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¿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!...

GIF YOURSELF TO SPICE UP YOUR CHOICE BOARDS

GIF YOURSELF TO SPICE UP YOUR CHOICE BOARDS

In case you are still wondering how to add some fun to your choice boards, a gif of yourself can never go wrong! I am now creating videos, making choice boards, and asynchronous lessons while the school is slowly transitioning to in-person classes. I know! It sounds...

TEMPLATES TO PLAY TIC-TAC-TOE

TEMPLATES TO PLAY TIC-TAC-TOE

I recently shared on Instagram a template of a tic-tac-toe game I created to play during my virtual classes. I have gotten requests from different teachers who want this template and since I am all about saving teacher friends' time, I decided to create more templates...

A “TOUR” OF MY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

A “TOUR” OF MY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Every year I like to give a virtual tour of my classroom or bags if I am a traveling teacher. For obvious reasons, this year is different for all of us. Right now I teaching synchronous classes from my classroom, but once we go back to in person classes I no longer...

CELEBRATE YOUR STUDENTS’ NAMES

CELEBRATE YOUR STUDENTS’ NAMES

Last December I had the opportunity to attend the PoCC conference, and, on my second day, I found a session that was about exploring race and identity in early childhood. This session was filled with beautiful ideas that can be adapted to Spanish class. I really loved...

SONGS TO SPICE UP YOUR CALENDAR ROUTINE

SONGS TO SPICE UP YOUR CALENDAR ROUTINE

Having a variety of songs and videos to spice up your calendar routine is always a great idea, especially if you have it as a routine you do at the beginning of each class. A reader on my Facebook page asked me if I knew some songs for the days of the week and months,...

STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR VIRTUALLY

STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR VIRTUALLY

Every new school year comes with relationship building, routines, defining spaces in our room, and little rituals that we all use to make our classes unique and great for every learner in our communities. Of course, without needing to go into too much detail, this...

CREATE YOUR BITMOJI CLASSROOM

CREATE YOUR BITMOJI CLASSROOM

Over the summer I saw so many teachers sharing their Bitmoji classrooms that I had to give it a try. Of course, this is something that is not necessary, but I thought it would be fun to make one. Sometimes it's these little unnecessary touches that make my work fun!...

FREE GOOGLE SLIDES, SEESAW AND BOOM CARD RESOURCE!

FREE GOOGLE SLIDES, SEESAW AND BOOM CARD RESOURCE!

I am excited about how Google Slides™, Seesaw, and Boom cards are student-friendly and are so flexible to make different activities interactive. I know many teachers use my song "¿Cuántas manzanas hay?, especially around the fall season. Last year I created some...

TIPS FOR FIRST YEAR SPANISH TEACHERS – PART 2

TIPS FOR FIRST YEAR SPANISH TEACHERS – PART 2

This is part 2 of the post "Tips for First-Year Teachers." If you missed it, please make sure to read it here and come back to this post. Teaching in the Target Language (From a previous post called "My Journey as a Spanish Teacher") In the first program where I...

TIPS FOR FIRST YEAR SPANISH TEACHERS – PART I

TIPS FOR FIRST YEAR SPANISH TEACHERS – PART I

This year I have been receiving more messages than ever from new Spanish teachers, so dear new Spanish teacher, this post has been written with you in mind. I completely get it! With the current situation and all the uncertainty for the fall, it's completely normal...