Holiday traditions inquiry style

I recently took my level 2 and 4 students to a Mexican restaurant-as they are in a unit either on the restaurant (Sp 2) or holidays and celebrations (sp 4). Among other authentic dishes, tamales were also on the menu. Now, as an oral assessment for the 2's- they had a list of several expressions/vocab … Continue reading Holiday traditions inquiry style

Field trip- around school!

School Field Trip in the Nature illustration This week I decided to try something different as an oral assessment for my level 3's. Students had just finished a unit where they learned how to discuss their extra-curricular activities, learn about schools across cultures, and also how to use the expression "hace cuanto tiempo que..." in … Continue reading Field trip- around school!

cooking with questions

While on the hunt for some authentic new material to use with my Spanish 2 students who are in the midst of their restaurant unit- I came across this Mexican abuela's youtube channel where she shows how she makes various dishes, from gorditas, to tres leches and so many other Mexican dishes in between. So … Continue reading cooking with questions

So let me introduce myself…

Hola! I am a Spanish teacher working through year 20...and only now figuring out how helpful the blogging world can be so I've decided to create my own and offer my own 2 bits. I started out in Maryland as a French teacher, then taught both French and Spanish, and then after year 7, life … Continue reading So let me introduce myself…