Happy New Year! Wishing everyone who reads this blog an awesome 2019! I wanted to start my first blog of the year by recommending some free and paid resources for your classes. Here is the list:

Printable Calendar

I updated the calendar I shared last year. I added some images and now the pages are not dated. This will allow you to save the files for the upcoming years. Click here to download your free pages.

Feliz Año Nuevo Sign

I also shared this last year! This sign is great to welcome your students back to your class! Click here to download it.

End of The Year Traditions

It’s never too late to share with your students the traditions people practice in some Spanish speaking countries: El Año Viejo, las doce uvas y la maleta.

El Día de Reyes

I wrote a short story to use with my kindergarten students. This story works great to introduce the lower elementary grades to the Día de Reyes celebration in Puerto Rico. Download the story here. After reading the story, I had my kindergarten students decorate small paper bags and put grass in the bags for the camels. I made sure to let them know that this is something some children in Puerto Rico do the night before January 6th. Since this is not a tradition that belongs to our culture, I will be the one putting something little in the bags. Usually a pencil with a small eraser.

 

Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is one of my goals for the new year,  finding ways to incorporate and make connections with social justice topics in our curriculum. Last year I shared some printables to use in Spanish class. Click here to download them.

I also have an activity packet with teaching tips available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Last, but not least, this is a fun ice breaker activity that will be get everyone moving. I recommend this activity for grades 3 and up! Click here to download the activity.

Have fun!