Fine Arts – Foreign Language

Fine Arts – Foreign Language

St. Agnes Spanish

K-8th Grade Curriculum Highlights


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart.” –Nelson Mandela

Señora Yoly’s Philosophy: As a first generation Cuban-American, Yoly has had the amazing experience of being raised with two languages. She understands the opportunities and blessings which have come her way due to being bilingual. As a teacher, she is passionate about providing her students with some of these same opportunities. She truly believes when you open a child’s mind to different countries, cultures, politics, history, language, foods, art, holidays, music, and dance, it helps students to compare and connect with other people around the world. She loves being a teacher and working with her students.

St. Agnes students will learn prayers in Spanish (Glory Be, Hail Mary, etc.). Grades Preschool-6th will have Cultural Awareness throughout the year. This will include wonderful festivals, holidays, Spanish Saints’ Days, art, music, countries and culture.


  • Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White, Black
  • Numbers: 0-10
  • Shapes
  • Seasons/Weather
  • Animals: Pets
  • Family: Mother, Father, Son, Daughter
  • Body Parts: Face

1st Grade

  • Colors: Pink, Purple, Grey, Gold, Sliver
  • Numbers: 10-20
  • Animals: Farm
  • Family: Aunt, Uncle, Grandfather, Grandmother
  • Body: Parts
  • Food

2nd Grade

  • Days of the week
  • Numbers: 20-40
  • Clothes
  • Sports
  • I like/ I don’t like….
  • I need

3rd Grade

  • Months/Dates
  • Articles
  • Transportation
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  • Occupations
  • Polite Words
  • Common Phrases
  • Nouns: Part 1

4th Grade

  • Greetings
  • Adjectives
  • Numbers 0-60
  • Alphabet/ Dictionary
  • Where is…
  • Nouns: Part 2
  • Questions

5th Grade

  • Greeting/Calendar/Weather/Seasons
  • Nouns/Pronouns
  • Time
  • Definite/Indefinite Articles
  • What is it?
  • Reading/Writing Spanish
  • Verbs
  • Conjugation ar

6th Grade

  • Verbs Review
  • Conjugation: ar/er/ir
  • Conjugation sentences
  • Skits: Restaurant
  • Verbal Presentation
  • Country Reports

Spanish 7th Grade

  • Review of verbs
  • Review of Conjugation sentences
  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • Irregular Verbs
  • Adjective
  • Skits: Commercial

Spanish 8th Grade

  • Get students ready for high school Spanish; students who would like to test out of Spanish 1 at Miege.
  • Report- National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Study culture, geography, politics, food, and religion of different Spanish speaking countries.
  • Review: Past materials (Time, Adjectives, Nouns, Pronouns, Conjugation, etc.)
  • Skit: News report
  • Children’s Book
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Yoly Nordling
Foreign Language Arts / Preschool

Yoly Nordling

Yoly is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She has worked with children and...