Spanish

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.

Our Schedule (coming soon)

Content Overview

K/1 Grade

K/1 Grade

  • 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.
2/3 Grade

2/3 Grade

  • 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.

4/5 Grade

4/5 Grade

  • 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.

At-Home Resources

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.

Contact Information

Rafael Lemos

Rafael Lemos

rafael.lemos@k12.dc.gov

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.