Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Classroom objects quiz.  Your goal should usually be 85%, but this time I have included the additional words that I’m not requiring you to learn for the skill.  Challenge yourself and see how you do.

 

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I am trying to figure out how to take polls and ask questions on this site.  If you are a student, or a parent who wants to help me out, take this one question poll:

 

8 Oct updates: End of semester expectations for Thetford 5/6

We’ve been working on our passports for a little while now.  As the kids demonstrate mastery of the different skills they will be receiving the “stamps” in their books.  This allows them, and me, to check quickly which skills they have and haven’t mastered.  At the end of the semester I will be grading the kids based on two things: class participation and content.

Class participation grades are based on the students’ overall growth and participation in class.  Is the individual student actively engaging in class?  Are they asking for help when they need it?  Are they trying, even if it’s something new and they might make a mistake?  Are they working well independently and with others, without distracting themselves or other?

The content grade will be based on how they are doing with the specific skills we’re discussing this semester.  Below is the list of passport stamps I’d like the students to have by the end of the semester.  I will work with students who were not in Spanish before this year to find appropriate ways to change the list.  I will work with those students individually.  Below are the checklists for the students in 5th and 6th grade who have been in my class for at least the last year.  The students have received a printed version of this checklist and were instructed to hold onto it.  I also walked them through the skills necessary for each stamp and suggested that they check off the skills they’ve already demonstrated.

First semester checklist
6th grade
Colombia
Cuba
Classroom objects (non-passport skill)
Afghanistan
Dominican Republic
Spain
Bolivia
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Perú
Honduras
Paraguay
One geography stamp of your choice
One other Spanish stamp of your choice
2 additional stamps of your choice

First semester checklist
5th grade
Colombia
Cuba
Classroom objects (non-passport skill)
Numbers up to 100 (non-passport skill)
Read syllabically
Afghanistan
Dominican Republic
Bolivia
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Perú
Honduras
Paraguay
One geography stamp of your choice
One other Spanish stamp of your choice
2 additional stamps of your choice

Updates 1 October 2014

The 6th grade passport project is better explained in the Pasaportes tab.  More information for the 5th graders will be up soon.

The curriculum map has been added and some information altered in the información básica tab.

The 3rd-4th grade tab has also received a vocabulary list for this unit.