¡Bienvenidos a nuestra clase de español! (Welcome to our Spanish class!)  I'd like to share a little bit about our goals and experiences in Spanish at St. Leo Catholic School, both in the elementary program and in middle school Spanish I. 
Elementary Spanish classes are full of music, art, singing, chants, rhythms, dancing... pretty much anything that provides a colorful backdrop for becoming familiar with (and hopefully growing to love!) the language and related cultures. We tend to focus heavily on expanding and using conversational vocabulary, developing an "ear" for the language and pronunciation, and making some foundational strides in learning grammar structures. We also discuss traditions and celebrate the holidays of many Spanish-speaking cultures, and seek to enhance our awareness and appreciation for all kinds of diversity in our community and beyond!  
In Spanish I (6th, 7th, and 8th levels) our commitment to experiencing diverse cultures and cultivating global awareness continues. We also identify specific and rigorous goals for language development. During these three years, an emphasis on promoting speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish allows for a deeper understanding and competency with the language.   Objectives are aligned to prepare St. Leo graduates for high school Spanish Level II.
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