** 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?
If you took a vacation under a rock then maybe you have not heard of Bomba Estéreo's AWESOME song "SOY YO" In fact I know I am late to the game creating plans for this song Sometimes I start the year with the same lesson plans for 6th-8th grade with little modifications between classes. It … Continue reading Back to school “SOY YO”
I use Martina Bex's curriculum for 6th-8th grade. In Unit 8 one of the target structures is "sabes." I use a song called ¡Colores Colores! with my little students, and it fits well with this unit. It is a children's song written for a younger audience, but I created resources to use the premise of why you … Continue reading Me gustan los colores. ¿Sabes porqué?
Because of the AWESOME videos released during SEÑOR WOOLY WEEK, I updated my bracket to include the new videos along with adding Me Duele which was not included in the original. Get the NEW & IMPROVED BRACKET here. 1) Each of the students fill out their own bracket (just like a March Madness tournament bracket). 2) … Continue reading NEW & UPDATED Señor Wooly March Madness Bracket
If you haven't heard, it is SEÑOR WOOLY WEEK!!!! There are surprises each day for subscribers starting today with the release of the video "NO LO TENGO." My students LOVE Señor Wooly, and the subscription to his website is money well-paid! So I thought we would enjoy Señor Wooly week to the fullest at my school. So … Continue reading Celebrating Señor Wooly Week
So I have followed Annabelle Allen in provided DANCING brain breaks. SO MUCH FUN!! I want to share some of the songs I have been using. One is the Viral Video - El Pollito Pío. (This song has been translated into 20 different languages!) https://youtu.be/dhsy6epaJGs I use this song as a Brain Break as well … Continue reading El Pollito Pío- VIRAL VIDEO