I saw this idea on Jody’s blog.
I always wrote the daily schedule as a list of one or two word things in Spanish. For example:
However, Jody has a much better way of doing it. I write who will be doing what, which gives students the chance to see more verb forms! This is especially helpful when I use write things that the students will be doing, since they rarely see the written Ustedes verb form (they hear it all the time). This would also be a great way to expose them to vosotros, if you wish. Maybe I’ll do that next year. Today’s schedule looks like this:
- Ustedes responden a la Campanada.
- Yo elijo una Cantaninja.
- Nosotros discutimos sus respuestas a la Campanada.
- Ustedes hacen una actividad comunicativa.
- Nostros escuchamos una canción y bailamos la salsa.
- Yo les doy apuntes de gramática a Ustedes. (Although we never got to this in any of my classes…maybe it’s a sign!!)
Then, I go over the schedule with the students at the beginning of class, circling important structures and checking for understanding. This is much better than what I was doing before. Thank you for sharing, Jody!!