Our Programs

Spanish Language Program

The Spanish Language Program is an integral part of the GPCP curriculum twice weekly for each class. The children are engaged in Spanish through song, dance, stories and traditions including a "La Calabaza" celebration at Halloween and "Las Posadas" during the winter holidays.

Edit Spanish Learning in the New Year
A new year brings new Spanish learning for the children at GPCP. Here is a sneak peak of what the different classes are learning now in the Spanish Program: Multiage Class: “Donde viven los monstruos” (Where the Wild Things Are) Children are learning about feelings and places. Ladybugs Class: “De paseo por la selva” (Walking Through the Jungle) The focus for this month is on animal names. Cats Class: Oso polar, oso polar, que es ese ruido? (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?) The youngest children will be learning the names of animals and their sounds as they flip through the pages of a very familiar book for this age group.
Edit Las Posadas
Las Posadas is a fun and picturesque Mexican celebration that we have embraced as one of our traditions as part of the Spanish curriculum. The event involves a procession that starts at the school and takes us into different houses in the neighborhood, caroling and singing Spanish Holiday songs. We will be leaving the school at 10:30am and the event will culminate with the breaking of the piñata at the school. In the event of rain, each campus will host this part of the event in the gym and the community room.

Edit La Calabaza
We had fun making two big “Calabazas” (pumpkins) scarecrows for Halloween, with Ms. Clara during Spanish class and learning new Spanish words! These were based on the book, “La viejita que no le tenia miedo a nadie.” (The little old lady who was not afraid of anything)