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Russian

RUSSIAN I

  • THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

    Course Syllabus, Russian I (2015)

     

    Instructor:               Margaret Mary Henry

    Office:                      217-A

    Phone:                     (662) 329-7380

    Email:                       mhenry@themsms.org

    Office hours:          If I’m not in my office (217-A), look in my classroom (Hooper 105).

       Tuesday:                    9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Wednesday:             Noon-2p.m.

       Thursday:                  9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

        Friday:                      Noon-2 p.m.

    Tutoring:                 Mondays(If Monday falls on a holiday, a substitute day will be announced.)

    Prerequisite:           None

    Textbook:                Nachalo

    Length of course:   One year

    Description:            Lessons and activities focus on developing initial skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students learn the basics of Russian grammar and are introduced to the history, geography and culture of Russia.

    Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

    ·         Read and write in Cyrillic at a beginner’s level.

    ·         Distinguish between formal and informal address.

    ·         Communicate at a beginner’s level in simple everyday situations involving family, home

              and school, using initial verbs and case endings.

    ·         Recognize and describe various aspects of Russian cultural life.

    ·         Compare Russian customs with their own.

    ·         Describe various aspects of Russian history and geography.      

    Assessment

    Students will be evaluated on their ability to comprehend spoken and written Russian, and on their ability to speak and write.  The breakdown for grades is:

    25 percent:  Daily grade. This is for active participation in in-class learning episodes in reading, writing, speaking or listening. (Note that not all learning episodes are graded, however.)

    25 percent: Homework. Homework is essential practice. It will be collected at random and may be graded for simple completion or may be graded for accuracy.  Please note: Late homework will not be accepted unless you are sick or have a family emergency. If you are scheduled to be out of town on school-related business, you must notify the instructor a week in advance and arrange to supply all assignments before your departure.

    25 percent: Quizzes, announced and unannounced.

    25 percent: Tests. These may be written and/or oral.

    Each of the two nine-week averages counts as 40 percent of the semester grade, while the semester exam counts as 20 percent of the semester grade.

    The grading scale is: A=90-100; B=80-90; C=70-79. No credit below 70.

     

    CHRONOLOGY

    Week1-3                 Lesson One (Part One) Welcome to Russia

    Week4-5                 Lesson One (Part Two)

    Week6-7                 Lesson One (Part Three)

    Week8-9                 Lesson One (Part Four)

    Week 10-11              Lesson Two (Part One) Our New House

    Week 12-13              Lesson Two (Part Two)

    Week 14-15              Lesson Two (Part Three)

    Week 16                   Lesson Two (Part Four)

    Week 17                  Thanksgiving Break

    Week 18                   Lesson Two (Part Four cont.)

    Week 19/20             Review/Exam

     

    Second semester

    Week1-2                  Lesson Three (Part One) Our Neighbors and Us

    Week3-4                  Lesson Three (Part Two)

    Week5-6                  Lesson Three (Part Three)

    Week7-8                  Lesson Three (Part Four)

    Week9                    Lesson Four (Part One) Life Around Town

    Week 10                   Spring Break

    Week 11                   Lesson Four (Part Two)

    Week12-13            Lesson Four (Part Three)

    Week14-15            Lesson Four (Part Four)

    Week 19/20             Review/Exam

     

    Academic Integrity

    Academic Dishonesty is any action in which a student claims as his/her own the work of another. See the Student Handbook for more details, but examples include:

    1.      Copying another person’s homework, project, or test answers.

    2.      Referring to written notes during presentation of dialogues that are to be memorized.

    3.      Prompting other students with lines during performance of memorized material.

    4.      Putting your name on work you did not do.

     

    Additional Information

    You must keep all written assignments and notes in a three-ring binder with pockets (not a spiral notebook). I may occasionally inspect notebooks for a daily grade.

     

    Do not bring food, drink or gum into Russian class.

     

    After you arrive, take out your homework and have it ready for collection. Make sure to supply your name and date. Next, do any warm-up exercise written or projected. 

     

    Whenever I raise my hand or ring the bell or play the music box, it is a signal for quiet.

     

    The syllabus is a plan of instruction and may be adjusted by the instructor if necessary.

     

     

     

     

     

      

RUSSIAN II

  • THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

    Course Syllabus, Russian II (2015)

     

    Instructor:               Margaret Mary Henry

    Office:                      217-A

    Phone:                     (662) 329-7380

    Email:                       mhenry@themsms.org

    Address:                  1100 College St; P.O. Box W-1627; Columbus, MS   39701

    Office hours:           If I’m not in my office (217-A), look in my classroom (Hooper 105).

       Tuesday:                    9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Wednesday:             Noon-2p.m.

       Thursday:                  9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Friday:                        Noon-2 p.m.

    Tutoring:                   Mondays(If Monday falls on a holiday, a substitute day will be announced.)

    Prerequisite:            Russian I

    Textbook:                 Golosa (Pearson, Fifth Edition)

    Length of course:    One year

    Description:            Lessons and activities focus on developing advanced beginner skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Students continue their study of the basics of Russian grammar and the history, geography and culture of Russia.

    Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course students will be able to communicate in Russian at an advanced beginner’s level -- using six case endings; present, past and future tense; and reflexive and non-reflexive verbs -- in situations involving school, home, shopping and dining. Students will also have a foundational understanding of verbs of motion and verbal aspect. Learners will also be able to recognize and describe various aspects of Russian cultural life, compare Russian customs with their own, and describe various aspects of Russian history and geography.      

     

    Assessment

    Students will be evaluated on their ability to comprehend spoken and written Russian, and on their ability to speak and write.  The breakdown for grades is:

    25 percent:  Daily grade. This is for active participation in in-class learning episodes in reading, writing, speaking or listening. (Please note, however, that not all learning episodes are graded.)

    25 percent: Homework. Homework is essential practice. It will be collected at random and may be graded for simple completion or may be graded for accuracy.  Please note: Late homework will not be accepted unless you are sick or have a family emergency. If you are scheduled to be out of town on school-related business, you must notify the instructor a week in advance and arrange to supply all assignments before your departure.

    25 percent: Quizzes, announced and unannounced.

    25 percent: Tests. These may be written and/or oral.

    Each of the two nine-week averages counts as 40 percent of the semester grade, while the semester exam counts as 20 percent of the semester grade.

    The grading scale is: A=90-100; B=80-90; C=70-79. No credit below 70.

     

     

     

     

     

    CHRONOLOGY

    First semester

    Week1-3                 Review of essentials from Russian I

    Week4-8                 Chapter 5: Daily routines

    Week9-13               Chapter 6: Home, Apartment, Dorm

    Week14-16             Chapter 7: Our Family               

    Week 17                   Thanksgiving Break

    Week 18                   Chapter 7: Our Family, cont.

    Week 19/20             Review/Exam

     

    Second semester

    Week1-6                  Chapter 8

    Week7-10               Chapter 9

    Week11                  Spring Break

    Week 12                    Chapter 9 cont.

    Weeks 13-18            Chapter 10

    Week 19/20             Review/Exam

     

    Academic Integrity

    Academic Dishonesty is any action in which a student claims as his/her own the work of another. See the Student Handbook for more details, but examples include:

    1.      Copying another person’s homework, project, or test answers.

    2.      Referring to written notes during presentation of dialogues that are to be memorized.

    3.      Putting your name on work you did not do.

     

    Additional Information

    You must keep all assignments and notes in a three-ring binder (not a spiral notebook). I may occasionally inspect notebooks for a daily grade.

    Do not bring food or drink or gum into the classroom.

    On test days, please plan any restroom visit before entering the classroom.

    After you arrive in class, quietly take out your homework and have it ready for collection. Make sure your name and the date is on it. Next, do any warm-up exercise written or projected.

    Whenever I raise my hand or ring the bell or play the music box, it is a signal for quiet.

     

    The syllabus is a plan of instruction and may be adjusted by the instructor if necessary.

     

     

     

     

Spanish

Spanish I

  • THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

    Course Syllabus for Spanish I (2015)

     

    Instructor:               Margaret Mary Henry

    Office:                      217-A

    Phone:                     (662) 329-7380

    Email:                       mhenry@themsms.org

    Office hours:          If I’m not in my office (217-A), look in my classroom (Hooper 105).

       Tuesday:                    9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Wednesday:             Noon-2 p.m.

       Thursday:                  9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

        Friday:                      Noon-2 p.m.

    Tutoring:                 Mondays(If Monday falls on a holiday, a substitute day will be announced.)

    Prerequisite:           None

    Textbook:                Avancemos I (McDougal)

    Length of course:   One year

    Description:            Students are taught the basics of Spanish grammar and are introduced to the history, geography and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Lessons and activities focus on developing initial skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

     

    Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

    ·         Communicate at a beginner’s level in basic everyday situations involving family, home,

              school, neighborhood, and dining.

    ·         Distinguish between formal and informal address.

    ·         Express likes and dislikes, describe weather, and tell time.

    ·         Conjugate and use initial regular and irregular verbs in the present tense.

    ·         Recognize cognates and use them to facilitate reading brief informational texts. ·         Recognize and describe various aspects of Hispanic culture.

    ·         Compare customs in Spanish-speaking countries with their own.

    ·         Locate Spanish-speaking countries on a map.

     

    Assessment

    Students will be evaluated on their ability to comprehend spoken and written Spanish, and on their ability to speak and write. 

    Daily category (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Based on active participation in in-class learning episodes and completion of homework, which is inspected at random.

    Quizzes (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Quizzes may be announced or surprise.

    Tests (40 percent of the nine-week grade).  This category may include oral presentations.

    Note: Each of the two nine-week averages counts as 40 percent of the semester grade, while the semester exam counts as 20 percent of the semester grade.

    The grading scale is: A=90-100; B=80-90; C=70-79. No credit below 70.

     

     

     

    Chronology

    First semester

    Weeks1-3                                                       Preliminary Lesson

    Weeks4-6                                                          Unit 1, Lesson 1

    Weeks7-9                                                          Unit 1, Lesson 2

    Weeks10-12                                                      Unit 2, Lesson 1         

    Weeks13-15                                                      Unit 2, Lesson 2         

    Week    16                                                           Unit 3, Lesson 1

    Week    17                                                           Thanksgiving Break

    Weeks18-19                                                      Unit 3, Lesson 1 (cont.)

    Week    20                                                            Review/ Semester 1 Final Exam        

    Second semester

    Weeks1-3                                                          Unit 3, Lesson 2                                                   

    Weeks4-6                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 1      

    Weeks7-9                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 2

    Week    10                                                           Spring Break

    Week    11-13                                                     Unit 5, Lesson 1

    Week    14                                                           National Spanish Exam

    Weeks   15-17                                                     Unit 5, Lesson 2

    Weeks   18-19                                                     Final Projects (counted as a test grade)

    Week     20                                                          Review/Semester 2 Final Exam

     

    Academic Dishonesty

    Details are contained in the Student Handbook, but examples include:

    1.      Copying another person’s homework, project, or test answers.

    2.      Putting your name on work you did not do.

    3.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have not yet taken the test.

    4.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have taken the test.

    Additional Information

    1.      You must keep all assignments and notes in a three-ring binder (not a spiral notebook). I may occasionally inspect notebooks for a daily grade.

    2.      Late homework will not be accepted unless you are sick or have a family emergency.

    If you are scheduled to be out of town on school-related business, you must notify the instructor a week in advance and arrange to supply all assignments before your departure.

    3.      Do not bring food, drink or gum into the classroom.

    4.      On test days, please plan a restroom break before entering the classroom.

    5.      Procedural notes: All in-class written work or homework must be labeled with date, page and exercise number. After you arrive in class, quietly take out your homework and have it ready for review. Make sure your personal code and date is on it. Then do any warm-up exercise written or projected.

    6.      Whenever I raise my hand or ring the bell, it is a signal for quiet.

     

    The syllabus is a plan of instruction and may be changed by the instructor if necessary.

     

     

     

     

     

 

Spanish II

  • THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

    Course Syllabus for Spanish II 2015

     

    Instructor:               Margaret Mary Henry

    Office:                      217-A

    Phone:                     (662) 329-7380

    Email:                       mhenry@themsms.org

    Office hours:           If I’m not in my office (217-A), look in my classroom (Hooper 105).

       Tuesday:                    9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Wednesday:             Noon-2p.m.

       Thursday:                  9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Friday:                        Noon-2 p.m.

    Tutoring:                  Mondays(If Monday falls on a holiday, a substitute day will be announced.)

    Prerequisite:           Spanish I

    Textbook:                Avancemos II (Holt McDougal)

    Length of course:   One year

    Description:             Students will build on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills learned in Spanish I with the addition of new vocabulary, verb tenses and pronoun groups through various textbook situations that take place around the Spanish-speaking world.

     

    Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

    ·         Communicate at an advanced beginner’s level in situations involving daily life,

              school, shopping, sports, vacations and travel.

    ·         Read and understand brief intermediate informational and non-fiction texts.

    ·         Use regular and irregular verbs in the imperfect and preterite tenses to communicate

              about events in the past.

    ·         Describe daily routines using reflexive verbs.

    ·         Communicate more efficiently and naturally using direct and indirect object pronouns.

    ·         Recognize and describe various aspects of Hispanic history and culture.

     

    Assessment

    Students will be evaluated on their ability to comprehend spoken and written Spanish, and on their ability to speak and write. 

    Daily category (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Based on active participation in in-class learning episodes and completion of homework, which is inspected at random.

    Quizzes (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Quizzes may be announced or surprise.

    Tests (40 percent of the nine-week grade).  This category may include oral presentations.

    Note: Each of the two nine-week averages counts as 40 percent of the semester grade, while the semester exam counts as 20 percent of the semester grade.

    The grading scale is: A=90-100; B=80-90; C=70-79. No credit below 70.

     

     

     

    Chronology

    First semester

    Weeks1-3                                                         Preliminary Lesson

    Weeks4-6                                                         Unit 1, Lesson 1

    Weeks7-9                                                         Unit 1, Lesson 2

    Weeks10-12                                                    Unit 2, Lesson 1           

    Weeks13-15                                                     Unit 2, Lesson 2          

    Week    16                                                          Unit 3, Lesson 1

    Week    17                                                          Thanksgiving Break

    Weeks18-19                                                     Unit 3, Lesson 1 (cont.)

    Week    20                                                          Semester 1 Final Exam        

    Second semester

    Weeks1-3                                                          Unit 3, Lesson 2                                                   

    Weeks4-6                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 1      

    Weeks7-9                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 2

    Week    10                                                           Spring Break

    Week    11-13                                                     Unit 5, Lesson 1

    Week    14                                                           National Spanish Exam

    Weeks15-17                                                      Unit 5, Lesson 2

    Weeks18-19                                                      Final projects (counted as a test grade)

    Week    20                                                           Semester 2 Final Exam

     

    Academic Dishonesty

    Please see the Student Handbook for further information, but examples include:

    1.      Copying another person’s work.

    2.      Putting your name on work you did not do.

    3.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have not yet taken the test.

    4.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have taken the test.

     

    Additional Information

    1.      You must keep all assignments and notes in a three-ring binder (not a spiral notebook). I may occasionally inspect notebooks for a daily grade.

    2.      Late homework will not be accepted unless you are sick or have a family emergency.

    If you are scheduled to be out of town on school-related business, you must notify the instructor a week in advance and arrange to supply all assignments before your departure.

    3.      Do not bring food, drink or gum into the classroom.

    4.      Procedural notes: All in-class written work or homework must be labeled with date, page and exercise number. After you arrive in class, quietly take out your homework and have it ready for review. Make sure your personal code and date is on it. Then do any warm-up exercise written or projected.

    5.      Whenever I raise my hand or ring the bell, it is a signal for quiet.

     

    The syllabus is a plan of instruction and may be changed by the instructor if necessary.

     

     

     

     

 

Spanish III

  • THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE

    Course Syllabus

    Spanish III, 2015

     

    Instructor:               Margaret Mary Henry

    Office:                      217-A

    Phone:                     (662) 329-7380

    Email:                       mhenry@themsms.org

    Office hours:           If I’m not in my office (217-A), look in my classroom (Hooper 105).

       Tuesday:               9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Wednesday:         Noon-2 p.m.

       Thursday:              9-9:30 and 2-4 p.m.

       Friday:                    Noon-2 p.m.

    Tutoring:                  Mondays(If Monday falls on a holiday, a substitute day will be announced.)

    Prerequisite:          Spanish I and II

    Textbook:                Avancemos III (Holt-MacDougal)         

    Length of course:   One year

    Description:            Students will continue to build on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Spanish I and II with increasingly complex grammatical forms.

     

    Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

    ·  Read informational, non-fiction, and fictional texts in Spanish at an intermediate level.

    ·  Communicate at an intermediate level in situations involving camping and other leisure activities, environmental concerns, technology, the media, and various professions.

    ·  Express wishes, hopes, desires, emotions, doubts, opinions and other sentiments using

    subjunctive mood.

    ·  Use future tense and command forms.

    ·  Recognize and describe various aspects of Hispanic culture.

    ·  Compare traditions in Spanish-speaking countries with their own.

     

    Assessment

    Students will be evaluated on their ability to comprehend spoken and written Spanish, and on their ability to speak and write. 

    Daily category (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Based on active participation in in-class learning episodes and completion of homework, which is inspected at random.

    Quizzes (30 percent of the nine-week grade). Quizzes may be announced or surprise.

    Tests (40 percent of the nine-week grade).  This category may include oral presentations.

    Note: Each of the two nine-week averages counts as 40 percent of the semester grade, while the semester exam counts as 20 percent of the semester grade.

    The grading scale is: A=90-100; B=80-90; C=70-79. No credit below 70.

     

     

     

     

    Chronology

    First semester

    Weeks1-3                                                         Preliminary Lesson

    Weeks4-6                                                         Unit 1, Lesson 1

    Weeks7-9                                                         Unit 1, Lesson 2

    Weeks10-12                                                    Unit 2, Lesson 1           

    Weeks13-15                                                     Unit 2, Lesson 2          

    Week    16                                                          Unit 3, Lesson 1

    Week    17                                                          Thanksgiving Break

    Weeks18-19                                                     Unit 3, Lesson 1 (cont.)

    Week    20                                                          Semester 1 Final Exam        

    Second semester

    Weeks1-3                                                          Unit 3, Lesson 2                                                   

    Weeks4-6                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 1      

    Weeks7-9                                                          Unit 4, Lesson 2

    Week    10                                                           Spring Break

    Week    11-13                                                     Unit 5, Lesson 1

    Week    14                                                           National Spanish Exam

    Weeks15-17                                                      Unit 5, Lesson 2

    Weeks18-19                                                      Final projects (counted as a test grade)

    Week    20                                                           Semester 2 Final Exam

     

    Academic Dishonesty

    Please see the Student Handbook for further information, but examples include:

    1.      Copying another person’s work.

    2.      Putting your name on work you did not do.

    3.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have not yet taken the test.

    4.      Discussing quiz/test material with students who have taken the test.

     

    Additional Information

    1.      You must keep all assignments and notes in a three-ring binder (not a spiral notebook). I may occasionally inspect notebooks for a daily grade.

    2.      Late homework will not be accepted unless you are sick or have a family emergency.

    If you are scheduled to be out of town on school-related business, you must notify the instructor a week in advance and arrange to supply all assignments before your departure.

    3.      Do not bring food, drink or gum into the classroom.

    4.      Procedural notes: All in-class written work or homework must be labeled with date, page and exercise number. After you arrive in class, quietly take out your homework and have it ready for review. Make sure your personal code and date is on it. Then do any warm-up exercise written or projected.

    5.      Whenever I raise my hand or ring the bell, it is a signal for quiet.

     

    The syllabus is a plan of instruction and may be changed by the instructor if necessary.

     

     

     

 

 

Margaret Mary Henry