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The mission and goal for the Spanish Department and Crown of Life Lutheran School is to create an atmosphere where students can feel confident to have conversations in Spanish inside and outside of the classroom.

Preschool, we will sing and read to learn colors, numbers 1-10, A,B,C’s, shapes, and vocabulary such as “family,”  “days of the week,” “months of the year,” and even “animals.”

Lower School will review much the same vocabulary as Preschool and will also learn transitional words and phrases to connect the dots conversationally.

Upper School will focus on many different verb conjugations and memorizing a wealth of relative vocabulary so they can create their own conversations.

Teacher - Barbara Hautanen

Mrs. Barbara Hautanen is in her first year at Crown of Life Lutheran School.  She has over thirty years of experience teaching preschool to ninth grade Spanish.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio.  Mrs. Hautanen is an active member at St. Vincent’s Church participating as a short term mission leader, altar guild, bell choir member and intercessory prayer group.

Mrs. Hautanen and her husband have been married over forty years, have two daughters and two granddaughters. While not teaching Mrs. Hautanen enjoys traveling and mission outreach programs.

Topics Covered:

  • Early Childhood-Kindergarten: Spanish vocabulary through physical response method, songs, stories, brain gym activities
  • 1st – 4th Grade: continue nouns, add verbs with first person conjugation through stories, stories, start spelling, writing, acting out stories
  • 5th -6th Grade: expand vocabulary, verb conjugation through TPRS method
  • 7th – 8th Grade: Buen Viaje Spanish 1 Curriculum

Special Activities:

  • Dia de la Raza 3rd Grade
  • Las Posadas – Kindergarten through 4th Grade
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Field trip to a Mexican Restaurant – Upper School




Disclaimer:  Current teachers listed are 2016/2017 school year.  

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