The students' Interactive Spanish notebook is their Fast Pass to learning Spanish.
To learn how to set-up and use the notebook to enhance Spanish learning, click here.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to our Spanish class! My name is Senorita Zsido and I am excited to be able to continue teaching the 3rd, 4th , and 5th grade Spanish classes at Greenbrook this year. My Spanish classes this year will be on Monday and Wednesday. During the remaining days I’ll be teaching Spanish at Indian Fields. If you need to reach me on a day that I am at Indian Fields, please email me, as this will be the quickest way to contact me.
Spanish classes are highly interactive and lots of fun. Throughout the year, your children will be learning to speak, comprehend, and write basic sentences in Spanish through many engaging songs, games, and performance based projects. Classroom participation is very important. The more your children take the initiative to participate in class, the more Spanish language they will acquire and the more comfortable they will become speaking the language. Practice leads to proficiency!
Learning a foreign language is not only fun but will open a whole new world to your child. Students who are able to speak more than one language will have advantages over other students in both the college application process and eventually the job force. In addition, studies have shown that foreign language learners score higher grades in mathematics, reading, and science. Children studying foreign languages will also gain an appreciation and understanding of other cultures, as well as make new friends.
As a parent / guardian, you are your child’s greatest resource in the learning process. A simple way you can support your child in their learning each day is by asking what he or she learned in Spanish class. I encourage you to help your child practice and review vocabulary in small amounts (5-8 words) each day. It’s not the length of time, but the frequency your child spends using the target language that helps him/her become fluent. Your encouragement and support is essential to your child’s success.
Please purchase a notebook and a pocket folder for your child, so he/she may track their success throughout the year. If you have any questions or comments as the year progresses, please do not hesitate to contact me at Greenbrook School, 732-297-2480, or via email at Alaina.Zsido@sbschools.org. Thank you for your continued support throughout the school year!