Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 23: first sick day of the year…

My daughter woke me up at 2am with a fever of 102. Thought maybe I’d get caught up on correcting… This is how far I got, took it out of my bag…

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Day 23: group writing activity

Students are listing sub themes and verbs, vocabulary, and connectors they can use to write a paragraph about those themes when they are done.

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Day 22: review stations

We had a block day just before our test so we did stations to review. Bingo, time flashcards, write the dates of Spanish-speaker holidays, crossword puzzle.

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Day 21: Writing Activity based on Sat PD!

Think Pair Share to brainstorm for a writing activity. Awesome activity created with my colleague based on a great professional development experience we had on Saturday.

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Day 20: post it formative assessment

Checking for understanding of the 3 Ps of culture using post its and instant oral feedback.

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Day 19: culture is deep

To introduce cultural products, practices, and perspectives I wore my Guatemala típica. I talked about how what you see in a culture is not the only aspects of culture since even these clothes have a deeper meaning like the pattern … Continue reading

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Day 18: matemáticas to practice date

We orally presented birthdates in Spanish 1 and listened for the month. Students tracked the number of birthdays in each month on their own graph paper, then we analyzed the birthdays of all my classes asking “cuántos” and other questions … Continue reading

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Day 17: teacher homework!

How do I have this much to grade/give feedback on ALREADY?

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Day 16: silly songs

In addition to listening to culturally authentic music, I also play silly songs to help students remember various vocab or grammar topics. This is one of my favs. You can get your copy at mentalnotemusic.com along with other stuff to … Continue reading

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Day 15: The Mistake Game

While brainstorming new ways to review verbs with my Spanish II students, my husband, @rutherfordcasey, suggested “The Mistake Game.” He first heard of this game from @kellyoshea (physics teacher- see linked post) and thought it might work in my content area as … Continue reading

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