Category Archives: Sp 1 Unit 1: Greetings/goodbyes/ numbers/calendar

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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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First Week of School: I love everything!

I love my new classroom. I love block schedule! I love these lesson plans. I love this penguin one of my advisement students drew for me: Also, I love those speech bubbles. Spent waaaaay too much time getting them, the … Continue reading

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Teaching Time With Picture Cards

One of my favorite resources for almost any unit is a set of picture cards for vocab words. Today I was teaching time,  so I gave students this handout:   You can make prettier ones here (digital or analogue clocks! five … Continue reading

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More Practice with Questions

As I was wrapping up stations last Friday, I asked students to respond to two reflection questions. What activities in class are most helpful for you? Are there any specific topics you need more practice with? The responses were for the most … Continue reading

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Stations: Practice and perfect!

I was talking to a few teachers in my department between classes earlier this week: “I’ve introduced most of the unit’s vocab, but I need more ways to practice it. Students can do all right on straight translation, or remember … Continue reading

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Audio Resources for my Greetings Unit

Today I want to share two authentic-ish audio resources, as well as activities I’ve put together to go with them. I’m using them in the second week of Spanish 1, as part as the introductory unit covering greetings and leave … Continue reading

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