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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TINGO TANGO – GAME FOR VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SETTINGS

TINGO TANGO – GAME FOR VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON SETTINGS

Tingo Tango is one of those games that brings back memories of growing up in Colombia. This game is traditionally played in a circle passing a small object. I have played this game before, and my students were really asking to play - and I finally figured out how to...

INCORPORATING VOWELS IN ELEMENTARY SPANISH

INCORPORATING VOWELS IN ELEMENTARY SPANISH

I don't explicitly teach vowels in Spanish but try to find ways to incorporate them in my lessons through games or songs. The good news is that there are five vowels in Spanish and each of them has only one sound! That makes everyone's lives easier! An easy way to...

A TWIST TO THE TRADITIONAL VEO VEO GAME

A TWIST TO THE TRADITIONAL VEO VEO GAME

This is a twist on the traditional “Veo, veo” song/game. I used a short version and added a movement component to it. This game has been a hit in my in-person and virtual classes. This game can be used with anything you are teaching in your classes. I have used it to...

SONGS FOR INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

SONGS FOR INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

April 22, the International Day of Mother Earth, was proclaimed as an official "day" by the United Nations in 2009. This day seeks to raise awareness of the different problems humans have caused such as pollution, global warming, overpopulation, and more! Now more...

Acts of Kindness in Spanish Class

Acts of Kindness in Spanish Class

This year I decided to take a different approach on Valentine's Day and focus on activities for the Random Acts of Kindness Week promoted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. I used this video with some of my classes as the basis for conversation. Just like many...

BOOKS FOR RETHINKING YOUR CURRICULUM

BOOKS FOR RETHINKING YOUR CURRICULUM

If you are looking for books to help you to rethink the content in your curriculum, here are a few! Hard to choose one since all of them are filled with great content. I love that these books have been written by educators for educators. I’m currently working on...

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...

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

If you are looking for games that work in any setting, either virtually or in person, then this is the right game for you and your students! I have played this game with different age groups, and it's always a success! This is how the game works: You will need to...

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....

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