Yessenia Benitez

 Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Yessenia Benitez and I will be your child's Spanish teacher this year. We are beginning an exciting journey together as your child learns more about other languages and cultures around the world.  Your child will receive Spanish instruction once a week for forty five minutes session.

Learning a second language is an exciting opportunity that is very useful in today's diverse world.  My goals this year for your child include helping him or her to develop vocabulary and knowledge of key phrases in the Spanish language and to help him or her to appreciate cultural differences between our culture and those of Spanish speaking countries around the world. We will be learning in many different ways including singing, role playing, games and hands on activities.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

¡Muchas gracias!

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Class Supplies :

 Grades K-3 ____ Students will need a folder.
 Grades 4-5 _____ Students will need a notebook and a folder.

Daily Schedule:

Mondays: Sixteenth Avenue School 

Ms. Rassam    ----------------- 1st grade
Ms. Ribeiro     ----------------- 2nd grade
Ms. Allen        ----------------- K-2nd grade
Mrs. Montone  ----------------- 5th grade
Ms. Rosolen    ----------------- 4th grade

Tuesdays: Sixteenth Avenue School 

Ms. Doran      ----------------- 3rd grade
Mrs. Galarza   ----------------- 1st grade
Mrs. Rosetti    ----------------- 3rd-5th grade
Mrs. Hansen   ----------------- 1st grade
Mr. Bacigalupo ----------------- 5th grade

Wednesdays: Gantner Avenue School 

Mrs. Sterzel    ----------------- 2nd grade
Ms. Eso          ----------------- 1st grade
Ms. De la Cruz ----------------- K-1st grade
Mrs. Kittaneh  ----------------- 1st garde
Mrs. Gatta      ------------------ 4th grade
Mrs. Cascetta  ----------------- 5th grade

Thursdays: Gilbert Avenue School 

Ms. DiPetrillo     ------------------- 1st grade
Mrs. Cornely      ------------------- 4th grade
Ms. Schweitzer   ------------------- 5th grade
Ms. Murphy       -------------------  Kindergarten
Mrs. Kelly          -------------------  3th grade

Fridays:  Gilbert Avenue School 

Mrs. Murray    ------------------ Kindergarten
Mr. Calissi       ------------------ 4th grade
Mrs. Gawrylo   ------------------ 5th grade
Ms. Gaydos     ------------------ 3th grade
Ms. Galati       ------------------ 1st grade

Please check student's portal for weekly homework, assignments and projects.

Weekly Lessons: 6/04/2018 - 6/08/2018

Kindergarten - 2nd grade : The Family/ Song: "La familia"

3rd grade:  Study Guide / Test

4th - 5th grade :Physical Description / Unit Test
H.W. : Bring a picture of your favorite person to describe.