"The sum of human wisdom is not contained within any one language" Ezra Pound
ORCHARD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SUPERVISOR OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND ESL, ALMA REYES
To develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures;
To encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures;
To help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias
To increase understanding of those different than ourselves
To cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people
To cultivate linguistic proficiency
To develop 21st
century global citizens
WHAT IS THE ELEMENTARY FLEX PROGRAM?
The curriculum uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach and is organized in thematic units to provide meaningful context for academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready. We offer Spanish to all first and second grade students at Orchard Hill Elementary School. Forty-minute classes meet regularly twice in a cycle of 6 school days.
ESTABLISHED GOALS: STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS