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WELCOME TO THE 205 SPANISH CLASSROOM PAGE

OUR GOAL

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 YEAR

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

  • Eighth grade: Spain

FOURTH QUARTER


KINDERGARTEN

During the fourth quarter, kindergarten students will learn how to identify names of basic foods, categorize them according to food group and discuss preferences. They will also work on how to identify shapes comparing size and color.


1st GRADE

During the fourth quarter, first graders will study a lesson called “The park”. They will identify vocabulary park, discuss preferences related to activities, describe the locations of items in the park and compare traditional games.


2nd GRADE

During the fourth quarter, second graders will identify seasons and their related months and weather. They will also discuss  about the weather of different places and related activities and sports and their preferences. We will also review on body parts and learn how to express physical hurt.


3rd GRADE

During the fourth quarter, third graders will explore the Kuna people of Panama. We  will also examine and describe molas, which is a traditional textile from Panama. We will work on clothes and patterns of symbols, shapes and colors used in molas.

These are the standards we will be working on through this quarter for standard based grading:

Interpersonal Speaking - I can communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases that I have practiced and memorized. Sub standard: I can ask some simple questions. I can answer a variety of simple questions. Themes: patterns and colors of clothing in target culture. Asking and answering about preferences.

Interpretive Listening - I can recognize some familiar words and phrases when I hear them spoken. Sub standard: I can recognize a few individual words of a read aloud story (or a video). Themes: traditional attire in the target culture.

Presentational Writing - I can write lists and memorized phrases on familiar topics. Sub standard: I can label, match, and list words with their meaning in the target language. Themes: shapes, colors, clothing items in the target language.


4th GRADE

During the fourth quarter, fourth graders will identify and describe basic clothing items using size and color and learning about noun-adjective agreement. They will also learn about connections between clothes and weather.

Thanks to the Ensemble Español Educational Programs and the PTO, fourth graders will enjoy a Spanish Dance Residency in our class. They will have the chance to learn about the Spanish dance and culture twice a week.


5th GRADE

During the fourth quarter, fifth graders will work  on a project related to the short story called “Los seis amigos van a Cusco.” They will also learn and research about the different geographical regions of Peru working on comparisons.

Thanks to the Ensemble Español Educational Programs and PTO, fifth graders will enjoy a Spanish Dance Residency in our class. They will have the chance to learn about the Spanish dance and culture twice a week.


6th GRADE

During the fourth quarter, sixth graders will focus on the Maya civilization. They will identify traditional clothing vocabulary and explore weaving as a cultural process as well as analyze symbols founds in weaving. They will discuss how our identities shape our clothing choices and will design and create a huipil, which is a blouse worn by indigenous women in Guatemala.


7th GRADE

During the fourth quarter, seventh graders will focus on how to describe a city and its landmarks, food and other resources. They will also learn, compare and understand about similarities and differences of traditional and modern forms of music in Bolivia.


8th GRADE

During the fourth quarter, eighth graders will create a culminating project for K-8 language study on the different themes that they have studied along elementary grades in Spanish.

Thanks to the Ensemble Español Educational Programs and the PTO, eighth graders will enjoy a Spanish Dance Residency in our class. They will have the chance to learn about the Spanish dance and culture twice a week.


GRADING CRITERIA

  • K-2 GRADES

Participation: 35%

Performance Tasks/Projects: 20%

Quizzes, tests: 20%

In-class assignments: 25%

  • 3 GRADE

Participation: 10%

Standard 1: 30%

Standard 2: 30%

Standard 3: 30%

  • 4-8 GRADES

Participation: 30%

Performance Tasks/Projects: 25%

Quizzes, tests: 20%

In-class assignments: 25%


RESOURCES AND APPS

LANGUAGENUT. Digital resource to learn and practice different languages.

http://www.languagenut.com


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

http://www.rae.es/


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

http://www.wordreference.com/


INSTITUTO CERVANTES

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.

http://chicago.cervantes.es/



Language Resources for Extra Practice

Language Packet
In an effort to save paper, we are posting our language packet online.
It contains more information about our program, our languages, resources, and websites.
 Please click here to view/download it.


Language Curriculum Maps
A curriculum map is a document explaining what we plan to teach. Please keep in mind that the process of curriculum mapping is always a work in progress. We will revisit, review and revise the maps based on the needs of our students. We hope that you will use these maps as an informative tool of your child’s language learning experience at LaSalle II. If you have any questions about the content, please contact your child’s teacher. Please click here to view our world language curriculum maps.  -nma