Would You Rather Questions for Kids
Would you rather questions for kids are a great way to make dinner time more fun. These free printable would you rather questions will engage your kids too.
How to Make a Teacher Portfolio That Gets You the Job!
When you walk into an interview for a teaching job, you want to feel confident in your skills but also your ability to show them off! In some careers, a resume’ listing experience might be enough, but in teaching, I think it’s a huge boon to go into an interview with a portfolio that really shows the details of that “elementary teacher” position you’ve had (or student teaching). It’s been awhile since I added my On The Hunt for a Teaching Job series, but I know seeing others’ portfolios…
Day of the Dead Facts in English and Spanish - Multicultural Kid Blogs
Day of the Dead facts help kids understand the true significance of the celebration. Free printable of 10 facts kids should know in Spanish or English.
Time to Decide: Three or Four Math Groups
Let’s take a look at different ways you can organize your math workshop block. The three versions below are just examples. You can always modify and come up with your own. Three Groups (start here) Four Groups (good for skill groups) Extra Choice (24+ students) THREE GROUPS Below I will write about two ways that ... Read more
Conversation Jenga for Language Classes
Learn how to play conversation Jenga, as a low-pressure speaking activity for the language classroom. This is a fun way to have conversations!
Spanish Lesson Plans, Year Long Curriculum for Spanish Teachers
Spanish lesson plans, games, activities, and grammar units to teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking for the whole year. World Language Cafe
Review Game for Spanish Class: El Toro - SRTA Spanish
Check out this quick and easy review game for your Spanish class! The set up is simple and the rounds are fast so you can get a lot of practice in no time! Click to see instructions how to use this game in your middle or high school Spanish classroom. Everyone plays at once in El Toro!
Spanish Classrooms Tour: A Peek into 30+ Rooms
Have you ever wanted to see how other teachers set up, decorate, and organize their Spanish classrooms? Take a tour with this look into 30+ classrooms!
Best songs to learn Spanish or improve your Spanish
Want to practise your Spanish with music but not sure where to start? I'm here to help you find the best songs to learn Spanish. Includes a Spotify playlist
Day of the Dead 5 Mini Activities for High School Spanish
Day of the Dead 5 Mini Activities for High School Spanish Día de los muertos seems like it is everywhere in pop culture in recent years - skull figurines at Target, in the movies - think James Bond's Spectre scene, and on the fall cookies they sell at Starbucks too. I love teaching a formal cultural lesson on Day of the Dead with my high school Spanish classes, but this holiday is so fun, it also warrants some fun mini activities that would be great for extra credit, homework choice options…
Striving for Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge
A little over a year ago, I read Higher-order thinking is the exception rather than the norm for most classrooms on Scott McLeod's blog, Dangerou…
1st Week of Spanish Class - daily plans
Inside: 1st Week of Spanish Class - daily plans Yesterday I posted about the overview of my first unit of the year focused on Procedures, Proficiency & Positive People. As promised, here is a detailed tentative plan day by day of the first week of Spanish class. This is the basic plan for Spanish I, but I plan on just building on this for Spanish II & III, with higher levels of conversation in Spanish, such as talking about what people did over the summer in the past in Spanish III. *Update…
Brain Breaks in Spanish Class
I have been very intrigued lately with all of the teachers using the primacy/recency method of lesson planning. Basically it is a way to plan a lesson using research to get the most out of the prime student learning time. Sara-Elizabeth shared a lesson plan template last school year that she and Amy Lenord developed and Amy just shared her digital Google docs plan book using this method. Wendy just shared how this method has been working for her so far this school year. Here is how Wendy…