¡Bienvenidos a la
clase de español!
Sra. Damaso-Doucete
(Señora D.)
How will I be graded?
•You will earn a variety of
grades, representing a variety
of assessments. These
assessments will include
listening, speaking, reading,
writing, spelling,
participation, memorization,
culture and homework.
How are grades
Secondary LOTE Class Weighting
For on Level courses
Major grades
(test &/0r
Homework and
daily grades
What if I need to turn
an assignment in late?
• The late work policy for preassigned projects and
papers stated in the student
handbook will be followed.
This policy will also include
oral assessments.
What if I need to be
• If you know you’re going to be
absent, ask for work in advance.
Check your student handbook for
the MWHS make up policy. It is
YOUR responsibility to make
arrangements with me. No makeup tests will be given during
What if I want to earn
extra credit?
•Make sure that you
give your best effort
on all assignments.
Deopartment @ MWHS
does not offer extra
credit in any course.
What if I bomb a test?
If you fail a test and would like to
retest, you are more than
welcome! Before being retested,
you will need to attend two
tutorial sessions based on my
tutoring schedule. You have 1
week to complete the tutoring
sessions and the retest.
Please see new Re-testing
What if I don’t understand?
Help, help!! If you find that you
don’t understand a concept or
materials presented in class,
come to a tutorial session.
My tutoring sessions:
Thursday during B Block
and after school
What if I don’t like
speaking Spanish?
• You MUST speak the language.
The best way to learn something
is to do it! Your ‘worst’ Spanish is
better than speaking English in
this class. Mistakes happen and
play a crucial part in the learning
What if I like to share and
collaborate on all of my
• Sometimes two heads are better
than one; however, there are other
times where I need your effort
alone. Do not use on-line
translators, plagiarize or cheat on
an assignment or on an assessment .
You will receive a zero on all
sections of the document.
What happens in the
computer lab?
• We will visit the computer lab
periodically to work on Spanish
language materials and listen to
Spanish audio. You will have
assigned seats and will be
financially responsible for any
damages to your lab station.
What else do I need for
this class?
• You will need a 3 ring binder
• You will also need pencils,
pens, highlighters glue
sticks, notebook paper AND
a red pen for grading.
What do I bring to
class each day?
Be prepared with your
binder, paper, pens,
highlighter, glue sticks and
a pencil.
1. Be in your seat when the bell rings.
2. Have all you materials for class.
3. Rude or inappropriate behavior will
not be tolerated.
4. No food, gum, or drinks.
5. Utilize tutorial time if needed.
How do I pass this class?
•Show up.
•Do your work.
•Pay attention.
How do I get an A in
this class?
• ask good questions when you don’t understand.
• memorize vocabulary promptly.
• listen closely to pronunciation and try to copy the
sounds accurately.
• practice regularly and out loud.
• take every opportunity to speak with “experts.”
• Be willing to look silly and make some mistakes in
order to learn.
• Hablar en inglés.
• Llegar a la clase tarde.
• Tener comida, bebida y/o masticar
chicle durante la clase.
• Ir al armario durante la clase
• Hablar con otros estudiantes
durante la clase sin permiso.
• Usar teléfono o ipod durante la clase.
• Hablar en español.
• Llegar a la clase a tiempo.
• Estar en el asiento cuando la clase empieza.
• Traer los materiales a la clase: libro, libro de
ejercicios, cuaderno, papel y lápiz.
• Entregar la tarea a tiempo.
Mantener una carpeta para la clase de
How do I get one free late
homework pass for the
• Bring one box of tissues
and you will receive a
pass for no late penalty
on one assignment.
How do I get one free late
homework pass for the
• Bring one bottle of germ
ex and you will receive a
pass for no late penalty
on one assignment.
Anything else?
• You, and the attitude
that you bring to
class, play a huge
role in how this
class goes for you.
• Make it a great year!

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español!