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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USING TIC-TAC-TOE TO RETELL STORIES

USING TIC-TAC-TOE TO RETELL STORIES

This is a fun way to get students to retell stories.  I learned this from some NNELL friends at a conference a few moons ago. They were using it to review vocabulary. This works great after telling stories. I have used it with my students and they love it! You will...

BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE – GAME

BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE – GAME

If you are like me, and you enjoy incorporating the monarch butterfly in your classes, you will love this adaptation of the evolution game. I call it "El ciclo de la mariposa." Before playing this game, students need to understand how to play the rock, paper, scissors...

A MÍ TAMBIÉN – FALL VERSION

A MÍ TAMBIÉN – FALL VERSION

This game has been such a success in my classes that I have created versions for different seasons and times of the year. Students really enjoy talking about likes and dislikes while moving in class. I have previously shared a winter version of this game and how to...

SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES MOVEMENT GAME

SPANISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES MOVEMENT GAME

This is a fun game to introduce the 21 Spanish-speaking countries. I call this game “paisanos”. In preparation for this game, you will need to make a list or print flags of the 21 Spanish countries. How to Play the Game: Distribute the cards depending on the number of...

TUTORIAL TO CREATE YOUR CLASS WEBSITE

TUTORIAL TO CREATE YOUR CLASS WEBSITE

Have you always wanted to have a website for your class? Here is a quick and beautiful way to have one!  First, make sure you have a Canva account which is free for educators! You just need to use your school email to open the account. Follow these steps :  Open...

KNOWING HOW TO PRONOUNCE YOUR STUDENTS’ NAMES

KNOWING HOW TO PRONOUNCE YOUR STUDENTS’ NAMES

Knowing how to pronounce your students’ names correctly is one of the most valuable things to start connecting with your students from day 1. Below you will find some tips that might help: Get Ready in Advance Take a look at your class lists. Don't assume that you...

MY MOTTO FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR: UN DÍA A LA VEZ

MY MOTTO FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR: UN DÍA A LA VEZ

We will always remember this past school year for all the difficulty it was! One of the things that I really learned was to be flexible and to let go. It was a tiring school year and I really needed to take a break from many things. As a result I actually haven't...

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...

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