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     "The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language"  Ezra Pound 
     
    VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND ESL, ALMA REYES
    (609) 466 7602 ext. 632     Email : areyes@mtsd.us
     
     
    OUR MISSION  is ...
    to develop 21st century global citizens;
    to develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures;
    to help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias by understanding those different than ourselves;
    to encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures; 
    to cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people by developing linguistic proficiency.
     
     
    WHAT IS THE ELEMENTARY FLEX PROGRAM?   
     
    CURRICULUM 
    The curriculum uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach and is organized in thematic units to provide meaningful context for academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready.  We offer Spanish to all third and fourth grade students at Village Elementary School.  Forty-minute classes meet regularly twice in a cycle of 6 school days.
     

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    Spanish Grade 3:  Life in Central America .   This year-long course explores the rich cultural, geographic and historical features of Central America and the Caribbean.  Spanish language is contextualized through hands-on projects and activities, including guest speakers to help students not only acquire language skills, but also understand the culture of this diverse region. Students compare and contrast their world to the Mayan Civilization and to that other indigenous and modern peoples.  Areas of focus include food, clothing, animals, numbers, architecture, stories and other cultural products and practices.            

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    Spanish Grade 4:   Life in South America.   This year-long course explores the rich cultural, geographic and historical features of South America.  Spanish language is contextualized through hands-on projects and activities, including guest speakers to help students not only acquire language skills, but also understand the culture of this diverse region. Students compare and contrast their world to the Incan Civilization and to that of other indigenous and modern peoples.  Areas of focus include the market, currency, activities, the Columbian exchange (after Christopher Columbus), architecture, stories and other cultural products and practices.            

     
     
    ESTABLISHED GOALS:  STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS 
     
     
     
    FACULTY
     
    Jenny Egas Spanish  jegas@mtsd.us
    Jean Evertsen English Learners jevertsen@mstd.us
    Odenis Goris Spanish  ogoris@mtsd.us