¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

Queridas familias (Dear Families),


My name is Tara Hines.  I am ready for another exciting year teaching Spanish in the Bordentown Elementary Schools.  My goal for the Spanish program is to foster a love of language learning in all children.


A little about me.  I am in my 20th year as a Spanish Teacher.  I reside in Bordentown with my family.  I have a 5th grader son and 3rd grade daughter who attend PMES.   I have a three year old son as well.  I studied abroad in Seville, Spain when I attended college at TCNJ.


This year, I am once again being shared across all of the elementary schools in the district.   Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will have Spanish the first half of the school year (September - January).  Students in Grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd will have Spanish the second half of the school year (February to June).


Your child will have Spanish once a week for 35 minutes.  We will focus on several thematic units of vocabulary.   Students will be encouraged to practice speaking new words in Spanish.  The class will be interactive with a variety of engaging activities and games.  We will touch on culture as well,including holidays. Please encourage your child to share with you what they are learning in class.


The only things that your child will need for Spanish class this year are:

  • A positive attitude
  • A willingness to participate

I will provide all other supplies.  Occasionally students will bring home papers that I will supply for them.  For the most part though, we will be doing hands-on activities in class.


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns during the school year:  [email protected].  You may also use my Webpage as a resource. 


I look forward to a very fun-filled and rewarding year!


Un salud,

Señora Hines