Joy Bryant Hall

Please see the calendar posted below for weekly assignments.
These assignments are subject to change due to weather delays and/or school closures
Students enrolled in Spanish 4 will follow the assignments posted to google classroom at their own pace.

March 16, 2020


Dear parent/guardian:

During this time we have been asked to continue providing instruction to our students. All activities should be completed by March 27, 2020.  In order to do so I have set up a Google classroom for each class and also have a remind account set up for each class. The information to join and the class codes are provided below. Students without access or devices to access Google classroom will also have access to printed materials. Directions for each assignment are included with the assignment. Students will need to use the notes and resources they have been provided while in class to complete assignments. Any additional resources needed to complete the assignment will be also be provided or posted on the classroom page. If there are any questions concerning assignments, you may message by using remind or e-mail me at You may also reach the school at 276-835-1600 if you need to speak with me.

In order to join Google classroom, students will need to do the following:

1. make sure they are logged in to their Google account associated with the school (This should be their first and middle initial, last name, month and date of birth, followed by

2. Go to

3. Click the “+” sign in the upper right hand corner of the screen to add a class.

4. Enter the code for the class in which they are enrolled:

Spanish 1:


Spanish 2:


Spanish 3:



In order to join remind there are two options. There is an app for remind that is completely free. You may download the app, fill in the registration information and enter the codes listed below. You may also text the number 81010 with the code listed below:

Spanish 1:


Spanish 2:


Spanish 3:


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Spanish Syllabus

Mrs. Joy Bryant Hall


Phone: (276) 835-1600

Planning Period: 3rd block (11:15-12:45)

Room: A310


Course Overview

Students will gain a greater knowledge of the Spanish Language and the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Skills such as speaking, reading, listening, and writing related to learning a new language should also improve. In order to be enrolled in Spanish 2, students MUST PASS Spanish 1. In order to be enrolled in Spanish 3, students MUST PASS Spanish 2

Students should expect:

  • Homework assignments on a regular basis
  • Group and individual discussions, writing assignments, conversations, etc.
  • Quizzes over material covered during the week
  • Writing/Listening/Speaking tests after the completion of each chapter
  • Online activities both in class and at home


All students are expected to bring the following to class each day:

  • Textbook
  • 3-ring binder (1 1/2”) with loose-leaf paper and 8 dividers. Some sections of the notebook will be graded. This is to help keep all papers organized and easy to find when asked. The dividers should be labeled as follows:
    1. Warm-up
    2. Vocabulary
    3. Notes/foldables
    4. Classwork/homework
    5. Workbook
    6. Listening activities
    7. Returned/graded assignments
    8. Miscellaneous
  • Completed homework when assigned

If any other supplies may be needed the students will be given advanced notice, or the teacher will provide the supplies.


Grades/Assessment (The grading scale can be found in the student handbook.)

  • Homework/class work: 15%
  • Quizzes: 25%
  • Tests: 30%   
  • Warm-ups 20%
  • Quizlet 10%                                     


  1. Homework and Class work: Class work is expected to be completed in class and will be taken up for a grade. Homework will be due the following class period unless otherwise stated. The workbook and listening activities sections of the notebook will be graded as homework and will be due on a designated date before the end of the chapter. These will be graded based on effort. If the assignment is complete the student will receive 100%, if ¾ of the assignment is completed the student will receive 75%, if half of the assignment is completed or less the student will receive 50%. If for any reason, a student does not have his or her work on the designated due date, they will have 5 school days to turn in the missing assignment, with penalization. Consequences for late work are as follows:
    1. Warning, no points deducted
    2. 5 point deduction for each day late
    3. 5 point deduction for each day late, parental contact
    4. 10 point deduction for each day late, parental contact
    5. 10 point deduction for each day late, parental contact, office referral

      Homework and class work count for 15% of the final average.


  2. Quizzes and Tests: Quizzes and tests will be administered after the material has been presented and students have been given the opportunity to practice the material. Advance notice will be given before a quiz or test. All tests and quizzes should be completed in pencil to receive credit. Quizzes count for 25% of the final average. Tests count for 30% of the final average.


  3. Warm-ups: Every day as students enter the room there will be a short activity on the board to be completed. Possible activities include fill in the blank, matching, true/false, etc. At the end of each 9 week period these activities will be collected and graded. Warm ups count for 20% of the final average. Students enrolled in Spanish 4 will do a “project” in place of warm-ups. This will be assigned at the beginning of each nine weeks and will be due before the end of the 9 week grading period. 


  4. Quizlet: Students will be required to use quizlet for some vocabulary practice. Quizlet is an online learning platform with many ways to study various material. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO WE CAN MAKE OTHER ARRANGMENTS.  Each student will be expected to set up a free account in order to be added to an online “class” and have access to the assigned material. Students will be required to complete the “LEARN” section for each chapter and complete the “TEST” section with a score of 70 or better before the designated date. The other study aids, such as flashcards, spell, write, etc. can serve as extra study aids, but will not be required as part of the assignment. This will be due by a designated date by the end of the chapter. These activities may be completed on a computer from the Quizlet website, or using the app. Purchases are available on both forms, but will NOT be required for the assigned activities. Quizlet activities will count for 10% of the final average.


  5. Make up work: All students are responsible for making up any worked missed within 5 days upon returning to school. This includes tests and quizzes. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a time to make up any missing tests or quizzes. Any work assigned before the absence is due upon returning to class. If these assignments are not turned in when returning, the work will be considered late and the policy mentioned above concerning late work will be implemented. In the event that the work is not made up within a 5 day period, the student will receive a zero for any missing assignments. If there are extenuating circumstances, such as a lengthy hospitalization, an extension of the 5 day make-up period may be made at the discretion of the teacher.


  6. Extra credit: If a student desires extra credit, he or she may ask for an extra credit assignment. However, he or she must have all work completed, not owe any make up work, including tests or quizzes, and have turned in all assignments on time, meaning a missing work log has not been filled out. All extra credit points will be placed towards quiz grades, unless specified.


 Rules and Expectations:

  1. No bullying, name-calling, teasing, fighting, or harming another student. Breaking this rule can result in immediate referral to the office for disciplinary action.


  2. Come to class prepared and ready to learn. This includes pencils, textbooks, notebooks, or any item specified by the teacher. Sleeping/laying heads down, etc. will not be tolerated.


  3. CELL PHONES or any other electronic devices are prohibited while in class, Cell phones/MP3/iPods, etc. are to be stored in the designated area of the classroom, unless there is a use for these devices during the lesson. These devices must be stored in the designated location by the time the tardy bell rings in order to be counted present for the class. In the event these items are being used without permission or inappropriately, they will be confiscated and the student will be sent to the office for disciplinary action.


  4. Come to class on time. Be seated by the time the tardy bell rings and stay seated. If you are not in your seat and your electronic devices not in the designated location by the tardy bell, you will be considered tardy. Tardiness will be dealt with according to the school policy. All trips to the restroom should be made between classes. Trips out of the room are limited to 10 per nine week period. Once these trips are used you will not be allowed to leave for any reason. If there is a medical need for more frequent trips to the restroom medical documentation must be provided. A record will be kept of trips out of the classroom. 1 point extra credit will be awarded toward a quiz grade per unused trip.


  5. If you need to speak, have a question, or need to get out of your seat for any reason, please raise your hand. Otherwise you are to remain quiet and in your seat until dismissed by the teacher.


  6. NO FOOD/DRINK WHILE IN CLASS!!! This includes gum. It is difficult to speak a new language while eating or drinking. If there is a medical reason for needing food or drink during class, please provide documentation. Bottled water is permissible.


  7. NO CHEATING!!! If a student is caught cheating on any assignment, he or she will receive a 0 for the assignment and immediately be sent to the office for disciplinary action. This includes sharing & copying assignments, whether giving the paper to another student or by sharing pictures of the assignment!


  8. All other school rules and policies found in the student handbook apply while in class.



I will be using to remind students of assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. Reminders are sent out on a frequent basis. A text enabled phone or e-mail is needed in order to receive these reminders. If the only way to receive these reminders is e-mail, please be sure it is an e-mail that is checked on a daily basis. All contact information will remain confidential. All students are expected to provide this information. This is also a good way to get make-up work and have it ready when you return to school.