St. Margaret Mary students’ education is enhanced with the addition of Spanish language instruction, which begins in preschool and continues through the eighth grade.

Preschool and Kindergarten

  • Colors, numbers and shapes
  • Greetings
  • Movement commands
  • Units in animals, body parts, family, weather and transportation

First, Second, and Third Grade

  • Introduction of articles and the concept of masculine/feminine nouns
  • The verb TENER (to have)
  • Units in books, weather, food, outside and houses
  • Alphabet and letter sounds
  • Verbs in first and second person
  • Units in clothing, emotions and verbs
  • Greetings and conversations
  • Indefinite articles
  • Adjectives agreeing in gender and number
  • The verb IR (to go)
  • Units in school supplies, animals, places and calendar

Fourth and Fifth Grade

  • Mastering TENER and IR irregular uses
  • Units in neighborhood, weather, body parts
  • The verbs SER (to be) and ESTAR (to be)
  • Mastering pronouns
  • Telling time and giving schedules

Sixth, Seventh and eighth Grade

  • Conjugation of -AR verbs
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Units in family, birthdays/ages and celebrations
  • Conjugation of -ER and -IR verbs
  • Units in food and the home
  • Understanding emphasis and accent marks
  • Cultural study
  • Conjugation of irregular verbs
  • Cultural study
  • Units in clothing weather and sports.