Language – Spanish
Spanish at Holy Family is offered to our Early Childhood Students through Eighth grade. Pre-K through 3rd grade receives Spanish class once a week while Early Childhood students receive fifteen minutes a week. The students in these classes are introduced to the language and the culture with a strong emphasis on building vocabulary. The students are introduced to this vocabulary through games, songs, hands on activities, and stories. The fourth and fifth grade students receive Spanish two days a week. Both grade levels gain responsibility of vocabulary and work on reading, listening, and speaking skills built from previous vocabulary. Sixth grade students receive Spanish three times a week . They begin to understand how to use and to conjugate verbs. They work independently and in groups to read, write, listen and speak the language while building upon grammar and vocabulary knowledge. Seventh and eighth grade students have four days a week of formal Spanish instruction where they expand on vocabulary and grammatical structures used in communication. These skills are taught through practice, hands on activities, projects, skits, and conversations. All levels also include culture and geography of Spanish-speaking countries. The hope is that all children who leave Holy Family School will have a better understanding of Hispanic cultures and how to communicate with the Spanish Speaking community in their future vocations.