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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...

Acts of Kindness in Spanish Class

Acts of Kindness in Spanish Class

This year I decided to take a different approach on Valentine's Day and focus on activities for the Random Acts of Kindness Week promoted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. I used this video with some of my classes as the basis for conversation. Just like many...

BOOKS FOR RETHINKING YOUR CURRICULUM

BOOKS FOR RETHINKING YOUR CURRICULUM

If you are looking for books to help you to rethink the content in your curriculum, here are a few! Hard to choose one since all of them are filled with great content. I love that these books have been written by educators for educators. I’m currently working on...

WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

I just started teaching many of my students in person. I didn't even know some of them because I was just assigning lessons to their grade through Seesaw and Otus (the Learning Management System used by the school where I teach). I have seen others quite a bit during...

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

If you are looking for games that work in any setting, either virtually or in person, then this is the right game for you and your students! I have played this game with different age groups, and it's always a success! This is how the game works: You will need to...