World Language at Ross
At Ross, our World Language focus is Spanish. Each week students have a Spanish class focused on learning the basic concepts about the language. These classes also immerse students in the culture of Hispanic countries.
- Use appropriate greetings and goodbyes.
- Ask and answer the questions “What is your name?”, “How are you?”
- Understand basic classroom direction.
- Name classroom objects and describe their color and size.
- Count from 1-10.
- Name family members and answer questions to provide basic information about my family.
- Identify some major celebrations in my own and other cultures.
- Identify basic body parts.
- Describe body parts using basic adjectives.
- Recognize and identify basic feelings and emotions.
- Ask and answer questions about how I and others feel.
- Recognize the names of basic animals in the TL.
- Recognize and describe animals important to TL countries.
- Recognize and describe animal habitats.
Respond to basic classroom directions and/or questions.
- Introduce myself and others in the target language.
- Use appropriate greetings and goodbyes based on the time of day.
- Ask and answer questions to provide basic information about myself and others.
- Describe myself and others using basic adjectives.
- Identify likes and dislikes of myself and others
- Name basic foods and key food groups and categorize them by meal.
- Ask and answer questions to express basic food-related preferences.
- Recognize traditional holiday-related foods in my own and target cultures.
- Describe the seasons and the related weather conditions in my own and other countries.
- Identify common seasonal activities in my own and other cultures.
- Describe types of clothing items using basic adjectives.
- Identify main characters in a story and describe them using basic adjectives.
Identify the topic and theme of a TL story when supported by gestures or visuals.
- Understand and respond to basic classroom directions and/or questions as part of classroom routines.
- Identify places in their school.
- Describe basic community locations and locate them on a simple map.
- Follow basic directions to get to a community location.
- Identify community helpers and what they do.
- Identify types of homes in my own and other cultures.
- Describe types of homes in my own and other cultures.
- Recognize and describe typical daily routines in my own and other cultures.
- Name my family members and identify their daily household routines and responsibilities.
- Describe typical daily routines in my own and other cultures.
- Identify and describe specific food and household items using basic adjectives.
- Identify and describe where to buy food and household items that I need using basic adjectives.
- Identify characteristics of a hero
Spanish Read Aloud
Join Señor Lemos every Wednesday for a Spanish read aloud. Students can learn more vocabulary from the comfort of their homes. Click below to listen while cleaning your room or riding in the car.
Is your student looking to learn more Spanish? Check out Memrise and Duolingo. Both are free ,user-friendly apps where students can improve their Spanish by practicing vocabulary and pronunciation every day.
I’m a young professional who’s been teaching for more than two years. I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.A. in Journalism and Linguistics. My main goal as a teacher is to provide my students with a safe place where growth and success can be foster.
For further information about what is happening in Spanish, check out Principal Searl’s Weekly Bulletin for monthly updates.