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5 EASY ACTIVITIES FOR AFTER THE WINTER BREAK

5 EASY ACTIVITIES FOR AFTER THE WINTER BREAK

Returning to school after the winter break can be a challenging experience, not only for teachers but also for students, as both  often feel fatigued and out of their regular routines. My recommendation is to keep it simple and introduce engaging activities that can...

IT’S A WRAP AND ADIÓS 2023!

IT’S A WRAP AND ADIÓS 2023!

Every year comes with its share of highs and lows, and though this particular year brought its challenges, I'm grateful to say that I'm in good health. I've found immense joy in conducting training sessions for teachers, and I hope the coming year will bring even more...

CREATING A GRATITUDE MAP

CREATING A GRATITUDE MAP

Creating a gratitude map with students is simple and does not require a lengthy process. This activity can be done at any time of the year. To begin, download the templates HERE and select the one you consider most suitable for your classes. Subsequently, facilitate a...

NOVICE LANGUAGE LEARNERS AS AUTHORS

NOVICE LANGUAGE LEARNERS AS AUTHORS

This was an end-of-school-year project that spanned about 8 classes, equivalent to three weeks in our schedule. The project was conducted as part of an all-school Celebration of Learning event, intended to be shared with families. The project's goal was to provide...

VOCABULARY MATCHING GAME WITH A HALLOWEEN TWIST

VOCABULARY MATCHING GAME WITH A HALLOWEEN TWIST

I call this game "Busca," which is based on a popular matching game. This is a fun game that my students absolutely adore, and it can be played at any time during the school year! It has a Halloween theme, but you can play it at any time. Before you dive into the...

TEACHING WITH STORIES IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

TEACHING WITH STORIES IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Using stories to teach Spanish to young learners can be an effective and engaging way to introduce children to the language and is a great tool for language acquisition. Here are some tips and ideas to help you make the most of this approach: Choose age-appropriate...

ROLL-A-STORY: EASY COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT ACTIVITY

ROLL-A-STORY: EASY COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT ACTIVITY

The "Roll a Story" activity is an engaging and easy-to-use activity that is excellent for providing input at the novice or beginner levels. You will need dice and a “Roll A Story” template with predetermined details. This template includes words and pictures, making...

EIGHT C’S FOR A STRONG START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR

EIGHT C’S FOR A STRONG START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR

These “C’s for the first days of school” are a group of consejitos that I consider important and also reflect on every year. Focusing on these C’s is important to me, as they represent essential aspects of establishing a positive classroom environment in the initial...

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