Mrs. Deborah McDermott--2nd - 4th Grade Spanish
Hello, my name is Deborah McDermott, and I am excited to begin my second year here at Saint Vincent de Paul. I grew up in Mexico City where I learned Spanish. I have traveled to numerous Spanish-speaking countries, the most recent and most often being Ecuador where my parents have retired for the last 10 years.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Apparel and Merchandising and a minor in Spanish. I then went to UNO for my Elementary Education degree and my master's in Special Education. After 28 years of teaching, I decided to take early retirement. I taught 14 years for OPS, mostly in 2nd grade and 14 years at Saint Margaret Mary School, where I taught K-8 Spanish.
I look forward to teaching 2nd-4th grade students Spanish through songs, games, and chants. I enjoy seeing the students have so much fun. It's going to be a great year!
In 2nd grade, students will learn two prayers: El Ave Maria (The Hail Mary) and El Padre Nuestro (The Our Father) that they recite the entire year. Each quarter they will learn a new basic skill or topic in this order: Greetings, Colors, Numbers, Alphabet, Family, and Body Parts.
In 3rd grade they will continue to recite El Ave Maria & El Padre Nuestro. Each quarter they will learn a new topic in this order: Food & Me gusta (I like), Clothing, Animals, and People/Places in School. They will also continue to practice colors, numbers, and the alphabet.
In 4th grade they will continue to recite El Ave Maria & the Padre Nuestro. Each quarter they will learn a new topic in this order: Days & Months, Writing the date & their birthday, Seasons & Weather, and Sports. They will continue to practice the numbers and the alphabet.
Contact Señora McDermott
School office: 402-492-1111