Spanish Program

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Vamos a trabajar juntos y aprender mucho.

(Welcome to Spanish Class!  We are going to work together and learn a lot.)


Students will learn Spanish vocabulary and conversation through songs, dances, rhymes, and class activities.

  • Grades K-2 attend Spanish for 30 minutes per week
  • Grades 3-5 attend Spanish for 45 minutes per week
  • Middle School have two 45 minute classes per week

Example of Spanish Activity:

The students, teachers and staff at St. Mary Parish School traveled the world within the school walls learning about different countries and cultures. Each student received a passport for World Traveler Day and showed off their creative tourist travel gear! 

Curricular Goals by Level:

  • Primary (Grades K-2):  Students are taught basic vocabulary and conversation.  The main goal is to get students excited about learning and speaking a new language.
  • Intermediate (Grades 3-5): Students continue to practice Spanish vocabulary and conversations each week.  They also learn cultural customs and celebrations.
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8):  Students use a High School Spanish I book.  Over the course of 3 years, students are taught all of the concepts covered in a Spanish I course.

Special Activities by Grade Level: 


La Raspa Dance and Hand-Made Maracas

1st Grade

Individual Piñtas 

2nd Grade

Weather Poster and "Somos como las flores" Song

3rd Grade

 Winter Clothing Items Project

4th Grade

Spanish Family Tree

5th Grade

Cinco de Mayo

6th Grade

Photo Album

7th Grade

School Scavenger Hunt and Interview

8th Grade

Restaurant Skit

For more information about St. Mary Parish School's Spanish Program:

Contact:  Dawn Gilles, Spanish Teacher



Mrs. Gilles' Teacher Website