The primary goal of the Saint Ignatius Spanish Program is to
introduce the students to basic Spanish and to get the students
ready for Spanish 1 in high school. Students in first
through eighth grade attend Spanish classes for half an hour two
days a week.
First through third-grade students will be introduced to the
alphabet, colors, numbers, basic expressions, greetings, days of
the week, months, classroom objects, clothing, food, gender, body
parts, some emotions, some adjectives, animals, and fruits.
In addition, the students will learn the Sign of the Cross, a
prayer to their Guardian Angel and Hail Mary in Spanish.
Fourth-grade students will then learn to use all of what was
introduced in first through third grades and have quizzes on
translation, spelling, and sentence structure. In addition
to the prayers learned in first through third grade, students
will learn the Our Father.
Fifth through seventh-grade students will add on to and review
all of what was introduced in first through fourth grade.
In addition, students will be able to express more feelings.
Gender, forming plurals of nouns, the definitive article
the, possessive adjectives, phrases commonly used in the Spanish
classroom will all be learned. Students will also learn the
weather, how to tell time, action words, prepositions,
transportation, and school subjects.
Eighth-grade students will continue to review all that was
learned in previous grades and will be able to write a paragraph
describing the members of their families, themselves, and their
pets using correct expressions, gender, color, adjectives,
plurals, and possessive adjectives. Eighth-grade students will
learn to use subject pronouns and will be able to conjugate
regular ~ar verbs, ~er verbs, and ~ir verbs. Students will
also learn and work with the conjugation and use of three
irregular verbs, ser, estar, and tener.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST
complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.