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DIGITAL STICKERS FOR SEESAW

DIGITAL STICKERS FOR SEESAW

One of the things that I love about Seesaw is the different options it has for teachers to give feedback to students. You may either type or record your voice to provide direct feedback. Although Seesaw doesn't allow you to give a quick sticker response (like you can...

ANIMAL MOVEMENT CARDS IN SPANISH

ANIMAL MOVEMENT CARDS IN SPANISH

Movement Cards are a life saver in my classes. I like to use them as quick brain breaks with my younger students. Now that we have moved to teaching online due to the current health situation, I find that giving our students some time to move after staring at the...

GAMES FOR ONLINE DISTANCE TEACHING

GAMES FOR ONLINE DISTANCE TEACHING

I just ended our 3rd week of distance learning, however this was my first week teaching live online classes. I do have to say that it has been exhausting trying to figure out how to make the class interactive and engaging while being so far apart from my students and...

THREE FREE STORIES FOR YOUR ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASESS

THREE FREE STORIES FOR YOUR ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASESS

These are three simple and easy to understand stories that I have written for elementary students, although I have also been delighted to hear from middle school teachers that they have used them with their beginner classes. These stories have a lot of repetition in...

SHORT AND COMPREHENSIBLE STORY FOR EARTH DAY

SHORT AND COMPREHENSIBLE STORY FOR EARTH DAY

This is a short story with a simple goal, to raise students' awareness about the negative environmental impacts of latex, plastic, and other materials. I created a story after being inspired by another video (further below in this post) that demonstrates why releasing...

ELEMENTARY SPANISH RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING

ELEMENTARY SPANISH RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING

With the current health situation world wide bringing school closure in some places, some teachers have been advised to come up with plans and ideas students can do at home. I have put together a list of online and printable resources that teachers can share with...

A song about farm animals in Spanish: La finca del tío Ramón

A song about farm animals in Spanish: La finca del tío Ramón

Farm animals are always a hit in early elementary classes.This fun and repetitive song will be a great addition to your activities. Here are some ideas to use along with this song: Activities •Find Colombia on a map. • Show a farm and the different animals. Introduce...

PLAY THE LOBO GAME IN SPANISH CLASS

PLAY THE LOBO GAME IN SPANISH CLASS

I have blogged about this traditional game in the past. This game is usually played without props, but to make it comprehensible I have created some to go along with the game. I am not the best illustrator, but I am happy to share this with you since some teachers...

LUIS PESCETTI’S GROUP GAMES

LUIS PESCETTI’S GROUP GAMES

Luis Pescetti is an Argentinian musician, writer, actor, and storyteller. He is also known for for his great group activities that are fun and encourage movement (which is why they are called 'dinámicas' in Spanish). Some of his group games work great in the Spanish...

SPANISH BIRTHDAY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

SPANISH BIRTHDAY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

If you teach elementary students you know that they will make sure to remind you that it’s their birthday! And if they have a birthday in the summer, make sure to find a date during the school year to sing their birthday because they will come back the following year...

PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

Cold has finally hit Austin! It never snows here, but the cold weather makes a good opportunity to bring this song to my younger students. You can contrast the seasons and weather by sharing that in Argentina it is summer now while in the U.S it is winter. You can...

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. QUOTES FOR SPANISH CLASS

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. QUOTES FOR SPANISH CLASS

It's important as language teachers to make space in our curriculum for other important and relevant topics. In the past, I have shared resources to incorporate teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. in Spanish class: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Spanish class...

FUN ACTIVITY TO USE AFTER ANY BREAK

FUN ACTIVITY TO USE AFTER ANY BREAK

This is a low prep activity that you can use after any break. It involves some movement and questions that can be asked about each slide. If you have used my “A mí también” activity, this works exactly the same way. If you haven’t used the activity, visit this link to...

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

¡FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

Welcome to 2020! This year I have decided that I won’t make a list of resolutions for the New Year, only because I find myself writing the same list over and over again each year and not being able to follow through. I also generally add things that should be a habit...

5 MOST READ BLOG POSTS IN 2019

5 MOST READ BLOG POSTS IN 2019

I am always grateful for the teachers who come to this blog to read my posts. I share them with a lot of love and really hope I can save busy teachers out there just a little bit of time (time is such a precious commodity for teachers!). This blog was started as a way...