Category Archives: Class Activities

#AuthresAugust

Hello, and welcome back to school! Today I want to share an activity I made today for my Spanish 1 students based on a video from one of my favorite sites for authentic Spanish audio, http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html. This is José M. Isn’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Stations and Games: Homecoming Week Edition

Homecoming week started last Thursday. Friday was “Movie Star” Day: Between the chaos and costumes of homecoming week, plus the interruption of fall break in the middle, plus just being at the point in the semester where I am tired, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Logistics for La Persona Especial

One of the best decisions I made this semester was to try La Persona Especial/La estrella del día in Spanish 2. When I first started it I was doing all kinds of duplicate work, but I’ve managed to streamline the … Continue reading

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Fresh start: First day of Spanish 2

This is my first year teaching on block schedule, and I have to say that I am LOVING this January fresh start! Today was my first day with new students – 2 sections of Spanish II in the morning and … Continue reading

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Sustained Silent Reading in Spanish Class

I did SSR today! Instructions:

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As, dos, tres

Due to weird scheduling, I found myself playing cards with some students the last week of school. In order to keep it in Spanish, I taught them a game called As, dos, tres I learned from my host family in Costa … Continue reading

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Routine: Weather Warm Up Sheet

Here’s a routine I’ve been using to work with weather, feelings, and dates/days of the week words.  I gave each student a sheet like this, and each day we fill out a box: My primary goal is to get continual … Continue reading

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