Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 93: lectura y presentaciones de comida típica y recetas

I had students read recipes for authentic foods and identify ingredients, measurement words, and cooking terms. After reading, they presented on the recipes and had to say “Empanadas son de Chile” or “Salsa de Mole es de Mexico” depending on … Continue reading

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Day 92: Plan Diario de Alimentos

Sort of a mini-IPA (integrated performance assessment) activity today in Spanish I, students used this authentic text outlining the Daily Nutrition Plan for preschoolers on the MyPlate.gov website to create a Plan Diario de Alimentos for my daughter or son (based … Continue reading

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Day 91: Dia de San Valentin

Inspired by this post on The Creative Language Class blog, I had my students create candy love letters. We are currently learning commands, so they were required to insert at least two commands and use at least 10 hearts. Here’s … Continue reading

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Day 90: interdisciplinary activity- geografía y plaza de mayo

My Spanish 2 students just finished a unit on the 5 themes of geography in their social studies class. Using that framework- pero en español- my students categorized the vocabulary from our community chapter on a graphic organizer, then listened … Continue reading

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Day 89: authentic text for nutrition

I worked last night from home to develop a new activity for our nutrition unit using the choosemyplate.gov/en-español.html site. First, I modeled the activity using a 10 consejos reading about making healthy food fun for kids, then I had students … Continue reading

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Day 88: DOP game

To practice direct object pronouns, I used the game my Spanish teacher in 9th grade used to practice DOPs. A variety of objects were placed in the center and students given numbers within two teams. Then, I would say the … Continue reading

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Day 87: pile of feedback

As much as I try to get feedback done and given to students in a timely manner, it is THE MOST DIFFICULT part of my job. Here’s a bunch of feedback I should have given my students today but forgot. … Continue reading

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Day 86: batalla de verbos

To review for our test tomorrow, I had half my students play verb battle ship. The other half was divided into two, one group practicing sentences with gusta encanta (relay race style) and the other practicing vocabulary with matamoscas. We … Continue reading

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Day 85: PLC meeting

We are meeting cross-building today as a Spanish II PLC in order to work on curriculum. Agenda and materials are ready. Hopefully it’s productive!

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Day 84: glad there are still creative students

While I was absent yesterday I had students in Spanish 1 create “desay-uerzo” “tables” (yes, I know this is not a real Spanish word but we are studying breakfast and lunch food) I left instructions to be super creative and … Continue reading

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