Kindergarten

World Languages

As we study different cultures and traditions throughout the year, we introduce vocabulary from other languages.  Students are invited to teach their classmates about their heritage, culture, and any special words they may use with their extended family.  In this way we learn from one another, celebrating our classmates as leaders, teachers, and collaborators in learning.

Each week, kindergarten students also spend 20 minutes with Señora Ahlborn, exploring Spanish language and culture with games and fun and educational celebrations and activities. They learn basic vocabulary such as greetings, introductions, colors, and numbers through songs, role play, stories and mime/gestures.

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Faculty

Simone Ahlborn

Lower School Spanish

About

Simone Ahlborn

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

Melinda Van Lare

Lower School Kindergarten

About

Melinda Van Lare

New York University – B.A.
Rhode Island College – B.A.
Rhode Island College – M.Ed.

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