Spanish Middle School

Welcome to My Spanish Class:

Hello! My name is Nelida Prokopczuk.

I'm excited to be your child’s Spanish teacher this upcoming 2021 -2022 school year.

I am positive that we will have a wonderful and exciting time at Water of Life Christian School and I look forward to working together as a team with you and your child this year.

It is my goal to develop a classroom learning environment where students grow spiritually, academically, and sociably.

My goal as a teacher is to help each child achieve their goals as a student of Spanish by learning, speaking, writing and using Spanish correctly. I will encourage children to increase their vocabulary in Spanish so their desire to read in Spanish will grow.

Curriculum:

Unit 1: Mexico: Vocabulary,Grammar and Culture:

  • Vocabulary: people,people characteristics,family,states and conditions.

  • Grammar: Subject pronouns, adjectives,pronouns,verb: ser and estar.

  • Culture:cultural map, deserts and cities , population.

Unit 2: Puerto Rico: Vocabulary,Grammar and Culture:

  • Vocabulary: The house,furniture and activities.

  • Grammar: Nouns, articles,regular and infinitive verb,verb haber ( to have)

  • Culture: Map and cultural places, the dances.

Unit 3: Guatemala: Vocabulary,Grammar and Culture:

  • Vocabulary: The shopping center and clothing.

  • Grammar: types of adjectives: comparative and demonstrative, verb: ir (go) and gustar (to like)

  • Culture: Cultural map, places and important people,dance.

Unit 4: Perú: Vocabulary, Grammar and Culture:

  • Vocabulary: Foods and beverages, stores,

  • Grammar: adverbs of quantity, direct and indirect pronouns,verb: querer (want)

  • Culture: The Incas culture, Cultural map, places.

Spelling list:

Each week students will be given a list of spelling words in which they will be tested on. Every week, students will practice and use in classwork activities. I encourage students to practice their spelling list at home because they will be tested on it Friday.


Classroom management:

My philosophy is to instill the basic skills needed to foster and create a safe learning environment while encouraging responsibility. I will hold students accountable for maintaining appropriate behaviors and following classroom rules. Students are expected to follow the agreed upon rules and procedures. I believe that every student deserves an opportunity to improve their behavior and have a great day at school.

Expectations:

1. Listen when others are speaking and wait for your turn to speak.

2. Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself at all times.

3. Come to class prepared and ready to learn.

4. Be respectful of school, church and personal property.

5. Come to class everyday with a positive attitude!

6. Always give your full attention and effort.

Rewards for positive behavior may include:

  • A ticket to redeem in my treasure book once a week

  • Verbal affirmation

  • Homework pass (equal 5 tickets).

If you misbehave 2 or more times in class, you owe me one ticket.


Supplies:

  • For keep all the classwork activities the student are going to need:

1 binder 11/2 in (any color) with the name on it.

1 folder for Spanish homework.

Homework:

No homework for first week of school.

Homework Policy:

There will be weekly homework pages. Homework is given to reinforce concepts taught in class, and to encourage academic growth. Most homework assignments will be a review and not frustrating/difficult. The homework the following week as the schedule is. Your child will receive a grade for his/her homework, so please remind your child to complete and return homework daily and due clean and neatly. Another part of the students’ homework is to read for 10 minutes every day.

Reading Log:

Students will be expected to read to an adult daily for 10 minutes each day from Monday to Friday and complete in their reading log the book title, pages read, and obtain a parent initial. By reading with your child daily, this will enable your child to increase in vocabulary, fluency, accuracy, and comprehension.

Grading Policy:

Students will be graded in all core subjects based on the given rubric:

Tests= 40%

Quizzes= 30%

Classwork/projects= 20%

Homework/welcome work= 10%

Books and resources:

For Spanish Classes we are going to implement :

"Descubre el Español con Santillana Usa". This program makes language-learning a cultural adventure.

Each of the six levels introduces two characters from the U.S. who travel through Spanish-Speaking Countries including: México, Argentina, Perú, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, etc and study their cultures, traditions, food, important people along with the vocabulary.

The program's specific objectives are to introduce students to Hispanic and Hispanic American culture, to foster a positive toward language learning, and to provide a solid foundation for basic communication skills.