This week schools all around will be dressing up and talking about Halloweeen of course, but Spanish classes will be talking about the cultural holiday of Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" which coincides with All Saints Day, starting from October 31 at night and going until November 2. Aside from teaching … Continue reading Curious about Day of the Dead?
No matter what language you are learning or teaching- kids and adults LOVE gaming. And while we are currently experiencing a pandemic and most of the globe is locked in, screen time seems to be on a permanent 'locked on' mode, full time- whether it be schooling, Duolingo, Netflix, or even real video gaming. So … Continue reading Word Play: 6 ideas for where Curiosity meets Creativity through Language
Tips for Teachers to deliver WL lessons online for school closures
I know it has been a while- Happy New Year everyone- I think I can still say that as it is still January. My last post was while visiting my Mom in the US over the holidays- since then I had 4 major deadlines stressing over my head, aside from my travels and family obligations. … Continue reading Curious Reading strategies-Pt 1
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
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!
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