Spanish for Elementary Students (Open Enrollment Through Jan. 14th, 2019)
Are you looking for an Spanish program for your elementary-age student/s created by a native Spanish teacher with 20+ years of teaching experience? Want an online course that builds progressively from topic to topic? Want a program that helps your student develop a good accent? Want your child to be able to speak in sentences? I have a great recommendation for you!
Enrollment is now open until January 14th for new students in Sra. Morato’s Elementary Spanish Program for Homeschool families.
Why am I recommending this? For two (amazing!) reasons… 1) my girls are learning Spanish from Sra. Morato in the elementary program and 2) I’ve had a very small role helping Karim with this course. I have been helping to create the Spanish packets that go with this program. 🙂
What I love about the program Sra. Morato has been creating is that my girls have been using the language and speaking in sentences, virtually from the very beginning!
I also love the fact that
- Sra. Morato is a native Spanish speaker.
- She was a public school teacher for more than 15 years and taught Spanish 1-4. Most of her students passed the rigorous IB exam in Spanish.
- Sra. Morato has her M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Online Learning
- Sra. Morato also offers Spanish 1 and 2 online.
- She homeschools her three kids.
- Sra. Morato has become a close friend through all of our work together!
To visit Sra. Morato’s Spanish Elementary Program Course Description Page click here, but I want to spend time describing the Elementary Spanish Program to you parent-to-parent…
Let me explain a little bit about how the program is set up:
This program has been created by topic and each topic has 4 or 5 sub-units.
For example, in the first unit, Mi Familia – My Family, students learn words related to their family… (mom, dad, brother, sister). Then they learn say the names of their family members. (My grandmother’s name is…). In the third section, the kids learn some adjectives to be able to describe their sister/brother, etc. [Mi padre es trabajador. My father is hard working.]. They move on to basic greetings. Finally, the kids start learning to use pronouns – he and she.
Each sub-topic has a simple set of vocabulary and an advanced set. So for example in the 1.3 Simple Set, kids learn adjectives such as intelligent or shy. And in the Advanced Set, kids practice saying full sentences… My uncle is neat — Mi tío es desordenado.
Topic 1: My Family – Mi Familia
1.1- Who is my family? ¿Quién es mi familia?
1.2- The name of my family member – ¿Cómo se llama mi familia?
1.3- Describing my family – ¿Cómo es mi familia?
1.4- Greeting and farewells – Hola, buenos dias, adios and more!
1.5- He or she?
Each topic builds over time… so students will continue to use the words they learn in previous topics. Here are the first half-dozen topics (which means a total of 24 lessons – each lesson with a simple and advanced set to work on).
Topic 2 – Spanish Basics
2.1- All about the colors- Los colores
2.2- Shapes- Las Formas o figuras
2.3- Pets- Las Mascotas
2.4- Numbers- Los números
Topic 3- My school
3.1- My Classroom- Mi Salón de Clases
3.2- My school supplies – Mi materiales de la escuela
3.3- My School subjects- Mis materias de la escuela
3.4- My school activities – Mis actividades de la escuela
Topic 4- All about the calendar
4.1- Days of the week- Los días de la semana
4.2- The months – Los meses
4.3- Holidays and Seasons- Los días festivos y las estaciones
4.4- Seasons and weather- Las estaciones y el clima
Topic 5 – My House
5.1- My house- Mi casa
5.2- My bedroom- Mi dormitorio
5.3- My living room/ Bathroom- Mi sala y baño
5.4- My chores- Mis quehaceres
6.1- Around the table- Alrededor de la mesa
6.2- Preparing breakfast- El desayuno
6.3- Preparing lunch- El almuerzo
6.4- Preparing dinner and chores- La cena y los quehaceres
How do the kids learn Spanish? What will they be doing in this course?
Each sub-topic has a teaching video. Sra. Morato guides the kids through the pronunciation and explains grammar that they need to know. Here are a few screen shots from Sra. Morato’s lesson 2.3 on Pets:
There are sets of vocabulary with online interactive flashcards. My girls really like these! Each day, I just remind the girls to go work on their Spanish (since I don’t know Spanish) and this is what they work on:
Each sub-topic has a set of worksheets… a set of 15-20 colorful pages that you can print out. There is a reference page (for both the simple and advanced sets), matching pages, translate, and other activities.
Let me show you a few of the worksheets from the unit on pets since I used them as an example above:
Again, for more information you can visit Sra. Morato’s website: Elementary Spanish Program for the Homeschool Family.
Sra. Morato’s website: Elementary Spanish Program for the Homeschool Family
Feel free to ask me any question too – as a homeschool Mom who knows no Spanish… I feel SOOooo lucky that my girls have been able to learn from Sra. Morato! They really enjoy the class and have learned so much. 🙂 ~Liesl