• Foreign Language in the Elementary School: Springbrook

    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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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    ˇHola a todos!  Tomorrow, I will be available for parent teacher conferences at the following times: 11:00 am-1:00 pm @ Bradford Elementary Rm. 23 1:15 pm-3:30 pm@ State Street Elementary in Mrs. MacAndrew's room 3:45 pm-6:00 pm @ Springbrook Elementary in the Library  

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  • 3rd Grade: Los animales

    3rd Grade has been learning how to describe animals!  Here is a video for more practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jBDsWOoWz0  

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  • Kindergarten: Los colores y los números

    Kindergarten has been learning to talk about what colors they like and what colors they don't like.  Here is a video for more practice with the phrases "Me gusta"  (I like) and "No me gusta" (I don't like): ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC-BcztKeuI  

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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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  • Remind App

    This year, I will be using the Remind app to communicate with students and families!  To join, please click on the link for your child's grade level. Kindergarten: https://www.remind.com/join/74h4h Grade 1: https://www.remind.com/join/74664f Grade 2: https://www.remind.com/join/hgahe8 Grade 3: https://www.remind.com/join/8f7hc3 Grade 4: https://www.remind.com/join/ee79bc3 Gracias :-) Sra.…

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  • ˇBienvenidos!

    Welcome back to school, Springbrook students and families! This year, students in Grades K, 3 and 4 will have FLES the first half of the year and Grades 1 and 2 the second. 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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  • Los sonidos

    Last week, Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Hoffman's classes learned about "el movimiento" (movement) and "el sonido" (sound) from their "Balance and Motion" science kit: la vibración: vibration el arpa: harp sonido suave: soft sound sonido fuerte: loud sound Students had fun looking at images depicting various types of sound and deciding whether each was a "sonido suave" or "sonido fuerte"! (See…

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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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  • "Los árboles" en la clase de Sra. Raimondo

    Mrs. Raimondo's class has been learning all about "Los árboles" (trees): la semilla: seed las raíces: roots el tronco: trunk las ramas: branches las hojas: leaves Little Seeds, Little Seeds, What do you see? Pequeńa Semilla, Pequeńa Semilla, żQué ves tú? Veo unas raíces creciendo como pies. Pequeńa Semilla, Pequeńa Semilla, żQué ves tú? Veo mi tronco creciendo grande y fuerte. Pequeńa Semilla, Pequeńa Semilla, żQué ves tú? Veo mis hojas creciendo en mis ramas. Pequeńa Semilla, Pequeńa Semilla, żQué ves tú? Veo una fruta lista para usar.  *You can hear me read this poem in the podcast section of this Fusion…

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  • żQué es “el suelo”?

    Today, Mr. Pendola's class asked "żQué es el suelo?" (What is soil?). Click on the links below to view the presentation and video that helped us answer this question! El suelo żQué es “el suelo”?  

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