Mrs. Block

Mrs. Block

Senora Heidi Block
Spanish Teacher

610-983-4080 ext. 122

heidi.block@rak12.org 

Children wearing sombreros

Spanish Grades K-6 General Information

I will be communicating with students and families using the Google Classroom.  I highly recommend that you join the Google Classroom. 

In order for it to work, you must first use your child's school Google account in order to join and then please follow up by sending me an email at heidi.block@rak12.org with your child’s name, grade, and the email or emails with which you would like to receive notifications.

1.  Please copy and paste the following link   https://classroom.google.com/
into your browser and then join the "classroom" by looking for and clicking on the "plus sign" in the upper right hand corner of the task bar. 

 

2. Click on "join class"



3. Enter the  code for your child's grade level (see below) 

Kindergarten Class Code:  pny5ep
Second Grade Class Code: cwzfje
Fourth Grade Class Code:  oj55q5
Fifth Grade Class Code:  7moh02




4.  After entering the class code, click "join"


Once there:  You will be informed of what your child will be working on in Spanish class;  receive information regarding assessment dates; and will be able to find current and past vocabulary lists.

You will also have the option to join a Duolinguo class which is a fun way for your child to enrich their Spanish vocabulary and skills.  Joining Duolinguo is not required.

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In the Lower School, students learn Spanish according to ACTFL’s (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) 5 C’s: Communication; Cultures; Connections; Communities and Comparisons. Vocabulary is presented in thematic units and its acquisition is the curriculum’s main focus. Grammatical structures are introduced as needed based on the communicative nature of the tasks needed for the unit of study.

Homework is not typically assigned, unless the student has been unable to complete their classwork or project in an appropriate amount of time during class. At times, homework may be assigned for extra credit purposes. It is recommended that students set aside 2 to 3 nights per week to practice current vocabulary or to review class notes.

An average of 80-89% must be achieved in each core academic class including Spanish in order to to earn an Honors award each trimester.

An average of 90-100% must be achieved in each core academic class including Spanish in order to earn a High Honors award each trimester.

 

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