Each week students will receive 45 minutes of Spanish instruction.  The Chesterfield Elementary World Language curriculum is based on each elementary grade level’s SOLs for math, science and social studies.  Spanish will be reinforcing the information that students are learning in their main classroom, only it will be in Spanish!  There are thematic units that are covered throughout the year  – for example “My Family”, “Animal Habitats”, “The Ocean” to name a few.  During each unit students will learn new vocabulary and concepts.


In addition, students will receive an introduction to other cultures from around the world.  All of this will be done by using a fun variety of activities such as music, games, drama, art, and story-telling.  Goals for students to acquire new language skills, learn an appreciation and love of people and cultures different from themselves, and reinforce information taught in their main classroom – all while having fun!