Patricia Muro

Phone: 970-348-5508

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Patricia Muro

Classes Taught

Spanish 2

Spanish 4

I.B. D.P. Spanish

 

¡Bienvenidos a nuestro salón!  

"Sé amable siempre que se pueda.  SIEMPRE se puede"  14 Dalai Lama

 

Soy la Profesora Muro.  Me siento muy contenta de compartir el amor a mi lengua nativa y a mi cultura con mis alumnos.  Soy nacida en el gran estado de Sonora, México.  ¡Arriba México! Radiqué en la frontera de Mexcali Baja California/Calexico, Calfornia hasta hace 4 años que nos venimos a vivir a Colorado.   Estudié Español y Antropología en la universidad de California Irvine.  También obtuve una maestría en la Administración Escolar.  En casa vivimos mi marido, Chucho, mis hijas Anna-Claire y Anna-Sophia y nuestra mascota "El Metiche."  Me encanta la música, la comida y el cine internacional.  Mi destino predilecto es la playa.  

 

Espero poder brindarles muchas oportunidades para desarollar sus habilidades en Español.  Prepárense para escribir, leer y hacer presentaciones.  ¡Los espero, a tiempo el lunes, 20 de agosto! 

 

Course Description

 

The primary aim of the IB Programme is to encourage students to gain competence in the Spanish language, with the long-term goal of balanced bilingualism. At the same time aims to encourage in the student a respect for and understanding of the Spanish language and culture.  Each unit of this course will include at least one of the following areas of interaction:

 

Approaches to Learning (ATL) –Aims to help students understand how they learn, know and communicate their understanding.

 

Community and Service – Students learn responsible citizenship and deepen their understanding on our global community.

 

Human Ingenuity – Learn to appreciate and develop in themselves the human capacity to create, transform, enjoy and improve the quality of life.

 

Environments – Aims to develop students’ awareness of their independence with the environment so they understand and accept their responsibilities.

 

Health and Social Education – Aims to develop in students a sense of responsibility for their own well-being and for their physical and social environment.

 

Course Standards

Standard 1- Communication in language other than English

Standard 2- Knowledge and understanding of other cultures

Standard 3- Connections with other disciplines and information acquisition

Standard 4- Comparison to develop insight into the nature of language and culture

 

Objectives-

Oral communication – Understand, interpret and respond to a range of spoken tests

Communicate information, ideas and opinions in familiar and unfamiliar situations

Visual interpretation – Construct meaning from information presented in visual texts

Reading comprehension – Understand and interpret specific information, ideas, opinions and     attitudes presented in written texts.

Writing – Communicate, request, use and understand appropriate register in formal and informal written communications.

 

Text book- IB Spanish B

 

Primary Methods of Instruction

Proficiency-based including- teacher presentations, oral and listening activities, readings in the target language, TPR (Total Physical Response) techniques, individual, pair and group activities and “realia” connected to the Spanish-speaking world.

 

Grading procedure and point scale-

 

Assessments= 20%     Homework- 25%    Informal Assessments 10%    Projects 15%   Final= 15%  Oral Presentations 15%

 

Grading Scale-

 

A= 90-100%            B= 80-89%        C=70-79%      D=60-69%    F= 59 and below

 

EVALUATIONS

 

Tests and quizzes can be made up on excused absences only. The student has one week to make   up any quizzes or tests. For example- If you missed a test given on Monday, you will need to make it up by the following Monday by 3:30 pm. It is the responsibility of the student to see the teacher to take the test. Test must be finished when taken. 

 

PROJECTS

 

May be oral, written presentation and cultural projects. Five points for each day late will be subtracted from total grade. If a student will be absent the day a project is due, a parent/guardian must leave a message at 348-5549 stating a reason why the student does not have the project ready when due. Reasons should be general in nature as privacy should be respected for the student.  Only reasonable excuses will be accepted for exemption of the late policy on projects. A student who was absent the class day before the project was due will need to present  on the day assigned for the entire class.

 

HOMEWORK:

 

It may be written, oral, listening, or a study assignment. 

Late homework:  I will consider homework late when it is not completed in full at the time it is collected or stamped.

The student has 2 school days by the end of the school day (3:15 pm) to turn in late work for half credit. 

Example:  Student does not have homework completed in full  when collected or stamped on Monday. The student will have two school days (by Wednesday/Thursday 3:15 pm.) to turn in for ½ credit. Work not completed at the time that is collected or stamped will not receive full credit.  Work copied when reviewed in class will not receive credit.  If a substitute teacher is in place the policy for late homework will apply the same as explained above.

 

EXTRA CREDIT

Extra Credit points will be allowed on various activities designated by the teacher when the assignment was given.  Please see teacher for individual extra credit projects. There will NOT be extra credit projects accepted the last month of the semester. (December and May) Teacher will announce specific dates.

 

MAKE-UP WORK DUE TO ABSENCE

 

The student is responsible for making up missed assignments as quickly as possible. The make-up time for missed assignments is one day per absent.  Student will receive full credit = excused absences

½ credit= unexcused absences.

 

Example: Student is absent on a Monday, Tuesday counts as one day. Completed work must be turned in the next day, Wednesday/Thursday by 3:15 pm (depending when student has the Spanish class.)  If the student is absent for a long period of time under unusual circumstances, a reasonable amount of time will be agreed upon the teacher and the learner.  The student is responsible for speaking with the teacher and arranging for missing assignments. Work should be placed in baskets marked “TAREA”. Any assignment no placed in these baskets are not the responsibility of the teacher.  The assignments are picked up daily at the end of the school day and stamped with the day they were received.  The policy for make- up work when teacher is absent is the same as stated. Oral homework will not receive credit on unexcused absences.