Our learning stations rotate to include opportunities for students to develop second language skills through the study of other subjects. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
All classes start with the morning Circle. Circling is part of the TPRS method of of teaching languages. Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling, was developed by Blaine Ray, a Spanish teacher in California, and can be explained as a way of teaching language holistically without teaching grammar rules.
After Care and Snack
Some students stay with us for our after school care from 3:00-5:30 PM. During this time all students are provided with a snack and enjoy activities such as Spanish Yoga, Music, and Dance. All activities are facilitated in the target language.
Language leaders engage in their activity of choice. The classroom hosts a variety of opportunities for individual and group play. Some students like to play pretend, some play dress up, others play with puzzels, Play Doh, trucks, and many other fun resources!
Depending on the weather students will take a pleasant walk around the neighborhood or an adventurous trip to the park. Both of these activities are delightful experience for our language leaders!
In the middle of a morning filled with learning, students are provided with snacks they enjoy. This part of their day, like all others is part of the immersion curriculum. Opportunities to learn vocabulary are presented and reinforced. All students must wash their hands before meals!
Early Riser Care
Our language leaders arrive at the center and engage in free play starting at 7:00 AM.
Our language leaders pack healthy lunches that include plenty of yummy foods prepared with love right from their homes. We encourage limiting juice and sweets and ensuring protein at each meal. Eating a variety of healthy foods provides the energy a young child needs to get through a busy day!
Arts and Crafts
This time provides an excellent opportunity for students to work independently to create a product of their own. These activities are directly related to the goals of the lesson.
Our Daily Schedule
Our language leaders indulge in their favorite songs and dances. This is a time where they get exposure to authentic music of the target culture. Some love to show off their cool moves, while others simply enjoy singing along. They can dress up and role-play, all while using the target language.