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205 | Spanish | Sra. Poveda



Learning a language is not only about grammar or vocabulary, but also about culture, traditions and much more. Our goal is to learn as much as possible and of course have fun!


During the academic year 2017-2018 students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish language and also about the culture of the Spanish speaking countries. Each grade will focus on one or more Spanish speaking countries:

·       First grade: Mexico

·       Second grade: Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Equatorial Guinea.

·       Third grade: Panama

·       Fourth grade: Argentina

·       Fifth grade: Peru

·       Sixth grade: Guatemala

·       Seventh grade: Bolivia

·       Eight grade: Spain


Kinder garden

In this first unit called SALUDOS kinder garden students will learn how to identify common greetings and leave-takings, ask and answer basic introduction questions, count to 20 in sequence, identify colors, identify 10 animals, use numbers to describe amount and age and discuss about likes and preferences.


In this first unit called LA ORUGA MUY HAMBRIENTA first graders will review on colors and basic fruits, they will learn how to identify days of the week, sequence events in the story orally and using pictures, introduce oneself and discuss about preferences.


In this first unit called EL CAPIBARA CON BOTAS second graders will learn how to use basic greetings to appropriately describe times of day, will be able to name 5 animals, discuss preferences, describe and compare animals of three Spanish-speaking countries, write descriptions of animals that include their physical traits, habitat, likes/dislikes, and sound and discuss differences of animal sounds between English and Spanish.


In this first unit called ¿QUIÉN SOY? ¿QUIÉNES SOMOS? Third graders will be able to answer questions about what they like and dislike, list their likes and dislikes such as favorite subjects, sports, or free-time activities, write about family members, their ages, their relationships to them, and what they like to do.



In this unit called VUELTA AL COLE fourth graders will learn how to describe school supplies, accurately use definite and indefinite articles, create plural nouns, practice reflexive verbs in the present tense for “yo” and “tú”, they will review telling time and compare typical day schedule in Argentina and US.



In this unit called BIENVENIDOS A PERÚ - 3 REGIONES fifth graders will identify and use present tense of the three -AR, -ER & -IR verb conjugations and they will compare activities of the three regions of Peru.


In this unit called BIENVENIDOS A GUATEMALA - ¿QUIÉNES SON LOS GUATEMALTECOS? sixth graders will identify Guatemala on a map and the Guatemalan flag, they will discuss who are Guatemalans, introduce oneself and others, identify adjectives related to physical and personality traits, describe themselves and others and learn the verbs SER/ESTAR.


In this unit called BIENVENIDOS A BOLIVIA, EL INTERCAMBIO COLOMBINO seventh graders will identify common foods, products and animals and their origins, summarize the history behind Columbus’ voyages and examine the Columbian exchange and its effects (globalization) in general and in Bolivia specifically.


In this unit called SALUDOS A ESPAÑA eight graders will review and use present and past tenses on the different verb conjugations.



Participation: 30%* (*35% in K-2)

Performance Tasks/Projects: 25%

Quizzes, tests: 20%

In-class assignments: 25%


RAE. Real academia Española. Great monolingual website where you can find a monolingual dictionary, grammar information as well as spelling rules and much more.


WORD REFERENCE. Multilingual dictionary with verb conjugator and language forum.



The Instituto Cervantes is a non-profit organization founded by the Government of Spain in 1991. Its mission is to promote Spanish language teaching as well as that of Spain’s co-official languages, in addition to fostering knowledge of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world.





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