Willkommen in Deutsch I!. Frau Spampinato Room 210. Syllabus. Course Description D esigned to introduce you to the basics of the German language. P roficiency in the language is the focus.
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1. 3 RING BINDER
2. 6 divider tabs
3. Loose-leaf paper-No spiral notebook paper, please!
4. Blue or black pens and a colored pen for corrections—no pencils!
5. A highlighter
6. 1 Bound/marble composition notebookfor journals—no spirals, please!
7. INDEX CARDS—You will be required to make vocabulary flashcards for each chapter; this will be part of your homework when we begin each unit. Please have at least 100 index cards ready at home to make flashcards for each unit.
8. 2 boxes of tissues, or 2 rolls of paper towels—for the first week of school, donated to the classroom.
1. BE ON TIME FOR CLASS!
2. COME PREPARED WITH MATERIALS.
3. PARTICIPATE AND ASK QUESTIONS.
4. FOLLOW ALL SCHOOL AND CLASS RULES.
5. TURN IN ALL ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME!
6. DO YOUR BEST WORK AT ALL TIMES!
HW will be assigned every class day with few exceptions. It is always due the very next class day, unless otherwise noted. Homework is posted on the white board in class and should be written down daily.
Tests & Quizzes (45%)
Students should expect quizzes once or twice a week. Chapter tests will cover chapter material, and will usually contain a listening, reading, writing, and speaking section. Quizzes will generally be shorter, and will assess particular skills; i.e. vocabulary, grammar, or listening comprehension.
Listening/Speaking Assessments and Assignments/Projects (30%):
Occasionally students will receive specific listening or speaking assessments—these may be unannounced and done periodically throughout the semester. These include listening segments that correspond to the video series accompanying Deutsch Aktuell I and correspond to our lessons. Assignments in this category include all other papers, projects, presentations, notebook checks, and journals. This includes “Mini-projekte” that we do during class time and which may be taken home for completion.
In the first quarter we will have a midterm;
in the second quarter we will have either a test or a project.
REMEMBER, I DO NOT GIVE OUT GRADES--YOU EARN THEM!!
All work is due on the due date! No excuses!
No late assignments will be accepted for credit,
Unless you have an excused absence.
HOWEVER, if you were in school the day an
assignment was assigned, it is due immediately
upon your return. See the absence policy for
** ALL PROJECTS AND MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS WILL DROP A LETTER GRADE FOR EVERY DAY LATE.
These types of assignments are usually worth 100 points or more.
1st—consult HW board
2nd—consult with classmate or team member
3rd—ask me either before school or during lunch or after school for work—do not interrupt the class!
4th—schedule an apt. to make work up during Smart Lunch; freshmen—Wolverine Watch. You have as many days to make assignments up as you were absent, unless you knew you were going to be absent ahead of time.
CLASS OR PASS! Must have signed Sweeper Pass if you are late,
or a Common Pass if it is excused!
CONSEQUENCES FOR BEING LATE: ON TIME, IN TIME, OR
YOUR TIME!! START ON TIME—SEE SCHOOL POLICY!
COMPLY OR GOOD-BYE!—Non-negotiables are in effect.
***Remember—no electronic devices are to be used during
instructional time unless given express permission by me!!
1. Show Respect to All People, including all school property.
2. Follow Instructions The First Time They Are Given.
3. Have Materials Out & Be Ready To Work When You Come In.
4. Raise Your Hand & Wait For Permission to Speak.
5. No Put-Downs!
YES!! Sealed Container!
Included, but not limited to—verbal
warning/student/teacher conference, ISS,
Teacher ASD, administrative referral,
contact/conference with parent/guardian,
*Students caught chewing gum:
First offense…….Verbal Warning, gum must be
Second, Third, and Subsequent
offenses…..½ hour G.A.S.D., to be served either
during SMART LUNCH OR AFTER SCHOOL—
students must clean desks.
G.A.S.D. not served? Deduct Points.
15-15 minute rule
Students are expected to use the
bathroom before class.
Each student will receive 3 "free" bathroom
passes each quarter, which can be redeemed
should an emergency arise.
These are to be used at your discretion and must
not be lost. You are responsible for holding on to
your bathroom pass.
You will not be allowed to go to the bathroom
without this pass.
Extra help and test/quiz make-ups
are available during my SMART
LUNCH tutorial sessions—Tuesdays
B, Thursdays A.
Freshmen students should see me to
find out which day after school
they can come; my schedule after
school varies;Wolverine Watch.
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an awesome year!!!!!!!!!!!