Frau Rockefeller's German Classes 2017 u 2018

    Syllabus/ Class expectations / Procedures and Contact Information

    Students will come to class prepared and on time with completed assignments and all other necessary materials. Students will be required to speak German, to the best of their abilities, daily. There will be projects and oral presentations in German corresponding with the theme for each unit. Participation in class includes being prepared, paying attention, cooperating, volunteering frequently, group work activities; and speaking German daily. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will be handled according to school policy. Parents / Guardians will be contacted by the end of the school day if problems occur.

    Supplies

    • Pencils or pens to take notes and complete activities in class • Dry erase marker(s) (low-odor) to use with the class set of mini- white boards • 3 Ring Binder Notebook to maintain all notes and handouts • Chromebook and earbuds - All students will follow the internet safety rules established by Chesterfield County Public Schools https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/anytime-anywhere-learning/curriculum/internet-safety

    Grades: Students will be assessed in the following categories.

    (R) Reading (L) Listening (S) Speaking/Oral (W) Writing (G) Grammar

    Synergy Grading:

    • Assignments are graded as listed above • Grades are entered approximately 1 week after the due date • Please be aware that written and oral assessments take longer to grade. I read and listen to each product carefully in order to give a fair grade. • Late work will only be accepted in the case of excused absences according to the school policy. Please reference the online Student Handbook.

    40% Formative Assessments (periodic quizzes, surveys, exit tickets, etc. which monitor progress) 60% Summative Assessments (projects and unit assessments for indicators of reading, listening, speaking and writing ability)

    Cell Phones

    • Cell Phones (off and stored under or away from student desk or on teacher desk) – If cell phone is confiscated the … • 1st time – Returned at end of day by administrator in front office to student after phone call to parent/guardian • 2nd time – Returned to parent/guardian by front office after phone call to parent/guardian

    School phone

    • Odd days at Matoaca High School (804) 590-3108 • Even days at Bird High School (804) 768-6110

    Email Information

    Preferred method of contact (since I travel between schools) is via email: ursula_rockefeller@ccpsnet.net. Please contact me with questions, concerns, or suggestions.

    Website Information

    My personal website: deutschrocks.com I make regular updates for parents and guardians in Google Classroom or Synergy but there are many resources located on my personal website as well for students and parents/guardians.

    Class Activities and Topics for Level 1

    No Textbook: CCPS created German Curriculum 1st Semester • Unit 1(Greetings, Basics, Classroom, School) • Unit 2 (Family, Birthdays, Hobbies, School) 2nd Semester • Unit 3 (Describing People, Chores, Clothing) • Unit 4 (Shopping, Foods, Drinks, Restaurant) Project “Wikispace”: • Students will create an online Level 1 Study Guide to be shared with other German classes in the Chesterfield County Public School System

    Class Activities and Topics for Level 2

    No Textbook: CCPS created German Curriculum • 1st Semester Units 1-2 (Holidays, Homelife) • 2nd Semester Units 3-4 (Vacations, Technology) Project “ePals”: • Students will communicate in German in an appropriate manner with a partner school in a German speaking country.

    Class Activities and Topics for Level 3

    Textbook: Komm mit Holt German Level 2 Book • 1st Semester Units 1 - 2 Health, Illness, Sickness, Fitness City/Town life (errands, fun) • 2nd Semester Units 3 – 4 Jobs, Professions, at Work, Future Events Nature and Environment Project “Stammtisch Freitag”: • These are Fridays during which the class will participate in a typical afternoon German Stammtisch Kaffeeklatsch (will have hot chocolate and no coffee) while students discuss a topic of their choice with the class. This is a graded activity and all levels will present in German to the best of their ability. Food donations for this activity will be needed at that time. More detailed information will be given once this activity starts.

    Class Activities and Topics for Levels 4/5/AP

    Textbook: Denk Mall! Deutsch ohne Grenzen, Vista Higher Learning,2012 Textbook: Kaleidoskop, Houghton Mifflin Co 6th Edition, 2002 Short Novel: Emil und die Detektive; Eric Kästner, Klett, 2006 Film: Emil und die Detektive; Vogel, Schrader, Weisonger, 2001 1st Semester Units 6 - 7 • Unit 6 Holidays and Traditions • Unit 7 Science and Technology 2nd Semester Units 8 - 10 • Unit 8 Government and the Environment • Unit 9 Economics and Employment • Unit 10 History and Society Project “Kaffeeklatsch Freitag”: • These are Fridays during which the class will participate in a typical afternoon German Kaffeeklatsch (will have hot chocolate and no coffee) while students present a current event topic of their choice to the class. This is a graded activity and all levels will present in German to the best of their ability. Donations for this activity will be needed at that time. More detailed information will be given once this activity starts.

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