Spanish in Kindergarten
In Kindergarten most students have their first experience with Spanish and start developing strategies to give meaning to the new words and phrases they are hearing and reading. Students learn by using their whole bodies, and by having an active role in the process. The teacher provides various comprehensible inputs and constantly demonstrates the usage of the language in meaningful settings. The curriculum is based on concepts our students find familiar, like themselves, their families, common places, and situations. They listen to short stories, they sing, they engage in short dialogues, and play games to learn new vocabulary.
By the end of Kindergarten Spanish, students will:
- Answer highly predictable and formulaic questions.
- Use a variety of words to name familiar people, places, and things.
- Be able to provide some relevant biographical information.
- Understand highly practiced words.
- Comprehend highly practiced and basic messages supported by visual or contextual clues, and when the message contains familiar structure.
- Understand and produce some high frequency words.
- Imitate model words, and use facial expressions and gestures.
- Repeat words.
- Understand some written words and phrases that have been practiced and memorized.
- Comprehend a limited number of highly predicted vocabulary and commonly used expressions.