3rd Grade

World Languages

Third graders study Spanish in half groups for 30 minutes three times a week.  We use a multisensory program based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.  They sing songs, perform skits, read comics, and play games using materials published in Italy.  Designed for European children, the activity directions are exclusively in Spanish, with no assumption that the learner’s first language is English.

Students do listening comprehension activities that familiarize them with the voices, accents, and lives of Spanish-speaking children from all over the world. Special occasions include learning about and celebrating El Día de los Muertos in the fall and preparing and sharing some authentic Latin liquados together in the spring.



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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