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Weather you are an elementary, middle or high school language teacher, I am glad you made it here! On this website you will find teaching tips, strategies and resources to support your teaching journey.

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PHOTO BOOTH  PROPS AND REJOINDERS IN SPANISH

PHOTO BOOTH PROPS AND REJOINDERS IN SPANISH

I am so excited that I got to use these photo booth props and rejoinders in Spanish with my kindergarten students. I wanted to document their language acquisition experience from day one! Most of my kindergarten students come to class with a smile on their face, and I...

AN ACTIVITY FOR THE FIRST WEEKS OF SPANISH CLASS

AN ACTIVITY FOR THE FIRST WEEKS OF SPANISH CLASS

I named this post "An Activity for the First Weeks of Spanish," but in reality this activity can be used any time during the school year. This activity is wonderful to get to know a little bit about your students, to make connections, and have fun! It has been adapted...

“MUST HAVE” FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH TEACHERS

“MUST HAVE” FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH TEACHERS

This a list of what I have in my classroom and can't survive a school year without any of these materials. Chime: Sometimes we need breaks from using call-and-response chants or clapping our hands. I have found a three tone chime* that works well because it gives...

MANZANITA DEL PERÚ: TRADITIONAL POEM AND GAME

MANZANITA DEL PERÚ: TRADITIONAL POEM AND GAME

This is a short traditional poem that is perfect to teach a little bit of geography of the Spanish speaking countries, and also numbers from 1 to 10.  Use a map to locate Perú. If you have technology at handy, take a virtual trip to Perú using Google Earth. You can...

MY JOURNEY AS A (SPANISH) TEACHER

MY JOURNEY AS A (SPANISH) TEACHER

As  a native speaker, I find it fairly easy to stay in the target language (TL), and I’m aware that it’s important to keep my communication simple and to do as much as I can to keep my instruction at the proficiency level of my students, and, more importantly, to...

USING TRADITIONAL SONGS IN AN ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASS

USING TRADITIONAL SONGS IN AN ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASS

Nothing like the sounds of traditional music, and the stories behind it! I love when I am able to find a song that belongs to and represents one of the Spanish speaking cultures - and use it in my classes. Bringing traditional songs to the classroom is a way to teach...

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