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Bienvenidos - Welcome to Mrs Dolan's Spanish class.  Your children will learn the Spanish language and culture throughout their years here at St. Raymond's.  The National Foreign Language Standards are communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and community. This will include reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Grade 2  students will learn the Spanish prayer the Ave Maria and from grades 3-8 the Our Father/Padre Nuestro.
Pre-k   will have an introduction to Spanish words and numbers, use the Smartboard to match Spanish colors and colors and learn how to greet others and say goodbye in Spanish. Count  1-10 in Spanish. Sing and dance with some songs. Coloring pages will be included. Songs will be taught.

Kindergarten will learn to count 1-15 in Spanish at the beginning of the school year. Then they will learn up to 20. We are also learning new vocabulary words and color pictures. We play Spanish games on the Smart board, Learn days of the week and months of the year with music on the Smart board and sing and dance with some songs.
1rst through 2nd grade learn more Spanish numbers, more Spanish vocabulary, color seasonal and religious pictures, play games in Spanish with the Smart board. 

  grade are starting Chapter 4 Geography of Spain and Mexico. They will receive a project with this chapter on page 52.  When we reach this page I will explain it and we will share ideas in the class.
Pancho's trip was a wonderful time for grades 4, 5 and 6th. They played Spanish Bingo, received giant sombreros and enjoyed the lunch.  4th graders are now learning about Spanish artists and their works.  They also will draw their interpretation of an animal in classism and cubism forms.
5th Students started Chapter 17 Literature by Spanish artists. We will see Don Quijote with John Lithgow in class.

6th            The sixth grade have started the Junior High book Avancemos. They will receive workbooks next year. 
  We also practice on the Chromebooks. 

7th and 8th grade have their Chromebooks and we will use them once a week for in Spanish. We also play on on the Chromebooks. This helps strengthen any grammar and translation we have been learning in our text  (Avancemos 1A)
7th grade are learning  the SER form (to be) and they were also  given an assignment to write a Spanish poem about someone in their family. This was due May 15.  We also work on and compete in Spanish games that reinforce vocabulary.

The 8th grade are learning the verb Gustar in singular and plural forms. They are using this word gustar (to like) with foods in Spanish.  They were also given an assignment  to write an autobiography in Spanish. We will make it like a guessing game.  They have to scan a baby picture and write Who AM I in Spanish.  Then they will have a present day picture under the baby picture.  This is due May 12.

  Students will learn more conjugation of verbs and how to use them in conversation. They will continue strengthening their Spanish skills on their Chromebooks. 
Grades 6-8 will be starting a program called which they will work with Chromebooks and compete with their class on Spanish quizzes.