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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish at Oakstone Academy

Middle School and High School!

The main goals of the Spanish program at the Oakstone middle and high school are to instill a genuine interest in learning about other cultures and languages as well as to prepare the students for opportunities in higher education. The instruction is based around the Ven Conmigo curriculum but is supplemented with unique cultural experiences, games, songs, foods, and projects. We aim to make many of the activities as realistic as possible so that the students will be as prepared as possible in real-life situations.

We also strive to improve critical thinking skills which are crucial to the students’ future success, not only in Spanish but in every aspect of life. They are assessed in every area of communication: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Students’ knowledge of cultural understanding (i.e. country-specific body language) is also assessed. Another important element of success that we address in our Spanish classes is organization. The students are responsible for keeping all of their “tools” organized (in a binder) because being able to find the answer is often more helpful than simply trying to remember the answer.

Overview of the
middle school curriculum:

  • greetings
  • alphabet
  • cognates
  • forming questions
  • basic geography
  • numbers
  • likes and dislikes
  • wants and needs
  • school classes and schedules
  • after school activities
  • everyday activities
  • describing your room
  • describing people
  • describing a family
  • time
  • days of the week
  • months and seasons
  • weather

Overview of the high school
Level One (B) curriculum:

  • greetings
  • alphabet
  • cognates
  • forming questions
  • basic geography
  • numbers
  • likes and dislikes
  • wants and needs
  • school classes and schedules
  • after school activities
  • everyday activities
  • describing your room
  • describing people
  • describing a family
  • time
  • days of the week
  • months and seasons
  • weather
  • talking on the phone
  • invitations and events
  • food and meals
  • going to a restaurant
  • asking for/giving directions
  • clothing
  • making comparisons
  • expressing preferences
  • “cost” expressions
  • commands
  • preterite tense
  • making suggestions
  • parts of the body
  • physical fitness
  • sports
  • vacations

Overview of the high school
Level Two curriculum:

  • feelings
  • making suggestions
  • daily routines
  • hobbies
  • responsibilities
  • asking for/giving opinions
  • giving advice
  • making plans
  • staying fit/healthy
  • commands
  • relating a series of events
  • ordering in a restaurant
  • descriptions in the past
  • events in the past
  • bargaining in a market
  • writing stories
  • talking about the news
  • describing a problem
  • agreeing/disagreeing
  • obligations and solutions
  • environmental issues

Elementary

It is never too early to be exposed to and learn a second language. Oakstone Academy’s elementary Spanish curriculum is based on the popular Español Para ti program which blends in-class instruction with videos and activities that reinforce language skill sets.  

In addition to vocabulary, expressions and commands, our students are immersed in the study of Spanish culture through participating in games, songs, dances, fieldtrips and even cooking classes.  The children have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned at school-wide concerts. Here is a brief summary of our Spanish curriculum by grade level:

For students in kindergarten and first grade, Level One introduces Spanish by teaching basic vocabulary and expressions, responses to simple questions and commands. Students also learn how to describe and demonstrate customs related to greetings and birthdays in Spanish-speaking countries as well as popular children’s songs.  

Overview of the elementary
Level One curriculum:

  • Expressions of feeling
  • Asking about feelings
  • Positive commands
  • Colors
  • Asking about colors
  • Days of the week
  • Asking about the days of the week
  • Parts of the body
  • Animals and their sounds asking about animals
  • Age-related and birthday expressions
  • Asking about age
  • Food-related vocabulary
  • Family members
  • Asking about family members
  • Weather expressions
  • Articles of clothing
  • Asking about clothing
  • Numbers 1-50
  • Asking about numbers
  • Months of the year
  • As well as the verb ir(to go)

Overview of the elementary
Level Two curriculum:

  • Greetings, farewells, introductions
  • Classroom objects
  • Asking about a person or object
  • Positive commands
  • Negative commands
  • Rooms in the school
  • School personnel
  • Seasons of the year
  • Means of transportation
  • Asking about transportation
  • Traffic-related expressions
  • Destinations in a city
  • Sports and other activities
  • Asking about sports and activities
  • Telephone-related expressions
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Reinforcement of previously learned material

Overview of the elementary
Level Three curriculum:

  • Expressions of feeling
  • Asking about feelings
  • More classroom objects
  • Positive and Negative commands
  • More foods
  • Parts of the house
  • Asking about a house
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Talking about appliances
  • Table setting items
  • Talking about food and setting the table
  • Many adjective
  • Opposites
  • Reinforcement of previously learned material.

In Levels Four and Five of the elementary curriculum, students begin to read and write in Spanish.  They also learn the maps of North and South America where 19 of the 20 countries are located, in addition to the added vocabulary.

Some of the additional vocabulary and components taught include:

  • More detailed greetings, farewells and introductions
  • More feelings
  • Asking about feelings
  • Asking about names, ages and where one is from
  • School subjects
  • Instruments
  • Professions and work asking and talking about work
  • Countries
  • Geography (the city, the country, downtown, etc.)
  • Positive commands
  • Entertainment equipment
  • Difference between wants and needs
  • Buildings in the community
  • Parts of a building
  • Rooms and parts of a house
  • Asking about a house
  • Furniture
  • Places to go to in the community
  • Asking about different places in the community
  • Foods and meals
  • How to order in a restaurant
  • Talking about food
  • Modes of transportation and traffic
  • Talking about street-crossing safety
  • Animals and their habitats
  • Words indicating location and position
  • Asking where someone is
  • Numbers through 100,000
  • In addition to the constant spiraling of previously taught  vocabulary
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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish at Oakstone Academy

Middle School and High School!

The main goals of the Spanish program at the Oakstone middle and high school are to instill a genuine interest in learning about other cultures and languages as well as to prepare the students for opportunities in higher education. The instruction is based around the Ven Conmigo curriculum but is supplemented with unique cultural experiences, games, songs, foods, and projects. We aim to make many of the activities as realistic as possible so that the students will be as prepared as possible in real-life situations.

We also strive to improve critical thinking skills which are crucial to the students’ future success, not only in Spanish but in every aspect of life. They are assessed in every area of communication: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Students’ knowledge of cultural understanding (i.e. country-specific body language) is also assessed. Another important element of success that we address in our Spanish classes is organization. The students are responsible for keeping all of their “tools” organized (in a binder) because being able to find the answer is often more helpful than simply trying to remember the answer.

Overview of the
middle school curriculum:

  • greetings
  • alphabet
  • cognates
  • forming questions
  • basic geography
  • numbers
  • likes and dislikes
  • wants and needs
  • school classes and schedules
  • after school activities
  • everyday activities
  • describing your room
  • describing people
  • describing a family
  • time
  • days of the week
  • months and seasons
  • weather

Overview of the high school
Level One (B) curriculum:

  • greetings
  • alphabet
  • cognates
  • forming questions
  • basic geography
  • numbers
  • likes and dislikes
  • wants and needs
  • school classes and schedules
  • after school activities
  • everyday activities
  • describing your room
  • describing people
  • describing a family
  • time
  • days of the week
  • months and seasons
  • weather
  • talking on the phone
  • invitations and events
  • food and meals
  • going to a restaurant
  • asking for/giving directions
  • clothing
  • making comparisons
  • expressing preferences
  • “cost” expressions
  • commands
  • preterite tense
  • making suggestions
  • parts of the body
  • physical fitness
  • sports
  • vacations

Overview of the high school
Level Two curriculum:

  • feelings
  • making suggestions
  • daily routines
  • hobbies
  • responsibilities
  • asking for/giving opinions
  • giving advice
  • making plans
  • staying fit/healthy
  • commands
  • relating a series of events
  • ordering in a restaurant
  • descriptions in the past
  • events in the past
  • bargaining in a market
  • writing stories
  • talking about the news
  • describing a problem
  • agreeing/disagreeing
  • obligations and solutions
  • environmental issues

Elementary

It is never too early to be exposed to and learn a second language. Oakstone Academy’s elementary Spanish curriculum is based on the popular Español Para ti program which blends in-class instruction with videos and activities that reinforce language skill sets.  

In addition to vocabulary, expressions and commands, our students are immersed in the study of Spanish culture through participating in games, songs, dances, fieldtrips and even cooking classes.  The children have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned at school-wide concerts. Here is a brief summary of our Spanish curriculum by grade level:

For students in kindergarten and first grade, Level One introduces Spanish by teaching basic vocabulary and expressions, responses to simple questions and commands. Students also learn how to describe and demonstrate customs related to greetings and birthdays in Spanish-speaking countries as well as popular children’s songs.  

Overview of the elementary
Level One curriculum:

  • Expressions of feeling
  • Asking about feelings
  • Positive commands
  • Colors
  • Asking about colors
  • Days of the week
  • Asking about the days of the week
  • Parts of the body
  • Animals and their sounds asking about animals
  • Age-related and birthday expressions
  • Asking about age
  • Food-related vocabulary
  • Family members
  • Asking about family members
  • Weather expressions
  • Articles of clothing
  • Asking about clothing
  • Numbers 1-50
  • Asking about numbers
  • Months of the year
  • As well as the verb ir(to go)

Overview of the elementary
Level Two curriculum:

  • Greetings, farewells, introductions
  • Classroom objects
  • Asking about a person or object
  • Positive commands
  • Negative commands
  • Rooms in the school
  • School personnel
  • Seasons of the year
  • Means of transportation
  • Asking about transportation
  • Traffic-related expressions
  • Destinations in a city
  • Sports and other activities
  • Asking about sports and activities
  • Telephone-related expressions
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Reinforcement of previously learned material

Overview of the elementary
Level Three curriculum:

  • Expressions of feeling
  • Asking about feelings
  • More classroom objects
  • Positive and Negative commands
  • More foods
  • Parts of the house
  • Asking about a house
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Talking about appliances
  • Table setting items
  • Talking about food and setting the table
  • Many adjective
  • Opposites
  • Reinforcement of previously learned material.

In Levels Four and Five of the elementary curriculum, students begin to read and write in Spanish.  They also learn the maps of North and South America where 19 of the 20 countries are located, in addition to the added vocabulary.

Some of the additional vocabulary and components taught include:

  • More detailed greetings, farewells and introductions
  • More feelings
  • Asking about feelings
  • Asking about names, ages and where one is from
  • School subjects
  • Instruments
  • Professions and work asking and talking about work
  • Countries
  • Geography (the city, the country, downtown, etc.)
  • Positive commands
  • Entertainment equipment
  • Difference between wants and needs
  • Buildings in the community
  • Parts of a building
  • Rooms and parts of a house
  • Asking about a house
  • Furniture
  • Places to go to in the community
  • Asking about different places in the community
  • Foods and meals
  • How to order in a restaurant
  • Talking about food
  • Modes of transportation and traffic
  • Talking about street-crossing safety
  • Animals and their habitats
  • Words indicating location and position
  • Asking where someone is
  • Numbers through 100,000
  • In addition to the constant spiraling of previously taught  vocabulary