Mrs. Murphy's Spanish Class


My name is Maria Murphy and I am very excited to be teaching Spanish to your children. This is my 3rd year as part of the St.Peter of Alcantara Family and I'm pleased to say that I am now meeting with students in grades K - 8.

We have a lot of exciting things coming our way this month. We will be using technology in all of our classes while building basic language skills which will be a great foundation for language learning in the years to come.


KINDERGARTEN: We will start with basic songs in Spanish to learn things like colors, numbers and simple words. New words will be introduced through song, poetry, and storytelling. 

GRADES 1 & 2: We are learning the colors of an Arco Iris (Rainbow). Students created a lovely rainbow by using the new vocabulary:
rojo (red), anarnajado (orange), amarillo (yellow), verde (green), azul (blue), morado (purple), arco iris (rainbow)

GRADES 3 & 4: Students are learning different animals and their associated colors. The vocabulary includes the following:
delfín (dolphin), cangrejo (crab), pato (duck), cocodrilo (crocodile), toro (bull), mono (monkey), pulpo (octopus)

  Students are learning about "Dia De Los Muertos". In English, this means Day of the Dead. It is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. We will be exploring the traditions of this holiday as well as creating a craft reflecting this day.

GRADE 6: Students are learning how to politely order from a restaurant in Spanish. They will practice ordering from a menu while remembering to say "Gracias" and "Por Favor". Food vocabulary will be taught.
Quiz on Friday, 10/19

GRADE 7: Students have been learning about the verb "ser" which means "to be". Students have learned how to express "is", "am" and "are" in Spanish. We will be having a test on the usage of this verb on Friday, 10/19
Students should also know how to make sentences plural.

GRADE 8: We are competing Unit 1 of our textbook and will be having a quiz on Monday, 10/22

You may click on the "8th Grade Vocabulary" tab on the left or go to Google Classroom. You will find a Google Classroom practice page.

Students should review the vocabulary on page 39 of the textbook. In addition, they should know how to express the stem changing verbs
empezar, querer, preferir
​volver, poder, dormir,
jugar, devolver

EXTRA HELP OPPORTUNITIES: If the need arises, I am available for extra help after school from 2:30 - 3:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

I look forward to a wonderful year!
Señora Murphy