Year One – Units 1-5

CURRICULUM for YEAR ONE

Spanish Early Elementary

The focus of Spanish class in Year ONE is using the SUPER SEVEN to talk about students’ lives by playing, singing and telling stories.

The Super Seven

tiene- he/she has
quiere- he/she wants
va a- he/she goes to
le gusta- he/she likes
hay- there is/are
está- he/she feels, he/she is located
es – he/she is

Are these the ONLY words I teach? ¡Claro que NO!

These are the words I target but they allow me to cover any material I might want. With these 7 verbs, I can personalize my curriculum to the world of my kindergartners.

I use YEAR ONE with my Kindergarten class. I have this class for 45 minutes, 2x a week. The curriculum can be used for Pre-K up to 2nd grade.

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UNIT 1- “Me gusta” (available on TPT)

Target structures: se llama- his/her name is, me gusta- he/she likes, hay- there is/there are

Thematic: Food, Family

Culture: Guacamole, Churros etc.

– The unit includes lesson plans and materials for the first 6 weeks.
– Learn names the first day with “La Caja Mágica”
– PQA and other activities for pre-literate & emerging readers
– Fun phrases like ¡Qué asco! and ¡Me encanta!
– Comprehension Assessments
– Personalized Vocabulary for food and family

 

UNIT 2- “¿Quieres pizza?” (available on TPT)

Target structures: quiero- I want, por favor / gracias- please / thank you, le da a- he/she gives to

Thematic: Food, Colors, Numbers

Culture: Pizza around the world

-The unit includes PQA and other activities for pre-literate & emerging readers
– Song- “Soy una pizza” motions and other activities
– Interactive and hands-on -Make Your Own Pizza Day- in Spanish. (no real pizza needed)
– Class Story and Post Story Activities
– Comprehension Assessments

 

UNIT 3 – “¿Cómo estás?” (available on TPT)

Target structures: ¿Cómo estás? – How are you?, está cansado – he/she is tired, baila – he/she dances

Thematic: feelings

Culture: Spanish dance – Flamenco

– The unit includes lesson plans and materials
– Stories, Activities, and Songs for expressing emotion
– Listening Comprehension Assessments
– A separate story about flamenco & lessons tied to children’s book “Lola’s Fandango” by Anna Witte

 

UNIT 4 – El bebé bebe café (coming in October)

Target structures: bebe – he/she drinks, Lo siento – Sorry, va a – he/she goes to

Review structure: tiene, quiere, le da a, está, le gusta

Thematic: Food/Drinks, Family Members, Rooms in a house, Meals

Culture: Chocolate, Meals around the world

 

UNIT 5 – ¿Tienes una mascota? (coming in October)

Target structures: tiene – he/she has, grande/pequeño – big/small, es – he/she is

Thematic: Animals, Descriptions (size and color)

Culture: Pets around the world