Spanish 1 and 2
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive god to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.
REGLAS DE LA CLASE
-Be kind everyone. Practice compassion all the time. If you fail, try again. You have unlimited chances.
-Put away your cell phone, but bring it to class, we will use it. A chrome book/laptop/ipad also works.
-Do not chew gum. Violators of this rule will be prosecuted and the consequences are severe.
-Don't wear your hood up or hat. I like to see your eyes.
-Assume best intentions. We are all doing the best we can, even if our best is not always that great.
-Participate, work hard. Greet your friends and teacher when you come in, smile a lot.
-Bring your materials to class: workbook and Más Práctica
-If you are absent, check the daily update or call a classmate. You are expected to keep up.
-If you are not sure about something, ask.
PARTICIPACION EN CLASE
You can earn a total of 100 points for participating in class each month.
-Share with a partner in Spanish when asked to. Avoid speaking English in class.
-Participate orally by answering questions and echoing.
-Keep up with the written work we do in class. We will work fast, so don't get distracted.
SPANISH 1 and 2 EXAMENES CORTOS
There will be vocabulary pop quizzes for every Etapa. Please always study your vocabulary words.
EXAMENES DE CADA ETAPA
SEPTEMBER 13: Preliminar September Comprehensive Exam
Preliminar September Greetings Project (speaking project)
Unidad 1, etapa 1
Unidad 1, etapa 2
Unidad 1, etapa 3
Unidad 1 COMPREHENSIVE (todas las etapas)
Unidad 1 Fashion Show for Spanish 1 (speaking project)
Unidad 1 Conversation for Spanish 1 and 2 (speaking project)
Unidad 2, etapa 1
Unidad 2, etapa 2
Unidad 2, etapa 3
Unidad 2, COMPREHENSIVE (todas las etapas)
Unidad 3, etapa 1
Unidad 3, etapa 2
Unidad 3, etapa 3
Unidad 3, COMPREHENSIVE (todas las etapas)
Unidad 4, etapa 1
Unidad 4, etapa 2
Unidad 4, etapa 3
Unidad 4, COMPREHENSIVE (todas las etapas)
Unidad 5, etapa 1
Unidad 5, etapa 2
Unidad 5, etapa 3
Unidad 5, COMPREHENSIVE (todas las etapas)
I will post the homework on the board and announce it in class. Homework is not a punishment. It is an opportunity for you to practice what you've learned in class and to create projects that put those language skills to work.