip; have it signed by parents and return to Ms. Davis. Detentions will be served in room 123 from 3:30-4:00pm. A skipped or forgotten detention will result in a zero hour detention.

    GRADING:  Grades are according to PISD's scale: A= 90-100, B= 80-89, C= 70-79, F= Below 70

    Grading percentages is based on school policy:

    Summative Assessments (tests, quizzes, projects): 30%

    Formative Assessments (daily grades, participation grades):         60%

    Cumulative Assessments (end of each 9 weeks): 10%

    FORMATIVE COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES: This portion of your grade includes listening, reading, writing and speaking activities that take place during class. Students are expected to participate appropriately in class and practice their Spanish daily. Part of this grade will include occasional “participation” grades. Keep this grade up by answering questions, participating in speaking activities, cooperating in group activities, and listening well. 

    CANVAS: All students will be required to use Canvas this year. All assignments and announcements will be posted on Canvas. Most assignments will be required to turn in on Canvas as well. Students need to talk to the teacher if they are not familiar with this educational platform. 

    GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Unless specifically instructed by the teacher, students are NOT ALLOWED to use Google Translate or other online translators in class or on homework assignments for Spanish class. Consequences for using Google Translate on Spanish assignments when not specifically instructed include loss of points or an automatic zero, depending on how much Google Translate was used in the assignment (up to teacher discretion). 

    LATE WORK:  Work is due when the bell rings at the beginning of class. Work is considered late if it is not done, forgotten at home, or lost. Work will be considered late if it is turned in after the bell rings at the beginning of class (this includes assignments that are turned in on Canvas). If you have a legitimate excuse for why your work is late, please let me know BEFORE that assignment is due. Campus Late Work Policy:

     

    • Students may turn in an assignment up to 5 school days past the due date. The following grade deductions will apply:
    • 1 day late = Maximum grade 90%
    • 2 days late = Maximum grade 80%
    • 3-5 days late = Maximum grade 70%

     

    MAKE-UP WORK:  When a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with me to obtain and complete make-up work. Students need to check Canvas to see if any online work was assigned. I have absent folders in the classroom with any worksheets/hand-outs given out for each day of the week. It is the student’s responsibility to collect any work they missed from these folders. Students have the number of days absent plus one day to complete all work. Students must make up missed tests, quizzes, listening, and speaking activities after school or during their lunch.  

    TECHNOLOGY:  Students are expected to bring their Chromebook (and headphones) to class every day. We will use them frequently. Cell phones and smart watches will not be allowed in class. Headphones should be stored in backpacks until requested to use. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for cell phones in my classroom. When permission has NOT been given, any cell phone, smart watch, or headphones seen or heard will be TAKEN UP by the teacher. Repeated phone/device usage will result in an office referral (SCHOOL POLICY).

    RESTROOM USE:  As a general rule, students will not be allowed to use the restroom during instruction. If it is an emergency students will be permitted to go.

    CAMPUS POLICY ON RETAKES: 

    Summative and Formative Assessments can be made up:

    1. Original grade must be below an 80.
    2. 80 is the HIGHEST grade that can be achieved on a retake.
    3. Take the retest before or  after school.
    4. Before a retake is made available, the student must remediate the failing grade by coming to tutorials after school and/or doing test corrections to review the content.
    5. The student MUST ASK to retake the quiz or test within a reasonable time frame (72-hour period) after receiving the failing grade. If the student asks to retake after the first 72 hours, no retake will be allowed. Retake must be done while in the same unit of study (one week max).

    TUTORING:

    Tutoring for Spanish 2 is available and encouraged! You do not have to have a failing or low grade to receive tutoring! I would love to help you better understand the difficult concepts taught in Spanish 2. I am available daily after school if you would like help on homework or to study for a test or quiz. I will be available for tutoring Mondays after school from 3:30-4:00pm and Thursdays before school from 7:30-7:56am. 

     

    COVID-19 POLICIES:

    We have many safety guidelines in place that are school-mandated. To find these guidelines, please visit our district website www.ponderisd.net. If your student does not follow these guidelines, a verbal warning will be given, followed by a detention, office referral, and a call home to discuss the matter. Please be aware we expect all students to follow these guidelines for the safety of all students and staff. Masks are optional, but students must still sanitize their hands before entering the classroom and after touching anything in the classroom. 

     

    PARENTS: PHS VIDEO POLICY:  Any movie rated other than “G” requires parent/guardian permission.  Please sign the attached paper if you give your student permission to view a movie that is rated other than “G”.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me; I am happy to give you more information about the movies we will be watching this year.  Thank you!!

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DUE: Monday, Aug. 16         Please keep the attached syllabus for your reference.

    I have read the syllabus and understand the expectations for this class and the consequences if I do not do what is expected of me.

    Student signature: _______________________   Parent signature:___________________________

     

    Parent’s Preferred Contact info: _______________________________________________________________

     

    Occasionally as we study certain units or countries, we watch videos or movies that are related to our content.  My son/daughter IS ALLOWED to watch movies rated other than “G” in Spanish:

     

    PG: ______YES _____NO

    PG-13: ______YES _____NO

       

     

     

  • BIENVENIDOS    HOLA CLASE!

     

    I hope you and your families are doing fine!

    I prepared for you this list of resources that will help you to continue learning Spanish and help you not to forget what you have learned!

    I hope you like them and you keep learning ESPANOL!


    At this time there will be no required assignments for my Spanish Classes.

     

    Also I am including a table with different Sr. Wooly songs that you could do that are appropriate for level 1 Spanish. Also don’t forget our textbook has plenty of resources and our quizlet account too.

    I am using our google classroom website and my school teacher website to provide you with these extra activities. Look in files and folders in the school website and in google classroom in content.

    We hope to say ADIOS al coronavirus soon!

     

    Stay safe, wash those hands, and please contact me via email if you have any questions!

     

     !Hasta Luego!

     

    Ana Laura Youssef

    Spanish I, II  and III teacher.

    Ponder ISD

     

    940-479-8392

    ayoussef@ponderisd.net

    www.ponderisd.net

    "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela