¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! I am excited to have your child in my class and am planning for a successful school year. Over the course of this class, I look forward to getting to know your child and his/her interests. I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend Open House on September 4th (Tuesday) at 5pm, as I am eager to meet you face-to-face and to discuss the course and my expectations. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

My goals are for your child to develop confidence in Spanish, to have a challenging and fun year, and hopefully to continue using and developing his/her skills in Spanish in future years. Throughout the year, I welcome your suggestions for how we can work together to help your child meet these goals. Please be sure to read the “Class Policy” that I gave to the students. The document gives an overview of the class and outlines important policies. Additional information and resources can be found on my website.

As we begin the year, here are some tips for you to help your child be successful in Spanish class:

Make sure that the homework is attempted every night. If there is no formal homework assignment, students should at least review their notes from class that day.

Encourage students to start studying early for tests and quizzes. They know when they have a quiz or test several days beforehand. Similarly, encourage students to begin work early on projects and other long-term assignments. I post the due date for these assignments on the iCal well in advance.

Encourage students to come and speak with me at any point if they are experiencing difficulty with the subject. I am available most days at lunch and after school. I am also often available during my planning period (3rd block). The World Language Department has a tutoring schedule that your student is aware of and he/she can tutor with any Spanish teacher to receive credit for that session.

Encourage students to study and review Spanish with a friend whenever possible.

Be proactive in helping your child find ways to use Spanish outside of school (DVDs, the Internet, music, radio, restaurants, travel, language camps, etc.).

Finally, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, please continually reinforce with your child that there is a direct correlation between their level of effort and their level of success. You can monitor your student’s academic progress in the class by visiting Angel (and / or their blog).

    Sign into Angel so you can check your students’ assignments and grades.

    ✴Go to http://angel.mgsd.k12.nc.us/default.asp

    ✴Log in using your student’s information (NCWISE number & password).

    ✴If you don’t have their login info, click under the login info on the link that says “Request a Mentor Insight Window account”

    ✴Fill out the information with your information at top and your students’ login (NCWISE number).  Your login info will be mailed to you once its been validated.  If you need your student’s NCWISE, number, email me and I will provide it to you.

    ✴Once you have logged in via a student or a mentor account, you can access the resources posted in the class, and check your students’ grades at any time, even if your student changes their password.  If you need help navigating around or finding information, please contact me; I’m happy to walk you through it.

Your input is extremely helpful, so if any of you are native speakers or would like to come speak to the class about some topic, I would love to have you come. Also, if you have any supplies or materials that you don’t use that you think would be helpful for the class (dry erase markers, Kleenex, glue, construction paper, posters, dictionaries, etc.), please donate them! If you have any questions or if you need to contact me, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. Thank you for your support!


Sra. Jiménez

Es un placer


Violeta Parra (1917-1967)

Gracias a la vida que

me ha dado tanto.

Me ha dado la risa

y me ha dado el llanto...

My thanks to life

for all it has given me.

For all the laughter

and the tears

I have lived...

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