Teacher: Mrs. Jenny Ersbo
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.
All 7th grade students are enrolled in Spanish 1 which can also include 8th grade students who did not complete Spanish 1 the year prior. Spanish 2 class is an advanced course that allows 8th Grade students more of an immersion-type setting. Hispanic culture is offered as well, and though not required, is highly suggested for both Spanish 1 and Spanish students.
Units covered in grades K-4 include:
· Days of the week
· Months of the Year
· Parts of the Body
· 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
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.