Spanish teacher not allowing me to bring my dictionary anymore?
I don't understand. For those of you that think I'm some kind of cheater, I NEVER used this on a quiz. In fact, why would I? I know Spanish well enough to be able to get 97+ on every quiz without it. As a matter of fact, I take Spanish as an interest, not as a class. My class only knows "ir + a + infinitive", present progressive, present indicative, preterite (VERY few irregulars, not the tough ones), and sentirse. Me however, I know every single tense without some irregulars for some tenses, but I memorized many of the horrific preterite irregulars and some irregulars from the future, present subjunctive, and other tenses. I even know the imperative, and the compound tenses formed by haber.
I bought this Spanish dictionary that's so good, it costs $19. This is where I learned a lot of Spanish too as well as used this as reference. My teacher, "apparently" has a problem with me knowing extra stuff. I don't get it. Many other teachers are so happy with my Spanish. My former Spanish teacher was telling the vice principal how I spoke almost like a native speaker. Except for a few others, many teachers are actually proud of me. However "some" teachers have a problem with it. Students were teasing me for taking Spanish as an interest, and carrying around a dictionary. They thought it was so odd that I'm bringing a "Spanish Dictionary" to class. Many students came up to me and said, "Why do you have a Spanish dictionary?"
I will admit that I used it some times when I shouldn't have like in other classes. But I have stopped doing that now. I lost my Spanish dictionary for a day and then my Spanish teacher comes in with it. I was very surprised. I looked really hard for it in school, and then all of a sudden she comes in holding it, but makes me promise that I won't bring it ever to school again. If a teacher sees me with it, they take it away from me with no return. WHAT???????????? This is crazy! She said it was disrupting my learning in eighth grade, but not anymore! I stopped using it in other classes!
As you can see, I am very frustrated right now. Why do people have a problem with my strong interest in Spanish? Students are teasing me, but I didn't know that it would go so extreme that she won't let me bring it to SCHOOL, not just class anymore. I can't even bring it to lunch where I use it as a reference when I need to. I know I can use it at home, but the point of me buying one was because I practice speaking Spanish in school, I need to use this as a reference if I need to know a word, or need to check an irregular conjugation. I'm not native at it, and compared to Spanish speakers, I'm still considered a three-year old. I just know a lot more than students, but definitely not enough to speak like a native speaker without a dictionary!
What do I do? This is crazy and ridiculous what she is doing. In addition, she didn't even recommend me for Honors Spanish because it's "too hard". Yeah OHkay!!! Other students are getting into it, and not me! I bet it would be easy since I have already learned a lot of Spanish that is taught next year and throughout high school.