Welcome to my website :-)
I love teaching Spanish and am looking forward to the new school year working with your children! This is year 11 teaching Spanish and year 5 as a Blue Ridge Tiger. :-)
The best time to reach me is during my conference period- 5th period this year. The most effective way to communicate with me is via email: http://http://brisd.net/domain/283.
I check it periodically throughout the day as time permits and will respond to you just as quickly as I can.
It is imperative that students work outside of class on concepts and vocabulary presented in class. No one can gain a working vocabulary in a new language if they do not put in the time to commit it to memory. Not doing so results in a student who cannot produce any spontaneous utterances at the end of a year of instruction. Instead, they will be reliant on their text book or other sources. The use of translator apps is absolutely forbidden. Nothing is learned by a student who relies on translators to do the heavy lifting for him or her.
My minimum expectation of outside study is 20 minutes every other day, year round.
I will be utilizing Google Classroom again this year. Students will be given a code on the first day of classes that will allow them to "join" their class and then can see, download, and work with any documents I post for them. If you, as a parent would like access to your studentś class, send me an email. I highly recommend it!
I have been permitted to print classroom sets of my Spanish I and II textbooks this year. They will not be allowed to leave the room. In Google Classroom I will upload all slide presentations that I use when I am instructing. We will also do bellringers and some quizzes in here. Assignments will be hand written in class.
Here is a link to my BRISD Spanish Face Book page: goo.gl/orDVZN. Check it out for photos of projects, in-class activities and Spanish III field trips!
I'm also the student government sponsor again this year. :-)
Please join my remind group for your student's class. Codes are on my schedule page and follow this format: sbohannon1 (for Spanish I) Text code to 81010