The Spanish curriculum is based on a “theme” approach with opportunities to increase one’s Spanish vocabulary and to read, write, listen to, and speak Spanish. For instance the first theme is “los numeros” (the numbers). The Hispanic culture is woven into each theme by utilizing children’s literature, reference materials and periodicals. Each class begins with the Sign of the Cross and a prayer (in Spanish) in which we ask God to bless each of our classes. Each class ends by wishing a “Feliz Cumpleanos” (Happy Birthday) to any students who have had recent birthdays. The "themes” will be communicated through information sent to you via your child’s homeroom teacher.
Each student receives two grades per class: one grade is for the activity sheet which he/she will complete during the class, and the other is a participation grade. These grades will be entered into the Powerschool the weekend following the class. Each student, individually, will have a pronunciation test toward the end of each grading period.