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7th grade students will learn to conjugate (to change the verb form so that sentences make sense grammatically) at the end of the school year, and 8th grade students will be taught "Ser" and "Estar" (two verbs both meaning "to be") which is very important before entering into High School Spanish! 8th grade students will be participating in a "ME" project/assessment for the Archdiocese of Omaha in the spring, which they will hear about later.
When a student is absent from Spanish class, it is his/her responsibility to see me promptly after they return to school for any notes missed in class and other assignments (which are usually worksheets thus are not online). The Daily Work questions will be posted on my web page after each class (per grade level) has answered them in class, so if you are absent you can find those questions online on my webpage. It is encouraged for Power School to be utilized by the students to "keep up" with their grades, assignments, and missing work. I do write "notes" in Power School as necessary on certain assignments. Study Buddies are great, but unfortunately they are not always reliable, so please check Power School often and/or check with me for any missing assignments or other concerns.
The School Objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to familiarize students with the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking countries of the world, prior to taking Spanish 1 in high school.
The Learning Objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the Spanish language as well as to enlighten students to the values and customs of Spanish speaking cultures.
*NEW ANNOUNCEMENT (2/8/2017)
Google Translate will no longer be allowed for any Spanish assignments from this day forward.
Google Translate will ONLY be allowed during the 8th graders' Archdiocesan Assessments, and for Extra Credit reports on the children's books and on reports over the Spanish speaking countries.
If I suspect that Google Translate has been used on regular Spanish assignments/homework (and it's VERY obvious), that assignment(s) will automatically earn a zero.