Instructor: Mr. Garcia                                                         Email:

Course Title: Spanish                                                           K-8        Room 15



Hello everyone and welcome to the 2014-15 school year. I am pleased to be entering my first year here are St. Vincent Ferrer. This year I will be teaching Spanish K-4th once a week and Spanish 5th – 8th four days a week. I have six years of teaching experience at the high school level and plan on infusing my experience and energy here at SVF.


Class Materials:

–          IPad (5th – 8th) and spiral notebook (K-8) that will be used for classroom notes

–          Additional materials will be necessary throughout school year


Spanish K-4th

Students will be meeting with me once a week. We will create a foundation of Spanish concepts, focusing on vocabulary, colors, numbers, basic greetings, simple conversational Spanish and culture. Students will be graded on participation, effort and completion of work.


Spanish 5th -8th

Students will be meeting with me four days a week. I am excited to announce that we be using a new etext book that will cover basic instruction for 5th and 6th grade. The etext book will also prepare our 7th and 8th graders. The goal is by the end of 8th grade all students will have completed the equivalent to a high school Spanish I level. This will include students communicating effectively and correctly through the use of grammar, vocabulary and oral practice. Students should be prepared to learn the history and culture of where Spanish is spoken.


Homework, Quizzes, Exams, Projects:

Students will be measured by the quality of homework assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, oral practice and participation. Homework by far is the most important content to this course, so make sure all homework assignments are completed. Homework assignments will be verbally announced in class and posted on the chalkboard. Participation points and rules will be discussed on the first day of school. The grade scale will be as described in the St. Vincent Ferrer Handbook. All material will be on a point system using the following


Based on:

Homework                                          10 pts

Quizzes/Oral Presentations                 10 – 30 pts

Exams/Projects                                    25 – 100 pts

Participation/Vocabulary Bank           10 pts


I look forward to meeting and greeting all of the families here at St. Vincent Ferrer School. I am also excited to teach the students this 2014-15 school year and watch their growth. My email is listed above please feel free to contact me if need be.

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