If you are an elementary Spanish teacher like me, you know that we are always in search of props to spice up our lessons. During my recent trip to Colombia I found this cute “Mercado” set with labels in Spanish. The set has 32 items that your students will love. I brought one to the United States for me, and decided to bring one more to raffle to between my lovely readers!
If you would like to have this fun “mercado” set, here is an opportunity for you to win it and bring more learning to your class. Just enter below to participate. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 13th, 2014. United States only.
Every year when I travel to Colombia to visit my family, I try to take as many pictures and short videos as I can to share with my students in my classes. They are always curious to know about Colombia and always get very excited to see what I have to share with them. I’ve taken a few of those videos and pictures and am sharing them with you here so you can share them with your students too!
The supermarket is always a very fun and interesting unit, especially because I love teaching about a variety of fruits that are common in Colombia but not so well-known in most of North America. It is also an opportunity for students to compare the markets in their own cultural settings and that of Colombia. We have traditional markets where small, family farmers travel to the big cities to bring fresh products, but we also have supermarkets like Carrefour, Exito, and La 14. On this trip, I took a video in a Carrefour supermarket in Cali, Colombia. I am always very excited about the amounts of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables I can find at great prices. You can find everything you need in a supermarket here – fresh food, clothes, everything you need for school, refrigetators, iPads, computers, etc. You don’t need to go to different places, you will find everything in one place!
A Mall in Cali, Colombia
Picture: los tomates
Picture: los bananos y los aguacates
Picture: la piña
Picture: la sandia y la guanabana
Picture: el mango
Picture: la papaya
Have fun teaching in Spanish!
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My name is Carolina Gomez, and I am originally from Colombia where I have spent a great deal of my life.