Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that Mexico is just one of seven Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America that celebrates its independence between September 15 and October 15, the official dates of the Mes de la hispanidad or Mes de la herencia in the US? Dear Spanish teacher, what’s your plan? PLAN FOR EL MES DE LA HISPANIDAD STEP 1: Get the word out to … Continue reading Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month

Readings for Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Feliz Mes de la Hispanidad! Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, and I have been working hard to create readings to discuss our nation’s Hispanic heritage with my students during this month-long celebration. I will be posting the readings on TpT as I finish them, but for starters I … Continue reading Readings for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Writing Idea

Biography.com has a nice variety of fairly short biographies (written in English) of twelve different people from Spanish-speaking countries. For a writing activity, I had my students choose two and summarize them in Spanish. My directions were to include Where and when the person was born Where s/he lives (or lived) Something about his/her personal … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Writing Idea

Teacher Appreciation Sale! Up to 25% off ALL THE THINGS!

Energy levels are low and attention spans are short. Kids are getting antsy and you are likely on your last legs! While May may be pure torture: there is one brief moment of reprieve: TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Whether or not your school PTA is treating you with a breakfast buffet this week, The Comprehensible Classroom … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Sale! Up to 25% off ALL THE THINGS!

Save up to 25% TODAY from The Comprehensible Classroom!

TpT is giving us one last chance to offer a HUGE discount on all products in our stores! TODAY–Tuesday August 22–TpT is throwing a one-day, site wide back to school “boost” sale: I am discounting all products in my store 20%, and TpT is offering you an additional 5% off with coupon code “BTSBONUS”. I … Continue reading Save up to 25% TODAY from The Comprehensible Classroom!

Tissue Box Book Reports

I’ve been working on compiling some ideas for creative book reports/story re-tell props/presentations. One idea that I came across are tissue box book reports (see Joy in the Journey for an example). I also stumbled upon some awesome pictures of tissue box monsters and other fun tissue box creations, but I didn’t see anyone that … Continue reading Tissue Box Book Reports

Miles de millas – Gina Chávez

The perfect song to kick off your Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!! Gina Chávez is from Austin, Texas, and her family is Mexican. She did not grow up speaking Spanish, but studied abroad in Argentina in college. She also spent time teaching English in El Salvador and later established a fund to help some of the … Continue reading Miles de millas – Gina Chávez