Mayra Falcon

Mayra Falcon

OVERVIEW

Mayra Falcon
mfalcon@keeneisd.org
817-774-5237

Conference Time:  9:00-9:45 a.m.

Teaching Certificate

ABOUT ME

Greetings to all! I look forward to this 2018-19 school year.  I believe it’s going to be a wonderful year with lots of fun things to learn and do.  It’s always fun to learn a new language and expand your options as it opens lots of doors to make new friends and communicate better with society.  

SYLLABUS – SPANISH II  

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I using a more advanced level of the four basic communication skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be provided with instruction that teaches a basic understanding of Spanish culture, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts.

Topics of study will include but not limit to the following:

  • What you do in school (Describe classroom objects and activities)
  • Talk about things you do after school (extracurricular activities)
  • Daily routines and getting ready to go out
  • Describe clothing and fashion (Talk about going shopping)
  • Give directions for getting to places
  • Discuss childhood toys and games and discuss what you were like as a child
  • Describe holiday celebrations (Talk about your family and relatives)
  • Discuss emergencies, crises, rescues, and heroic acts
  • Describe an accident scene
  • Talk about what you saw on television
  • Talk about food and cooking
  • Discuss food and outdoor cooking
  • Talk about visiting an airport (Plan for a trip to a foreign country)
  • Things to do on vacation

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Use the Spanish language to communicate orally/written in the classroom setting as well as in the real world setting. To learn and understand various Spanish speaking cultures.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. To complete and turn in all assignments on time.
  2. Define and spell vocabulary words.
  3. To participate in class (ex: by reading aloud and translate/define vocabulary).
  4. Quizzes –will mainly be vocabulary words and they need to be written in Spanish and English. Spelling/Definition Quizzes are announced with plenty time to study.
  5. Tests- Each chapter will be followed by a chapter test. Test reviews will be given before every test.
  6. Projects – They will be valued as a quiz grade.

LATE WORK POLICY

  • If you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to collect the assignments you missed.
  • Any missed work due to an excused absent will not be considered late if made up accordingly with the late work policy as follows:
  • You will have as many days as you missed to make up an assignment as long as it’s an excused absent. (If you miss 2 class periods for sickness, you will have 2 class periods to make up the work.)
  • If you miss a test, you must consult with your teacher to agree on a makeup date and the test might be a different version of the test.
  • Any unexcused late work will only be worth 70%. Don’t let this 70% discourage you from completing your late work any percent is better than a zero.

GRADING SCALE

Daily Assignments/Homework  40%   Participation  10%   Quizzes 15%    Tests 25%   Projects 10%

Class Expectations Regarding Classroom Management:

  1. Demonstrate a positive attitude toward school in general and in this class.
  2. Treat the instructor, guests, substitute teachers and fellow students with courtesy. This means listening whenever another person is speaking. No talking when I am talking, PLEASE.
  3. Body language should indicate attentiveness and willingness to work.
  4. Questions on content and process, when expressed courteously (preferably if you raise your hand), are always appropriate.
  5. Questions on a personal issue or matter relating to your grades, behavior, or personal needs are not to be discussed in class. These personal issues or matters should be taken care of with your teacher after class or during the teachers planning period.
  6. When the bell rings be in your seat with your textbook, assignments, notes, writing instruments, etc.. If you are tardy, quietly come into the classroom and report to me your reasons for being tardy after instruction.
  7. Forgetting your textbook, pencils, notes, assignments, etc. is a normal understandable matter if it occurs once or twice during the semester. If it becomes a habit it’s unacceptable. Do not interrupt class by lamenting this issue. If forgetting your class tools becomes habit it will end up in a disciplinary office referral.
  8. Assignments/projects must be prepared and turned in on time, labeled properly and meet minimum requirements.
  9. Each person’s grade is earned. Not one is “given a grade.”
  10. Help is always available during advisory or after school.

There are probably questions that you may want to ask, please ask them by contacting me at (817) 774-5237 or email me at mfalcon@keeneisd.org.

I look forward to a having you in class and having a very educational and fun year.

CLASSROOM RULES SUMMARY

  1. Respect the teacher, other students, and property.
  2. Bring your book and materials to class.
  3. Follow directions the first time they’re given. If you need help raise your hand.
  4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. No cursing, teasing, or bullying.

CONSEQUENCES

  • 1st offense in a week – verbal warning
  • 2nd offense in a week –  may be a disciplinary referral to the office
  • If your 1st offense is disruptive and offensive to the classroom, Mrs. Falcon may ask you to go to the office.

MATERIALS/SUPPLIES NEEDED

Notebook paper; pen; pencil; and a folder to keep your Spanish papers in throughout the year.

By signing below you indicate that you have read this carefully, understand its contents, and agree to the information presented therein.

__________________________________      ____________________________________

Student Signature                                                     Parent Signature

SYLLABUS – ESL

COURSE DESCRIPTION

E.S.L. will introduce students to the English language using the four basic communication skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be provided with instruction that teaches a basic understanding of the English culture, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts. It includes skills such as understanding and giving descriptions, directions, and explanations, and listening for main ideas. Conversation conventions are practiced as well as non-verbal communication skills.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVE
 
To use the English language to communicate orally/written in the classroom setting as well as in the real world setting. To learn and understand the English speaking cultures.
 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
 
  1. To complete and turn in all assignments on time.
  2. Define and spell vocabulary words.
  3. To participate in class (ex: by reading aloud and translate/define vocabulary).
  4. Quizzes –will mainly be vocabulary words and they need to be written in English. They will be announced if it’s a spelling/Definition Quiz.
  5. Tests- Each chapter will be followed by a chapter test. Test reviews will be given before every test.
  6. Projects – They will be graded as a quiz.

LATE WORK POLICY

  • If you are absent for any reason, it is your responsibility to collect the assignments you missed.
  • Any missed work due to being absent with an excused reason will not be considered late if made up accordingly with the late work policy as follows:
  • You will have as many days as you missed to make up an assignment as long as it’s an excused absent. (If you miss 2 class periods for sickness, you will have 2 class periods to make up the work.)
  • If you miss a test, you must consult with your teacher to agree on a makeup date and the test might be a different version of the test.
  • Any unexcused late work will only be worth 70%. Don’t let this 70% discourage you from completing your late work any percent is better than a zero.

GRADING SCALE

  • Daily Assignments/Homework = 45%
  • Oral/Classroom participation = 15%
  • Quizzes/Tests = 30%
  • Rosetta= 10%

CLASS EXPECTATIONS REGARDING CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

  1. Demonstrate a positive attitude toward school in general and in this class in particular.
  2. Treat the instructor, guests, substitute teachers and fellow students with courtesy. This means listening whenever another person is speaking. NO TALKING WHEN I AM TALKING, PLEASE. Body language should indicate attentiveness and willingness to work.
  3. Questions on content and process, when expressed courteously (preferably if you raise your hand), are always appropriate. Questions of a personal nature relating to grading, behaviors, or personal needs are private conversations between the student and the teacher. These should be asked outside of class.
  4. When the bell rings you should be in your seat with your textbook, assignments, notes, writing instruments, etc.  If you are tardy, quietly come into the classroom and report to me your reasons for being tardy after instruction.
  5. Forgetting your textbook, pencils, notes, assignments, etc. is a normal, understandable accident if it occurs once or twice during the semester. More often (habitual) is unacceptable. Do not interrupt class by lamenting this problem. If it become a habit not to bring your class tools it can end up in a disciplinary office referral.
  6. Assignments/Projects must be prepared and turned in on time, must be labeled properly and must meet minimum requirements.
  7. Each person’s grade is earned. Not one is “given.”
  8. Help is always available. You may ask to come to my class during advisory or after school for additional help when not understanding your assignment or making up an assignment/test.
  9. There are probably questions that you may want to ask, please ask them by contacting me at (817) 774-5237 or email me at mfalcon@keeneisd.org.
  10. I look forward to a having you in class and having a very educational and fun year.

By signing below you indicate that you have read this carefully, understand its contents, and agree to the information presented therein.

 

____________________________________      ____________________________________

Student Signature                                                           Parent Signature