Grade 6 Spanish Exploratory


September 3, 2019

“If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.”

                                                                          ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein

Dear Parents/Guardians:


¡Hola!  My name is Nicole Varano-Delgado, and your son/daughter is enrolled in my Grade 6 Spanish Exploratory class for the first semester.  I am truly excited to have the opportunity to share my love of the Spanish language and culture with your child.  To make this experience successful for us all, I would like to inform you about my plans and expectations.


This course is designed to expose students to basic speaking and comprehension skills while building vocabulary and learning about the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.  It is a semester course meeting twice during the six day cycle. Students will receive a grade at the end of the semester.  This grade will be based on bell work, homework assignments, and a final test.  


Language is a means of communication; therefore, communicating will be our primary goal.  We will be doing many activities which involve the listening and speaking skills.  The students will interact with each other in pairs and in groups.  They will be encouraged to speak in Spanish as much as possible.


The foreign language cannot be separated from the culture in which it is spoken.  Consequently, students will be learning about the Spanish-speaking countries and their people.  By doing this, we hope that our children will develop a respect for cultural diversity.


Homework practice assignments are designed for students to reinforce the language skills learned in class.  Therefore, it is very important that your child takes the time to complete them.  It is only through continued practice that your child will master the skills of a foreign language.  In addition, your child will be required to keep an organized binder which will hold all the handouts, notes, and practice assignments.  


I have extremely high expectations of all my students.  I am asking for your help to maintain those expectations by encouraging your son/daughter to practice at home what we learn in class.  I am available to help students individually before school, during my planning period, and after school.  Homework and other class assignments will be posted on my Google Classroom page (your child we be given a code to join). You may also take a look at my personal webpage (accessed through our district website) which provides information about my classroom policies and links to helpful websites.  Please do not hesitate to contact me through the office or by email ( should you have any questions or concerns.  


Hopefully your son/daughter will bring home his/her course expectations.  Please take the time to read them, and please detach, sign and return the bottom portion of this letter by Thursday, September 26, 2019.





Señora Varano-Delgado



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Student name:  _____________________________________________

My son/daughter and I have read the course expectations and understand the instructor's policies and rules. 

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Parent/Guardian's Signature                                                    Student's Signature 

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