Welcome to the Aldrich Spanish website! We have tons of resources here to help you practice for Spanish class. Parents, please click the "current units / test dates" tab above to keep up on what is happening in Spanish class. Kindergarten and first grade students will bring home quarterly homework. The four homework task squares are to be completed and turned in as described at the top of the page. If homework is misplaced, you can print out a new copy from the "vocabulary by grade level" section of this website. Second through fifth grade students will receive a study guide at the beginning of each unit. Many times we complete two units then test on both subjects. Tests are announced in class and posted on this website at least 2 weeks prior to the test date.
Students have Spanish class for 30 minutes twice a week. We can only cover so much during that time. We are finding that our students who keep up with assignments here have a solid foundation for entering more advanced Spanish classes in middle school and high school when finishing our program. We will not be achieving fluency, however.
Spanish class routine includes greetings, calendar, singing, dancing, and playing lots of games requiring students to use the vocabulary words in context. We do not do many written assignments. Fourth and fifth grade classes incorporate more writing in preparation for middle school. For younger students, what we do is mostly oral. Tests are listening comprehension with students following directions in Spanish for the first few years. Then students move on to reading the words in print. Homework consists of practicing the vocabulary. I suggest 5 minutes daily. Older students will have written homework assignments / projects from time to time. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
To access grades in the Parent Portal, you will need to go to the "Term" box and click QTR 2 for first semester, or QTR 4 for second semester. Since I only give report card grades at the semester, the system stores all grades under 2nd or 4th quarter. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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Wondering how you will catch up with your classmates? Second through fifth grade students may come to the Spanish room for extra help on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 beginning on Aug. 30. I hope to see you there!