At Eagle Creek Academy, all students study Spanish.
Third Grade: Cinco Calabazas
Students learned Cinco Calabazas, a song about five pumpkins that are feeling emotional. We used the song to talk in Span-glish about feelings and emotions. Afterwards, each student drew a calabaza experiencing an emotion and wrote sentences (in Spanish) to go with it. The other students had to guess (in Spanish) which emotion the creator was describing.
Kindergarten to 4th Grade: Spanish Spectacular
Each year, the students practice their songs and skits for several months so they can present a show entirely in Spanish for their families. Besides practicing Spanish, they are also learning to be on a stage, memorize lines, be spontaneous, and use their voices.
First Grade: Speaking in Sentences
In this lesson, Grade 1 students learn to speak in full sentences by using pictures and symbols that represent nouns, prepositions and other parts of speech.
First Grade: La Noche de Brujas
As we celebrate Halloween, first grade students learn Day of the Dead vocabulary in Spanish.
Kindergarten: How Do You Feel?
Students in Kindergarten are learning the body parts and how to express their feelings in Spanish. They enjoyed drawing different faces. This student's favorite one was "graciosa" (silly)!
Grades 5 to 8: What's Inside a House?
Fifth through eighth grade students have been learning about parts of a house and items found inside of a home. We have been learning to describe and ask questions. In the video, students are trying to track a dog's movements through a home.
Grade 4: Where Are You Going?
Students in the fourth grade have been learning the vocabulary for locations and giving directions. We have also studied how to ask for (and give) the location of a place or person. We have been practicing through writing, speaking, and physically moving things. For example, as one student gives directions, the other students move their characters. This hands-on practice helps solidify the learning.
Fourth Grade: Países
Each student began his proyecto (project) by researching Spanish-speaking paises (countries) in South America. He looked through non-fiction books from our biblioteca (library) then continued his research using la computadora (computer). We gathered important information related to key terms such as government, climate and activities (gobierno, clima, y actividades). Students then created brochures to advertise their countries.
Second Grade: Moving Means Learning
In the second grade, the students use magnetic vocabulary cards to create sentences. Later, they practice saying their sentences aloud, sometimes by simply reading them and other times by putting on skits.
"This is my daughter's first year at Eagle Creek and first semester taking Spanish... I am amazed at how quickly she has picked it up." Mrs. Huffmaster, parent