Brillante Viernes: February 28, 2020

Happy Friday and end of February! For us, it is the end of the trimester, and I finalized all of my grades expect a few make-up assignments. (Make-up assignments get me every time!! Trying to remember who has to do what and then remembering to grade an assignment here or there. Ooof. It has alwaysContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: February 28, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: February 21, 2020

Happy Friday! Whew- it has only been a four day week, but I have had some #highlightreel and #highlightreal moments. In my #highlightreel, we switched students, so I have a new class of pre-K and K students. My old students get SO excited to see me. They excitedly wave and tell their friends that theyContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: February 21, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: February 14, 2020

Happy Friday and Valentine’s Day! We have a four day weekend, so there wasn’t as much craziness today for me. (Also there MAY have been a Netflix marathon of the To All The Boys I Have Loved Before…) I have also been working on the THIRD upcoming EdCampCIVa! We are finalizing details, so stay tunedContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: February 14, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: January 31, 2020

Happy Friday! Hope you have had a wonderful last week of January! I had fun playing winking mafia with my fifth graders (which we modified to sticking out your tongue), and I got to go ice skating with the sixth graders which was a blast. I also got to see our early childhood students buildingContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: January 31, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: Posts to read, a new podcast episode and a free reading! January 17, 2020

Happy Friday! I hope you are thriving this week. My most recent interview is on We Teach Languages with Inga Paterson-Zúñiga! In it, we discuss how we have evolved our teaching, comprehensible novels and assessments. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed talking with Inga. In addition, Martina and I recentlyContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: Posts to read, a new podcast episode and a free reading! January 17, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: January 10, 2020

Happy Friday! We have all survived our first week (or first full week!) back from break. My students were overall rockstars, but I definitely had some moments that I was struggling. I first was surprised on Monday morning when my copies weren’t stapled… but it was a double sided single piece of paper. Then, IContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: January 10, 2020”

Brillante Viernes: December 20, 2019

Whew!  This week was exhausting!  I tried to have mini celebrations in my classes and it was difficult.  Next year- I will spread them out.  #lessonlearned  Luckily, I had my sixth grade classes planned out with Nailed It Mexico.  It was a fun mini-unit, and my students learned a lot of vocabulary throughout the presentation.Continue reading “Brillante Viernes: December 20, 2019”

Brillante Viernes: December 13, 2019

Man!  A Friday the 13th in December almost feels unfair.  But good news- it isn’t an unlucky day in many Spanish-speaking countries, so I think we are safe.  We have about one more week to go! I want to always have my students make more connections with people who speak Spanish.  However, it can seemContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: December 13, 2019”