Spanish Curriculum
Spanish Teachers: Senora Rapson (Grades JK-1st) and Senora Ervin (Grades 2nd-5th)
 
*All students JK-5th grade, receive Spanish instruction daily.
 
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN
• Begin learning Spanish language and culture, as well as Spanish-speaking regions
• Learn to mimic teacher’s speech, accent, actions and gestures
• Reproduce short sentences chorally
• Learn basic directions/commands
• Learn vowels and their sounds
• Count in a sequence to 10
• Identify and name familiar colors
• Draw and color, naming items in the picture
• Learn songs and dances, both traditional and modern
• Follow oral stories using both Spanish and English vocabulary
• Recognize meaning of short Spanish-only stories
 
 
KINDERGARTEN
• Begin to learn about culture and customs of target language regions
• Continue mimicking teacher’s speech, accent, actions and gestures
• Reproduce short sentences chorally and individually
• Learn basic directions/commands
• Recognize and express a variety of greetings and introductions
• Reinforce vowels and their sounds
• Begin learning the alphabet
• Count in sequence beyond 10
• Identify and name colors, foods, geometric shapes and animals
• Draw and color, naming items in the picture
• Match written words with pictures
• Understand short stories written in Spanish
• Continue to sing and dance to traditional and modern songs
 
 
GRADE 1
• Continue to learn the alphabet and vowels
• Learn useful vocabulary for greetings and courtesies
• Learn basic questions, such as ¿Cómo te llamas?, ¿Cuántos años tienes?, and ¿Cómo estás?
• Learn homonyms and antonyms, as well as words regarding more/less and big/little
• Reinforce learning of colors, geometric shapes, numbers and numerical phrases
• Learn vocabulary for family, table setting and domestic animals
• Learn days of the week, month of the year and seasons
• Learn to ask and answer basic questions
• Memorize and recite Pledge of Allegiance
• Learn to say the Sign of the Cross, Our Father and Hail Mary
• Learn additional songs and chants
 
 
GRADE 2
• Master the alphabet and vowels
• Enhance useful vocabulary for greetings and courtesies
• Continue to learn basic conversational questions
• Learn numbers up to 30
• Learn to answer numerical questions in phrases
• Learn to add and subtract using más and menos
• Review colors, numbers, unique alphabet letters and greetings
• Develop picture sequencing skills
• Learn vocabulary for classroom objects, parts of the body, food, transportation and zoo animals
• Match Spanish expressions with English translation
• Master Pledge of Allegiance and daily prayers
• Learn additional songs and chants
 
 
GRADE 3
• Review and master previously learned alphabet, pronunciation and useful vocabulary skills
• Enhance useful vocabulary for greetings and courtesies
• Continue to learn basic conversational questions
• Learn new vocabulary related to family, meals of the day, sports, domestic and wild animals
• Enhance calendar-reading skills
• Learn numbers up to 100
• Learn interrogatives
• Develop question-and-answer skills
• Master Pledge of Allegiance and daily prayers
• Learn additional songs and chants
 
 
GRADE 4
• Review and master previously learned alphabet, pronunciation and useful vocabulary skills
• Learn to identify nouns by gender, and learn rules for pluralizing nouns
• Learn definite and indefinite articles
• Develop greeting and conversational questioning skills
• Learn numbers up to 1,000
• Learn to perform higher-functioning math problems using Spanish vocabulary
• Learn new vocabulary related to family members, home, food, sports, school subjects, weather and animals
• Learn subject pronouns, such as yo, , Ud., él, ella, ellos, ellas, nosotros and nosotras
• Learn possessive adjectives, such as mi, tu, su, etc.
• Learn adjectives to describe people, such as alto, corto, joven, viejo
• Recognize Spanish-speaking countries across the world
• Learn differences between “to be” verbs estar and ser
• Learn to conjugate “ar,” “er” and “ir” verbs in the present tense
• Learn vocabulary to express feelings and emotions
• Learn ordinal numbers
• Master Pledge of Allegiance and daily prayers
• Learn additional songs and chants
 
 
GRADE 5
• Review and master previously learned alphabet, pronunciation and useful vocabulary skills
• Further develop greeting and conversational questioning skills
• Learn the difference between and usted
• Develop growing vocabulary to describe people, likes and dislikes, places, activities and events, etc.
• Learn to tell time and discuss weather
• Continue learning descriptive adjectives
• Continue learning proper usage of possessive adjectives based on number and gender
• Continue learning verbs and conjugation
• Enhance understanding of differences between estar and ser
• Learn multiple uses of the imperfect verbs ir (to go) and tener (to have)
• Learn differences between “to know” verbs saber and conocer
• Read short passages and answer questions in complete sentences in Spanish
• Read maps of Spanish-speaking countries
• Develop an appreciation for cultural perspectives on learned lessons