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”

Brillante Domingo, ideas for tomorrow and post-ACTFL

Happy Friday Sunday!  I am straight up exhausted from ACTFL, and I didn’t even have to travel that far to get home!  I have been to three other ACTFLs, but this one was incredible.  It was a great mix of friends from home, friends from afar and new friends.  Thank you so much to everyoneContinue reading “Brillante Domingo, ideas for tomorrow and post-ACTFL”

Brillante Viernes: November 15, 2019

Happy Friday!  This week at our faculty meeting, our head of school asked us for what moments of joy that we were seeing within our community.  It was a really nice time to reflect on many of the joyous occasions.  We discussed it on Wednesday, and I felt like I had even more moments ofContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: November 15, 2019”

Brillante Viernes: November 1, 2019

Happy Friday!  Whew this has been a week!  We have survived Halloween, post-Halloween AND the fact that our local team the Washington Nationals WON the World Series!!!  Needless to say, I saw a LOT of sleepy faces today.  I am looking forward to this weekend to take some time to slow down (and getting someContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: November 1, 2019”

Brillante Viernes: October 25, 2019

Happy Friday!  It has been a busy week- but some exciting times with the Nationals wins in DC!!  There have been a ton of great regional conferences, and I have been reading all of the tweets.  I am definitely getting even more excited for ACTFL here in November.  There have also been a ton ofContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: October 25, 2019”

Brillante Viernes: October 18, 2019

Happy Friday!  I hope that you have had a wonderful week!  We are getting away on a fall vacation with family friends this weekend.  I have also been busy with a few other projects pseudo blog related.  I managed to finish the updates for episode four of Go! Vive a tu manera.  (As it isContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: October 18, 2019”