¡Bienvenidos al Programa de Español de Lake Forest Charter!
Welcome to the Spanish Program at Lake Forest Charter Elementary!
The Elementary Spanish Program at Lake Forest Charter offers students Spanish instruction once a week. The program goals are:
• To develop higher cognitive skills
• To promote global awareness and cross-cultural understanding
• To increase functional proficiency in all aspects of the language with each year of study
• To enhance the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English and Spanish
Each lesson consists of three segments: Circle Time, Story Time and Art Time. These three segments together with the greeting song at the beginning and the goodbye song at the end provide a consistent structure and routine for every lesson. Activities in Circle Time consist of calendar activities, singing songs and a reviewing vocabulary from previous lessons. Children love to hear a good story. Story Time is an opportunity for students to use their imaginations to connect to authentic Spanish through the story-telling experience. Sometimes the story is in Spanish and English, other times only in Spanish. During Art Time, students use Spanish in a hands-on, creative setting. Lessons are taught in Spanish for the entire class period. Classes are fun and involve a variety of learning modes to include every type of learner. Students are introduced to new vocabulary through a variety of modes like flashcards, songs and kinesthetic movement. After the Art project or writing activity follows a review to wrap up the lesson. As the Spanish teacher leaves, the students are transitioned back to their regular classroom activities.