Last modified Sep 29

Middle School Spanish

  • 5th Grade
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Todd Phillips

Hola Familias de Holy Cross and welcome to the Spanish page for Holy Cross School. Learning a language is incredibly important as it can help foster creativity, critical thinking, compassion and even guard against memory loss and dementia in later years. The ability to speak and use Spanish in a professional context will help your child become and remain marketable and productive. I am thrilled to be joining the Holy Cross family this year and to be helping your child(ren) develop these valuable skills.



Most homework assigned will be a continuation of work that is begun in class. This has two purposes: a. to ensure a more successful start to the work and a positive experiencing completing it, and b. to minimize the total homework given allowing students to spend more quality time with their family.


  • Homework which is assigned and graded for completion is worth 5 points. Homework of this type is often gone over in class
  • Homework which is graded for correctness is out of 10 points. This type of homework is assigned less frequently, but is assigned.
  • Tests and Quizzes are given and scheduled ahead of the date. These are typically short and seek to assess proficiency in one or two pinpointed skills.
  • A comprehensive unit test will be given which will comprise (in full or in part) of common assessments designed by GRACE Spanish teachers.


Students have an expandable accordion folder. One of the sections is for Spanish and this is where students should keep any current work related to Spanish. This is also where they can keep their current vocab.

Communication with home