¡Bienvenidos al mundo de Español!
Hola, my name is Senora Malaver. This is my fifth year teaching Spanish at Wolcott. I teach Third, fourth and fifth grades, two times a week for thirty minutes.I am originally from Bogota, Colombia and I graduated from Eastern CT State University in 2012. Students in our program learn through literature, poems, projects, songs,games, short plays and technology the basics of the language as well as the traditions and culture. We focus on the four basic skills of communication: reading, listening, speaking and writing. We help teach the whole child through our learning experience by providing opportunities for teamwork, problem solving, organization skills, cultural awareness, public speaking and how to be a global citizen. My goal is to embrace the love of learning a new language in all my students and prepare them for their future success as language learners in West Hartford.
Third graders are introduced to greetings, colors, numbers 1-30, days of the week, months, weather, seasons, emotions, classroom objects, body parts and healthy eating.
Fourth graders spend the first few months reviewing topics from third grade, which include: colors, numbers 1-50, days of the week, months, weather, seasons, and emotions. They are introduced to clothing, basic body parts, the alphabet, and healthy eating.
Fifth graders spend the first two months reviewing topics from third and fourth grade, which include colors, numbers 1-1000, days of the week, months, seasons, weather, clothing, emotions, and classroom objects. They study about Hispanic Heritage including all 20 Spanish speaking countries their cultures, and families. Fifth graders are introduced to family, household objects, sports, and telling time.