Promoting language fluency with variety

Holy Spirit hopes to spark in our students a love and passion for the Spanish language and culture. More than 90% of the Spanish-speaking world is Roman Catholic. The goals for our students in Spanish include gaining a basic understanding of and skill with the Spanish language, as well as an awareness in which they demonstrate a curiosity to learn to speak Spanish at an early age for a better understanding of world culture.

Holy Spirit students through 6th grade take Spanish.  In Middle School (7th and 8th grades), students take Spanish as an Elective.

RELIGION 

  • Prayers: Sign of the Cross, Glory Be and Prayer before meals(all grades) Hail Mary, Our Father and Guardian Angel
  • Bible Stories: Creation, Noah's Arch, Christmas, Last Supper, Easter,The Lost Sheep, The Good     Shepherd, The Prodigal Son, Miracle of the Loaves and the Fish

READING

  • Identify characters in the story and the main idea, recognize high frequency words,  retell stories in       English for (k-3) in Spanish (4th - elective)
  • Learn letter names in Spanish (kindergarten- 3rd -letters in student's name)
  • Spelling (4th-8th)
  • Demonstrate  understanding of Non-Fiction and Fiction Stories

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

  • Identify the meaning of the words ( translation)
  • Writing sentences (3rd to 8th)
  • Ask and answer questions 
  • Preposition and verbs

MATH

  • Counting numbers from 0-20 (kindergarten); 0-30 (1st & 2nd); 0-100 (3rd & 4th); 0-million(5th -8th)
  • Simple adding and substation (kindergarten- 2nd) multiplication and division (3rd-8th)
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Calendar (days, months, dates)
  • Time
  • Currency

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Geography: Where do I live? Where am I from? (Kindergarten); Kansas City( 1st); Kansas (2nd); Antilles Islands(3rd);  Mexico(4th); Central America(5th); South America(6th), United States (elective)
  • Community Helpers: (kindergarten - 4th grade)

SCIENCE

  •  Body parts; Seasons; weather; Animals  Habitat; Foods and food chain

LISTENING & SPEAKING

  • Follow multiple directions
  • Actively participate in discussions in an orderly manner
  • Listen to the speaker

In addition to the above, we also learn about: adjectives, family, colors, sports, activities and interests, directions, emotions, holidays, the house, school supplies, school subjects, clothes,the city, opposites, transportation, chores, routines, cognates,  occupations, and how to ask common questions in order to get to know people.

 

Spanish Curriculum by grade

PK

Los saludos/Greetings

La presentación/Introducing self

Los colores/Colors

Los números/Numbers(0-10)

En la escuela/In school-(some school supplies)

Las emociones/Emotions

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Kindergarten

Los saludos/greetings

Los colores/Colors

Los números/ numbers (0-20)

Las figuras geométricas/shapes

La escuela/at school (schools supplies)

La familia/family

La cabeza/facial body parts

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Gloria/Glory Be or Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

1st grade

Repaso/Review

Días de la semana/days of the week

La ropa/clothing

Los alimentos/foods

La casa/at home (rooms in the house)

Útiles escolares/more school supplies

La granja/Things and people at the farm

Los instrumentos/music instruments

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

Con Dios me acuesto/Prayer before going to bed

Gloria/Glory Be

2nd grade

Repaso/Review

Números/Numbers (0-50)

Posiciones/object positions

Lugares en la escuela/rooms in the school

Personal de la escuela/People who work at school

La familia/family

Adjetivos posesivos/possessive adjetives

La casa/house (inside and outside)

Los muebles/furniture at home

La ropa/clothes

Las estaciones/seasons

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

Con Dios me acuesto/Prayer before going to bed

Gloria/Glory Be

3rd grade

In 3rd grade we begin introducing verb conjugations (I form and he/she form).

¿Cómo te sientes?/How are you feeling?

Use of verb estar in yo/él/ella/name

Clases y objetos/classes and school supplies

Use of –ar verbs in yo/él/ella/name

La hora/time (o’clock and ½ hour)

Números/numbers (0-100)

Lugares en la ciudad/places in the city

Preposiciones de lugar/Location prepositions

Ayudantes en la comundad/ Community helpers

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Gloria/Glory Be

Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

Bendición de los alimentos/Blessing of the food

4th grade

In 4th grade we begin introducing verb conjugations (all forms)

Repaso/Review

Los oficios/Jobs

Verbos Regulares –ar/Regular verbs ending in –ar

Más lugares en la ciudad/more places in the city

En la oficina del médico/Doctor’s office

Las partes del cuerpo/Body parts

Artículos definidos/definite articles

La familia/family

Verbo SER/Verb To Be

Las comidas/the meals and foods

La hora/time (all forms)

Uso de mayor que y menor que/ more than and less than

Medios de transporte/transportation means

Introducción al verbo IR/Introduction to verb To Go

5th grade

Repaso/Review

En la escuela/At school

Los adjetivos/adjetives

Los días de la semana/days of the week

Vero IR/Verb To go

Más Verbos regulares –ar/ more regular verbs in -ar

Las estaciones/seasons

El Clima/the weather

Expresiones con verbo Gustar/ Expressions of like and dislike

Los meses del año/months of the year

Expressiones con verbo Tener/Common expression with verb To Have

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Gloria/Glory Be

Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

Bendición de los alimentos/Blessing of the food

Ave María/Hail Mary

6th grade

Repaso/review

Adjetivos de descripción física/ Physical description adjetives

Adjetivos de personalidad/personality description adjetives

Artículos definidos & artículos indefinidos/ Definite & indefinite articles

Verbo SER/verb To Be

La familia y la casa/ family and house

Verbo Tener/ verb To have

Adjetivos Posesivos/ Possessive adjetives

En clases y después/ Activities in class and after school

Verbos regulares –ar/ Regular verbs ending in -ar

Verbo IR/Verb to go

Verbo Dar/ verb to give

Verbo Estar/ Verb To Be(location and feelings)

Lo que comemos y dónde/ what we eat and when?

Verbos regulares –er/-ir/ Regular verbs ending in –er and -ir

Señal de la Cruz/Sign of the Cross

Gloria/Glory Be

Ángel de la Guarda/Guardian Angel

Bendición de los alimentos/Blessing of the food

Ave María/Hail Mary

Padre Nuestro/Our Father

Elective 7th-8th grade (Students taking Spanish Elective are able to take placement test in High School to be placed in a higher Spanish level class)

Repaso/review

Verbos regulares –ar/ -er/-ir

Verbo Tener- Verb To Have

Verbo IR- Verbo To Go

Verbo Dar- Verb To Give

Los deportes/Sports

Verbos irregulares/ Irregular verbs (e->ie, o->ue, u->ue)

El Bienestar y la Salud/ Well being and Health

Verbo Ser/Verb To Be

Verbo Estar/verb To Be (location, feelings)

Pronombres/ Pronouns

De Compras/ Going Shopping

Verbo Saber & Conocer/ Verbs TO Know and their different uses

Comparativo y Superlativo/ Comparative and Superlative

En el Avión/ On a plane trip

Verbos irregulares en Yo/ Irregular verbs on I

Presente progresivo/ Present Progressive

De vacaciones/ On a vacation

Verbos Regulares –ar/-er/-ir en pretérito/ Past tense of regular verbs