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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...

SIMONE VISITA EL MUSEO {BOOK REVIEW}

SIMONE VISITA EL MUSEO {BOOK REVIEW}

Simone is an African American girl who is curious about life. In the book, Simone Visita el Museo, she gets to plan an outing with her mom to an exciting place, but before going out she and her brother need to do some chores around the house. Her brother and dad stay...

TOUR MY ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASSROOM

TOUR MY ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASSROOM

Yes! I just started the new school year, and my classroom has been ready for a couple of weeks. After being a traveling teacher for a few years I truly understand the feeling one has when other teachers share pictures of their classroom, but I also remember that I...

10 REJOINDERS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

10 REJOINDERS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Rejoinders are those phrases that come naturally in a conversation to keep it going. They add magic to any conversation! They are usually quick and short answers. Using rejoinders in your classes will add authenticity in the conversations, as long as your students...

14 SPANISH JOKES FOR ELEMENTARY

14 SPANISH JOKES FOR ELEMENTARY

I compiled a few jokes to use with my 5th grade students weekly. I plan to use them on Thursdays for "Jueves de ja ja ja". I decided to re-create them to make them more elementary student-friendly. I really want to grow this list, so if you have or know of any other...

END OF SCHOOL YEAR REFLECTION: 2019 EDITION

END OF SCHOOL YEAR REFLECTION: 2019 EDITION

One more year has ended! I can’t believe it’s already summer break for this teacher. As always, I like taking the time to reflect on my school year once I am done because many of my ideas and experiences are still fresh. Reflecting at the end of the school year is...

9 CATCHY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

9 CATCHY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

If you are looking for fun and catchy songs to teach your elementary students, here are nine! I wrote these songs with my students in mind and related to what was happening in my classes at that time. Some of the songs have traditional rhythms from Colombia and were...

BRINGING CI INTO YOUR ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

BRINGING CI INTO YOUR ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

As a CI Spanish Teacher for 4 years now, I have seen firsthand how Comprehensible Input can work wonders to best promote Spanish language acquisition in young learners. This involves using language and repetition at the appropriate proficiency level of students and...

SUMMER MOVEMENT CARDS IN SPANISH

SUMMER MOVEMENT CARDS IN SPANISH

Summer is around the corner and these movement cards are perfect to get your younger students ready for the season! Make sure to explore this blog to grab the different movement cards and brain breaks I have shared in the past. Download them all HERE! Have fun! You...

CLOSING ROUTINES IN ELEMENTARY SPANISH

CLOSING ROUTINES IN ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Closing routines are as important as opening routines in any class. In fact, they're not just relevant to how they end the class with you, but they also set the tone for whatever comes next in the schedule. Even if you are the last class your students have in the day,...

TONGUE TWISTERS IN SPANISH

TONGUE TWISTERS IN SPANISH

Tongue twisters are a fun way to help your students get better with their pronunciation in Spanish. It's also a good way to help them understand that it's okay to make mistakes. To bring this into class you could do a monthly or weekly trabalenguas challenge using the...

TELEPHONE DICTATION: A TWIST ON RUNNING DICTATION

TELEPHONE DICTATION: A TWIST ON RUNNING DICTATION

If you don't know the "Running Dictation" activity, this link has a great explanation about it. This game is a variation of the Running Dictation. I call it "Telephone Dictation" just to give it a new name, but I am sure someone else has adapted it too. I have used it...