Hola! My name is Señorita Ana Benavides and I have been teaching Spanish for 19 years at HVRSD. I am very excited to teach your child Spanish this year! I am passionate about the Spanish language and all the different Latin American cultures. I hope to inspire my students and nurture a love for life-long learning of Spanish and other cultures.
Students grades First through Third meet twice per week for 30 minutes. Fourth and Fifth grades meet once per week for one hour. And Kindercarten meet once a week for 20 minutes.
Throughout the year, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be creating a Portfolio that will include thematic topics covered this year. However, all grades will take review documents home to retell or teach a family member. I highly encourage students use the videos that are available at my Teacher Website by grade and topic for you and your child to watch and practice outside of class. I hope you will encourage and support them as they internalize this wonderful language. (All teacher websites are found by their names in the Staff Directory tab)
I look forward to working with your child and partnership with you this upcoming year. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly from my website if you have any questions about the curricula or expectations.