• Foreign Language in the Elementary School: Dunn's Corners

    Instructor: Connell, C.

    ˇBienvenidos! Thank you for visiting FLES: Foreign Language in the Elementary School. In this language learning program, students in Grades K-4 receive Spanish instruction for 40 minutes once a week, for 2 quarters a year.  Our curriculum is proficiency-based, content connected and follows the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guidelines.  Please see the FLES program Introductory Letter (scroll down to "Files") for more information.  Also, please become a member of this Fusion page and check in every so often to see what your child is working on in class and gain access to helpful online resources for early language learning!

Videos and Podcasts


  • 3rd Quarter FLES

    Through April 2017 we have made some adjustments to the FLES program for Westerly. All students will have FLES with a certified Spanish teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays they will have a Latin music and culture class with the school’s music teacher. We hope your child continues to enjoy their Spanish language and cultural learning experience! Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at ssteverman@westerly.k12.ri.us.    --  Sarah Steverman District World Languages Dept. Chair Westerly Public Schools office:…

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  • Hispanic Heritage Festival

    This year's Hispanic Heritage Festival will be held this Friday, October 14th from 5:30-7:30 at the Tower Street Community Center.  All families are welcome! We hope to see you there!

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  • New link added!

    Check out  ​http://freerice.com/category!  After clicking on the link, go to "Spanish" (or one of the other languages they offer) and answer vocabulary questions to help end world hunger!  For each question you answer correctly, freerice.com will donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  

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  • ˇBienvenidos!

    Welcome back to school, Dunn's Corners students and families!  This year, students in Grades K-4 will have FLES the second half of the year.  Please continue to check in for more FLES news as we kick off the 2016-17 school year and for updated links that students can use to visit online Spanish resources.  ˇHasta pronto! Sra. Connell

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  • Compadre cómpreme un coco- Tongue Twister!

    4th graders at Bradford and State Street are learning the Spanish tongue-twister, "Compadre cómpreme un coco."  Click on the link below to view the video and try it for yourself! https://thekittycats.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/compadre-compreme-un-coco/​  

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  • Oh, Noah

    ˇHola a todos! For more practice, check out the recently updated "Oh, Noah" webpage for games,videos, activities and more for Spanish beginners! http://pbskids.org/noah/index.html

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  • Feedback for FLES

    ˇHola a todos!  With this being the final week of FLES at Springbrook and Dunn's Corners, the WPS World Languages Department would like to hear your feedback for this year's program!  Please take a few moments to take our survey, to which I have provided a link below, and tell us how you and your child feel about FLES. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AlN3hGtfteyyRN-VwAvUITVf73tzYthZQfReMRhQqm0/viewform?usp=send_form​ ˇGracias, y hasta pronto! Sra.…

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  • El ciclo del agua

    Mrs. Machinski and Mrs. Pellegrino's classes having been learning about the 3 states of water and the water cycle: Cuando el agua está (muy) ___________, es un ________________. frío: cold tibio: warm caliente: hot sólido: solid líquido: liquid gas: gas (“vapor de agua”... water vapor) el ciclo del agua: the water cycle evaporación: evaporation condensación: condensation precipitación: precipitation doscientos doce grados Fahrenheit: boiling point of water treinta y dos grados Fahrenheit: freezing point of water Hasta pronto :-) Sra.…

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  • "Un elefante se balanceaba"

    Mrs. Lamb's class has been busily working in their "Balance and Motion" science kit.  This week, they watched "Un elefante se balanceaba":   Un elefante se balanceaba, sobre la tela de una arańa. Como veía que resistía, fue a llamar a otro elefante. Dos elefantes se balanceaban, Sobre la tela de una arańa. Como veían que resistía, fueron a llamar otro elefante... (An elephant balanced himself, on the web of a spider. When he saw that it held him, he called another elephant. Two elephants balanced themselves, on the web of a spider. when they the saw that it held them, they called another elephant.)   Un elefante se…

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  • Pride Friday: "La mar estaba serena"

    ˇHola a todos! Next Wednesday, December 23rd, the first grade will be performing "La mar estaba serena," a song that we have been learning in FLES!  Hope to see you there!

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  • żCómo estás?

    This week, students in grades 1-4 will be introduced to some new feeling words/phrases to answer "żCómo estás?" ("How are you?").  We already know "muy bien"- "very well," "así-así"- "so-so," and "mal"- "bad."  Here are some new ones: Tengo hambre: I'm hungry Tengo sed: I'm thirsty Tengo sueńo: I'm sleepy Fantástico: Fantastic Excelente: Excellent Horrible: Horrible And a link for more practice! The żCómo estás?​ song by Sr.…

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  • ˇEl tiempo!

    This week, Mrs. Perkin's class started integrating Spanish into their morning routine by using Spanish weather words and phrases to chart the weather: Hay nubes: It's cloudy Poco nublado: Partly cloudy Hace sol: It's sunny Está lloviendo: It's raining We sing "żQué tiempo hace hoy?" to the tune of "Frere Jacques" to practice!: żQué tiempo?, ż​Qué tiempo? żHace hoy?, żHace hoy? żHace sol, żHay nubes? żEstá lloviendo? Yo no sé... Yo no…

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  • New song!: Kindergarten

    This week, Mrs. Birrell's kindergarten class started learning the days of the week: lunes- Monday martes- Tuesday miércoles- Wednesday jueves- Thursday viernes- Friday sábado- Saturday domingo- Sunday We also learned... Ayer fue __________. (Yesterday was) Hoy es _________. (Today is) Mańana será _______. (Tomorrow will be) We sing the song ​“Los días de la semana” to practice!  It is sung to the tune of "We'll be Comin' Round the Mountain.": Hoy es ______, ________, _________  żCómo estas? Hoy es ______, ________, _________ żCómo estas? Hoy es ______, ________, _________ Hoy es ______, ________, _________ Hoy es ______, ________, _________ ˇEstoy bien!- ˇyahu! Stay tuned for more Kindergarten…

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  • Vocabulary: Grades K-4

    Please see "Vocabulary: Grades K-4" for updated classroom vocabulary lists!

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  • New links for extra practice! (Kindergarten)

    Hola a todos, Kindergarten has been practicing answering "What is your name?" (żCómo te llamas?) and some color words! Here are some links for extra practice: Barney ​el camión: Los colores Colores (canción) What is your name? - żCómo te llamas? by Calico Spanish  

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Vocabulary: Grades K-4

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