Welcome to Profe Fortuna's website! 

It's my first year teaching at Anwatin Middle School y my 10th year in Minneapolis Public Schools. I will teach 6th grade Spanish in the Spanish Immersion Program. 

On this website you will find:

  • Syllabus and the Units of Study
  • Articles and videos
  • Classroom Expectations



Syllabus – 6th grade Spanish (Immersion)

Teacher: Profe Fortuna

Email: Alissa.fortune@mpls.k12.mn.us                  Room #: 217                                       Office Phone #: 612-668-2450

Class website: http://anwatin.mpls.k12.mn.us/profe_fortuna

International Baccalaureate (IB) – Middle Years Program (MYP) …

IB is an international program that develops global citizens. They do this by the IB themes, the IB Learner Profile Traits, and by the IB rubrics.                                                                                   More information: http://www.ibo.org/


Rubrics to grade students: There are 4 categories in Gradebook and they correspond to the IB rubrics (Phase 4 of 6). We will also grade how students work in groups.                    More information: http://anwatin.mpls.k12.mn.us/profe_fortuna


Criteria A: Comprensión de textos orales y visuales        Criteria C: Comunicación en respuesta a textos orales, escritos o visuales

Criteria B: Comprensión de textos escritos y visuales      Criteria D: Uso de la lengua de forma oral o escrita


What we are going to study (IB themes) …           More information: http://anwatin.mpls.k12.mn.us/profe_fortuna

1st quarter: ¿Who am I?


1st quarter: The Power of Words

2nd quarter: Culture Through Movies

2nd quarter: We are superheroes


3rd quarter: Our stories

4th quarter: Our community


Anwatin Expectations:                                                                                  Class Expectations:

1. We are kind                        4. We only eat in the lunchroom

2. We attend class

3. We keep cellphones in lockers

1. We speak in español

2. We make and fix our errors

3. We are kind


More Important Information …

Consequences:  After 3 warnings:

1. Take a Break (in the class and/or in another classroom)

2. Call home to parents/guardians

3. A referral (student goes with people in charge of behavior)


1. Students get to read at home in Spanish. Parents/guardians will sign a paper saying their student read.

2. Sometimes there will be homework if we don’t finish an activity in class.

3. If your homework is late, you have 1 week to get partial credit.

If I am absent: La coordinadora/El coordinador will put classwork in the folder of the day you were absent. You have 1 week to turn in work.

If I am late 3 times in a quarter or I am not in class but I am at school: Your parents will receive an email or phone call.



Cut on the line                                          Student Name:    _________________________________        

1.        Student/parent/guardian understands the syllabus.                                                                            ____Yes  ____No

2.        Student has permission to go on walking field trips during the school year.                                        ____Yes  ____No

3.        Student has permission to watch PG13 movies that are tied to curriculum (parents will receive info about each movie before we watch it in class)                                                                                                                                                ____Yes  ____No

4.        It is ok to use student’s photo/video for our class website or DonorsChoose.org (a website to fundraise for school materials)                                                                                                                                                                                      ____Yes  ____No

5.        Student/parent/guardian is interested in Spanish Camp (Concordia Language Villages) in Bemidji, MN during a weekend in May with the class                                                                                                                                                  ____Yes  ____No

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________            Date: ________________ Questions: