Each week at Shining Rock elementary school, students are given the opportunity to learn a second language. All students, beginning in kindergarten, are provided weekly instruction in Spanish.  

“I like teaching Spanish because it opens students’ eyes to another world, allowing them to learn about cultures and customs that are not their own,” said teacher Amanda Muri. “My hope is that it sparks their confidence to understand and appreciate diverse languages and cultures.”

Students said they like learning Spanish, too.

“We were able to learn different words in a different language and play different activities” said Lyric, a second-grader. “I liked playing games like Simon Says and learning new songs in Spanish.” 

“I like to learn about the words and the language,” said third-grader Grayson. “It is like when you meet someone new and they don’t speak your language, you can still talk with them.” 

Spanish is offered to all Shining Rock elementary students each week and is an elective option for middle school students. Eighth grade students are offered to take Spanish I for a high school elective credit. 

Shining Rock Classical Academy is pleased to offer this opportunity to all of its Falcons. The school is at 1023 Dellwood Rd., Waynesville.

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