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EARTH DAY SONG AND ACTIVITIES IN SPANISH

By Ana Calabrese Ana Maria was born in Colombia and she currently lives in the United States. She is the founder of  Spanish Plus Me, an initiative to promote the introduction of the Spanish language to children through the use of songs, movement, and fun....

FUN GAME FOR SPANISH CLASS: COLOR COLORCITO

"Color colorcito" is a simple tag game that my kindergarten students love! In fact, they ask for it almost every class! I am still trying to understand why they love it so much, as it is just so simple. I have also used it as a brain break with my 4th and 5th grade...

MOVIETALK FOR LOWER ELEMENTARY SPANISH

MovieTalk is a Comprehensible Input tool created by Dr. Ashley Hastings. Students get engaged listening to comprehensible language in a short video or clip. These videos are usually not longer than five minutes and are compelling to the learners. In my experience...

VALENTINES MOVEMENT CARDS IN SPANISH

My students have been enjoying the chance to use movement cards for our brain breaks, especially my kinder students. They love seeing the different themes for special occasions. Feel free to explore all the different movement cards featured on this blog. For now, here...

TRADITIONAL GAME: TINGO, TANGO

As far as I know, this game is only played in Colombia, but I am sure there are other variations in other parts of Latin America. I have been using this game as an energizer in my 4th and 5th grade classes. My students have really loved playing this game. I thought it...

HONOR Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. IN SPANISH CLASS

In the search of books to read to my own children at home, I came across the book "What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?"*** It was written for children, yet I find it very informative and descriptive about that moment in the history of the United States and still at the...

GREET YOUR STUDENTS AT THE DOOR

I teach at a school with strong SEL and Responsive Classroom programs, so many of the teachers already have as part of their routine the practice of greeting their students at the door. I have seen how positive the children enter the classrooms after greeting their...

5 MOST READ BLOG POSTS IN 2018

I can't believe 2018 is almost over! Thank you for all the support I receive from you, my readers throughout the world. I truly enjoy receiving messages that share how my blog has inspired new ideas in other classrooms or helped other teachers, or that express a...