It’s so easy to feel like you are alone in your classroom. Other teachers are out there, and social media can make it seem like everyone has all of their ducks in a row in their perfectly decorated ... Read More about Spanish Teachers on Social Media
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Sometimes we need something simple, low-prep, and easy to use! This activity is something you can do with any reading, and you don’t even have to make copies – it’s that simple! This activity is a ... Read More about Reading Activity for Spanish: The Most Important Sentence
Sometimes, you just need a change. The very same students who zone out over a worksheet or notes will become engaged when you present the activity in a new way. Maze games are a great example of this! ... Read More about 10 Ways to Use Maze Games in Spanish Class
Having a routine in place to start each day is so important for classroom management! Students know what to expect and appreciate the structure in place. I have daily routines I use in class that ... Read More about The Beginning of Spanish Class Routine
I know a lot of us teach novice learners and that sometimes it can be hard to find listening activities for them that are accessible to novices AND fit into a topic we want them to listen to. You'll ... Read More about Listening Library for Novice Learners
There are so many ways we can incorporate culture into the classroom. I love to share different culture and traditions with my students. There are so many holiday traditions in Spanish countries! The ... Read More about Holiday Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Countries
This is the year of routines for Spanish I and our transition to CI! Mondays we Weekend Chat, Tuesdays we do FVR, Wednesdays are Música Miércoles, Thursdays we do Persona Especial, ... Read More about Música Miércoles
Are you in a 1:1 setting in your school? Do you use computers from a cart or head to a lab that you checked out (three months ahead of time)? If you like to include technology in your lessons or ... Read More about How to (Easily) Type Accents
Something that has really helped with plans as I transition to CI this year is having a set routine in class. On Mondays we have Weekend Chat, Tuesdays we do FVR, Wednesdays we use Música ... Read More about Picture Talk 101
As the first quarter is wrapping up, I wanted to reflect and share how Persona Especial has been going with my Spanish I classes so far. Persona Especial, or Special Person Interviews are from Bryce ... Read More about Persona Especial Quarter 1 Reflections
It's been almost exactly a year since I shared how I like to use Google Forms as a rubric during speaking assessments in class. Since then, I've received several questions about it! I tried to explain ... Read More about Speaking Assessment Rubric in Google Forms – The Screencasted Edition
Happy Tuesday everyone! Tuesdays in my Spanish I classroom this year are Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) days. This is a routine I have incorporated this year into my weekly plans, and I have been ... Read More about Free Voluntary Reading Expectations and Procedures
This is the year of new routines for me. I changed up my first day plans, started Persona Especial off with extra special people, included Weekend Chat right from our very first Monday, and a ... Read More about 5 Ways to Build Your FVR Library for FREE
This year has been SO exciting so far! We're incorporating a TON of new routines into Spanish I. One of the new things I'm trying to make sure I include is a daily brain break in Spanish! As we go ... Read More about Brain Break in Spanish Class – FREE Google Slides!
This year with Spanish I we're trying to go full on comprehensible input, storytelling, you name it! One of the first things we're doing to implement this is changing up the routine at the beginning ... Read More about Special Guest for Persona Especial – Bringing the Admin In!
Last June my colleague and I went to a TPRS conference in St. Louis. One of the things the presenter did was give us an example of his first day of school and it was RIVETING. We were all so into it, ... Read More about First Day Plans for Spanish I
Llamas are huge right now! There are so many fun variations of classroom displays, decor ideas, and school supplies that are llama themed - it's bad for my bank account! This post is all about ... Read More about Llama Themed Classrooms: LLAMAzing!
Last week on Instagram I posted in my stories about getting some planning done, and I got some questions about the planner that I was using! I thought I would do a post showing and sharing the ... Read More about Digital Teacher Planner Variations for Google Drive
¡Corre en Círculos! is one of my favorite activities to do with my classes. I use it at least once a chapter. I have mentioned it in a few other blog posts here and here, and I figured it was about ... Read More about ¡Corre en Círculos! – Get your students moving while they practice!
Sub plans were last on my list of things to do for my first years of teaching. I was planning for the next week ahead, not a hypothetical just in case plan! A whole sub binder? I was definitely NOT ... Read More about Sub Binder: Snag this Time Saving Freebie!
So, you've read up on the Expectations and Procedures for Free Voluntary Reading (FVR), and you've downloaded every free FVR Library resource possible. Maybe you've already put together a Donor's ... Read More about FVR Library List – Time Saver for Spanish Teachers!
This summer I had the opportunity to go to Costa Rica for vacation (no students!). It was a lot of fun, and I’d thought I’d share some of the things I learned while I was there that would be helpful ... Read More about Costa Rica Travel Tips
Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to attend a three-day training by TPRS Books in St. Louis. I wanted to take a second to share some of my biggest takeaways from the conference: CI/TPRS is ... Read More about TPRS Conference Takeaways
Have you heard? The 2018 Resource Libraries are posted! Secondary Resource Library If you are looking for fresh new ideas, then be sure to check out the Secondary Spanish Back to School Resource ... Read More about Back to School: Spanish Class Resource Libraries