Category: Mexico

Celebrate the Cinco

Any celebration is a chance to show your students the products, practices and perspectives of a culture while adding new vocabulary. Something I like to do when there are many aspects to a topic, is to assign a different goal to groups that they will present to the class in a station/science fair setting. Today
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Cinco de mayo: a celebration of culture!

I started our “cinco de mayo” study with a few interesting articles as I was out of class at PD’s twice this week. Students read about authentic street foods in Mexico like elote, carnitas, aguas frescas, and… (one of the best street foods in the world) TAMALES. Reading about them was interesting, but it was
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The Learning Never Stops!

Proctoring for state testing, sick days,  PD sessions, peer observations. A day out of the classroom does NOT mean no work for the teacher. I feel like I do more work to prepare for a sub day, than I do for a regular day! Know the feeling? Here are some tips and a lesson plan idea on
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Cultural games… Playing is learning!

For me, our district’s family unit ends up being a lot of  review. Students already know how to introduce, give simple descriptions, and talk about likes and dislikes. Yes, they may move from “me llamo” to “se llama” and “me gusta” to “nos gusta” but that’s never the focus of my lessons. So for me
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Equinoccio, Eclipse y Kukulcán

This upcoming Spring Equinox will be very unique, because there will also be an eclipse. I am a big space nerd too, so I found this information fascinating. Add a pinch of culture about Kukulcán (the Mayan Feathered Snake God), Mayans, Chichen Itza and Mexico, and it shows some unique practices and perspectives. Enjoy this cross-curriculuar
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Lotería App for Spanish Classes

“La Sireenaaaaaa!…. El Caballitoooo!!…  El Polloooooooo!! Descarga ahora el típico juego mexicano de LOTERÍA pero en una versión contemporánea y por supuesto digital. Diversión garantizada para ti, tus amigos y la familia. Diseñada para jugar solo contra la compu o hasta 4 jugadores simultaneamente, además al jugar podrás compartir tus resultados en Facebook para que
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