Recent research shows learning a foreign language strengthens students’ memory, attention span, and problem-solving skills. Of course, it also helps us connect with other people and cultures. By the third grade, your child will be growing increasingly confident in his Spanish language skills.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, third grade students choose three of the five countries in Central America–Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica—for research and presentation. In the process, they discover facts about the country’s flag, celebrations, food, religion, holidays, and famous people. To conclude the school year, your child will give a conversational presentation describing herself and her home. She is on her way to becoming a citizen of the world.