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Happy (Final?) Snow Day, everyone!

Welcome to my blog! I am a Spanish teacher who is happily teaching 8th graders Spanish 1. I feel fortunate to be able to share any tips I have learned with you and I welcome any ideas that you use in class. I hope to use this as a way to share all of the neat activities I have learned over my five years of teaching that I feel have worked well to keep my students interested and engaged in learning Spanish.

I also want to share what I have been working on a lot this year: songs to use in class! A few years ago, I went to the Ohio Foreign Language Association Conference and went to a great session on using music in class. I have experimented here and there with it in the past, but I wanted to really go full steam ahead this year.

So, each week I have been incorporating a Spanish song into my class. Usually, I try to find songs with appropriate videos to make it more interesting.

Here is what we used this past Friday.

“Hasta Que Salga el Sol” por Don Omar

I really thought that this was a great song/video to use in anticipation of the World Cup this Summer. Even though this video features clips from past Euro Cups, it was a great tool to use to show the importance of “fútbol” in Spanish speaking cultures and was awesome to use in our sports chapter we just started.

Feel free to use!

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4 responses »

  1. Thank You so much for all your ideas and sharing it I’m Spanish teacher in Elizabeth NJ and in my district we have mixed of students in the class room native speakers and non native so i.e. really hard to teach some of the students are really advance and some others are very low can you share any activities for those types of classes. Thank You by the way I teach High School

  2. Muchas gracias por todo lo que compartiste! Your ideas are awesome! I especially liked the ones that you had songs for the students in order to memorize content, such as the Interrogative words and jingle bells!

    Keep posting!

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