Lisa Houston
Maestra de español                                                                                                       
Edgewood Elementary School
(914) 721-2700
Twitter: @srtahouston

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! All students in grades 2-5 will be developing and enhancing their listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Students in the upper grades will also begin to develop their reading and writing skills in Spanish. Please be sure to read the 2-5 Elementary Spanish Curriculum Guide for information about the Elementary Spanish Program.  

About Spanish at Edgewood

All Edgewood students in Grades 2-5 have the wonderful opportunity to learn Spanish. Each class will have Spanish with Señorita Houston three times per six-day rotation. One class period will be for 40 minutes and the other two will be for 20 minutes each. 

Our Spanish program is based on a FLES (Foreign Language Early Start or Foreign Language Elementary School) model. In the early grades, the program focuses on developing students' listening and speaking skills in the target language. Meanwhile, students in the upper grades will continue to enhance those skills and will begin to develop their reading and writing skills in Spanish as well. In order to develop students' language skills, a variety of teaching methods are used, such as singing songs, playing games, TPR (Total Physical Response) activities and listening to/reading stories in Spanish. Students also engage in performing skits, role-plays and dialogues which mirror real-life situations. 

In addition to learning Spanish vocabulary, students will learn some aspects of the cultures where Spanish is spoken. Furthermore, whenever possible, Spanish lessons are designed to connect to the existing grade level curriculum. Technology is also integrated into the lessons for each grade level through the use of Smart Board games, Google apps, interactive quizzes and presentational programs, such as Book Creator and Adobe Spark Video.
Edgewood students and their parents are encouraged to explore the rest of Señorita Houston's page to review what is being studied in class and obtain other important information. 

¡Nos vemos en clase!