Well I have been a pretty lame blogger lately, but I have a good excuse--I'm pregnant! With my 2yo and my 9mo, I've been spending nap time actually napping instead of blogging...but can you blame me?? I'm out of my first trimester, now, though, so I'm going to try to put my newly restored energy … Continue reading Musical Flashcards
A fun storytelling game (writing or speaking activity) from Bryan Kandel. Check it out!
I used a Jigsaw Puzzle ("an impossible puzzle") to review first quarter vocabulary with my students. (They got through El amigo simpático--if you are following my curriculum map, use this puzzle after you've finished that story to ensure that your students know all of the terms. Click here to download the puzzle--free!
Get your students' attention with the name of this quick version of BINGO! OVERVIEW: Turn a reading into a competitive game with this twist on traditional BINGO. I learned this activity from Kristin Duncan, who re-posted it on her blog after reading a post by Andrea (surname?) on the MoreTPRS listserv in March 2013. PREPARATION: … Continue reading “Strip” Bingo
Great Minds Think Alike! And how ironic...I guess I wasn't the only one thinking of games late last week!!
Speaking of games, I realized that I've never posted my classes' all-time favorite: El bebé malo (bad baby), introduced to me by Bryce Hedstrom (well, his website anyway!). Find a small object to hide. In my class, we alway hide the smallest doll in my Russian Nesting Doll set: it's about an inch tall and … Continue reading El bebé malo
Today, we played games at the end of each of my classes. Games that had nothing to do with what we were studying. Games that didn't challenge my students at all. Games that were in Spanish, but games that didn't help them learn anything new. And you know what? It was fun. Right now, I'm asking … Continue reading Gotta Play Games
This game has been played in thousands of classrooms for hundreds of purposes in many different subjects areas. This time, I am using it in Spanish class to practice the verb form "eres" (you are). I'll get reps in of many other second-person structures, but we are targeting 'eres'. Have students pick a famous person … Continue reading Who Are You?
This is another neat puzzle idea that came through the FLTeach Listserv from Deb Blaz. A Wordoku is a Sudoku puzzle that uses nine different words instead of the numbers 1-9. The nine words must be placed in a 9x9 grid so that each word appears once and only once in each row and each … Continue reading Wordoku
Here is another PAT idea from Charlotte Meyer on the FLTeach listserv. She read about it in her Avancemos textbook, so you might already be familiar with it. Who knows 🙂 Anyway, I like it because it is simple, takes no preparation, and could be played for a short amount of time (it's always nice … Continue reading Ten