Foreign Language

Teacher: Niki Cairns

Spanish Class Summary 

Spanish is required for all students in Kindergarten-6th grade. In 7th & 8th grade, Spanish becomes an elective. The K-5th grade classes meet once per week for 30 minutes, 6th grade meets once per week for 40 minutes, and 7/8 meets two times per week for 55 minutes per class. Each class begins with the “Pizarra De La Semana” or Board of the week, and includes a word and phrase of the week, number of the week, color or shape of the week, and the calendar. 

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Units covered in grades K-4 include: 

· Alphabet 

· Colors 

· Numbers 

· Animals 

· Days of the week 

· Months of the Year 

· Seasons 

· Parts of the Body 

· Clothing 

· Family Tree 

· Special units for holidays, Cinco de Mayo, and more 

Additional units covered in 5th grade are: 

· Telling Time 

· Parts of the house and furniture 

· Food 

In addition to reviewing many vocabulary units in 6th grade, an introduction to grammar begins in the 3rd quarter and the 4th quarter concludes with verb conjugation. 

Seventh and Eighth grade students continue to learn conjugation, grammar, read short stories, work on special projects (creating a restaurant for example), give presentations, and work out of the Ven Conmigo textbook.