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A MÍ TAMBIÉN – SPRING VERSION

A MÍ TAMBIÉN – SPRING VERSION

Nothing like welcoming the spring in Spanish class! After the long winter months everyone is looking forward to all the beautiful things the spring brings with it. This game is an adaptation of the Responsive Classroom game called "Just like me" - (see my post about...

SAYING ADIÓS TO ANOTHER YEAR

SAYING ADIÓS TO ANOTHER YEAR

For some reason I feel that 2022 has been the fastest year in my life. I partly attribute this to spending too much time on social media and not being fully present. I'm not a person who likes starting the new year with goals ( I used to!) because I strongly believe...

A STORY THAT CELEBRATES NAMES

A STORY THAT CELEBRATES NAMES

This story can be used any time during the school year, however it is a good beginning of year lesson. The story focuses on high-frequency questions and structures such as "¿Cómo te llamas?" and "Me llamo." How to Start With This Story? Start by introducing yourself,...

CURRICULUM IDEAS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

CURRICULUM IDEAS FOR ELEMENTARY SPANISH

As World Language educators it is hard to find a single off-the-shelf curriculum that fits the needs of each elementary program. Some programs have less frequent class sessions than others, some are required by their schools (or have the wonderful opportunity) to make...

WHY USE STORIES WITH EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

WHY USE STORIES WITH EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS

My love for using stories in my classes is never-ending! Read some of the reasons why I use stories in my classes: THEY ARE FUN AND ENGAGING When using stories, students always want to know the end of it, so it really keeps them engaged. In my experience, the stories...