June has come and gone in a flash! We’ve unplugged from the school year and have been looking at fun ways that our students can continue practicing their Spanish this summer. What about the person that’s at the front of the room? Now that we are at about the halfway point of our summer, I […]
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You and your students have all bid farewell, settled into summer, and are taking a well deserved break. In the back of our minds, however, we know that our students’ Spanish will lose its spark if they stop practicing completely! Even if you have sent them off with great resources to practice with, language is […]
We’ve been having a fun summer practicing our Spanish! From learning new vocabulary (see “Fun Summer Vocabulary for Practice at Home”) to learning new songs, it’s been great to share new ways to stay engaged in Spanish. Today, I want to share one of the more delicious ways to incorporate language and cultural education into […]
We know that there isn’t a “fast track” or a “silver bullet” to learn language. The process of speaking another language takes time, effort, and plenty of practice! For those of us who started a bit later in our lives, we know that it felt like WORK. Learning was challenging, at times frustrating, and it […]
I always love to hear parents ask what they can be doing at home to practice Spanish with their student! Often times, the parents in our program don’t speak Spanish but still recognize the value of practicing at home. In this life of free Apps, YouTube videos, and Podcasts, the entire world is at our […]
’s time to put the books and planners away, have some fun in the sun, and enjoy the break! Before you send your students off, remember all of the hard work we put in this year! As much as we would all love to put something aside for three months and come back to it […]
Summer is finally here! After another school year full of challenges, victories, and discovery, what is a teacher to do for the next few months? Take a peek at the list below for what I call my “summer bucket list”: 1) Read a book or join a book club 2) Attend an educational conference (see […]
Piñatas are fun! Most students already know what they are and (most importantly to them) what they have inside. But how many times has a piñata turned into a huge headache? The tears when not everyone gets a turn, the injustice when Max gets more candy than Alex, the cries when someone accidentally gets hit […]
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