A round-up of online resources and final novel project

Final project for middle schoolers This week, I designed a final project for my 8th graders. (The link has the instructions and a rubric as well.)They just finished reading Bianca Nieves and we had embedded a few cultural topics throughout. I wanted to try to have my students revisit the activities that they had doneContinue reading “A round-up of online resources and final novel project”

Updates: Online Learning and TPT sale!

I hope that everyone is staying safe! These weeks seem to drag on with a lot of putting lessons up, grading and re-grading. I always give students a chance to complete their work later especially during this transition time. But whew! It is hard for me to re-grade assignments during good times. Now, it seemsContinue reading “Updates: Online Learning and TPT sale!”

FLENJ Presentation and Reflections

I was excited to participate in the series of Tech Chats with the Foreign Language Association of New Jersey! I will say that I have been eyeing some of the former chats and really wanted to go, but things are hard. So give yourself some grace (a big part of the chat!) and know thatContinue reading “FLENJ Presentation and Reflections”

Teaching novels online

Teaching online has been more difficult for me than I thought. I had done this before, and I knew what I wanted to do- but then I started questioning everything. I saw what others were doing, and I started doubting what I was doing. I typically know that everyone has strengths and weaknesses, people highlightContinue reading “Teaching novels online”

Ideas for synchronous classes and feedback for distance learning

First, I wanted to share my video for ACTFL about ideas for online assessments! It is a shorter version of my post, but some people prefer video. I was so excited when ACTFL was willing to publish it! Whew! I will probably still start each post off expressing how difficult these times are. I knowContinue reading “Ideas for synchronous classes and feedback for distance learning”

A week of online plans: Spain and the Dominican Republic

This week is our spring break. So we are traveling throughout the city via car and social distance. I am also prepping for next week. I wanted to share my general plans for my classes. Luckily, I was able to give out our end of the year books to my 6th and 8th grade classes.Continue reading “A week of online plans: Spain and the Dominican Republic”

Online and printable activities for extended closings

Whew! That was a week. It was definitely difficult. I am sure that my week mirrored your week. I was dealing with making plans for my own students and then BAM! My son’s school decided to cancel for Friday. At 11:30 PM. After telling us earlier in the evening that they wouldn’t cancel on Friday.Continue reading “Online and printable activities for extended closings”

Updated ideas for teaching online

As the coronavirus has started to spread, more and more schools are discussing how to make learning virtual. Although I have never dealt with a long absence to perhaps this degree, I have taught successful blended classes for many years where half of the class is online. I have also finished classes to learn howContinue reading “Updated ideas for teaching online”

Brillante Viernes: March 6, 2020

Happy Friday! We just got back to seeing a concert with our pre K, Kindergarten and first graders with 1 2 3 AndrĂ©s. Man- nothing makes a Friday better than singing in Spanish and dancing in a concert at the Kennedy Center! It was as adorable as it sounds! Meanwhile, check out these posts fromContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: March 6, 2020”