Mrs. Sylvia Maenner - 5th - 8th Grade Spanish


 ¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a Español! My name is Señora Maenner, and this is my 22nd year of teaching Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul. My ancestry is from Argentina. My parents were both born, raised, and married in Argentina. Most of my relatives are still there, and I grew up speaking Spanish in the home. Thus, I subsequently continued my studies in Spanish. I received a BA in Spanish, and a BS in Secondary Education with an additional endorsement in English. I'm looking forward to another great year!

Class Info:
I teach Spanish to 5th-8th graders. 7th grade students will learn to conjugate verbs at the beginning of the school year, and 8th grade students will continue to work on conjugating verbs as well. 8th graders will also be taught "Ser" and "Estar" (two verbs both meaning "to be"), which is very important before entering into high school Spanish! 

Throughout the school year, students (2nd-8th) learn/recite the Padre Nuestro (The Lord's Prayer) and the sign of the cross in Spanish, since they will be reciting it at a school Mass in 7th grade. Older students (6th-8th) will also experience a variety of cultural observations and celebrations, which include games, activities, and tasting a variety of foods from different Spanish speaking countries!   
The school objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to familiarize students with the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish speaking countries of the world, prior to taking Spanish in high school. The learning objective for Spanish at St. Vincent de Paul School is to develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in the Spanish language as well as to enlighten students to the values and customs of Spanish speaking cultures.
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