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A MÍ TAMBIÉN – SUMMER VERSION

A MÍ TAMBIÉN – SUMMER VERSION

Are you ready for the summer version of the “A mí también” game? I have played this game with different age groups, and it’s always a success! You will need to print the cards or project the slide on the board. I have blogged about this game before, but I can tell you...

¿QUÉ PREFIERES? GAME – SPRING VERSION

¿QUÉ PREFIERES? GAME – SPRING VERSION

This game is quick but engaging! I have versions for different seasons and themes, but was missing the one for la primavera. The Spring here in Boston is at its fullest, so this a great time to make connections to bring to the classroom and why not take advantage of...

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS GAME FOR EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS GAME FOR EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Do you do any activities in your Elementary Spanish classes that incorporate phonological awareness? It's definitely not a requirement to teach phonological awareness in an early language class but this one is hidden in a movement activity, so why not?! El chicle...

MOVEMENT AND VOCABULARY GAME FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS

MOVEMENT AND VOCABULARY GAME FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Use flashcards with different vocabulary you have explored with your students. For example, colors, numbers, seasons, animals, and so on!     Look for clipart of something that's making movement. In this case, I chose a jumping avocado, and called the game...

ATTENTION SIGNALS FOR EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

ATTENTION SIGNALS FOR EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

There are different times during our classes when we need to regain our students’ attention. Either because our students are transitioning from different classes or from activities we are doing in our own language classes, or because some of them are being too social,...

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION CRAFT – ¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION CRAFT – ¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

And just like that 2022 is here! Some teachers have already been back in the classroom, while others are getting ready for it. Some teachers have been teaching online and others have been doing in-person classes. No matter how you are teaching right now, my best...

6 TIPS FOR AFTER THE BREAK

6 TIPS FOR AFTER THE BREAK

If you feel like every break is like a mini back-to-school period, here are some tips that you might find helpful. What other tips would you add to this list? More than happy to read all your tips and learn from you! Check On Your Students Although the break was meant...

MY TOP 5 MOST VISITED POSTS IN 2021

MY TOP 5 MOST VISITED POSTS IN 2021

I always  like looking at the year’s post and see what my fellow profes have been reading in my blog. Here are my top 5 most visited posts during the 2021. Thank, thank you, thank you for reading my blog and for all your trust and support 5. Spanish Speaking Countries...

KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR 2022, AND THANKS FOR ALL

KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR 2022, AND THANKS FOR ALL

It's official! 2021 is about to end. Do you make a list of resolutions for the New Year? I confess that for many years I dedicated myself to making lists with resolutions but since I never achieved them, I stopped doing it. I have decided that if there is something I...

RESOURCES TO FINISH 2021 STRONG

RESOURCES TO FINISH 2021 STRONG

We have already started the countdown to the holidays and the end of the year.  The days before a break are often difficult. We feel tired, that we are running out of ideas, energy, or both. Something that works very well for me these days is planning classes in which...

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...