In a nutshell, after a semester using SEESAW (for FREE!!) with my K-4th grade... I LOVE IT!! Now let me tell you why... What I use SEESAW for... My students can draw pictures, take pictures of their work and capture video with Seesaw. Then they can write a caption or record over a drawing/photo explaining … Continue reading SEESAW app in FL classroom review – Communicating student work
** I heard a story very similar to this at iFLT 2016 from the AMAZING Jason Fritz. He kinda came up with it on the spot. (cuz he can do that.) El Monstruo en el Armario PRESENT TENSE - Version 1 (JPEG below & PDF file HERE) PRESENT TENSE - Version 2 (JPEG below & PDF file … Continue reading El Monstruo en el Armario
¡¡HOLA!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! If you teach little ones then enjoy the sugar rush. If you teach middle schoolers then... I'm sorry. (Love my middle schoolers but Valentine's is a middle school teachers Kryptonite) What is NEW? well...newish I have 4 stories for you. It is actually 2 stories that with 2 different versions. They follow … Continue reading SALE & new(ish) stories!!
It is here! Unit 2 - ¿Quieres pizza? This is the unit AFTER Unit 1 - Me gusta. It uses the song and activities that I have posted before in ¿Te gusta la pizza?. I have used this unit in my own Kindergarten class for at least the last 5 years. It is one of my … Continue reading NEW! Unit 2 – ¿Quieres pizza?
OK don't start your email or comments...yet. Hear me out. I am proposing not insisting. For years I stared my younger classes with the days of the week, date, weather etc. My older classes started with a few questions reviewing what we did the class time before (translate the sentences, fill in the blank, answer these basic … Continue reading The case AGAINST BELLRINGERS and CALENDAR TIME
** This blog post was co-written with my AMAZING sister, Dr. Gaile Stephens, who is a Music Education Professor at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. (I went to a trained professional.) Songs are fun, authentic and great for any foreign language classroom. As a new teacher I would hear a song and think, "I WANT … Continue reading How do I teach a song? (elementary)
If you haven't checked it out yet, my first unit ME GUSTA is available on Teachers Pay Teachers. I have been amazed by the interest, and I hope that all of you who have started the year with ME GUSTA, your year has started smoothly. I started my new Kindergarteners in this unit and used … Continue reading ME GUSTA unit – Where are my students?