Happy 2023-2024 school year!
We started the year with ¿Por qué? (Why?) Please make time to discuss; why we communicate, why you believe school is important, why learning your first language well is beneficial, why learning more than one language is beneficial/relevant... Children enjoy talking about how they first learned to speak and hearing stories about their family members' language acquistion.
I have a playlists for each grade level with youtube videos we wiil/have watched in class and/or I have approved for age-appropriate Spanish language and cutural acquisition.
Name: Heather Moomey Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom phone #:314-854-6352
Background...I am a native of Missouri; I studied in Europe, the United States and Mexico. I received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University and continued post graduate work at various institutions.(ABD in Linguistics)I lived in Mexico for many years. While in Mexico I studied anthropology, culture, linguistics and literature.I later taught at two private, multi-lingual, U.S. and International Baccalaureate accredited schools: The American School Foundation, A.C. and Westhill Institute, both located in Mexico City.I am certified K-12 and my elementary experience encompasses classroom teacher (grades two and five), English/French Language Learner instructor and elementary Spanish instructor. I have over twenty years teaching experience and enjoy teaching all levels. However, elementary is my favorite!
I have taught in the School District of Clayton for eighteen years and am thrilled that this is my eighth year as part of the Meramec staff, guiding students in their acquisition of the Spanish language! Please come visit the classroom (Meramec lower level, northwest wing or virtually, as appropriate). Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact me with your availability.On this website you will find:
- FAQ's and a curriculum overview for Spanish, grades first through fifth.
- Hispanic culture and heritage events in the St. Louis area.
- Updates and fun facts!