Elementary school students are some of the best students you will teach. They are always full of energy and eager to learn. Preparing a curriculum is the most important part of working at the elementary school. Every year the Spanish Department meets to evaluate the school year and if the curriculum meets all the requirements and improvements for the next school year.
The Spanish curriculum is consistent with the philosophy, mission, beliefs, and/or objectives of the school. Each teacher makes suggestions on how it could be improved. The Spanish curriculum addresses the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the students by engaging in different teaching/learning experiences. Some of the experiences are role playing, oral discussions and presentations, movie presentations, small group projects, library visits, Power Point presentations, individual class work, cooperative learning, lectures, research projects, internet researches, debates and summer readings. All the reading material is carefully evaluated and assigned for the appropriate grade level.
The program provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively, independently, and competitively, by having different activities during the school year: spelling bee, Language Week, reading week, field trips to museums, theaters and educational places. This helps students to learn how to work with others. Students challenge each other to do their best, and learn in the process of becoming a whole individual. In almost all the classes, teachers will integrate skills and topics such as: grammar, reading - comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. Teachers listen to proposals, and then students are given the opportunity to work on their ideas, always under their supervision. All Spanish classes activities are an excellent opportunity for developing creativity and a challenge to do their best. Students can communicate their ideas, opinions, leadership skills and artistic expressions by engaging in these activities.