Here are my plans for day 1 of year 8: I am not teaching Spanish 1 this year. For Spanish 2: I had about half of these students last year in Spanish 1. I have these animal cards that have a picture of an animal (Apple emoji ones) and then another card with the name … Continue reading Day 1 Spanish Lesson Plans
Year 7 ended kind of crazy for us here in Dayton, OH. There were some tornados that came through on Memorial Day night and brought an abrupt end to the school year for our kids. Final exams were cancelled at the high school, and the field days in the elementary schools were cancelled as well! … Continue reading Year 8 Next Week!
I will be teaching Spanish one for the first time in almost 6 years! With a five-month-old son to consider, I am basically taking my plans week by week as I am not sure of pacing and how my students will respond to all of the activities and ideas and thoughts that I have. Something … Continue reading Spanish 1 for the first time in years!
In Spanish 2 I am finding that students are struggling with tener phrases and weather phrases in the language. In Spanish 1 their teacher did "Daily Questions" and had them fill in the answers on a calendar, but the questions about weather were always out of context and students always wrote "hay sol". So when … Continue reading Tener Phrases & Weather Notes
As we are getting close to Thanksgiving Break and subsequently the end of the first semester I like to end with reading a novel. In Spanish 2 we will be reading Noches misteriosas en Granada, in Spanish 3 we will be reading Viva el toro (but I think I want to read Frida because I … Continue reading Spanish 2, 3, 4 Novels
This year for Spanish 2, 3, & AP I decided to do something different for my summer assignments. The biggest battle I face in Spanish 2 is that students do not know enough vocabulary - specifically when it comes to verbs and things they want to talk about doing! So I compiled a list of … Continue reading Summer Assignments for Spanish
Looking into how to begin the upcoming school year... came across this site: http://spanishmama.com/10-beginning-of-the-year-icebreakers-and-games/ SO MANY IDEAS! I need something for my Spanish 3 classes that does not involve needing to use a desk (this year I am starting the year with only chairs to facilitate easier communication and getting to know each other in … Continue reading Icebreakers for Spanish 2017
The first three weeks of summer vacation are past, and I am already starting to have ideas for the upcoming school year. I will be teaching Spanish 2, 3, & AP this year. It will be my first year officially teaching AP since my syllabus just got approved so the ideas are flowing like crazy … Continue reading Summer Vacation Goals
Wrapping up La guerra sucia in Spanish 4 (after spring break unfortunately) I am trying out the Infographic idea from Carrie Toth. I assigned it before spring break and we spent a day in the computer lab for them to get their topic and start looking for pictures. Their only homework over break was to … Continue reading Wrapping up La Guerra Sucia
It has been a hectic school year! In Spanish 4 we joined up with Spanish 3 and completed a unit on art together (since my 4's did not have it last year!). We are now moving on to one of my favorite units which is all about the Dirty War in Argentina. It is a … Continue reading La guerra sucia – intro & cap. 1