Sts. Philips & James' Spanish Website Page

The students of Sts. Philips & James are extremely fortunate to be learning Spanish and Mandarin! On this page, all grades will be able to find helpful materials and websites in order to assist with their Spanish learning. Grades 6-8 have individual pages (accessible through the side bar) with more detailed information from each lesson. 

Four Components of the New York State Common Core Standards for Languages Other Than English (LOTE):

Language, Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing.

The three major goals of learning modern languages are Communication Goals, Cultural Goals, and General Education Goals. Critical thinking, reasoning skills, the synthesis of knowledge, humanistic understanding, social awareness, creativity and self esteem are the foundation of these three goals.

Topics to be Covered in the 2016-2017 School Year

Grades Pre-K through 3

Vocabulary & Grammar 
Numbers and Counting - Colors - Shapes - Animals - Basic Greetings and Phrases - Climate and Weather - Telling Time - Seasons - Holidays - Poems and Songs - Subject Pronouns - Writing and Spelling - Verbs - Adjectives - Sentence Structure - Pronunciation - Reading Comprehension - Oral/Performance Skills (Skits)
Culture & Geography
Holidays, Customs, and Traditions (Day of the Dead, Feast Saint Days, Christmas, Easter, etc.) - Spanish Speaking countries - Geography and Social Life
*Interactive SmartBoard activities will always be incorporated into lessons in order to increase and sustain student engagement*

Grades 4 & 5

Vocabulary & Grammar
Classroom commands - Alphabet - Greetings & Goodbyes - Origins - Numbers - Days of the Week & Months of the Year - Weather - Activities - Likes/Dislikes - Family/Home - Physical & Personality Descriptions - Preliminary Verb Conjugations 
Culture & Geography
Students will be completing a Spanish speaking country research project (Details T.B.A.)

Grades 6 through 8

Vocabulary & Grammar
Classroom Commands - Alphabet - Greetings & Introductions - Origins - Numbers - Days of the Week & Months of the Year - Weather - Physical & Personality Adjectives - Likes/Dislikes - Activities - Describing Classes & Supplies - Schedules - Daily Routine - Telling Time - Prepositions - Pronouns - AR/ER/IR Verbs - Regular/Irregular Verbs - Family - Pastimes - Clothing - Plan Making - Food - Directions - Preterite Tense (8th Grade Only) - Imperfect Tense (8th Grade Only) - Hispanic Fables & Other Literature - Infographic Analysis (media, social media, second language acquisition, other current topics, etc.)
Culture & Geography
Students will be completing a Spanish speaking country research project (Details T.B.A.)
8th Grade Only - Madrid, Spain research project (Details T.B.A.)

Please Note:
Repetition in topics is essential in acquiring a foreign language. However as the grades progress, the activities, homework, and expectations are much more rigorous and demanding. 

¿Qué rezamos?

La Señal de la Cruz (The Sign of the Cross):

En el nombre del Padre,
del Hijo,
y del Espiritú Santo, 

Padre Nuestro (Our Father):

Padre Nuestro, que estás en el cielo
Santificado sea tu nombre,
Venga a nosotros tu reino,
Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo,
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día,
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros perdonamos
a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
Y libranos de todo mál. Amén.

Ave María (Hail Mary)

Dios te salve, María, llena eres de gracia,
El Señor es contigo.
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre, Jesús.
Santa María, Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros, pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.