Fun For Spanish Teachers

A blog about resources for language teachers of preschool and elementary-aged children.

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¡Hola! Thanks for stopping by! If you are all about teaching Spanish to children, this is the right place to be. This blog is the place where I can connect virtually with other teachers, share my experiences in the classroom, and give back to the teaching community. Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher, we can always learn from each other! So just let me welcome you with a big bienvenida!

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

I just started teaching many of my students in person. I didn't even know some of them because I was just assigning lessons to their grade through Seesaw and Otus (the Learning Management System used by the school where I teach). I have seen others quite a bit during...

ENDS & NEW BEGINNINGS: GRATITUDE & 5 MOST-READ POSTS IN 2020

ENDS & NEW BEGINNINGS: GRATITUDE & 5 MOST-READ POSTS IN 2020

The end of 2020 is here! What a difficult year for everyone. In the midst of hard times trying to stay positive was helpful for me. Admittedly, some days and weeks were easier than others to keep my head up. In Latin America, we have a New Year's song whose chorus...

THE MAGIC OF STORY LISTENING

THE MAGIC OF STORY LISTENING

Last year I discovered Story Listening through a wonderful teacher named Meghan Hayes and her YouTube Channel. I started using this method, and, in the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to be in a two-day training with the creator of this method, Dr. Beniko Mason....

TRADITIONAL SOUNDS IN COLOMBIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC

TRADITIONAL SOUNDS IN COLOMBIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC

I feel so lucky to have been born in such a diverse country. At this gift-giving and reflective time of year, when I am thinking about what I want and need, I think about the advice that I've heard repeatedly and truly believe - that, at least for someone in the...

FAMILY TRADITIONS & CELEBRATIONS IN A WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS

FAMILY TRADITIONS & CELEBRATIONS IN A WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS

During this time of the year in the United States Christmas is everywhere! On TV ads, on the radio, on the cup of coffee you purchase, and more - and students and families who don't celebrate it get over-saturated with these images and messages.  It is important to...

GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING IN A WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS

GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING IN A WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS

This year I wanted to do something more connected to nature in some of my classes for Thanksgiving, but this resource can be used any time during the school year. It's a great and simple way to talk about gratitude with your students. I came across these two beautiful...

WHAT HAPPENS ON “ALL SAINTS’ DAY” IN COLOMBIA?

WHAT HAPPENS ON “ALL SAINTS’ DAY” IN COLOMBIA?

"Día de Todos los Santos" (All Saints' Day) is celebrated on November 1st, but if this date falls on a weekend, the celebration is moved to Monday to make it a long holiday weekend. This is known in Colombia as "La Ley Emiliani", and it happens with some celebrations....

¿QUÉ PREFIERES? GAME – HALLOWEEN VERSION

¿QUÉ PREFIERES? GAME – HALLOWEEN VERSION

This game was created to use with my younger students to review colors. Many of them are into Halloween right now, so this is a good way to keep them engaged. This game is played just like any "Would You Rather?" type of game, where you have a set of questions and...

EL DÍA DE LA RESISTENCIA INDÍGENA IN SPANISH CLASS

EL DÍA DE LA RESISTENCIA INDÍGENA IN SPANISH CLASS

Growing up in Colombia we didn't have a "Columbus Day." This "holiday" was called "El Día de la Raza"  to celebrate the different races born after the mix of a not a very pleasant encounter. Even though it wasn't known as Columbus Day, it was still meant to focus on...

MAKE YOUR PET GIVE INSTRUCTIONS IN YOUR CHOICE BOARDS

MAKE YOUR PET GIVE INSTRUCTIONS IN YOUR CHOICE BOARDS

Adding extra things to spice up your choice boards is definitely not necessary. In fact, I don’t do it every time a create one because it can be time consuming.  There is no need to worry if you haven’t added Bitmojis, GiF’s or other things to your boards. Sometimes I...

2020 HALLOWEEN SONGS

2020 HALLOWEEN SONGS

I was excited to search for different Halloween songs on YouTube and was also surprised to find so many new ones! The Halloween versions of the Baby Shark songs definitely win! Here are the songs I have found this year! Happy singing!...

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