Brillante Viernes: September 4, 2020

Happy Friday! Whew! What a week! I am still balancing child care with being back at school (with the help of my husband) although we are all pretty much at home. Next week, my son starts school, so that will help tremendously. Even with everything going on, I am really excited for him to startContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: September 4, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: August 28, 2020

Happy Friday! I am “back” in school for meetings- but all virtually yesterday and today. I will say that I am optimistic about this year based on posts that I have seen from others. Hybrid and virtual both seem to be going much better than expected. I will say that I have not always beenContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: August 28, 2020”

World Language Teachers’ Guide to Pear Deck

Although I have been using Pear Deck since 2016, I have never written a full guide as to how and why I use Pear Deck with some examples in Spanish. I noticed that many teachers had posted questions about it. I wanted this guide to help teachers maximize the potential of Pear Deck and seeContinue reading “World Language Teachers’ Guide to Pear Deck”

Brillante Viernes: August 21, 2020

Happy Friday! If you are back in school- way to go! However you are doing, I know that you are trying your hardest. This is truly a difficult year with things changing constantly. It is stressful. And teaching hybrid, online, in person with new requirements- it is exhausting! I hope that you can enjoy yourContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: August 21, 2020”

Introduction to Ecuador: Novices

I have one more week before teaching planning starts! I am really starting to switch from overall planning to starting to produce more materials for my students. Last year, I used Edi el Elefante with my fourth graders. It is a great novel! I loved the teacher’s guide, and we played some really fun games.Continue reading “Introduction to Ecuador: Novices”

Brillante Viernes: August 14, 2020

Happy Friday! It has been a while since I have written one of my brillante viernes posts! During the pandemic (part I), things were SO hectic. Things still seem pretty hectic, but I am hoping to post some more Brillante Viernes posts and what is helping me this year. Also, drop me a note aboutContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: August 14, 2020”

Street Food: Netflix Viewing Guides

Have you seen the newest series Street Food: Latin America from Netflix? It is amazing, and the visual shots of food is worth watching alone! However, many of the episodes focus on the role of women in street food and at times underrepresented groups. Because of this, I knew that I wanted to use theseContinue reading “Street Food: Netflix Viewing Guides”

Incorporating movement and games into a socially distanced classroom

Next year sometimes has me as paralyzed as others. I read (A LOT) about what people think and I try to slog through the crazy amount of information that we have been given and many times get stuck there. Where did all of that time go?! I do know my school’s plan for next year,Continue reading “Incorporating movement and games into a socially distanced classroom”