• Señor Misael Rodriguez

    Spanish T.L. Hanna HS


    Anderson, SC 29621




    ¡Bienvénidos a Español 1!  ¡Es un placer y un honor enseñarles! Welcome to Spanish 1! It is an honor and pleasure to teach you!  The decision to study a foreign language is an exciting and challenging one.  Students who choose to work hard will find their efforts rewarded with improved language skills, as well as an appreciation for a rapidly growing culture in the United States. To help you understand better, what is expected of you and what you can expect from me, I will explain my procedures, goals, and grading system. Each student and his/her parents or guardians should read and understand this package.

    I am excited to have you in my class this year.  Feel free to contact me with any questions, email is the best way to reach me as I periodically check those throughout the day: misaelrodriguez@anderson5.net


    • Course Description

    This course is a communicative approach grammar based structure; it develops a basic proficiency in Spanish and familiarity with the Hispanic/Latino culture through practice in the use of the basic language skills and the acquisition of grammar structures and vocabulary.  The goals of course are to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing competency in Spanish and to strive for a comfortable level of grammar sentencing as parts of the speech in the target language, this will be their biggest challenge in my class and the biggest help to get ready for Spanish II.  Real-life applications with other students and the teacher are stressed as means of proficiency in word structure and communication.  Culture study of Spanish-speaking people helps to make students aware of the current global and historical significance of the language being studied. The culture view helps us understand and answer the why. 


    • Course Goals & Objectives
      • Students will be able to describe and write about all the topics below in present tense by using ending replacements with conjugations according to the subject pronouns.
      • There will be plenty of vocabulary to work with related to these below.
      • Grammar will be the main work of this course, Spanish I. 






    PLEASE: Keep up with your child’s progress in my class by using the Parent Portal, by calling guidance or calling me, do NOT wait until is too late to help your kid.


    Thank You,                 Misael Rodríguez



    Teacher:                                 Señor: Misael Rodríguez

                                                    Email- misaelrodriguez@anderson5.net

                                                    Phone- 864-260-5110 Ext # 85607

                                                    Foreign Language Department


    Available Assistance:            After school, by request.

    Work Make up day:               Friday at 3:40 pm (has to be requested in advance, NOT same day)


    • School calendar (please refer to my website to see calendar)



    Textbook Used:                     Autèntico

    Workbook:                            Autèntico


    Materials Needed:    

    1- Pencils

    2- (1) 1'' binder                                                                                                                                   

    3- Loose paper

    4- 5 dividers is a PLUS


     They will need more materials throughout the year for project assignments, these materials will be requested in advance.





    Grading Components:      


     Non-EOC Course:

    Grades for these courses will be reflective of a student’s level of mastery of the content.


    • 60% - Major Assessments (tests, projects, unit recap, others named major on gradebook.)


    • 20% - Minor Assessments (quizzes, quizlet, worksheets, others named minor on gradebook.) completing these assignments is critical to a student’s success on a major assessment.


    • 10% - Daily grades (classwork, warm-ups, some handouts and anything done on a daily routine basis)


    • 10% - The mid-term exam and final exam will be weighted at 10% each. These exams identify a student’s level of mastery over course of the semester. There will be two in total (semester class), one per quarter.
    • Grade Scale (10 pts)
      • A:  90-100
      • B:  80-89
      • C:  70-79
      • D:  60-69
      • F:  0-59


    • Tardy Policy



    Students who arrive at school for the 1st block at 8:20 or later are considered tardy and must sign-in at the front office.

    These consequences apply if:

    Tardies to 2nd, 3rd, or 4th block

    Students that have already been on campus and are tardy to their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th block class should not be sent to the front office. The following consequences apply:

    1st and 2nd tardies: Warning – teacher contact parents/ guardian.

    3rd Tardy: Teacher assigned detention.

    4th to 7th Tardies: Administration handles the referrals.




    Make up and late Work:      “Students must make plans with me to make up or retake any missed major assessment (such as Tests & Projects) within 5 school days of the absence.  Failure to make up the work as planned with the teacher will result in a grade of -0- for the major assessment. For extenuating circumstances, you must receive an administrator approval. The grade will be recorded as a zero until the work is made up. These majors can only be retake once.

                                                      Minor and class daily work will be accepted late and treated on a day-to-day situation. Students who are present in class at the time the assignment is being done and refuse to work will NOT have the late work benefit.

                                       ALL MAKE UP WORK WILL BE DONE ON FRIDAY AT 3:40 PM .




    Cheating:                   Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.  The students will earn an automatic “0” for the work and will also receive a discipline notice.  Respect of our fellow classmate’s work is required.  Copying of homework is considered CHEATING and will be dealt with accordingly. 


    Absence Policy:         Refer to the School policy.






    Classroom Rules and Consequences





     Classroom rules:


    1. Be in your seat when the bell rings, and ready! (Have your binder, book, workbook, pen or pencil).
    2. Follow warm up procedures. No talking, no walking around, no going back out.
    3. Absolutely NO CELLPHONE, GUM, FOOD OR DRINKS. (Except bottled water).
    4. Pay attention and work only in the Spanish content.
    5. Respect others at all times.
    6. Keep the room as you found it. 
    7. I dismiss you, NOT the bell.


    Consequences for level one offences:


    1. First offence—let the student know behavior is not acceptable.
    2. Second offence—Warning, If stops I will Call the parent and enter it in log entries
    3. Third offense—Out, Referral to administrator; Teacher after school detention and a call home.


    Level II and III go straight to referral and student removal from the classroom by the appropriate administrator.


    Note: If the offenses on level I are to be nonstop in the same class period, step 2 and 3 will no longer take place.




    Hall Passes:

    A hall pass will only be issued when necessary, do all your errands during your own time.




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