• Classroom Community Expectations

    Learning a new language is an exciting time!  Students are being introduced to new vocabulary, new cultures, and a brand new way of speaking and listening.  Yet, for many students, this new experience can be a bit scary because they may feel they are stepping outside of their comfort zone.  Students will be trying to pronounce unfamiliar words, and they will be trying to interpret what they hear in a new language.  For this reason, it is important that our classroom have an atmosphere of trust and respesct, so students feel comfortble participating in practice activities.  I expect that all students are willing to try their best.  I do not expect perfection, just their best effort, always.  The more they are willing to try, the more they are going to learn and grow.  In order to meet these expectations, the following are the classroom community expectations: 

    1. Always give your best effort
    2. Be respectful of others:
      • use respectful language in classroom and in online learning platforms.
    1. Arrive to class on time – both in the classroom and online if in quarantine (not sick).
    2. Phones must be put away during class (in locker or bookbag) – If a phone is out, it will be taken for the day and student can pick it up at the end of the school day.
    3. Be prepared with your materials each day – computers need to be charged.
    4. Pay attention and listen to the speaker(s).
    5. NO energy drinks – water/water bottles are fine. You will be asked to dump them if brought into class.
    6. Students will also need to follow social distancing rules, as well as additional precautions set forth from COVID-19.

    3 Strikes – “You’re Out” Policy:

    • If necessary, students will get a “strike” for not meeting the classroom expectations outlined above. If a student receives “3 strikes” within 1 week (Monday-Friday), they will be written up for detention to stay after school with me. 

    Exit Ticket Challenge:

    • Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a weekly “Exit Ticket Challenge” as a reward for their hard work:
      • Students will be entered into a drawing each week upon successful completion (80% or above) of all assigned work for that week (Monday-Friday).
      • Exit tickets are designed to provide students practice with what they have learned in the class.
      • Students can always use their notes when completing exit tickets, so the correct answers will be available for them to look up.

    VERY IMPORTANT - Late/Absent Policies:

    Remote Learners (if in quarantine & not sick):

    • Remote learners will be expected to attend class virtually during their scheduled class time on the day of remote learning if they are in quarantine (not sick):
    • There may be a short exit ticket to complete at home to demonstrate learning from the virtual lesson – exit tickets will be due by 3:00 PM on the day of the remote lesson.

     In-Person & Virtual Learners (in quarantine but not sick):

    • All course work (including, but not limited to: assignments, quizzes, exams, and projects) must be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the teacher and a new due date is established (this new due date will be put in writing by teacher if an extension is made).
    • If a student submits coursework after the due date without having made arrangements with the teacher, a minimum of 10 points/ maximum of 25 points will be deducted from grade.
    • If an assignment is late due to a legal absence, it will be accepted up to 2 DAYS after the due date (unless student is out for an extended amount of time – then we will work together to determine a fair date to submit work).
    • Please note: a zero will be put into the gradebook until the assignment has been turned in to the teacher (this grade is to help remind student that assignment is still due).