Hola! My name is Ana Benavides and I have been teaching Spanish for 18 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 one hour once per week.
Throughout the year, 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. Videos are available at my 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.
I look forward to working with your child this upcoming year. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly from my website if you have any questions about the curricula or expectations.