Dear Spanish Students and Parents,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Karina Newman and I will teach Spanish to your child this year. I am originally from Venezuela. I got a degree in Architecture from Universidad del Zulia, in Venezuela. This year I finished all the requirements to get my permanent certification to teach Spanish from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I have been tutoring Spanish to children and adults for four years now. This will be my third year teaching middle school Spanish at MMS. It will be my pleasure to share my culture and language again with students this year.

I am confident this will be a wonderful year. My main goal is to teach the students how to communicate in Spanish properly and that at the end of the year they will have a better understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture. The students will learn grammar, vocabulary, and gain conversational Spanish skills according to their level.

I will grade the students through a letter grade system. Grades will be posted on Jupiter Grades; assignments will also be posted in advance. If you have any questions regarding the Spanish classes, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to working with your child.

Se despide cordialmente, (Cordially yours,)

Sra. Karina Newman