"Oh no you didn't!" "Oh yes I did!" Since I know how much all of my dear teacher friends LOVE the fidget spinner trend, I figured I would help all of y'all out and create some resources in Spanish so that you can spend even MORE class time talking about them! You're welcome, you're welcome. … Continue reading Los fidget spinners: FREE reading in Spanish and #authres activities
It's the announcement you have been waiting for! TpT is throwing their annual Teacher Appreciation sale THIS WEEK! Save 28% on everything in my store on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10!! All of my products are on sale, and you will receive an additional 10% off your purchase when you enter coupon code … Continue reading TpT Sale May 9-10! Save 28%!!
The class videos are in and they.are.AMAZING! I don't even have words to describe the...umm...yeah I can't even think of a good adjective for them. 18 classes ended up submitting videos for the Paloma Blanca music video competition, and I could not be more happily horrified with the results. It took me a few days … Continue reading Paloma Blanca submissions: Watch and vote!!
While I encourage teachers to use the issues of EL MUNDO EN TUS MANOS for free reading material (add them to a class library, let students choose to read them or not, and not complete an assignment after reading them), I realize that there are many reasons that teachers may want to or need to attach an … Continue reading Quick assignment for news articles
I have a message! It is 11:52pm and I just finished writing it! It is a super special message because it is IN FRENCH and I WROTE IT ALL BY MYSELF! Right now! I just wrote it! Me! In French! It surely has lots of little mistakes but I am confident that you will be … Continue reading I CAN SPEAK FRENCH ::and your students can too::
COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT IS SO FREAKING COOL! So far, French is the only language that I have set out to learn through input. It's an...ongoing...project that I leave and come back to once every few months as time permits. I've read novels from Fluency Matters and listened to the audio versions, read news article summaries in … Continue reading Les petites amies de mon frère: Story Script
Isn't it fun when a great video pops into your newsfeed? I remember seeing The Janitor Story before, but I had forgotten the ending when one of my mom friends shared it over the weekend! Without my 'real' computer (my 5yo killed it with a kombucha spill) and unable to work on any ongoing projects, … Continue reading The Janitor Story — MovieTalk and more!
It's no secret that I loved my past life as a self-identified 'cooperative learning' teacher. Thanks to the Anchorage School District and my methods teacher, I attended my fair share of Kagan strategies as a pre-service teacher and newbie public school teacher. Once I learned about Comprehensible Input from Michele Whaley, Cooperative Learning Martina retired. … Continue reading Quiz Quiz Trade ::with Afro-latino example question set::
Now that all teachers (all?) have at least one week of school under their belts in 2017, you are probably feeling that mixture of excitement and dread as you are still full of thrilling ideas that you hoarded over break yet all-too-aware of the months that loom ahead of you. Here are a few new things from me to … Continue reading New Spanish materials for a new year
French teachers, today is your lucky day! I've got some free stuff for you! Last fall, I wrote and shared 15 simple story scripts in Spanish for teachers to get started playing Ben Wang's simplified version of Mafia. Yesterday, French teacher Lois Dalton emailed me to let me know that she had stayed up until midnight … Continue reading Mafia scripts en français !