Did you know that learning and speaking a second language is a very beneficial type of exercise for your brain and strengthens cognitive muscles?  And that while learning a second language, you’ll actually learn more about your native language?  You’ll also gain a broader perspective of the world God created!  These are just a few of the many benefits our students are receiving in their Spanish classes at Hudsonville Christian School.

Students in Young 5’s – 5th grade will have Spanish class as part of their “specials” rotation, most meeting two days a week for twenty-five minutes.  Spanish is also taught at our middle school for students in 6th – 8th grade.  Our goal for students in this class is to learn Spanish, appreciate culture, have fun and most importantly gain a better understanding of the diverse world that God created!

What we will learn – Grades Young 5’s / K / 1

  • Why should we learn Spanish?
  • Bible verses and songs
  • Calendar (months, day of the week, numbers, seasons)
  • Basic classroom vocabulary and commands
  • Manners (please, thank you, cheering on classmates, etc.)
  • Spanish alphabet
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Family
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Holiday vocabulary (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc.)

What we will learn – Grades 2-5

  • Review calendar, colors, shapes and numbers
  • Bible verses
  • Praise and worship songs
  • School commands and objects
  • Places around the community
  • Spanish speaking countries
  • Christmas vocabulary and songs related to Jesus’ birth
  • Posadas
  • House (focusing on rooms around the house)
  • Daily routine (me levanto, me pongo, me cepillo, me baño, me acuesto)
  • Verbs
  • Sports/hobbies