1st Grade

World Languages

Each week, first graders spend 45 minutes with Simone Ahlborn, exploring Spanish language and culture through a literature-based curriculum.  With stories, songs, and games that reinforce thematic vocabulary, children begin elementary Spanish.  Students with greater understanding have opportunities to delve deeper, while those new to the language are still able to participate fully in class activities and crafts without feeling left behind.

In the fall, we celebrate El Día de Los Muertos, exploring the religious, musical, artistic, and culinary traditions of Mexico.  In the spring, we work through a guacamole recipe that is as delicious as it is educational.



Simone Ahlborn

Lower School Spanish


Simone Ahlborn

Universidad de Barcelona
Brown University – A.B.
Georgetown University and California State University – M.A.

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