KINDERGARTEN WORLD LANGUAGE
Kindergarten students at Sprague participate in Spanish language classes for 50 minutes of instruction per week and full day has 75 minutes per week. The curriculum addresses each of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages — communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and community. The instructional goals for each thematic unit integrate language, culture and content in age-appropriate ways. The focus is on what students can do with the language and language classes are taught almost entirely in Spanish.
Performance Goals – Novice Low – Novice Mid
By the end of kindergarten, students will be able to communicate using words and phrases on topics they have studied in class. They will understand the Spanish that their teacher uses when working with memorized words and phrases.
Unit 1: All About Me
Essential Question: Who am I?
Students will take an imaginary trip to Mexico where they will be able to use the Spanish that they are learning. They will be able to greet others and introduce themselves by asking and responding to simple questions about name and age. They will be able to name and describe a few animals that are native to Mexico and comment on whether they like or don’t like the animals. Finally, students will recognize and name the colors of the Mexican and US flags.
Unit 2: Life on a Farm
Essential Question: What is a farm?
Students will take an imaginary trip to a farm in Mexico. They will learn about the farm through stories, songs, chants and videos. Students will be able to classify which animals live on the farm and which do not. They will describe the animals’ colors and also compare sizes of different animals. They will state which animals they like and don’t like and which is their favorite. Children will explore how we imitate animal sounds differently in Spanish and learn the traditional Mexican chant Chocolate.