Whether you are teaching in person or virtually, this post is full of ideas for back to school activities your Spanish students will love! Welcome them into Spanish class with meaningful practices to introduce them to the language! Check out these first day activities for Spanish class!
Spanish class can be really overwhelming, so finding ways to make them feel comfortable and confident will help throughout the year!
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The First Day of School
I like to jump right into Spanish on the first day of the year! It helped set my class apart from other subjects that are going through the syllabus and reading rules and expectations. Set structure for your students while you surprise them with how much Spanish they know already! Check out my plans for the first few days of school for Spanish class by clicking here.
Support Your Novices with Cognates
I know right away students can feel nervous about hearing or seeing a lot of Spanish. Therefore, my first unit of the year focuses on using cognates as a tool to support themselves! We do a lot of reading, listening, and games to help them look and listen for cognates in the language! This unit bundle is everything you need to spend five full class days on cognates!
Icebreaker First Day Activities for Spanish Class
At the start of a new year, semester, or quarter, it’s nice to do some team building in the classroom! I have always found that students are more comfortable taking risks in front of each other if they have done some getting to know you activities with their classmates!