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AÑO VIEJO: CULTURAL ACTIVITY FOR SPANISH CLASS

AÑO VIEJO: CULTURAL ACTIVITY FOR SPANISH CLASS

This is one of the most relaxing activities I have used with my fifth graders. We are close to the break so they really enjoyed learning about Año Viejos. I gave them a little introduction about this tradition and its meaning (see post from previous years). We also...

ACKNOWLEDGING MORE THAN NAVIDAD IN SPANISH CLASS

ACKNOWLEDGING MORE THAN NAVIDAD IN SPANISH CLASS

I teach at an Episcopal school that acknowledges and accepts religious differences and I am so grateful that the school provides space for students to share those differences. But because it is Episcopal, around this time of the year all the Christmas decorations fill...

SHORT STORIES FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

SHORT STORIES FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Finding stories that are short and comprehensible is not an easy task, even more when looking for elementary or beginning levels. These are some of the stories that I have written and successfully used with my students.  This story goes well with the Monarch butterfly...

10 HALLOWEEN SONGS IN SPANISH

10 HALLOWEEN SONGS IN SPANISH

These are some of the newest Halloween songs on YouTube. I love how every year there are new ones to keep the list growing. These songs are easy to understand, and I am sure your students will love them! Happy singing with your...

FOUR FALL SONGS IN SPANISH

FOUR FALL SONGS IN SPANISH

I put all songs for these season in one post to make everything easier if you decide to use them in your classes with your students. Click here to find free  resources to teach the song "Hojas, hojas"! Resources for teaching "Cinco calabazas" ara available on Teachers...

SONG FOR COUNTING FROM 1 TO 10

SONG FOR COUNTING FROM 1 TO 10

I am excited that I have been able to create better videos for my songs. Here is one I really like not only because it's simple but for some reason I love the rhythm. This song also brings back beautiful memories of when I used to teach Spanish classes to families...

QUOTES BY INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS

QUOTES BY INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS

This series of quotes said by influential Hispanic Americans. These inspirational quotes are ready for you to bring them to your classroom and share with your students. Download them all here! More resources for Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Heritage Month Project...

SONG TO WELCOME THE FALL IN SPANISH

SONG TO WELCOME THE FALL IN SPANISH

I have never been a fan of snow, that's probably one of the reasons why I moved from Boston to Austin. But one of the things I most miss about New England is the beautiful fall foliage and the crisp feeling of the air, even if it means snow is around the corner. I...

SIMONE VISITA EL MUSEO {BOOK REVIEW}

SIMONE VISITA EL MUSEO {BOOK REVIEW}

Simone is an African American girl who is curious about life. In the book, Simone Visita el Museo, she gets to plan an outing with her mom to an exciting place, but before going out she and her brother need to do some chores around the house. Her brother and dad stay...

TOUR MY ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASSROOM

TOUR MY ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASSROOM

Yes! I just started the new school year, and my classroom has been ready for a couple of weeks. After being a traveling teacher for a few years I truly understand the feeling one has when other teachers share pictures of their classroom, but I also remember that I...

10 REJOINDERS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

10 REJOINDERS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Rejoinders are those phrases that come naturally in a conversation to keep it going. They add magic to any conversation! They are usually quick and short answers. Using rejoinders in your classes will add authenticity in the conversations, as long as your students...

14 SPANISH JOKES FOR ELEMENTARY

14 SPANISH JOKES FOR ELEMENTARY

I compiled a few jokes to use with my 5th grade students weekly. I plan to use them on Thursdays for "Jueves de ja ja ja". I decided to re-create them to make them more elementary student-friendly. I really want to grow this list, so if you have or know of any other...