Tentative Syllabus for Grades K-3 (Spanish)
Students in grades K-3 will cover much of the material in Calico Spanish, Level A (Lessons 1-8). Grades 2 and 3 will move on to Levels B and C of the same method. Also, students are being exposed to Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids online program which offers interactive Spanish lessons with useful vocabulary, phrases and some simple grammar. The spoken and written word are introduced in both methods.
Cultural lessons will accompany the lessons.
FLAMENCO FOR KIDS!
Calico Spanish Level A content is as follows:
Level A: I Am Special
In Level A, children interact with Pedro the fish and María the monkey. These new friends help learners begin to talk about themselves in simple ways, including greetings and exchanging basic information like name, age, likes, and description. Level A’s color focus is blue and yellow, and the number focus is 1-3. The calendar focus is days of the week.
Lessons 1-8 (8-12 weeks)
Lesson 1: Hola, ¡soy yo! (Hi, it’s me!) In this unit, children will learn a simple greeting exchange, including telling their names.
Lesson 2: Hola, ¡soy grande! (Hi, I’m big!) In this unit, children will learn to tell their ages.
Lesson 3: Hola, ¡yo sé el día! (Hi, I know what day it is!) In this unit, children will learn to tell what day it is.
Lesson 4: Hola, ¡estoy bien! (Hi, I’m well!) In this unit, children will learn to extend the greeting exchange to answer the question, “How are you?”
Lesson 5: Hola, ¡soy listo! (Hi, I’m smart!) In this unit, children will learn to say something about themselves.
Lesson 6: Hola, ¡me gusta! (Hi, I like it!) In this unit, children will learn to say they like something.
Lesson 7: Hola, ¡soy especial! (Hi, I’m special!) In this unit, children will learn more ways to describe themselves.
Lesson 8: Sí, ¡se puede! (Yes, you can!) In this unit, children will practice talking about themselves.
Please note: Materials are not necessarily presented in this order. Also, songs, stories, games and a flamenco dance class make up part of the curriculum.