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Syllabi Update - Proficiency Based

I started to make a To-Do list for the beginning of this year. It started out with 4. I now have 10. I'm sure you know exactly how I feel, right? This year I am making the switch to a full proficiency based classroom! I'm a bit nervous (& excited), but I've been trying to slowly transition my jr. high students to this for a few years now. With our cooperating HS officially changed over, it's time! Because of this, I have created new syllabi.

Many of my ideas came from Throw Away Your Textbook's & Mis Clases Locas' posts about their syllabi. Without these ladies, I'm not sure I would be where I am with my classes & proficiency. So, MUCHAS GRACIAS! :) It's hard being at a jr. high (Novice) level, & being such a small department. That being said, I did get together with the other Spanish teacher from the other jr. high in our district (It's just us 2!) to plan. I may be making some adjustments to my 1st week plans, we shall see.

I made some changes to my grade book this year! I'm excited to see how this works. I can tell a parent, "Juan is lacking in his speaking skills. This is what he can do to improve..." I really think this layout is nice and easy for the jr. high level students. Please leave me a comment for any feedback/questions.



*Side note- How the heck do I embed a pdf from my Google Drive into my blogger?! any tech advice would be greatly appreciated. :)



Also, just read Sara's post at Musicuentos about her homework. I'm definitely looking to utilize this in our classroom this year. Well, let's enjoy our last week of feeling like normal people before the craziness of school begins! LOL!

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  1. Hi, I really love all your ideas. I was searching for the Introduction to Spanish form to download and edit. Do you have this available anywhere? Thanks! You can e-mail at miranda.ross@gcisd.net -Miranda

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  2. Miranda,

    Thank you so much for the compliment! If it wasn't for this blog world, I wouldn't have 1/2 the ideas that I do. Since most of it is a mixture of some of Throw Away Your Textbook's & Mis Clases Locas I didn't post the exact form. I'd be happy to email this to you. Thanks for reading!

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