5th Grade Spanish

Ejercita tu fe, camina con Jesús!
Exercise your faith, walk with Jesus!

Ejercita su fe, camina con Jesús


Education is the most powerful
weapon which you can use to change the world.

-Nelson Mandela


I have dedicated my entire thirty-four year career to teaching in Catholic education. I taught thirteen years at Our Lady of Fatima in the Diocese of Brooklyn, five years at St. Agatha in the Diocese of Columbus, and over fifteen years in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. 

As my wife and I were raised in the Catholic school system, we understand its importance and provided that same foundation for our three sons. Collectively we are or have been leaders of song, choir members, and altar servers. Catholic education has given all of us the foundation on which to build our lives. It is this foundation that carries over into my teaching and I am proud to tell people I am a Catholic school teacher.


Curriculum Overview

In grade five, students begin their very basic introduction to Spanish. The curriculum focuses on basic vocabulary which is developed and reinforced through an online program, teacher-generated PowerPoints, projects and performance tasks. The students will develop listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. At the same time, the students will gain an appreciation of cultural diversity of various Hispanic cultures from around the world. The curriculum introduces students to the Spanish alphabet, greetings, numbers from 1-30, days of the week, seasons, colors, school vocabulary etc. They will also be introduced to the concept of gender agreement and singular and plural agreement. The students are evaluated through class work, homework, projects and performance tasks. There are no tests or quizzes in grade 5. 

Extra Help is on Fridays, second half of lunch period. Please make an appointment by Wednesday and come with questions.