Happy Friday! For me, I have finally gotten into a little groove where I remember most of my tricks to use in class, so lesson planning goes much faster. Also, since I am teaching Spanish I again this year, I wanted to visit our Latin I class. I have really appreciated seeing how they apply CI to Latin, and it has helped me apply different techniques to Spanish. It was so much fun! I talked about it on Twitter, but I learned a new brain break! Rich wrote a three digit number on the board when one student had his back to the board. Then, the student guessed numbers. We would squat down as a class if the number was lower and raise our hands if it was higher. I loved it!
Also, I wanted to mention that EdCampMetroDC is starting a fall edition on October 21! I would love to meet many teachers there, and we could even start a foreign language session! Without further ado- here are some more awesome ideas from this week:
- I totally agree about the importance of FVR! It is so valuable to your FL class.
- I feel like every time I turn around Path2Proficiency has another AMAZING post. This post by Meredith is not twisted- it is so accurate.
- Martina’s post about how to write comprehensible texts is perfect for people just starting CI and those who have been using it for many years!
- Even more greatness from the Latin CI world: Secret Agent Sketch! This is perfect because ALL students (grades 1-12) like drawing on whiteboards!
- From Facebook- as I continue to work on my homework policy, I really like this assignment from Taylor Crump.
More posts from Maris Hawkins Blog in previous years:
- A reflection from my Netflix unit that I am using again with level 2 this year
- Some of my first notes from using Seesaw (which I still love!)
- Our MS Latin teacher still does this bulletin board and I love it!
- This is a fun quick activity about likes that I plan on using with my Spanish I class this week!