Agenda for May 15 - 18:

Agenda for May 15 - 18:

For the past couple of weeks we have been practicing our salutations and farewells in Spanish. The students did a great job memorizing the dialogues. We focused on formal and informal you and how to address an adult.

For the next couple of weeks, all classes will be working on identifying plate ware and cutlery, breakfast foods, lunch foods and dinner foods. Grade Pre-K to 2nd will identify various foods using play foods. They will learn how to say when they like a food and when they do not. Grades 3 to 5 will play restaurant using play dishes and foods. Each restaurant will comprise of 1 server and 2 customers. 

Agenda for April 24-27:

¡Dichosos los que creer sin haber vista! Juan 20:26-29


Agenda for April 24-27:

Spanish students are still working on formal (Usted) and informal (tú) "you." Students will present their greeting and farewell dialogues to the class.

Next on the agenda: foods(los alimentos.) Grades 4 and 5 will have use a restaurant setting and grades PreK to 3 will participate in tea parties, taking turns being the host and the guest.

Agenda for March 27 -March 30:

Agenda for March 27 - March 30:

During Terra Nova testing, all students worked to complete the place mats for the International Food Festival during our Dover Days celebration. Grades Pre-K to 2nd grade tied their place mats with our "Keeping Our Promises" lessons on friendship. Grades 3, 4 and 5 used an international theme in honor of diversity. Holy Cross has such talented students.


All classes are finishing up los animales en la granja lessons. Next we will review "greeting" phrases and use them in a dialogue. Grades 3, 4, and 5 will practice dialogues and complete a "Chatterbox" activity. Grades PreK, K and 1st will review greetings phrases and practice with puppets. We learned these at the beginning of the school year and now is the time for a review.

Los saludos y las despedidas:

Hóla, Adiós, Me llamo, ¿Cómo se llama?, Buenos dias, Buenas tardes, ¿Cómo se va?, Muy bien gracias, Gracias,  Hasta luego, Buenas noches, ¿Cómo amaneciste? 


Agenda for March 6-9:

Agenda for March 6-9:

All classes will continue with "Los Animales" unit. Many of our students know the Our Father and the Hail Mary in Spanish. I am so proud of their commitment to learn their prayers. YouTube has some excellent videos of Padre Nuestro and Ave Maria.



Los Mascotas (Pets)

el perro

el gato

el pájaro

el conejo

el pez


Los animales en la granja Animals on the farm):

la vaca

el burro

el pato

la cabra

el ganso

el caballo

el cerdo

el gallo/la gallina

la oveja

el pavo


Agenda for the week of February 27- March 1:

As we enter into the Lenten season, let us recall God's love for us.


Agenda for February 27-March 2:

Related vocabulary:Lent- la Cuaresma and Ash Wednesday-miércoles de ceniza.

All classes will continue to work on los animales and ¿Quién soy yo? (Who am I?)

Agenda for February 13-16:

Agenda for February 13-16 and February 20-23:

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Grades PreK, K, First and Second will continue to work on body parts. We will get to begin learning vocabulary for pets and farm animals.

Third grade will be tested on Padre Nuestro. Only those students who feel they are ready will be tested. Those who are not comfortable will be given additional time. Then we will work on body parts, pets and farm animals.

Fourth and fifth grades will continue testing on Ave Maria. Then we will work on Muévete, body parts, pets and farm animals.


Los partes del cuerpo (body parts)

los tobillos

las rodillas

la barriga

los codos

los hombros

los dedos

las manos

las orejas

la nariz

los ojos


Otros partes:

la cabeza

la cara

la boca

el pelo

el codo

el cedo

los brazos

las piernas

los pies


Verbs associated with Muévete:

tocar, juntar, sobar, movir, batir, encojer, agitar. sacudir, jalar, cerrar.


los animales domésticos:

el gato

el perro

el conejillo de Indias (guinea pig)

el periquito


los animales de la granja:

el cerdo

el gallo

el ganso

el pato

la gallina

la oveja

la vaca




Agenda for February 2 - 9:

Agenda for February 6-9:

We had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week!! Holy Cross School truly appreciates your commitment to a Catholic education for your child.

Grades PreK, K, 1 and 2 will continue to learn body parts in Spanish. We have been working on learning "Muévete," which means Move It! "Muévete" associates body parts (nouns) with action or moves (verbs.) 


Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be learning Ave Maria. New students will be memorizing Padre Nuestro. Grades 4-5 will be tested on the Ave Maria. Grades 2 and 3 will be tested on Padre Nuestro. 

If you have any questions regarding my testing process, please feel free to email me. 

Agenda for January 23-26 and January 30-February 3::

Agenda for January 23-26, 31-February 3, 2017:

Most students will be finishing up La familia y la casa in class projects. Grade 3-5 will learn Ave Maria (Hail Mary). There are excellent YouTube videos available for additional help.


Grades PreK and K are learning their numbers 1-20. Grades 1 and 2 will learn how to say simple mathematical equations in Spanish using y (plus), menos (minus) and son (equals or are).


Then we will work on parts of the body by learning a new song "Muévete." Muévete means move it.

We will learn: tobillos -ankles, rodillas-knees. barriga-tummy, cadera-hips, codos-elbows, hombros-shoulders, dedos-fingers, manos-hands, orejas-ears, nariz-nose and ojos-eyes.


Next week is Catholic Schools Week. Please join us at our Open House, Sunday, January 29, 11:00-1:00.

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año

Agenda for January 3-5:

All classes will learn about the tradition of the Epiphany in Spanish culture.

All classes will then review previous lessons. Grades 3, 4 and 5 will present "la casa" projects.

Agenda for December 12-15:

Agenda for December 12-15:

This week most students will present their family trees (el arbol de la familia)  and houses (las casas). Others are finishing the classroom project. Our presenters will identify name with familial relationship, ex., Paquito es mi padre. With our houses, student will identify location, ex., Mi hermana está en el cuarto. We will identify "quién" and "dónde."

Grades Pre-k and K will continue to learn the alphabet, numbers and simple mathematics.


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