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    5th Grade:

    This year we welcome a new Spanish program for the 5th - 8th grades called "Español Santillana". The overall goal of this program is the communicative competence of students in the Spanish Language by means of cultural awareness activities that focus on the gradual development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in each level. The program's specific objectives are to introduce students to Hispanic and Hispanic American culture, foster a positive attitude toward language acquisition and provide a solid foundation for basic communication skills. All of these objectives will prepare our students for their high school and college experiences. 

    Español Santillana explores languages and cultures through explicit presentation and integration of the 5Cs: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. 

    More information about the program can be found on www.fansdelespanol.com


    I can be reached at ajmahon@brielleschool.org or at 732-528-6400 x105


  • This month I only see the student four times in November due to Teacher Convention and Thanksgiving so for the next two montsh we are learning about:
    ~salon de clase (classroom/ school objects)
    ~tiempo (weather)
    ~dias/meses/estaciones (days, months, seasons)

    ~Pronoun song

  • This month we are learning how to:

    ~greet eachother at different times of the day: buenos dias, buenas tardes, buenas noches

    ~ask the name of a friend |
    ~ ¿Comó te llamas? (say while pointing towards the person you are asking)

    ~introduce yourself

    ~ask a friend how they are doing: ¿Comó estas?

    ~tell a friend how you are doing: muy bien, gracias; así así; mal; or poco loco

    ~Identify and pronounce vowels in Spanish/ recognize and read words that begin with those vowels.  

    Alphabet song
    Puedo ir al baño?

    A E I O U vocales song (must skip to minute 12:10)