Back to school week: First few days lesson plans

Happy back to school week!  In Maryland, we teach through June, so we still have about a month left of summer.  But I am slowly starting to get myself back together for back to school.  Plus, I know that many of you are already going back to school.  I wanted to put together a week’sContinue reading “Back to school week: First few days lesson plans”

Details: Part III, Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities

This is my fourth post about my first unit that I have planned for level 1.  You can find my preliminary post here, the first set of details here, and the third post here. I am making my way through my first unit.  I just gave my first interpretive assessment on Friday.  It went well!Continue reading “Details: Part III, Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities”

Details Part II: Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities

This is the third post about my preliminary plans for my first unit in Spanish I this year.  You can find the first post including my final objectives for the unit here and the first days here. My other objective for this section is: Focusing on how to discuss likes and dislikes For the nextContinue reading “Details Part II: Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities”

Details Part I: Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities

  Earlier this week, I started to plan for my first unit.  I started to collect a variety of resources to complete it next.  I also had to decide what order made sense to tackle the can do statements.  The first few days I will work on “I can introduce myself and I can identifyContinue reading “Details Part I: Unit I Spanish I Introductions and Activities”

Unit I for Spanish I: Introductions and Activities

I am so excited to teach Spanish I this year!  One reason is because one of my main goals (that Laura reminded me of!) was to let all of the students know that they are capable of learning another language and progressing in that language.  Then the rubber hit the road planning this summer, andContinue reading “Unit I for Spanish I: Introductions and Activities”

First Day of School activities (and my goal!)

Now that August has hit, it seems like everything is falling back into place.  As usual, I have been inspired with a lot of back to school resources by other bloggers, and I have been inspired by taking a shower (as per usual!)  The first day of school we have shortened classes.  Our schedule hasn’tContinue reading “First Day of School activities (and my goal!)”

Take three icebreaker/brain break

  Today, our wonderful Assistant Principal shared an awesome icebreaker.  I enjoyed it, and it could easily be done in levels 2-3 or higher in the target language.  Here is how it worked: Students are in groups of 3-4 people. Everyone says “take three.” One person gives a category to another person in the group.  ForContinue reading “Take three icebreaker/brain break”

Updated syllabus for Spanish II

Since I wanted time to work on my syllabus, I decided to complete it over the weekend, so I wouldn’t stress next week.  I decided to create my own template with Picktochart, and it really was easy!  In the past, I had used the template and while it was better than a Word document, itContinue reading “Updated syllabus for Spanish II”