Spanish Curriculum for Elementary K-5

Spanish School Program


The Complete Spanish School Curriculum Includes:


Teacher Manual

Teacher’s Manual with Instructional DVD and Blackline Masters Downloads

The Teacher’s Manual contains detailed lesson plans that can be adapted according to the age group, class size and time dedicated for each session. It’s full of innovative teaching techniques and fun game ideas. The Risas y Sonrisas Manual can easily be extended beyond the offered lessons with cultural activities, reading books and recycling acquired vocabulary using our learning tools with more advanced concepts.

42 Colorful Posters (18” x 24”)

Full-color posters with engaging original illustrations help reinforce vocabulary for each theme and tap into the visual learning style. Posters and Book Illustrations can be used to follow the song lyrics because they are in the same order as the song.

Students rely on posters to peak, learn and feel comfortable when participating in introductory games.

2 posters for 14 units: (Pronunciation, Colors, Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, and Farm Animals)

1 poster for 14 units: (Family, Emotions, Shapes, Days of the Week, Months and Seasons, Holidays, Directions, Personal Pronouns, Masculine/Feminine, Ser, Estar, Tener).

19 BW Song Lyric Posters

19 Black and White Song Lyric Posters (18” x 24”)

Additional posters for song lyrics not covered in the color posters, first-day-of-class cognates, and the present tense of Ser, Estar, Tener, Ir, and Dar (irregular verbs). Also available online.

336 Picture + Color-Coded Word Cards

336 Picture and Color-Coded Word Cards

These attractive picture and color-coded word cards are used with a magnet on the back to play most of the games included in the program.

Color-coding words are designed to identify masculine and feminine nouns, gender agreement in adjectives, and verb endings ar/er/ir. When color is used it is much easier to visualize concepts and speeds learning.

24 pictures and color-coded words for 12 units: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals

12 pictures and color-coded words for 4 units: Colors, Shapes, Emotions, Directions

Bingo “Lotería” Set for Large Groups of 20

Bingo is the perfect introductory game for new vocabulary using the same color illustrations and color-coded words that are throughout the program. When Bingo is purchased separately, it needs to be complemented with the domino game illustration cards or the online program matching flashcards.

The set includes 13 vocabulary units with 20 Bingo cards each: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals, and Emotions/Directions.

9 Large Verb Conjugation Cards

Personal Pronoun Pictures with slits to insert verb word cards and build picture sentences in the present/past/future tenses.

92 Large Q&A Cards

92 Downloadable Q&A Cards

A set of commonly used Questions & Answers are incorporated into each vocabulary unit. The same Q&A are continuously reused across units, incorporating the new vocabulary. Q&A are replicated in the Student Textbook, the Interactive CD, Student Workbooks, and Online Interactive Program in order to allow students to practice in several different ways.

4 Domino and Mini Verb Conjugation Card Sets

The School Program includes 4 sets and the Homeschool program includes 1 set.

It can be used to play the Domino game where students match words to their corresponding pictures or as min-flashcards to play many other games. 

The mini-verb conjugation cards are the small version of the personal pronoun conjugation cards. They have personal pronouns with slits to insert verb word cards and build sentences in the past, present, and future.

Each set includes:

  • 12 vocabulary units with 24 tiles each: Body, Numbers, Opposites, Wild Animals, School, Verbs, Food, House, Places, Occupations, Clothing, Farm Animals
  • 4 vocabulary units with 12 tiles each: Colors, Shapes, Emotions, Directions
  • 9 Mini Verb Conjugation Cards

1 Cognate Picture Card Set with Folder and Audio CD

Cognate Picture Card Set with Cognate Folder

The Cognate Picture Cards and Folder have beautiful color illustrations of easy vocabulary that is similar in Spanish and English. Discover Spanish words that students already know.

Schools can purchase one folder or each student to practice pronunciation, enrich the Q&A, or build picture sentences.

The Cognate Cards are divided into 14 categories: Animals, Musical Instruments, Sports, Transportation, Fantasy, Insects, Fruits, Vegetables, Food, Nature, People, Locations, Liquids, Reptiles and House.

The Cognate Folder is covered in colored illustrations of the words from the cognate cards and can be used to store students’ work or class handouts.

1 Music CD with Song Lyric Booklet

Music CD with 39 Song Lyrics Booklet

The Music CD i

includes 39 songs with catchy tunes that introduce children to Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Music is one of the most powerful tools for accelerating the learning process.

These songs can also be rehearsed in the interactive online program with the audio & lyrics, the animated or sign & sing videos. Also, by looking at the pictures or lyrics in the student book activity workbooks.

1 Sign & Sing DVD with Song Lyric Booklet

Sign & Sing DVD with Song Lyrics Booklet

The Sign and Sing DVD introduces two languages at once! Sign along in American Sign Language while introducing new vocabulary with our original songs. The ASL signs anchor movements to words, using the Total Physical Response method to help students learn vocabulary faster and have more fun than just singing along passively.

The 36 songs in the DVD can also be rehearsed with Music CD, the Interactive CD line-by-line feature, and by looking at the pictures in the Student Book.

Teacher Accessories

Teacher Accessories

1 canvas bag to carry the posters, 2 fly swatters, 1 plush ball, 1 magnetic role

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