Brillante Viernes: December 7, 2018

Happy Friday!  I can’t wait to go home to Virginia Beach and go to Christmastown this weekend with my family.  We have a longer stretch before winter break, so I am glad for this time away to recharge.  Bloggers have been out in full force recently it seems, so I made a longer list thisContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: December 7, 2018”

Back to school week: Changes and curriculum

Welcome back to day 2!  Yesterday, I covered my plans for the first few days of school.  I wanted to cover some changes that I made with our curriculum this upcoming year: One thing that I will be using next year in all of my levels is El Mundo en tus manos!  Martina and IContinue reading “Back to school week: Changes and curriculum”

Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto- Chapters 1-3

I started Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto at the beginning of the month in level 1, but due to snow days/delays and other cancellations, I have only seen my students four times so far.  If you are interested in how I teach novels, you can check out this post here.  My students haveContinue reading “Piratas del Caribe y el mapa secreto- Chapters 1-3”

Brillante Viernes: January 5, 2018

Happy January!  I hope that many of you at least managed a delay this week!  We had a surprise snow day which is always helpful for planning.  I have been thinking about having guest posts for awhile, and Kristine’s post about Google tools was AMAZING!  Make sure you check it out if you missed it. Continue reading “Brillante Viernes: January 5, 2018”

Brillante Viernes: December 8, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband!!!  He is extremely supportive of all of my ambitions with the blog and always listens to me when I discuss Spanish topics.  I wouldn’t be able to do half of the things I do without him.  I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.  We have one more week untilContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: December 8, 2017”

Brillante Viernes: December 1, 2017

Happy Friday, and happy December!  December is my favorite month- because it is my husband’s birthday (the 8th), my birthday (the 11th), Christmas AND our anniversary (the 29th- for TEN years!)  I have also been shamelessly watching Hallmark movies since before Thanksgiving!  (Anyone else just LOVE them even though you know that the same EXACTContinue reading “Brillante Viernes: December 1, 2017”

Review: La Casa de la Dentista

I am obsessed with all blogs- not just foreign language blogs.  I love Pioneer Woman, Cup of Jo, Iowa Girl Eats etc etc.  And, it was fascinating to me that they would be offered amazing items!  Food treats, trips to fun places, slippers- you name it!  I obviously did not expect that being a SpanishContinue reading “Review: La Casa de la Dentista”

My biggest mistakes using novels (and how I fixed them)

With my beginning levels, I started teaching novels.  It was going decently, but still many students didn’t enjoy them.  I didn’t feel like I was reaching as many students as I wanted.  However, after studying how more people used novels in class and developing my units, I have realized my biggest mistakes and how IContinue reading “My biggest mistakes using novels (and how I fixed them)”