Numbers in Spanish is a set of vocabulary that our students need to know. It seems to show up in every textbook, so if you’re trying to shift to CI while following a mandated scope and sequence, this is definitely a concept you’ll need to “hit”. It also has (obvious) real-world applications for our students!
In previous years, I have done an entire unit on numbers. Oh, there was some sort of thematic focus according to the textbook, sure, but the end goal was really, “I can count to X in Spanish.” We spent weeks on it! Over the past few years I have been trying to be more methodical about how I have introduced numbers in my classes and they have been using it without issues at all! I wanted to share some of the ways I have included numbers practice in Spanish class.
Start of Spanish Class Routine
First and foremost, I credit the beginning of class routine with my kids learning numbers throughout the year. You can read my post on it here, but the gist is that each day we begin class with a check in, a little chat about the weather, the date, and if anyone has anything going on that day.
I usually project these Slides on my screen in front of students and talk to them as a whole class, but every now and then we just need something different. That’s why I made a Google Form version! When it’s time for a change up, I post this Google Form in Google Classroom to let the students work individually – or even talk through while each student is answering away.
It’s a very simple way to gradually introduce the numbers (at least 1-31) without students even realizing that they’re getting them!
Boom Cards Numbers Practice in Spanish Class
Boom Cards are another great, almost sneaky way, to get students to do more some reading, writing, and listening practice! They are auto-grading, and give instant feedback to your students as they practice. Check out the 1-30 set here, or see 1-100 here!
¡Corre en Círculos!
¡Corre en Círculos! is my absolute favorite way to get students to practice while getting them up and out of their seats. I have a few sets for numbers that include variations for your students to practice both the number and the numeral form! Click here to learn more about ¡Corre en Círculos!
More Numbers Practice in Spanish Class
Well, what I listed above are my absolute favorites, but you know I have more! Check out these options to practice numbers in Spanish class:
Spanish Numbers 1-100 Bundle