First Grade students participate in three class sessions per week. In First Grade, students engage in songs, games, and activities that feature musical elements, drama, predictability, and repetition. Learning in context, automatic linguistic recall, and vocal experimentation based on rhythm and melody memory are all primary attributes of a first language learning experience. In a natural acquisition scenario, First Grade students may not fully realize they are “learning”. Rather, they gradually increase their comprehension and expression.
NOTE: At times, students understand general meanings but do not actually know the exact translations of words they are speaking. This deliberate ambiguity can aid in pronunciation development. Early awareness of cognates (such as problem and problema, activity and actividad…) can actually inhibit correct pronunciation.
In First Grade, homework assignments will generally be completed with an adult, babysitter, or older sibling when appropriate. Instructions will be clearly provided on Beehively.
Ongoing lessons and material will be available to view or download at https://presentationsonoma.beehively.com/class_details/3240/home
You will receive an email with this link when First Grade Spanish lists new content. In addition to language curriculum, students will integrate language, geography, religion, and cultural studies as they explore a variety of Latino celebrations.