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PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

Cold has finally hit Austin! It never snows here, but the cold weather makes a good opportunity to bring this song to my younger students. You can contrast the seasons and weather by sharing that in Argentina it is summer now while in the U.S it is winter. You can...

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. QUOTES FOR SPANISH CLASS

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. QUOTES FOR SPANISH CLASS

It's important as language teachers to make space in our curriculum for other important and relevant topics. In the past, I have shared resources to incorporate teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. in Spanish class: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Spanish class...

FUN ACTIVITY TO USE AFTER ANY BREAK

FUN ACTIVITY TO USE AFTER ANY BREAK

This is a low prep activity that you can use after any break. It involves some movement and questions that can be asked about each slide. If you have used my “A mí también” activity, this works exactly the same way. If you haven’t used the activity, visit this link to...

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

Welcome to 2020! This year I have decided that I won’t make a list of resolutions for the New Year, only because I find myself writing the same list over and over again each year and not being able to follow through. I also generally add things that should be a habit...

5 MOST READ BLOG POSTS IN 2019

5 MOST READ BLOG POSTS IN 2019

I am always grateful for the teachers who come to this blog to read my posts. I share them with a lot of love and really hope I can save busy teachers out there just a little bit of time (time is such a precious commodity for teachers!). This blog was started as a way...

AÑO VIEJO: CULTURAL ACTIVITY FOR SPANISH CLASS

AÑO VIEJO: CULTURAL ACTIVITY FOR SPANISH CLASS

This is one of the most relaxing activities I have used with my fifth graders. We are close to the break so they really enjoyed learning about Año Viejos. I gave them a little introduction about this tradition and its meaning (see post from previous years). We also...

ACKNOWLEDGING MORE THAN NAVIDAD IN SPANISH CLASS

ACKNOWLEDGING MORE THAN NAVIDAD IN SPANISH CLASS

I teach at an Episcopal school that acknowledges and accepts religious differences and I am so grateful that the school provides space for students to share those differences. But because it is Episcopal, around this time of the year all the Christmas decorations fill...

SHORT STORIES FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

SHORT STORIES FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Finding stories that are short and comprehensible is not an easy task, even more when looking for elementary or beginning levels. These are some of the stories that I have written and successfully used with my students.  This story goes well with the Monarch butterfly...

10 HALLOWEEN SONGS IN SPANISH

10 HALLOWEEN SONGS IN SPANISH

These are some of the newest Halloween songs on YouTube. I love how every year there are new ones to keep the list growing. These songs are easy to understand, and I am sure your students will love them! Happy singing with your...

FOUR FALL SONGS IN SPANISH

FOUR FALL SONGS IN SPANISH

I put all songs for these season in one post to make everything easier if you decide to use them in your classes with your students. Click here to find free  resources to teach the song "Hojas, hojas"! Resources for teaching "Cinco calabazas" ara available on Teachers...

SONG FOR COUNTING FROM 1 TO 10

SONG FOR COUNTING FROM 1 TO 10

I am excited that I have been able to create better videos for my songs. Here is one I really like not only because it's simple but for some reason I love the rhythm. This song also brings back beautiful memories of when I used to teach Spanish classes to families...

QUOTES BY INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS

QUOTES BY INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS

This series of quotes said by influential Hispanic Americans. These inspirational quotes are ready for you to bring them to your classroom and share with your students. Download them all here! More resources for Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Month Project...

SONG TO WELCOME THE FALL IN SPANISH

SONG TO WELCOME THE FALL IN SPANISH

I have never been a fan of snow, that's probably one of the reasons why I moved from Boston to Austin. But one of the things I most miss about New England is the beautiful fall foliage and the crisp feeling of the air, even if it means snow is around the corner. I...