I remember ten years ago it was so difficult to find good music to teach Spanish to children, especially at the elementary level. I am so glad that talented teachers have created new music to enrich our classes. Here is a list of my favorite singers in random order:
A review to share with you, and a giveaway (read on to learn more about the giveaway!)
Music with Sara is at it again. Sara´s sweet voice and her music album called “Canciones en Español“ is all you need in order to welcome la primavera into your classroom. It’s a collection of 15 songs that will add richness and wonder to any Spanish class.
My favorite song on this album is called “La Llorona,” a traditional song from Mexico. Sara did a beautiful job keeping this song simple for young children, still preserving the richness of the Mexican music – not an easy feat but oh so important for the use of music in teaching and learning. Another fantastic song is “Mi Cuerpo.” Her version is very lively and catchy and gets everyone up and dancing in class. My students’ favorite is “Patito Patito” which is short and fun – plus there is a nice video that goes along with the song
Sara also created a video for the song “Te Quiero Mamá” that has some awesome animation.
“Canciones en Español” is a music collection that will bring a lot of fun to your classes while you celebrate and welcome the arrival of spring. To learn more about Sara and her music, please visit her website www.musicwithsara.com
I am so happy to share this opportunity with you! Two lucky readers will to get this awesome music from Sara to play at home or in their classrooms.
Would you like this set of songs for your own classes? Just enter below for a chance to win. You have until March 30th, 2013!
Here are some fun activities to try in Spanish class:
• Have the children move around the room while saying marcha (march)¬ and have them stop by saying para (stop). Do the same with the other actions: salta (jump), arriba (put hands up), abajo (put hands down), adentro (go inside the circle), afuera (go outside the circle).
• Use a parachute for active play or a sheet, and have the children do the previous actions. Place an object in the middle of the parachute/fabric, preferable an object related to the themes explore before (numbers, colors, animals, etc) to link the lessons.
If you are just like me who loves getting ready for the new school year in advance, you will love the big sale I am hosting at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!!!
You will find flash cards, teaching tips, coloring pages, e-books and more under $2.50!!! Hurry up! The sale ends on May 1st! All these materials are teacher created and have been tested! A lof of fun and learning are the result!
¡Hola! I am Carolina, a Colombian elementary Spanish teacher based in Boston, MA. Fun for Spanish Teachers is the result of my passion for teaching Spanish to children and my desire to inspire collaboration and creativity in a vibrant teaching and learning community. It’s the perfect stop if you are looking for songs, games, teaching tips, stories, and fun for your classes.
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