Yoga is an awesome brain break and energizer tool. I use a few Yoga poses in my classes to get my students moving and they love it. My students learn about 10 names of Yoga poses in Spanish and we use them throughout the school year. I use them as a quick way to make them move. We play “Simón dice” with them. We also play “Haz lo que digo”, for example. I say the name of a pose, but I show a different one, then whoever does the one I am doing is out of the game. They love it! We do it fast too! I like to use cards with the picture of the pose and the picture of what it means.
I lately tried something new! I combined Yoga with storytelling and the students love it. Here is the sample of the story I create to go along with the Yoga cards.
Pronto será el Día de la Madre y en nuestra clases no hay mucho tiempo para crear algo muy elaborado. Por esta razón les comparto este imprimible que no tomará muy tiempo de tu clase y que puede ser usado con diferentes niveles, desde una simple palabra para describir a mamá hasta un párrafo entero. ¡Manos a la obra! ¡Descarga los imprimibles aquí!
Este vídeo en Instagram te mostrará como doblar la tarjetita.
What? The school year is almost over? How did that happen? That’s the question I always have in my head as soon as May arrives. The end approaches quickly and with report writing, everything becomes hectic, and we can only wish for the end to be able to recharge batteries again during the summer. How about ending the school year with feedback from your students? This will help you think about the new year ( I know! You just want to go home now!), with a mind that is still fresh. Adding to your students’ feedback, make a list of what worked and what didn’t work for you and your students. Put that list in a safe place and return to it during your preparation period before the next school year starts.
Click on the picture to download “The End of School Year Reflection Sheet”!
Have an awesome rest of the school year!
My name is Carolina Gomez, and I am originally from Colombia where I have spent a great deal of my life.