September 28, 2016
1st Grade — Spanish

The K–4 Spanish classes immerse students, using the TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) curriculum that provides an abundance of context-driven language in a chapter-by-chapter story format. The students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate their comprehension and retention, enabling them to emerge feeling successful and eager to tackle the next challenge in their language-learning progression.


  • Names
  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Physical descriptions
  • Animals
  • State of being
  • Body parts
  • Days of the week
  • Food and eating
  • Stating thirst/hunger

Approaches to Learning

  • Observing and speaking about mini-stories
  • Oral language
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Acting out mini-stories
  • Presentation
  • Games
  • Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS)
  • Units of study in Dia de Los Muertos, Cesar Chavez, and Cinco de Mayo