Agenda for the week of September 31-October 4:

Students in grades 2 to 5 are practicing their ¡YO! puzzles with me and fellow students to present to their respective classes. The puzzles provides a way to describe themselves in Spanish using simple phrases. Example: Mi color favorito es..., Mi escuela se llama Santa Cruz., and Mi nombre es....

Kindergarten and 1st grade students are working with greetings vocabulary. Example: buenos dias, buenas tardes, ¿cómo estás? and muy bien gracias.

Pre-kindergarten classes continue to be exposed to colors vocabulary, Padre Nuestro (Our Father), el señal de la cruz (Sign of the cross) and Muévete (Move it!) song with movement.

Agenda for April 23-26:

Agenda for April 23-26:

For the past two weeks, all classes have been working on three simple dialogues, of age appropriate difficulty to practice buenos maneros or good manners.

Sample dialogue #1:

A. ¡Buenos días!

B. ¡Buenos días! ¿Cómo estás?

A. Muy bien, gracias ¿Y tú?

B. Muy bien, gracias.

A. Adiós.

B. Hasta luego.

For the next week, grades 3-5, will work on additional dialogues.

Grades PreK, K, 1 and 2 will work on naming objects in the classroom and in the backpack.

Happy Catholic Schools Week!!

Happy Catholic Schools Week!!


Spanish class has been fun! Grades 3, 4 and 5 have turned in their city buildings and houses. So now we share our space with a cute little city and two neighborhoods with roads and cars. Truly delightful.

Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 will learn the names of some of the more common buildings, as well as some of the more common prepositions. We will learn to ask "¿Dónde está...?" and then answer the question in Spanish. 

For example:

¿Dónde está la escuela? La escuela está atrás de la iglesia. (Where is the school? The school is behind the church.)

Las preposiciones

encima de - above

abajo - below

entre - between

al lado de - next to

adelante de - in front of

atrás de - behind

a la izquierda - on the left

a la derecha - on the right

sobre - on (top of)

dentro de - in

adentro - inside

a fuera - outside

We had first learned about articles, then names of buildings, followed with prepositions, in order to construct questions and answers.

Most of my 4th and 5th grades know the Our Father and the Hail Mary in Spanish.

Grades PreK, K and First grade are learning the names of family members. Soon, they will learn the names of the rooms in a house. We learned the following song (to the tune of "Are you sleeping?"):

Padre - father,

Madre - mother,

Chico - boy,

Chica - girl,

Abuelo is a grandpa,

Abuela is a grandma,

Mi familia, mi familia (my family).

December 18 - 21:

Agenda for December 18 - 21 and January 2 - 4 and January 8 - 11:

¡Feliz Navidad!

This week, all students learned about "Las Posadas." A Mexican tradition, Las Posadas is celebrated throughout the United States, between December 16 and 24, as a sweet reminder to find Jesus room in our hearts during this hectic season. Las Posadas retells the story of  the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth and Bethlehem as they sought safe refuge.

Third, fourth and fifth grades will learn "los lugares en la ciudad" or city places and prepositions to describe location by constructing a city in the Spanish classroom. Each student will be assigned a type of building or house.

Third grade students will construct houses for the neighborhood. Use boxes no smaller than 3 X 4 and no larger that 4 x 6. Milk cartons would be fine to use. Include a roof, door, windows and label in Spanish. Decorate as you like. Don't forget the student name and homeroom.

Fourth and fifth grade students will be assigned city buildings, for instance, un banco (a bank) or una tienda (a store.) Use cake or macaroni boxes. Cover in copy paper or construction paper and decorate with appropriate architectural elements. Include the name of the place in Spanish on the box. Don't forget to include student's name and homeroom.

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Project is due the week of January 8.

I wish you and your family many, many blessings. Sra. Vitale



Agenda for November 20-21 and November 27-30:

Agenda for November 20-21 and November 27-30:

Grades 4 and 5 will continue to work on identifying verbs, articles and nouns in the 'Muevete" lyrics they had written. They will then identify the infinitive verbs used in the lyrics. 

Grades 2 and 3 had worked on changing singular nouns to plural, identifying gender and corresponding articles. Next, they will concentrate on learning numbers 1-100.

Grade 1 will continue to work on numbers and and greetings.

Grade K will continue  to work on numbers and colors 1-10.

Grade PreK learned azul and rojo colores. Then they will identify sequencing with those colors through play.

Agenda for October 15-19:

Agenda for October 15-19:

PreK students will focus on the color red (rojo) by identifying items that are red. 

Kindergarten students will continue to work on identifying at least 6 colors and to count to 10.

First grade students will work on simple greetings in Spanish.

Second and third students will also work on simple greetings, as well as, work on numbers.

Fourth grade students will use Muevete lyrics to identify gender, articles and nouns.

Fifth grade students will identify and describe the explorations of six Spanish explorers.


Agenda for September 25-26:

This week all grades will finish up current class work.


Grades PreK and K will continue to work on their colors in Spanish: rojo, azul, verde, morado, rosado, café, amarillo. anaranjado, and negro. 


Grades 1, 2, 3 will work on their numbers.


Grades 4 and 5 will work in their table groups to finish up their contribution to the "Muévete" song. Groups will then perform their new verses to the class.


Next week, we will focus on activities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. We will cover history and geography.

Agenda for September 5-14:

¡Bienvenidos! We are so excited for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Well, at least I am. All classes will begin the school year reviewing greetings in Spanish, recalling "Padre Nuestro," reviewing classroom expectations and recalling fire drill and intruder procedures.