Soy Señora Dockery y enseño Español.
I’m Mrs. Dockery and I teach Spanish (Exploratory Language.)
My email address: [email protected].
A little about me: Growing up in South Florida, I was motivated to learn Spanish. I went to Baylor Univ. in TX then transferred to Clemson Univ. in SC, graduating in 1990 with a BA in Secondary Education (Spanish.) With over 20 years of teaching experience in NC, I’ve taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
When I’m not working, some of my favorite hobbies are decorating, reading magazines, traveling, walking, and spending time with my family and friends.
Our classroom rule: RESPECT yourself, others, and the school.* Following this rule will allow us to get to know each other better, learn more useful Spanish, participate in fun activities and earn XP (experience points in Classcraft!)
An update to my classroom rule: No chewing gum in class.
A “no-put-down-zone:” We are best able to learn in an environment where all of us feel comfortable and accepted. I strive to make my classroom a positive place, and the use of negative language is strongly discouraged.
Our Exploratory Language goal: We’ll introduce students to the basic communication skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on speaking and listening. Students will be expected to speak Spanish, daily, and our grades will be based on participation and individual effort.
Students’ grades: Our grades will be based on approximately 1000 points, and as long as students do their best to participate and turn in timely, acceptable work, they will pass our class. Students will receive PASS or FAIL on their report cards.
Absences & incomplete/late work: Whenever students are absent, whether excused or unexcused, they are expected to ask for help with assignments and copy notes. If students turn in assignments which need to be redone, they will be given that opportunity, and late assignments will be accepted for partial credit (PCCS practice is to lose 10% each day work is late.)
School supplies: Students will need pencils or pens, paper, and some sort of pocket in a folder or binder, daily (and being prepared for class will earn Classcraft XP points!)
*All school rules and procedures should be followed, including:
Cell phones should be turned off and stored in lockers. Smart watches should only be used to tell time (no scrolling.) Dress code policy should be followed. Laptops should be charged at home and used for teachers’ assignments only. Restroom breaks should be taken during class change except in case of emergency.