I've been seeing so many questions about Locura de marzo that I've come to the conclusion that I can't put this post off any longer!What is Locura de Marzo? It's a Spanish music competition that brings language and culture into your classroom. It's stacks of free resources. It's my students' FAVORITE time of the year!... Continue Reading →
Are you Navidone?
You've seen the posts about teaching during December: Instagram @karlylaforge And this one: Bored Teachers But like it or not, we have one more week. ONE. MORE. WEEK. So if you are running out of steam, beyond #teachertired, & desperate for some lesson plans that are super-easy to implement, cheap/free, and will engage your students,... Continue Reading →
Everything you need to teach La Llorona in your mid-level Spanish classes
It's the end of October, and while I LOVE teaching about Día de los Muertos, I felt like I needed to do something a little bit different with my Spanish 2 and 3 students. Last year, I spent about 3 weeks on Day of the Dead. I was able to teach in depth about Alebrijes... Continue Reading →
3 MORE of the BEST TpT Authors You Probably Aren’t Following | And why you need to follow them NOW
I love teaching Spanish and creating quality materials for my class. But I also recognize my own limitations (time, for one. There's NEVER enough time). For that reason, I'm so thankful to have found some really good teacher-authors who are creating high-quality materials! Finding some trusted sellers saves me some time and provides me with... Continue Reading →
How Easy is it to Learn Spanish??
I recently posted on Instagram about a lesson I did with my Spanish students that centered on my passion for linguistics and language learning. It sparked a lot of good conversation and several teachers reached out to me for a copy of my handout, which I have been emailing individually. But instead of sending out... Continue Reading →
Alebrijes in the Spanish 1 Classroom
This past week in Spanish 1, we finally got to do my "Roll & Draw Your Own Alebrije" activity. For me, it was one of my most anticipated lessons of October. I am fascinated with the wonderful creations that my students designed! Plus, they had so much fun! Take a look at a few of... Continue Reading →
The BEST Alebrije Resources for Your Classroom | Mexican Folk Art for School
If you are unfamiliar with the Mexican papier-mache folk art commonly known as alebrijes and why you will be seeing them everywhere this year (hint: it has to do with a best-selling Disney film), check out my former post here. In this post I want to highlight some of the BEST Alebrije resources for your... Continue Reading →
Alebrijes |Pedro Linares & His Magical Mexican Folk Art
If you haven't seen the movie Coco, or travelled to Oaxaca or Mexico City, Mexico, maybe you aren't familiar with the term "alebrijes." (Pronounced Al - lay - bre - hays) And if you have watched the movie Coco, chances are you are familiar with Disney's "spirit guides," as alebrijes are called in the movie. But... Continue Reading →