Mrs. Vallavanti

Bienvenidos a la clase de Español! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Señora Vallavanti. I will be teaching Spanish to all students in grades K-5. This is my second year teaching at Franklin Academy and  I am very excited to be working with all the students from previous years as well as the students who are new to the Franklin Academy family!

A large part of the Spanish class is participation and group work. Students are asked to repeat vocabulary after the teacher, try to say words on their own and participate in activities such as singing songs, participating in a conversation in Spanish, asking and answering questions in Spanish with their peers, etc. Students will be graded on their participation and citizenship in class, and they will also be assessed on their proficiency. Students’ knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture will be measured through various assessments including warm ups, class work, oral quizzes, group work, projects and peer work.

Students will learn the target language the same way the children learn their first language: listening first, then saying words and short phrases, gradually increasing the quality and quantity of the spoken language using music, movement, games, group activities and various visual aids. This is the best time for your child to begin learning a foreign language.

If you need to contact me, I can be reached at .

Muchas gracias!

Belen Vallavanti

Elementary Spanish Teacher

Franklin Academy PP

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Spanish Resources:

These are some helpful websites with interactive games that are designed to assist parents and teachers with kids learning Spanish. These Spanish games for kids act as fun ways to learn about colors, parts of the body, numbers, days of the week, feelings, and much more “en Espanol!” .