A new teacher (year 1!!) across the hall from me is stressed out about the beginning of the school year. Besides the fact she has a bunch of cases being piled on her (yes, she is an intervention specialist and yes, I give her mad props), she also had a terrible student teaching experience for … Continue reading The best decorations are…
Two weeks from today will be the first day of the school year! Things are coming together well with my Spanish 2 selfie unit (thanks again Laura Terrill) with a colleague of mine. Spanish 3 will be starting off with a novel - La gran aventura de Alejandro. Hopefully the 4th time is a charm … Continue reading Spanish 4 – El internado (again)
Tonight's plan was to just relax and continue watching Netflix's Bloodline - but I got distracted doing research on teaching with El Internado. Like everyone else, I have been pulling ideas and materials from a variety of sources - the most useful appear to be the following: Mis clases locas blog Kara Jacob's post Dustin … Continue reading El Internado in Spanish IV
I am at that point in the summer where my vacations are over and it is time to start REALLY thinking about the upcoming year. With my move to a new school (but one I taught at previously) I am back to 3 preps - Spanish 2, 3, & 4. A good friend & colleague … Continue reading Icebreakers 2k16 & the start of planning
Okay so step one of my summer plan is complete! Loosely based off of Martina Bex's first day seating I created my own - a little more upper level! I used Spanish "chistes" pictures and English translations of the words/conversations on notecards. So when the students come to class, I give them a card with the English … Continue reading Seating cards for first day of school!
Clearly I did a great job of keeping up with my blog. I want to say that this year, year 5, will be the year I keep up with this goal. I even went so far as to put a weekly reminder in my calendar to update my blog. Considering we are half way through … Continue reading A not-so-busy year…
I've been meaning to start a blog for quite some time... not just to document the things I do that are successful, but also to re-share and REMEMBER the inspirations and resources I find helpful and useful. A couple years ago I tried doing this with a colleague but as a first-year teacher I barely … Continue reading El robo del museo