I wanted to lay out some of my back to school lesson plans. I say this with a bit of an aside. My first day has VERY short classes (about 15 minutes). Then my second day has a longer class, but the following two days we go away for experiential education. In addition, this year, I am teaching Spanish 2, so you may have to adapt my plans to fit your schedule.
For my first day, I am going to stick to my schedule from last year. I will take attendance, introduce myself, and play Soy Yo. In addition, I want to give students this form to complete on Google Forms. I found this on the TPRS group on Facebook. I have used surveys before, but it can be time consuming to go through all of them. I feel that Google Forms will allow me to reference the information faster.
My second day is a longer class. I try to get students into the groove that each day, we start with a warm-up activity. I have wanted to try this warm-up activity for awhile! I will give each student a small tub of play-doh and about three minutes to create a figure. Then, they will create a Seesaw account. Once they have created this, they will dive into describing their figures on Seesaw. Since they have all taken Spanish classes before, I want to see how much they remember and what they can do with the language. I will provide them with a few questions: What is his or her name? Is he tall or short? etc for those students who need the support. I want to challenge students to go beyond what I write. This also gives me a basis for asking questions in Spanish about their figures while others are finishing up writing.
After this, I plan on ending class with a song. Have you seen Zachary Jones’ Top 5 songs?! He highlighted verbs that are used throughout many songs such as hay, ser, querer etc. I want to use these to really drive home the emphasis on these popular verbs. Plus there are some of my favorite artists like Prince Royce and Cali y El Dandee! As you plan on your classes back to school, I hope this helps you. (Allison also shares her back to school plans here!)