Les petites amies de mon frère: Story Script

COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT IS SO FREAKING COOL! So far, French is the only language that I have set out to learn through input. It's an...ongoing...project that I leave and come back to once every few months as time permits. I've read novels from Fluency Matters and listened to the audio versions, read news article summaries in … Continue reading Les petites amies de mon frère: Story Script

The Janitor Story — MovieTalk and more!

Isn't it fun when a great video pops into your newsfeed? I remember seeing The Janitor Story before, but I had forgotten the ending when one of my mom friends shared it over the weekend! Without my 'real' computer (my 5yo killed it with a kombucha spill) and unable to work on any ongoing projects, … Continue reading The Janitor Story — MovieTalk and more!

Quiz Quiz Trade ::with Afro-latino example question set::

It's no secret that I loved my past life as a self-identified 'cooperative learning' teacher. Thanks to the Anchorage School District and my methods teacher, I attended my fair share of Kagan strategies as a pre-service teacher and newbie public school teacher. Once I learned about Comprehensible Input from Michele Whaley, Cooperative Learning Martina retired. … Continue reading Quiz Quiz Trade ::with Afro-latino example question set::

New Spanish materials for a new year

Now that all teachers (all?) have at least one week of school under their belts in 2017, you are probably feeling that mixture of excitement and dread as you are still full of thrilling ideas that you hoarded over break yet all-too-aware of the months that loom ahead of you. Here are a few new things from me to … Continue reading New Spanish materials for a new year

Mafia scripts en français !

French teachers, today is your lucky day! I've got some free stuff for you! Last fall, I wrote and shared 15 simple story scripts in Spanish for teachers to get started playing Ben Wang's simplified version of Mafia. Yesterday, French teacher Lois Dalton emailed me to let me know that she had stayed up until midnight … Continue reading Mafia scripts en français !

Martina Bex is getting even!!!!

Ugh, Martina, seriously, enough with the blog post titles written in third person!! So annoying! Almost as annoying as WASTING MY LIFE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO TAKE DOWN MY COPYRIGHTED DOCUMENTS FROM PUBLIC WEBSITES!!   Thanks to all of my super sleuth friends that have been sending me more....and more...and more...and more...links to my … Continue reading Martina Bex is getting even!!!!

Breakout activity in Spanish for BreakoutEDU newbies

You probably have a list a mile long of new things that you want to try this semester. Is BreakoutEDU on your list? Whether Santa brought you breakout box supplies or you are still waiting in queue for your official BreakoutEDU box to arrive...or whether you are just hearing about this for the first time...I … Continue reading Breakout activity in Spanish for BreakoutEDU newbies

You can make a difference {in 2017}: Reading in Spanish

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” --L.M. Montgomery 2016 was hard for many people. Many of us experienced great joy this year, but that joy was often overshadowed by suffering, sadness, loss, and hopelessness. The same is true of any year, but for whatever reason it seems … Continue reading You can make a difference {in 2017}: Reading in Spanish