Grade 2 Our youngest Spanish students begin every class with the sign of the cross in Spanish and a prayer to the Child Jesus, Jesusito. Several years ago, our third graders made up hand motions to go with our our prayer (which is actually a song) so that we can better understand the words. Thank you 3rd grade!!! We will also have a Saint of the Day, celebrated in Latin America or Spain, prepared for us by past 7th and 8th grade Spanish students.
In the first few weeks of school, we learn some classroom commands in Spanish: please repeat, sit down, stand up, turn around, raise your hand, listen, and more. For the remainder of the year, we work in units: colors, animals, parts of the body, family vocabulary, numbers, food, vocabulary of our Faith, etc.
*Two years ago, Kindergarten and first grade traded Spanish for an additional day of library/technology. This was a helpful change for our school because it allows those classes to get the extra time they needed in those subjects and it allowed grades 6,7, and 8 to add an extra day of Spanish. It was a good change I think!