I have teamed up with a group of ten World Language Spanish teachers who have teaching-related blogs and are active sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers. I am so excited about the diversity of this group – with elementary, middle and high school teachers. We have all prepared resources that will help you enhance your lessons to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Spanish class. Many of these resources will be free during the dates of the hop which are January 31 and February 1, 2015.
I am a K-3 elementary Spanish teacher. My students always enjoy mini-books in class, and I have put together one for you to use with your students.
Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to take a break from our regular routine and units. February has the potential to be a special month in language classes. I love this holiday because students can review colors and numbers and learn simple phrases to write Valentine’s cards in Spanish. I use candy hearts, and I classify them with my students according to their colors. I also place them in containers and students have to guess the quantity. Students also have fun learning what the message on each heart means.
Last year I showed the movie “El Día de San Valentín, Charlie Brown.” One thing I do is to show a movie and then have the children complete a short task afterwards. This is a simple activity for the younger grades, but it can be adapted to different levels, too. This year I decided to create an activity set that students may use to talk in Spanish after watching the movie.