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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...

SPANISH EARTH DAY POEM

SPANISH EARTH DAY POEM

Earth Day and National Poetry Month are both celebrated in April. What a perfect time to link these two celebrations in Spanish class with this poem by Elvira Nogal. I really like this poem, but unfortunately don't have enough information about the author. If you do,...

REVIEW YOUR CLASSROOM RULES AFTER THE BREAK

REVIEW YOUR CLASSROOM RULES AFTER THE BREAK

It's not like no one has ever counted the days until a break! Right? Every time a break is getting close, my mind tricks me and everything seems so slow. Well, I also take it as a reminder  that if I am tired and ready for a break, my students probably are too! We all...

EARTH DAY SONG AND ACTIVITIES IN SPANISH

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

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 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

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

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

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

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...