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Our Early Childhood Program introduces students to the Spanish language through songs, rhymes, games and customs from Spain and Latin America.  Elementary Spanish complements the audio-lingual approach to language learning by using the TEACH THEM SPANISH series to incorporate simple reading and writing tasks.  Grades 3 and 4 are introduced to simple grammar constructions.  Grade 5 is a preparation year for junior high level Spanish with a text, workbook, Interactive Notebook and access to internet activities.  The goal of the junior high program is to transition from a primarily audio-lingual method of language learning to one which incorporates reading comprehension and correct written communication.
 
Preschool
 
Prayers: Sign of the Cross and Glory Be…
Greetings and Courtesy Expressions
Colors
Numbers 1-20
Days of the Week/Months of the Year
Parts of the Body
Songs and Games:  Víbora de la Mar; Araña Pequeñita; Chocolate; 1 de enero; Cabeza, Hombros; el Conejito; Alabaré; Feliz Navidad
Participation in Hispanic Heritage Month Soccer Celebration; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Las Posadas; Los Reyes Magos
 
Kindergarten
 
Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be.., Hail Mary; Niñito Jesus (Simple Grace before Meals)
Pledge to American and Texas flag
Greetings and Courtesy Expressions
Colors
Numbers 1-50
Days of the Week/Months of the Year
Parts of the Body
Alphabet
Family
Animals
Food
School supplies
Songs and Games:  Víbora de la Mar; Araña Pequeñita; Chocolate; 1 de enero; Cabeza, Hombros; el Conejito; Alabaré; La Mochila; Que Llueva; Las Mañanitas
Participation in Hispanic Heritage Month Soccer Celebration; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Las Posadas; Los Reyes Magos
 
1st-4th Grades
 
Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be.., Hail Mary; Grace before Meals
Pledge to American and Texas flags
Greetings and Courtesy Expressions
Colors
Numbers 1-100
Days of the Week/Months of the Year
Parts of the Body
Alphabet
Family
Animals
Clothing
House: rooms and furnishings
Food (3rd grade “Food Animal” project)
School supplies
Participation in cultural activities:  Hispanic Heritage Month Nacho Bowl Soccer Shoot-out; Day of the Dead; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Las Posadas;  Los Reyes Magos; Carnaval
 
5th Grade
 
Resources: SPANISH IS FUN BOOK A with corresponding workbook; Interactive Notebook for note taking and comprehension activities; Internet accounts in Quia.com and Sr.Wooly.com.
 
Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be.., Hail Mary; Grace before Meals
Pledge to American and Texas flags
Alphabet; Phonics; Cognates
Family; plural nouns and adjectives
Classroom vocabulary; definite/indefinite articles
Verbs ending in AR, ER, IR in the present tense; negative sentences; forming questions
Numbers 0-100
Adjective agreement
Conjugation and use of the verb SER
Professions and nationalities
Conjugation and use of the verb ESTAR
Telling time
Participation in cultural activities:  Hispanic Heritage Month Nacho Bowl Soccer Tournament;  Day of the Dead (decorate their own sugar skull);
Our Lady of Guadalupe; Las Posadas;  Los Reyes Magos; Carnaval
 
6th-8th Grades
 
Resources: SPANISH IS FUN BOOK A for 6th grade, BOOK 1 for 7th and 8th grade; corresponding workbook for each grade; Interactive Student Notebooks for note taking and comprehension activities
 
By the end of 8th grade students will have studied the following units:
 
Alphabet; Phonics; Cognates
Family; plural nouns and adjectives
Classroom vocabulary; definite/indefinite articles
Verbs ending in AR, ER, IR in the present tense; negative sentences; forming questions
Numbers 0-1 million
Adjective agreement
Conjugation and use of the verb SER
Professions and nationalities
Conjugation and use of the verb ESTAR
Telling time
Body and the verb TENER
Days, Months, Seasons, Weather; the verb HACER
House: rooms and furnishings; Possessive adjectives
Food; Gustar
Clothing; Demonstrative adjectives
Conjugation and use of the verb IR
Stem changing Verbs in the present tense
 
Cultural activities:
Students in 6th grade participatie in Hispanic Heritage Month Nacho Bowl Soccer Tournament
Students in grades 7 and 8 organize and run the Nacho Bowl Soccer Celebration.
Observe Hispanic holiday traditions:  Dia de los Muertos (ofrendas and Pan de Muerto); Our Lady of Guadalupe; Las Posadas; Los Reyes Magos (share La Rosca and celebrate la Candelaria)
Grades 7 and 8 participate in a 2 year sequential field trip to San Antonio/Austin
Fourth quarter Friday Cooking Class in 8th grade