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  1. busca – s/he looks for
  2. encuentra – s/he finds
  3. sabes – you know


  1. El muchacho busca el perro en la casa de su amigo. The boy looks for the dog at his friend’s house.
  2. Mi amiga encuentra papel en su cuaderno de español. My friend finds paper in his Spanish notebook.
  3. ¿Sabes dónde está mi mamá? Do you know where my mom is?
  4. Yo busco un lápiz en mi lócker pero no lo encuentro. I look for a pencil in my locker but I don’t find it.
  5. ¿Tú sabes lo que quiero para la Navidad? Do you know what I want for Christmas?


  1. ¿Dónde buscas pantalones nuevos? Where do you look for new pants?
  2. ¿Tú sabes hablar español? Do you know how to speak Spanish?
  3. ¿Qué encuentras en Costco? What do you find at Costco?
  4. ¿Cuál de tus maestros sabe mucho sobre las matemáticas? Which of your teachers knows a lot about math?
  5. ¿Dónde encuentras muchos animales? Where do you find a lot of animals?


  1. En Anchorage, ¿dónde se encuentra la hamburguesa más deliciosa? In Anchorage, where do you find the most delicious hamburger?
  2. ¿Qué encuentras en el clóset de tu mamá o tu papá? What do you find in your mom or dad’s closet?
  3. ¿Quién sabe __ bien? (bailar, cantar, cocinar, hablar ruso, etc.) Who knows how to (verb) well?
  4. Cuando un estudiante no está en clase, ¿dónde lo buscan? When a student isn’t in class, where do they look for him/her?
  5. Divide the class in two. One team closes their eyes, and the other team quietly hides a small object somewhere in the room (only one person on that team has the object, but everyone should walk around so that the team with eyes closed can’t tell where the object is being hidden). Then, the second team opens their eyes and has five attempts to guess where the object is hidden. They guess by saying, “Nosotros buscamos (object) en (place)”. (We look for (object) in (place)”.


Leroy tiene un perro pero no puede encontrarlo. Le pregunta a su papá, «Papá, ¿Sabes dónde está mi perro?» Su papá le responde, «No sé. Búscalo en tu dormitorio». Leroy busca el perro en su dormitorio, pero no lo encuentra. Lo que encuentra es ropa interior sucia, pero no quiere ropa interior sucia. Quiere su perro. Entonces, le pregunta a su mamá, «Mamá, ¿sabes dónde está mi perro?» Su mamá le responde, «No sé. Búscalo en la cocina». Leroy busca el perro en la cocina, pero no lo encuentra. Lo que encuentra es una manzana podrida, pero no quiere una manzana podrida. Quiere su perro. Finalmente, Leroy le pregunta a su amigo Ricardo, «Ricardo, ¿sabes dónde está mi perroRicardo le responde, «¡Claro que sí! Tu perro está en mi estómago. Lo comí porque tenía mucha hambre»….


Leroy has a dog but he can’t find it. He asks his dad, “Dad, do you know where my dog is?” His dad responds, “I don’t know. Look for it in your bedroom”. Leroy looks for it in his bedroom, but he doesn’t find it. What he DOES find is dirty underwear, but he doesn’t want dirty underwear. He wants his dog. So he asks his mom, “Mom, do you know where my dog is?” His mom responds, “I don’t know. Look for it in the kitchen”. Leroy looks for the dog in the kitchen, but he doesn’t find it. What he DOES find is a rotten apple, but he doesn’t want a rotten apple. He wants his dog. Finally, Leroy asks his friend Ricardo, “Ricardo, do you know where my dog is?” Ricardo responds, “Of course! Your dog is in my stomach. I ate it because I was really hungry”….

8 replies on “¡Búscalo!

  1. you are the most creative, organized, and motivating teacher i have ever met on line. thank you for sharing so consistenly with us! how do you find the time to write? how many times per week do you see your students? i am amazed and overwhelmed with what i am not doing! i’m so happy to read your entries…and then feel so bad about my own lack of sharing! would love to hear from you on these thoughts! t.

    1. Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I must put on a good face online; in real life I am a mess!! One of my favorite things in life is creating electronic documents, so being on the computer and creating things is relaxing for me–I know, it must be some kind of a disorder, right?? Once I’ve made plans and typed them for my lesson plan binder, it really doesn’t take any extra time to post them online. It seems like such a waste for me to spend so much time creating materials and developing plans, only to have them used one time each year–especially when there are thousands of teachers out there trying to make plans for the same thing. I see my students every day (so, 5 days/week) for 45 minutes. Happy Wednesday 🙂

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