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About Me

  • I have been teaching for 20 years, all in Spring Branch ISD. I taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade for 7 years and then have been teaching Spanish 7th and 8th grade at Spring Forest for the last 14 years.
  • I graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in languages.

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Patricia Suess

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 Spanish 1, 2 and 2 Native Speakers

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Spanish 1 (7th and 8th grade) Students will learn basic spoken Spanish: the alphabet, greetings, numbers, colors, common nouns, conversational expressions, the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs, and cultural information. Spanish 1 is a pre-requisite for Spanish 2. This is a high school level class and students will receive one year of high school credit upon successful completion.
Spanish 2 (8th grade) Students will continue to build vocabulary, become more proficient in speaking, reading and writing. The grammar focus will be the two past tenses (preterite and imperfect). This is a high school level class and after successful completion, students will earn their second high school credit.
Spanish 2 Native Speakers (6th grade DL) The focus in Spanish for native speakers is on reading, writing, listening and oral skills. Students will be expected to speak, read and write in Spanish. We will also focus on Hispanic culture and world events involving Spanish speaking countries. This is a high school level class and after successful completion, students will have earned their second high school credit and will move to Pre-AP Spanish 3.

TEXTBOOK-Textbooks will NOT be issued to students. However, if you would like your child to have a textbook for home purposes, please have them check one out of the bookroom. Vocabulary lists will be provided for each student. Web codes to find the vocabulary list may be accessed on the left side of this page.

Online resources -Please go to www.phschool.com and enter one of the webcodes that are listed below. You will find the vocabulary sheet for each chapter (Repaso del capitulo) when you enter the web code for that chapter.

 

Homework

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Homework is assigned once a week, on Mondays (or the first day that the class meets that week). It is due on Wednesdays. Completed and on time homework will receive a grade of 100.

(Spanish 2 Native Speakers may also have a second assignment for the week)

If homework is not turned in on time or is not complete, the student will be given the opportunity to do an alternate homework assignment to turn in within the late work policy time period
 

Late work policy: Work handed in on time will be graded out of 100%. 1 class day late is graded out of 75% of the original credit.  2 class days late graded out of 50%.  Homework over two class days late will not be accepted.

  

Tutorials

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Spanish tutorials are on Tuesday and Wednesday 3:30 - 4:20.

If you need to retest:

You will do test corrections on Tuesday during tutorials which is required in order to take the test retake.

You will retake the test on Wednesday (must have come on Tuesday for test corrections in order to retake the test)

Documents

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Spanish 2 timelinePatricia Suess 9/15/201511.68 KBDownload
Spanish 2 webcodesPatricia Suess 9/15/201511.97 KBDownload
Spanish 3 web codesPatricia Suess 6/2/201612.16 KBDownload
Spanish 2 Dual Language timelinePatricia Suess 9/15/201511.66 KBDownload
Spanish 1 timeline 2015Patricia Suess 11/18/201511.66 KBDownload
Spanish 1 webcodesPatricia Suess 11/18/201511.98 KBDownload
Spanish 1 webcodesPatricia Suess 9/15/201510.73 KBDownload