I wish I could take my Spanish class into the heart of the Latino community to be a part of a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Until that day, I’ve found an engaging video from “Moo!” at Teacher’s Discovery.I love this Cinco de Mayo video for so many reasons! First, it is rich in culture and authentic. Students watch footage filmed on Olvera Street in Los Angeles during the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S. You see streets lined with papel picado, hear mariachi music, and listen to Mexican-Americans talk about what Cinco de Mayo personally means to them.
I love looking for ways to bring football into Spanish class. Not fútbol, but fútbol americano! As a girl brought up in the south, I was raised watching football. So when it comes to teaching numbers 1 to 100 in Spanish, I turn to football.
Have you ever had a class that is so quiet? I mean, you cannot get them to talk. I am having conversations with myself in front of them, trying to figure out a way to get this early morning class of middle school students to engage with me. Our usual warm up topics (like the date and weather) were just not that exciting. It's football season and many students are wearing jerseys of their favorite players. I love football. I love talking about football with students before or after class ~ but during class? Students know if they want to get me off-task they can simply ask if I went t...
I am always looking for ways to bring football into my Spanish class. Not fútbol, but fútbol americano! As a girl raised in the south, I absolutely love football. So when it comes to teaching numbers in Spanish, I turn to football.
In November, as our 6th grade number unit is just beginning and college football rivalry week is at it's peak, I do an activity using jersey numbers from the two main college teams of our state:
Build positive relationships and connect with students on a personal level all year long by taking an interest in what interests them. Get Spanish class off to a great start with these fun back-to-school activities that are sure to break the ice!
The school year is coming to a close and many teachers are looking for ideas to review previously learned vocabulary while adding something new. Here are five end of the year Spanish summer activities to keep students engaged and learning until the very last day!
So honored to be featured as a guest blogger for Teacher's Discovery! Creating community in the classroom is one of the most important things we do as teachers. Check out my post at Teacher's Discovery Blogon how to build positive relationships and connect with students on a personal level all year long.
Simple community building activities to get to know your students: