F OREIGN L ANGUAGE in the E LEMENTARY S CHOOL. R E G I O N 1 2. An Overview of the Shepaug Valley Regional School District FLES Spanish Program. Presented to the Region 12 Board of Education December 2005. Virginia Staugaitis Mary Rose Granka. Guiding Principles.
An Overview of the Shepaug Valley
Regional School District FLES Spanish Program
Presented to the
Region 12 Board of Education
Mary Rose Granka
Connecticut’s Common Core of Learning for World Languages states:
“By the end of Grade 12, students will listen, speak, read and write proficiently in at least one language other than English, and will understand the culture(s) of that language”
As a result of education in Grades K-12, Students will:
Days of the Week
All integrated into the regular
classroom lessons and routines
Objective:Students will be able to recognize and use the Spanish name for up to 10 basic colors.
Strategies & Materials:
¿Quién es ?
Madre, padre, bebe
Los Tres Osos
Oso Pardo,Oso Pardo
Donde vive ?
De que color es ?
¿Cómo es ?
Grande ,mediano, pequeño,
Cuantos son ?
¿Qué come ?
Pez ,vegetales ,insectos, etc.Example of Integration
Classroom Theme: Bears
Formal & Informal
Achievement: 3-5 -pairing activities
abilities in listening, -interviewing
numbers, vocabulary -checklists
-card games (e.g. go fish)
Achievement: K-2 - reciting poems / rhymes
and oral skills
Process of Development
(National Literature, FLES,
(Elementary & Middle School)
(“What Works” & “What Doesn’t”)
(e.g., Glastonbury, Waterford)
Parent & Student
(Summer 1996)Development & Evolution of theElementary Spanish Curriculum
from the 2005 Survey
Survey distributed in November 2005
193 parents responded
2005 Family Survey
Average Ratings by Survey Statement
All R12 Elementary Schools Combined
Across All Schools
Learning Spanish can be fun!Diverse array of interesting activities that provide opportunities for student participation