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?
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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
How do you teach Culture in the classroom?
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
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…